Masks recommended on transit

Masks recommended on transit

Updated: 12:17am, Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Masks are optional on TriMet. However, the Multnomah County Health Department, the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend wearing a mask in indoor settings, including public transit. More

MAX on the Vanport Bridge

Interstate Transit Project

Opened on May 1, 2004, the fourth MAX line connects North Portland to Downtown Portland.

MAX Yellow Line
Expo Center/City Center

  • Opened: May 1, 2004
  • Length: 5.8 miles
  • Stations: 10
  • Construction: November 2000–May 2004
  • Cost: $350 million
MAX at the Rose Quarter MAX at the Rose Quarter


  • Connects North and Northeast Portland with Portland City Center and the rest of the MAX light rail system
  • Built in partnership with the City of Portland, the Portland Development Commission (PDC), Metro, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the communities of North and Northeast Portland
  • Funded by the Federal Transit Administration (74%), regional transportation funds (11%), TriMet capital funds (7%) and urban renewal funds (8%): No additional property taxes needed
  • Completed ahead of schedule and millions under budget
  • A national model for environmentally friendly construction practices and community involvement
  • Set new standards in participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms
  • Enhanced neighborhoods in North Portland with new sidewalks, trees, art, paved roads, bike lanes and bike lockers
  • Catalyst for more than 50 new businesses opening along the line during construction
  • Yellow Line ridership has exceeded ridership on the former bus line serving Interstate Avenue


Interstate MAX Yellow Line Project: A history and overview of the MAX Yellow Line extension to N/NE Portland, which opened in 2004. PDF