There’s a new bus shuttle that now serves North Hillsboro, connecting people to jobs, education, community services and events. Best of all, it’s free!
Ride Connection, Washington County, the City of Hillsboro and the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to offer this service, officially called North Hillsboro Link.
In addition to the Hillsboro Chamber partnership, the service was made possible by Federal Transit Administration funds along with the guidance of the Governor’s Regional Solutions Team and ODOT. The Hillsboro shuttle offers service to major employers such as Intel, Radisys, FEI and Reser’s Fine Foods, among many others. Service begins at 5:29 a.m. and lasts until almost 7 p.m. All shuttles also have bike racks and wheelchair-accessible lifts.
This is all part of our grand plan, especially on the Westside, to offer shuttles in areas where our ridership can’t support regular bus service. Did you know there are already two other free shuttles in Tualatin and Forest Grove?
Don’t worry, shuttle drivers won’t pass you by. If you’re along the route and not near a designated stop, simply signal to the driver to stop. You also can request stops along the route when boarding, along with being picked up or dropped off outside the route for one leg of the trip. It’s best to schedule these off-route stops in advance. Just call our friends at Ride Connection at 503-226-0700.
Weather and holiday schedules
On days with severe weather such as ice or snow, shuttle schedules may follow snow routes and all service may be suspended until the weather improves.
The shuttles don’t run on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
In the future, we hope to add more shuttles like this in the metro area. Stay tuned!