TriMet seeks public comment over expanded service

TriMet is asking for public comment on proposed bus service improvement for 2018

Passengers board a TriMet bus. (TriMet via Facebook)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – TriMet is asking for public comment on proposed bus service improvement for 2018.

“We’re continuing a 10-year expansion of transit throughout the Portland area with proposed bus improvements for 2018 and 2019,” the transit agency said on its website.

The deadline for comments is December 31.

One of the proposed changes would include all-night bus service to Portland International Airport.

“To accommodate earlier and later work shifts we’re proposing a new all-night bus line providing 24-hour transit service to Portland International Airport,” TriMet said.

Another all-night expansion could include running buses 24 hours a day between Beaverton Transit Center and Gresham on Line 20 to accommodate earlier and later work shifts.

TriMet said it would also like to increase frequency between Beaverton Transit Center and downtown Portland.

“The last time TriMet provided all-night service was 1986,” TriMet said.

TriMet’s final all-night expansion could include 24-hour service on Line 57 out in Forest Grove.

To look at all of the proposed service line expansions being considered click here.