The project will create a better experience and faster ride for the people who board buses on Southeast Powell Boulevard and Division Street 18,000 times every day to get to school, go to work or go shopping.
During rush hour buses are often standing room only. Full buses will pass people waiting at stops because the bus can't fit additional passengers. What's more, getting to a station can be difficult and dangerous, with many areas of the corridor lacking ADA-accessible sidewalks and safe crossings.
With a better bus line and dozens of related projects, getting around in Southeast Portland, East Portland and Gresham will be safer, easier and more reliable.
Locally preferred alternative
From March 2014 through November 2016, the steering committee for this phase of the project met to study a range of bus, route and station location options.
In November 2016 the committee advanced a Locally Preferred Alternative recommendation that defines the project as a rapid bus line on Division Street from downtown Portland to the Gresham Transit Center, with location of stations as shown on the project LPA map.
Be involved in a new phase
Beginning in 2017 TriMet will lead project activities through design, construction and operation of the new service, now called the Division Transit Project.
Metro’s project website will continue to serve as an archive and resource for project activities from through 2016. Beginning in early 2017, you can visit TriMet's Division Transit Project webpage for the most current project information and to sign up for ongoing project updates via email.
Metro and its partners are working hard to improve transit along the Powell-Division corridor. To make that vision a reality, a group of community members and elected leaders are engaging people in the challenges the corridor faces – and the best way to address them. This work is an ongoing partnership among the cities of Portland and Gresham, Multnomah County, the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet and Metro.