Thursday, February 11, 2010

The full TriMet News Conference and details regarding cuts coming Sept 2010

Details follow the videos.
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
and off-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:
Call 503.962.5806
Fax 503.962.6469
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!

1 comment:

Al M said...

You got the only complete coverage of this event!