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Originally recorded Feb 10, 2010. Video was recorded by me.
Full Press Release:
Fred Answers the Medias Questions:
"Afterhours" video, after the news cameras were off, the Oregonian and myself asked a few more questions:
So heres a rundown of the Service cut information:
In June the following changes will take place:
-6,8,9,12,14,15,33,70,73,96 will have some schedule adjustments, up to 2-3 min
-10,19 a few select trips with low ridership will be eliminated
-35 expand headways on Sundays from every 30 min to every 45 min
-72 will gain headways to adjust to new ridership due tot he Green Line Opening
June service changes begin June 6 and will save approx $2.5 million.
In September, the following changes are PROPOSED:
-Discontinue (or CUT) lines 27,65,154 & 157
-Cut 32 Saturdays, 45 Sundays, and 80 all weekend.
-Route changes, in which some areas would no long be served: 33 Cut Arlington Loop,
43 Cut Nimbus &Macadam Shortline, 53 cut Mercer Trips, 67 cut Cornell Oaks Trip.
-4,6,8,9,12,14,15,17,20,33,57,70,71 will have weekday headways increased by 2-3 min
during peak periods, 2-10 min off-peak.
-16,24,32,43,44,52,58,62,68,73,77 will have weekday headways increased 2-10 min, peak
-33,57,70,71 will have headways increased 2-3 during Peak Periods
-4,6,8,9,12,14,15,20,33,54,56,57,71,75 will have weekend headways increased up to 6 min
-58 headways will increase from 30 min to 60 min headways on Sundays only
-1,51,85,92,94,99 will have some entire trips cut due to low ridership
-8,9,24,28,32,45,48,51,55,70,73,85,87,88,155 will have either the first trip of the day, or last trip
of the day, or both cut, a few will have more trip shaved off
-MAX increase headways by 2min during mid-day, Eves and weekends (from 15min to 17min),
schedule adjustments up to 4 min in early morning and late eves.
-FARES may increase by 5 cents on single trips, and $2 for monthly passes.
This is all to fill a recession driven economic shortfall of $20 million.
Care to Comment on these? Heres some options:
Open Houses are:
-Downtown Portland, Tues Feb 23 @4:30-6:30p in the Portland Building, 1120 SW 5th Ave,Room C
-Oregon City, Weds Feb 24 @4:30-6:30p at the Pioneer Comm Ctr, 615 5th st, held in rooms 1 & 2
-Beaverton, Weds March 3 @4:30-6:30p at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St, Ste 100
-Gresham, Thurs March 4 @ 4:30-6:30p at Gresham City Hall, 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy (Gresham City
Hall MAX Stop), Oregon Trail and Springwater Conf Rooms
You can also:
TTY 503.238.5811 (7:30a - 5:30p Weekdays)
Mail TriMet-MK2, 4012 SE 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
The comment period ends Friday April 23rd!