Proposed 2024–25 Transit Service Changes
We’re excited to continue implementing the Forward Together Service Concept focused on growing ridership and improving connections for people with low and limited incomes.
While the full implementation of Forward Together will take 3–6 years (dependent on our recovery from the ongoing operator shortage), we are proposing these changes in 2024–25:
- Add 2 new Frequent Service lines with buses arriving every 15 minutes for most of the day, every day.
- Improve service on 9 lines with buses coming more often, for more of the day, every day.
- And more! See below for maps and more details.
Riders will see the first bus service changes from these proposals as early as August 2024.
The comment period has now ended. Thank you for your feedback!
- East Multnomah County
- East Portland
- NE Portland
- North/Northwest Portland
- Oregon City/Gladstone/West Linn
- Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego
More frequency, route changes and new route
We’re proposing to upgrade Line 71 to Frequent Service with buses arriving every 15 minutes or better, for most of the day, every day, replacing Line 34 service on Linwood Ave and Line 152 service on Harmony Rd to serve the CCC Harmony campus.
The new Line 5 would connect Swan Island, Downtown Portland, Johns Landing, Sellwood, and N. Clackamas to the Fuller Rd MAX Green Line station.
Line 99 would be discontinued and replaced by new service on Line 5 and changes to service on Line 33.
East Multnomah County
Route extension, more frequency and route changes
We’re proposing to extend Line 25 on NE Glisan St to Reynolds High School and Mt. Hood Community College with buses coming more often, for more hours of the day, every day.
Line 80 and Line 81 would be combined on 257th Drive between Troutdale Reynolds Industrial Park and Gresham with new weekend service; Glenn Otto Park service would be discontinued due to low ridership.
New route, more connections and higher frequency
We’re proposing a new Line 95 to connect Lents and the Columbia Corridor via 136th Ave and 148th Ave; Line 95 would provide more service to Relay Resources in place of Line 87.
Line 24 and Line 21 service would merge via Sandy Blvd to improve connections between Gresham, the Parkrose Transit Center, and inner Portland; 92nd Ave service would be discontinued due to low ridership.
Line 22 and Line 23 would merge to improve connections between Parkrose and Gateway with buses coming more often, for more hours of the day, every day.
New routes, route extension and more frequency
We’re proposing to replace Line 47 with two new lines and an extension of Line 88. Line 115 would serve Century Blvd and Cornelius Pass Rd providing new service to Intel’s Ronler Acres and Aloha campuses. Line 120 would serve Main St and Baseline Rd between Downtown Hillsboro and Willow Creek MAX station.
Line 88 would extend to the North Hillsboro Industrial Area via Evergreen with buses coming more often, for more hours of the day, every day.
Line 47 service on Bronson Rd, 174th Ave, and Laidlaw Rd in the Bethany neighborhood would be discontinued due to low ridership.
New routes, route extension and more frequency
We’re proposing to upgrade Line 17 to Frequent Service with buses arriving every 15 minutes, for most of the day, every day and move service to 33rd Ave; 24th Ave and 27th Ave service would be discontinued due to low ridership.
Line 8 would move to Saratoga St to serve Home Forward affordable housing and University of Oregon Concordia, and Line 70 would end at the Rose Quarter Transit Center.
Line 24 service on Kerby Ave and Russell St would be discontinued for faster trips between N/NE and NW Portland.
New route, more frequency and route changes
We’re proposing to extend Line 15’s 30-minute service frequency between Montgomery Park and St. Johns and add rush-hour trips to Linnton to serve Lincoln High School; Line 16 would end at 44th Ave and Yeon Ave.
Line 44 service would increase with buses arriving more often, for more hours of the day, every day; service between St. Johns and Pier Park would be removed, due to existing service on Line 75.
Line 5 would replace Line 85 providing service between Swan Island, Downtown Portland and Clackamas County.
Oregon City/Gladstone/West Linn
Route changes, faster service and more frequency
We’re proposing to replace Line 32 service to Beavercreek and Clackamas Community College with Line 31 and change Line 79 to serve more of Gladstone and the Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City.
Lines 31 and 79 service would be restored with buses coming more often, for more hours of the day, every day.
Line 76 hourly service would extend east to the Oregon City Transit Center via Borland Rd, I-205 and Willamette Falls Dr.
Line 33 would move to 7th St to provide faster service to Clackamas Community College; High St service would be discontinued due to low ridership.
Route changes, improved connections and more frequency
We’re proposing to move Line 96 to Boones Ferry Rd to serve Lake Grove, Mountain Park and PCC Sylvania, ending at Barbur Transit Center. I-5 express service to Portland would be discontinued due to low ridership.
Line 97 and Line 37 would merge to improve connections between Sherwood, Tualatin, and Lake Oswego.
Line 76 would move to 72nd Ave to serve the Tigard Triangle, and Line 12 would extend to Bridgeport Village via Hall Blvd. Line 76 hourly service would extend east to the Oregon City Transit Center via Borland Rd, I-205, and Willamette Falls Dr to provide better connections between Tualatin and the communities of Clackamas County.
Line 44 service between PCC Sylvania and St. Johns would increase with buses coming more often, for more hours of the day, every day.
Effective January 1, 2024, we’re increasing the price of our 2½-Hour Ticket and Day Pass by 12%, to help cover the growing costs of operating our transit system. Month Pass and Annual Pass prices will not change, so most frequent riders will not be affected.
Honoring those who serve our country
TriMet's Board of Directors is considering expanding our Honored Citizen reduced fare to veterans and active duty military. The Board will vote on the proposal October 25, 2023.
A Better Red
The Better Red project extends MAX Red Line west to serve 10 more stations and improves schedule reliability for the entire MAX system.
In early 2024, a new Gateway North MAX Station opens for Red Line trains heading toward Beaverton. The Red Line extension to Hillsboro opens in fall 2024.
Clean Corridors Plan
As part of our commitment to make our region a better place to live, we’re ditching diesel, aiming for a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040. In the meantime, our diesel buses run on renewable diesel, which reduced our emissions by nearly 70%.
We have 10 battery electric buses in service now, with more on the way. Which routes should they serve? We’ve developed a Clean Corridors Plan that identifies areas where zero-emissions buses could best improve local air quality, while also serving more vulnerable populations.
As part of our goal for making our region one of the world’s most inclusive, sustainable and livable places, we’re partnering with BRIDGE Housing to create a community-centered transit-oriented development at the Hollywood Transit Center. BRIDGE Housing aims to deliver a 100% permanently affordable housing building on a portion of the site, with 200 affordable homes.
Construction begins in fall 2024. Riders will have access to MAX and bus service with minor exceptions.
Park Avenue Garage Expansion Project
In Spring 2024, we’ll begin adding floors to the SE Park Avenue Park & Ride, making it easier and more convenient for riders to access transit. It’s work that had been deferred during the MAX Orange Line project. Construction is expected to be completed in Spring 2025.
We’re working with regional partners to conduct a transit alternatives analysis for potential bus rapid transit service along 82nd Avenue from Clackamas Town Center to Portland’s Roseway and Sumner neighborhoods.
Bus rapid transit service would significantly improve travel time, reliability and comfort by allowing the bus to separate from or bypass other vehicle traffic in key areas along the route and improving stations.
TV Highway Safety and Transit Project
Metro, TriMet, the Oregon Department of Transportation, corridor cities and Washington County are studying how to bring safety and transit investments to TV Highway. The goal is to improve pedestrian safety accessing transit and to enhance the transit rider experience through improved bus speed and amenities like bus shelters and lighting. Planning and design will continue for several years.