With your feedback, we've drafted a plan for improving bus service, bus stops and street crossings in the communities of Southeast Portland (generally south of Division Street), Estacada, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Milwaukie, Oregon City, and unincorporated urban Clackamas County.
There's strong demand for more transit service connecting Southeast communities to jobs and educational opportunities across the region. With your help, our Southeast Service Enhancement Plan is taking into account the plan for bus service changes with the start of the new MAX Orange Line on September 12, 2015 and will identify:
The new MAX Orange Line opens in September 2015, serving 10 new stations and all existing MAX stations on the Portland Mall (5th and 6th avenues) in Downtown Portland. With this new service, changes are planned on nine bus lines, aimed at improving connections for the neighborhoods adjacent to the MAX Orange Line and to the entire bus and rail system.
The bus lines that run on Powell Boulevard and Division Street (TriMet lines 9 and 4) are among the region's most-used lines. The Powell-Division Transit and Development project will bring more rapid and reliable bus transit to Powell Boulevard and Division Street between Portland and Gresham.
Steps to complete the Southeast Service Enhancement Planning process:
Fall 2014–Spring 2015: Public input and data collection
Late Spring 2015: Draft vision for bus service improvements
Summer 2015: Public feedback on draft vision
Fall 2015: Refined draft vision and public input
Winter 2015: Finalize vision
Join us in person to learn more, meet our staff and provide your feedback.