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Masks recommended on transit

Updated: 11:48am, Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

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MAX Red Line will be disrupted on
Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31

There will be no MAX Red Line service Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31. We will be making track improvements to MAX Red Line near the Gateway Transit Center to increase service reliability.

Alternate service

  • We will have shuttle buses serving stations between Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport.
  • Shuttle buses will be running about every 15 minutes.
  • Please plan an additional 30 minutes to your trip during the disruption. If you are traveling to the airport, don’t wait for a Red Line train. Take the first train you see, whether Blue or Green, to Gateway and connect with a shuttle bus.
  • We will have staff on hand during the busiest times of the day to help direct and assist you.

MAX Disruption map

Improvements to increase MAX reliability

Crews will continue working on a new light rail bridge just north of the Gateway Transit Center.

With the bridge’s supports, known as piers, in place, crews can now place the “pier cap” over our existing track. Pier caps transfer pressure from the bridge’s supports, making them sturdier and more resilient. The work is an important step in constructing a bridge that will carry a second MAX track, intended to relieve bottlenecks as Red Line trains come into Gateway.

A Better Red logo

The Better Red Project will extend Red Line service west 10 stations from Beaverton Transit Center to Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport. This will increase service in Washington County and provide a MAX ride from Hillsboro to Portland International Airport without the need to make transfers. Near Gateway Transit Center and Portland International Airport, we’ll be working to improve MAX reliability by adding a second track to eliminate two bottlenecks in the system.

Learn more about the Better Red project