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TriMet expands popular frequent service bus line, adds service on four other routes

by Tommy Moore

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Improvements increase access to jobs, schools, services

TriMet’s dedicated effort to grow and improve our service continues in September, with added bus service and transfer improvements on the bus and WES Commuter Rail systems. It’s year two of our 10-year expansion of transit service throughout the region to better serve riders and create more connections to jobs, schools, services and entertainment.

The improvements are coming September 3, 2017 as part of our fall 2017 service expansion. They feature a major bus line expansion and route change for the Line 6-Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, increased service on four other bus lines and an earlier first departure time for WES commuters traveling from Wilsonville. We also are making some changes to route and station names to align with the Connecting Hillsboro Address Project.

The Line 6 improvements provide new connections to Delta Park’s retail center. To serve this growing retail destination, the Line 6 will run from N. Vancouver Way to N Hayden Meadows Dr. and connect with the MAX Yellow Line and C-TRAN at the Delta Park/Vanport Station, adding nine stops.

These service improvements, which are funded in part from the increase in the employer payroll tax approved in 2015, equate to about $2.9 million in service investments this fall.

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