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 upgrade* them at the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Click for a new fare chart.
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 Northwest/North/Northeast Portland there will be some bus route reconfigured to improve efficiency and help close TriMet’s budget gap.
Line 6 – New route between N/NE Portland and Jantzen Beach using MLK and Vancouver Way instead of Lombard and Denver.
Line 8 – New end of the line at NE Dekum/Durham instead of Jubitz.
Line 9 – All Powell Blvd trips will end downtown or at North Terminal. Line 17 will serve all old Line 9 stops between Broadway/Burnside and Saratoga/27th.
Line 15 – New end of the line with most trips in NW Portland going to Yeon & 44th via 29th, Guam, 35th and Yeon serving some old Line 17 stops.
Line 16 – Will no longer travel to Jubitz and serves all the old Line 17 stops on St Helens Rd, St Johns and Sauvie Island providing weekday and Saturday service.
Line 17 – Will serve all the existing Line 17 stops in SE Portland and the old Line 9 stops in N/NE. Most of the NW Portland stops no longer served by Line 17 will be served by Line 77.
Line 70 – Absorbing Line 73 serving all of its stops between Lloyd Center and Sunderland. Line 70 will no longer serve Rose Quarter.
Line 77 – Will no longer serve Station Way, Northrup, 25th or Lovejoy but will serve some old line 17 stops on Everett/Glisan and 21st.
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.