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TriMet plans bus service improvements, seeks public comment

TriMet is proposing to expand service on eight bus lines as part of a 10-year improvement program funding by the payroll tax increase that took effect on Jan. 1.

They and other improvement would take place every September and March.

Details of the improvement plan are posted on TriMet's website at trimet.org/betterbus/

An open house on the September 2015 and march 2017 improvements is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Mount Hood Community College—Maywood Park Campus, Room 305, 10100 NE Prescott, Portland. It is served by Line 71-60th/122nd Ave.

In addition to the open house and website, people can also provide feedback on the bus service improvements by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 503-238-RIDE (7433).

Proposed bus service improvements: September 2016

4-Division/Fessenden: Add early morning and late-night weekday buses to accommodate early and late work shifts.

32-Oatfield: Increase weekday hours of operation.

36-South Shore: Run buses on Jean Road to Jean Way and Boones Ferry Road to better serve the Lake Oswego Commerce Center and other employment. Discontinue service on Pilkington Road, Childs Road, 65th Avenue and McEwan Road due to low ridership, which will improve on-time performance at other stops along the route.

63-Washington Park/Arlington Heights: Add Saturday and Sunday service to provide trips through Washington Park and neighboring areas.

71-60th Ave/122nd Ave: Split into two bus lines. One line will continue to run on its current routing and frequency along 60th Avenue between Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center. The other line will be renamed and renumbered and continue to run between Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center and SE 94th and Foster. It also will have additional weekday trips.

Proposed bus service improvements: March 2017

20-Burnside/Stark: More frequent buses on weekdays during peak and midday hours to better meet demand.

21-Sandy Blvd/223rd Ave: Add weekday trips during rush hours to better connect people to employment.

155-Sunnyside: Extend the line to SE 172nd Avenue to serve the Happy Valley Crossroads development. Discontinue service on 157th Avenue, Misty Road and 162nd Avenue.