Changes at Powell Garage and Powell Park & Ride

As TriMet increases service in the coming years, the bus fleet at each of our three garages is growing.

Powell Garage rendering Powell Garage conceptual rendering subject to change

The Powell Garage (9800 SE Powell Boulevard, adjacent to the east side of I-205) was built in 1976 as a temporary facility while the Center Garage, in Southeast Portland, was under construction. Construction is now underway to reconfigure the Powell Garage site to improve bus and employee circulation and safety at its access points, replace and modernize the aging buildings, and accommodate 50 percent more buses, including larger, articulated buses for the Division Transit Project.

The project also includes improvements to SE 99th Avenue and areas adjacent to Powell Garage, including:

  • Upgraded sidewalks on 99th Avenue
  • New light poles for better lighting
  • Re-grading the surface of SE 99th Avenue
  • A new traffic light on SE 99th Avenue to efficiently move vehicles onto Powell Boulevard and 99th

To make space for these improvements at Powell Garage, parking and dispatch for LIFT vehicles were moved from this site to the underutilized portion of the Powell Park & Ride (3618 SE 92nd Avenue, adjacent to the west side of I-205). LIFT is TriMet’s paratransit shared-ride service for people who are unable to use regular buses and trains.

Vicinity Map

Vicinity map of Holgate Park and Ride, Powell Park and Ride and Powell Garage


Fall 2016: Begin design for Powell Garage site

Fall 2018: Begin multi-phased construction at Powell Garage site

2022: Tentative completion of construction at Powell Garage site


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