Here’s some good news: Starting Monday, March 3, buses on 10 of our popular Frequent Service lines will come more frequently during the day. Thanks to an improving budget outlook, we are now able to add 15-minute service—which had been cut over the last few years due to the recession—during mid-day hours on weekdays.
Buses will arrive every 15 minutes during the day on the following lines:
- 6-Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
- 8-Jackson Park/NE 15th
- 9-Powell Blvd
- 12-Barbur/Sandy Blvd
- 15-Belmont/NW 23rd
- 54-Beaverton/Hillsdale Hwy/56-Scholls Ferry Rd
- 57-TV Hwy/Forest Grove
- 75-Cesar Chavez/Lombard
We’re also adding more buses on Line 4-Fessenden/Division during weekday evenings and all day on Saturdays.
This means less waiting, shorter travel times and better connections. Plus, when buses come more often, you have a bit more flexibility in your schedule (and a better chance of getting a seat). Many of our mid-day riders depend solely on transit to get around, so we know that better frequency makes a big difference.
This is just the first step toward restoring our Frequent Service network. It will probably take a year or two to get back to 15-minute service (or better) all day, every day—meaning evenings and weekends, too—but that’s our goal.