Through state funding, the county is partnering with local governments and agencies to enhance transit options in areas lacking fixed routes.
There are areas in Multnomah County where public transit options are intermittent at best. By using HB 2017 State Transportation Improvement Fund, Multnomah County has partnered with TriMet, Portland, and Troutdale to enhance local commuter options in areas without routine transit services.
Most recently, we started a dial-a-ride service for the parts of rural Multnomah County that are beyond Tri-Met's service area. This provides an important connection to needed services, especially for older adults and people with disabilities.
Earlier in 2020, the partnering organizations created new job connector shuttle services. Job connector areas are places where regular fixed route transit doesn't work well because the time of day or the number of people needing service doesn't warrant the regular service. These areas are also locations where people are generally doing shift work for middle wage jobs.
In addition, planning efforts are underway to provide limited demand transit service options to rural areas in 2020.
These services are another way that the Multnomah County Transportation Division is working to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and increase access to jobs and to/from rural areas.
Current Transit Services
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