TriMet Service ChangesPublished August 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Say goodbye to complicated fare zones because they are going away early this fall. Beginning Sept. 1, transit riders will be able to use one fare to go anywhere in TriMet’s system. An adult two-hour go-anywhere fare will be $2.50; an adult one-day go-anywhere pass will cost $5. Riders should buy only the zone tickets they need now, use them up this month or upgraded* them at the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
Portland’s free rail zone is also going away, an action expected to generate nearly $3 million to help close TriMet’s $12 million budget shortfall. Like the rest of the system, riders will need to buy a fare in order to board trains within the boundaries of the Willamette River, NW Irving and I-405, as well as at MAX stations from the Rose Quarter to Lloyd Center.
Most fares will increase depending on the type of fare. However, new one-day passes for honored citizens and youth will be available for less than the price of the current one-day pass.
In Beaverton/Hillsboro/Tigard there will be some bus route reconfigured to improve efficiency and help close TriMet’s budget gap:
- Line 12 – Route shortened to run between Tigard and Parkrose transit centers with a new line 21 serving all old Line 12 stops between Parkrose and Gresham transit centers. Line 94 will be altered to serve all the old Line 12 stops between Tigard Transit Center and Sherwood.
- Lines 47/48 – Absorbing Line 89 serving stops from Bronson loop to Sunset TC and Cornell Rd to Sunset Transit Center no longer serving 185th to Willow Creek Transit Center.
- Line 67 – Route will end at Merlo Rd/158th Ave MAX station instead of Beaverton Transit Center.
Go to trimet.org/nozones for more information.
Questions? Please contact Clay Thompson at 503-962-6438.