TriMet to reduce service levels this fall due to ongoing operator shortage

A spokesperson for TriMet explained the agency hopes to provide better bus service and increase reliability by temporarily cutting down on 10 routes.

PORTLAND, Ore. — TriMet announced it will shift, reduce or cancel some services until operator numbers increase, starting in mid-September. The temporary change will impact 10 bus lines currently seeing low ridership. 

Delays, disruptions and lack of service have become commonplace on many TriMet bus and MAX train routes. Tyler Graf, a spokesperson for TriMet, explained it’s not an ideal scenario. 

“We understand that 15, 30 minutes is actually quite a bit of time [to be delayed] if people are needing

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