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TriMet releases MLK Day schedule

TriMet will adjust its scheduled for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, increasing service on some routes while canceling others.

The regional transit agency has also released directions for getting to some of the most popular MLK events in Portland.

TriMet traditionally carries more riders on the MLK holiday than any other holiday. Because of that, it will provide more service than a typical holiday, although some as a typical workday, with some notable exceptions.

MAX light rail trains and the and WES Commuter Rail will run on regular weekday schedules, as will 45 of the most heavily-traveled bus lines. Ten bus routes will run on Saturday schedule and 24 lines will be canceled, including the five lines serving Marquam Hill.

Buses running on Saturday schedules include: Lines 48, 52, 62, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 88.

Canceled bus routes include: Lines 1, 18, 28, 29, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 84 and 99.

TriMet's Ticket Office in Pioneer Courthouse Square and the Customer Service office at 503-238-RIDE (7433) will be closed on the holiday.

The most popular MLK events served by transit include:

• “Keep Alive the Dream,” a celebration for all ages produced by the World Arts Foundation, Inc., this event features speakers and performers from various civic and social community organizations. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the New Beginnings Conference Center, 3300 N.E. 172nd Pl., Portland. It is served by TriMet Line 21, which will have buses running on weekday schedule with extra service between Parkrose and Gateway Transit Center.

• 4th Annual MLK Day of Service, beginning with a rally at Concordia University and followed by volunteer service projects in the Portland area facilitated by Oregon Campus Compact. The rally begins at 9 a.m. at Concordia University, 2811 N.E. Holman St., Portland. It is served by TriMet Line 17, with buses running on weekday schedule, and TriMet Line 75, with buses running on Saturday schedule.

• The 5th Annual MLK Remembrance and Work Day for the Northeast Portland Backpack Lunch Program, which provides lunches for children at Woodlawn, King and Harvey Scott schools. Activities are based at the Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Northeast 15th and Dekum Street, Portland. It is served by TriMet Line 8, with buses running on weekday schedule, and TriMet Line 75, with buses running on Saturday schedule.