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Forward Together

TriMet seeks your feedback on the Forward Together Draft Service Concept. The proposal charts out future changes to bus service throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Two themes are present throughout the concept: Ridership and equity inform the proposed route changes and the frequency of service provided. Centered in the concept is ridership potential along dense walkable communities and an emphasis on improving service to low-income communities. The result is a reduction in bus service to areas with low-density and high-income and an increase in service to areas with mixed-income and moderate-density.

SE Portland is a key cluster of residential density in addition to the city core. Highlights for the SEUL district include Frequent Service expansion throughout southeast Portland. The future Lines 4-Woodstock and Line 71-60th Ave join this network. This is in addition to recently completed Frequent Express FX-2 Division route. Line 70 avoids the railroad crossing at 11th/12th that disrupts service today and routes around to 26th Ave instead. The Rex loop through Eastmoreland and service along Harold St is slated to be discontinued.

Changes would be implemented over the next 3 years. This is pending resolving the present staffing shortages. Visit TriMet to review the Forward Together Draft Service Concept, attend an open house, read supporting documents, and complete the short survey before October 31, 2022. Your feedback is important in shaping the future of bus service.

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Lots of things have changed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including how and where people ride TriMet. As we restore our bus operator workforce, we anticipate growing our bus service by more than 30% over current levels in the coming years. Working with the community, we’re looking into changes and improvements to our bus service that would help more people get to more places and ensure that TriMet is meeting current and future riders’ needs.

Our Forward Together Draft Service Concept is based on what we heard from our community in the spring of 2022: focusing on ridership and improving connections to destinations for people with low and limited incomes.

To best meet the needs of people in TriMet’s service district, the Draft Service Concept would bring bus service to 50,000 more people, weekend service to 100,000 more and significant increases to frequent buses service to connect people and jobs.

The Forward Together Draft Service Concept proposes to:

  • Expand the Frequent Service bus network (buses every 15 minutes throughout the day).
  • Extend bus service to new areas and expand weekend service.
  • Add more local bus service running every 30 minutes.
  • Add new bus lines serving areas that are currently far from transit today.

We invite you to read the Draft Service Concept then take the short survey below to weigh in by October 31, 2022. Or, join us at one of six open houses we’re holding in October. Please note that the service changes described in the Draft Service Concept will be adjusted — potentially quite a bit — based on feedback from riders and the community. Thank you for helping us make transit better, and we’ll see you on board!

Attend Open Houses

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

PCC Cascade (Lobby of Cascade Hall)
5625 N. Albina Ave., Portland
Plan your trip

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
4–6 p.m.

Rosewood Initiative
14127 SE Stark St., Portland
Plan your trip

Thursday, October 20, 2022
5–7 p.m.

Shute Park Library
775 SE 10th Ave., Hillsboro
Plan your trip

Saturday, October 22, 2022
1:30–3 p.m. (Spanish)

Zoom Meeting
Join meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
5–7 p.m.

CCC Harmony (Room 120/130)
7738 SE Harmony Rd., Milwaukie
Plan your trip

Thursday, October 27, 2022
5:30–7 p.m.

Zoom Meeting
Join meeting

Forward Together Draft Service Concept Map (TriMet, 2022)
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