Station Access and Park & Ride
Online Open House

Help define the role of Park & Rides in making the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project accessible, affordable and sustainable

The project’s planning phase considered up to 3,500 parking spaces.

The project team is currently evaluating Park & Ride locations, sizes and impacts to refine cost estimates, traffic and environmental studies, and opportunities for development and multi-modal projects.

This online open house presents scenarios of where the project’s Park & Rides could be located, the considerations for each scenario and asks for your feedback that will help inform decisions by the project’s Steering Committee about Park & Ride sizes and locations for further study.

Park & Rides

  • Link riders to the regional transit system, including access to TriMet buses, MAX trains and WES commuter rail
  • Are one of the many forms of station access, especially to riders in low density area with limited bus, walking and bicycling scenarios
  • Are often located next to arterials roadways
  • Typically include bicycle parking and bus transfer areas

These facilities include structured garages, like the Sunset Transit Center Park & Ride in Beaverton and surface lots, such as the SE Tacoma/Johnson Creek Park & Ride in SE Portland.

Terwilliger Parkway Sunset Transit Center structure

Terwilliger Parkway Tacoma lot

Park & Rides by the Numbers

Riders often park at stations nearest to their homes. Use is greater at first and last facilities along a MAX line and in areas with limited sidewalks, bike lanes and bus connections, and also at newer facilities. Most Park & Ride users drive from home and ride transit to destination that have restrictive parking policies and high parking costs.

 

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5%
of weekday rides originate from Park & Rides

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12,614
Park & Ride spaces currently in the system

40% icon

80+%
of Park & Ride spaces at MAX stations near highways are full

14% icon

14%
of riders access MAX by driving

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$18,000
Cost per surface lot space

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$52,000
Cost per structure lot space

Considerations

Access

Provide an efficient, convenient, equitable and comfortable connection for all users.

 

Budget

Cost effective and timely within the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project.

 

Development and Land Use

Make the best use of available land in communities, leverage opportunities for development.

 

Environment

Minimize the environmental impacts, protect sensitive habitat.

 

Demand

Prioritize locations that will be used the most.

 

How riders may get to the stations

This information is from the Southwest Corridor Draft Environmental Impact Statement, June 2018.

Gibbs

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94% Walk
6% Bus
0% Car

Access to frequent bus service/transfer

Hamilton

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55% Walk
45% Bus
0% Car

Custer

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61% Walk
39% Bus
0% Car

Direct access to major arterials

Access to frequent bus service/transfer

19th

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70% Walk
29% Bus
1% Car

30th

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95% Walk
0% Bus
5% Car

Barbur Transit Center

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40% Walk
25% Bus
35% Car

Access to frequent bus service/transfer

53rd

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46% Walk
2% Bus
52% Car

Direct access to major arterials

68th

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69% Walk
1% Bus
30% Car

Direct access to major arterials

Elmhurst

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91% Walk
0% Bus
9% Car

Hall (Downtown Tigard)

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28% Walk
61% Bus
11% Car

Direct access to major arterials

Access to frequent bus service/transfer

Bonita

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89% Walk
11% Bus
0% Car

Upper Booones Ferry

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94% Walk
0% Bus
6% Car

Bridgeport

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32% Walk
35% Bus
33% Car

Direct access to major arterials

Access to frequent bus service/transfer

Park & Ride Scenarios

There are three scenarios for the project’s Park & Ride facilities. Each scenario details the number of spaces, locations, whether the facility is a surface lot or structured garage, and cost.

 

SCENARIO A:
Park & Rides spread among stations

Parking structures:
1

Total spaces:
1,763

Estimated cost:
$48.3 million

  • Current/baseline reflects project’s current Park & Ride cost estimate
  • Balances higher parking quantity with budget through mostly surface lots
  • Allows for land banking/future transit-oriented development
  • Only structure is at terminus

Park and Ride scenario A

 

 


 

SCENARIO B:
Large regional structures only at major arterials

Parking structures:
2

Total spaces:
1,713

Estimated cost:
$83.3 million

  • Consolidates Park & Ride at two station areas toward the southern end of the alignment with easy access to I-5
  • Consolidates Park & Ride in structured lots
  • Allows opportunities for redevelopment due to smaller station footprints

Park and Ride scenario B

 

 


 

SCENARIO C:
Maintain existing Park & Ride locations and quantities (no new facilities)

Parking structures:
0

Total spaces:
793

Estimated cost:
$0 million

  • Maintains existing TriMet Park & Ride spaces
  • Significantly reduces project costs
  • Optimizes land banking/future transit-oriented development at all station areas

Park and Ride scenario C

Thank you for your feedback!
The survey is now closed.

 

Next Steps

Input from this online open house will be used by the Steering Committee to make a recommendation in September for further study.

Details of the locations, sizes and designs of Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project Park & Ride facilities will be developed over the next several years and will include additional opportunities for public input and engagement.

 

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2011–2016

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Planning

Design

Construction

 

Environmental Review

Testing and training

Federal Funding

Study maximum potential P&R spaces

Explore P&R considerations

Design P&Rs

Select P&R sizes
September 2019

A Primer on Station Access and Park & Rides

 

 

 

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Project Partners

TriMet Metro ODOT Washington Couty City of Durham City of Portland City of Tigard City of Tualatin