Looking forward to 2018 and 2019, TriMet is considering some specific service improvements and is seeking community feedback before moving forward.
The concepts being considered include: An extension of Line 24-Fremont that would cross the Fremont Bridge and connect with MAX at Goose Hollow, serving 18th and 19th Avenues between Northwest Thurman Street and Southwest Jefferson Street. Line 24 buses would no longer operate on Vancouver and Williams Avenues south of North Cook Street. Improving Line 24 service frequency during the week and adding weekend service is also under consideration.
Line 4-Division/Fessenden, currently one of TriMet’s longest and busiest bus routes, would be split to maintain bus schedules and accommodate increasing rider demand. One route would run between Gresham Transit Center and Downtown Portland, and the other would serve riders between Downtown Portland and St. Johns. To make transfers easy for current passengers who ride through downtown Portland, both routes would serve stops on the Transit Mall along Fifth and Sixth.
On Line 20-Burnside/Stark, operating buses 24 hours a day and increasing frequency between Beaverton Transit Center and Downtown Portland. TriMet last provided all-night service in 1986.
To provide 24-hour transit service to Portland International Airport, TriMet is also looking at introducing a new all-night bus line to complement MAX Red Line service and provide connections with the proposed all-night service on Line 20-Burnside/Stark and the airport.
To weigh in on TriMet’s future service plans, go to https://trimet.org/betterbus