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Marys Woods to launch free shuttle service

Mary’s Woods at Marylhurst is launching a free shuttle service to provide public transportation between Mary’s Woods, the Youth Villages Christie Campus, Marylhurst University, the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center and the TriMet transit centers in Oregon City and Lake Oswego. The services are offered in partnership with TriMet Ride Connection and will begin Nov. 11.

The free transit program is called Shuttle in the Woods and is owned and operated by Mary’s Woods. The shuttle will run Monday through Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ties into the TriMet system, providing services to riders of all ages.

In addition to serving more than 1,000 individuals living and working at Mary’s Woods and Youth Villages, the shuttle will serve Marylhurst University and make regular stops between Lake Oswego and Oregon City.

“At Mary’s Woods we’re committed to increasing livability and access for older adults in Lake Oswego and the surrounding communities,” said Marvin Kaiser, CEO of Mary’s Woods. “As the number of older adults, caregivers and employees living in our area has increased, we’ve identified a need for improved public transportation options for these individuals. This program provides a great solution, plus it eases traffic pressure on the increasingly busy Highway 43 corridor.”

Shuttle in the Woods is a pilot program supported by a two-year grant from TriMet. The program includes two stages. Stage one is the creation of the Shuttle in the Woods service.

Stage two is a mobility study that identifies opportunities to provide a more comprehensive local community transportation system by coordinating between multiple residential communities in the Lake Oswego area.

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