October 15, 2021
TriMet Proposes Service Improvements, Debuts FX-Division
TriMet announced the debut of FX-Division, a bus service running between downtown Portland and Gresham, starting next fall.
TriMet also announced new investments, such as new employees, buses and stations. The stations feature real-time Transit Tracker.
Improvements under consideration for the 2023 fiscal year include:
Line 2-Division will be replaced by the new FX-Division bus line. The route will run between the Cleveland Ave Park & Ride in Gresham and Downtown Portland. It will use the car-free Tilikum Crossing instead of the Hawthorne Bridge to cross the Willamette.
To accommodate the routing of FX-Division, TriMet proposes moving Line 10-Harold St from SE Ladd Ave to SE 7th Ave, replacing service currently provided by Line 2.
- Line 80-Kane/Troutdale Rd
In a proposal unrelated to FX-Division, TriMet would like to move Line 80-Kane/Troutdale Rd out of Glenn Otto Park. This will help the route better reflect ridership and keep buses on time.
The 2023 fiscal year proposals by TriMet come with little to no additional cost, support the service and make another route change to speed up buses and keep them on time.