TriMet Service Changes Coming Soon

This past spring year TriMet held a series public hearings and open houses regarding proposals to cut certain Max and Bus lines.  Public feedback, ridership data, nearby service, transit equity issues and school/job access helped shape the final service cut plan.  For Eliot Neighborhood bus line 33-Fremont and the Max Yellow Line will see some changes.

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TriMet Service Changes

TriMet is facing a $13.5 million budget shortfall which is forcing them to make a 5% cut in programs and services agency-wide. After taking a number of steps to reduce costs and improve efficiency, TriMet has proposed service reductions and discontinuations effective September 2009.  For Eliot Neighborhood bus line 33-Fremont and the Max Yellow Line may see some changes.

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Street Car Routes

The city has undertaken a comprehensive look at potential new streetcar routes.  This process is a first step to identify possible routes potentially as a way to begin a longer term planning effort to designate preferred routes and plans to expand the system.  Two routes through Eliot were identified, the Williams/Vancouver couplet and MLK.

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Eliot Bike Boulevard

The Bicycle Transportation Alliance is looking at Northeast Rodney Avenue as a future bike boulevard.

Such a designation could mean a variety of changes to calm traffic. Speed bumps, traffic circles and street resurfacing would be possibilities.

A bike boulevard designation could also include improvements to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross Fremont at Rodney.

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