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TriMet Rush Hour Bus Trips Increase 12% in November


TriMet reported today that MAX and bus boardings grew 3.6% in November 2008 compared to November 2007.


77,000 rush hour trips in November!

The news release includes the following statistics:

  • Weekday bus trips increased 6.6% to 215,400 trips
  • Rush hour bus trips increased 12.3% to 77,000
  • Weekly MAX ridership remained constant

Thanks to all of the SmartTrips Downtown participants who are using transit and reducing congestion and global warming pollution!

Remember, when you ride TriMet after 8:00 p.m. you can request that the bus stop anywhere along the route. Just be sure to give the driver sufficient warning.

Do you want to see what your commute would look like using transit? For TriMet, click here. For C-Tran in SW Washington, click here.



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Paula Craig

December 17, 2008 at 8:43 PM

What is being described when the terms "trips" and "rides" are used? Does this mean the person riding the bus, the route the bus is taking, or just what?


Stephen Hoyt-McBeth

December 18, 2008 at 3:29 PM

Hi Paula,

Thanks for your clarifying questions. I spoke with TriMet, and for the purposes of TriMet, a ride connotes a transit boarding. So, if you boarded a bus in the morning and then grabbed a bus to get home at the end of the day, that is counted a two rides.

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