Beginning today, Monday, Aug. 31, TriMet will begin adding back service, restoring regular weekday service to 20 bus lines. This will bring their service levels to about 90% of where they were before the COVID-19 pandemic. The addition of the more than 420-weekday bus trips into the schedule means riders will see buses coming more often and they’ll experience less waiting and fewer buses at capacity. TriMet continues to limit the number of riders on board to allow for physical distancing per the direction of the Oregon Health Authority.
The added weekday bus service is part of its 2020 fall service schedule, which went into effect, Sunday, Aug. 30, and includes additional changes on some bus lines. Riders are encouraged to visit trimet.org to plan their trip before heading out.
Also starting today, the Portland Airport MAX Station will be closed for 11-weeks closure due to construction at PDX. Airport shuttle buses will take MAX Red Line riders between the Mt Hood Ave and airport stations.
TriMet reminds riders that face coverings are required on board all TriMet buses and trains, as well as on the airport shuttle bus.
Click here for information on fall service changes and a list of the bus lines that will see regular weekday service restored.
Click here for a look at some of the cleaning and sanitization procedures TriMet has implemented to keep riders and employees safe during the pandemic.