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New option offers transportation to and from the coast

People in the Beaverton area will soon have new means to head to the coast.

Conversely, people from the coast can get to Washington County via the POINT intercity bus beginning on Monday.

The POINT bus will stop at the Sunset Transit Center, 10470 S.W. Barnes Road in Beaverton, four times per day, every day.

Sunset Transit Center is TriMet’s second largest transit center in the Portland Metro area. It has nearly 600 free parking spaces, bicycle parking facilities, is open 365 days a year and it is located near services such as Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, the Beaverton DMV, and many stores and restaurants.

This is the first time the POINT will serve a TriMet transit center.

Adding a stop at the transit center also means POINT passengers will potentially have better connections to and from MAX light rail and TriMet buses.

“This strategic partnership between (the Oregon Department of Transportation) and TriMet is the first of its kind for either agency,” said Joel Manning, ODOT’s POINT project manager. “We know this is going to open up a lot of options for travelers, both in the metro area as well as on the north coast.”

ODOT is revising the schedule for its Portland-Astoria bus route to accommodate the new stop and to adjust for other updates to the service.

The new schedule and ticket prices will be available at oregon-point.com/.