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Changes take effect Sept. 1; MAX changes will enable commuters to connect with WES rail service between Beaverton and Wilsonville; bus changes affect Lines 50 and 57.

TriMet, the regional public transit agency, has announced changes affecting many Washington County riders.

The changes take effect Sunday, Sept. 1.

MAX Blue and Red Line light-rail trains will run two minutes later to enable commuters to connect more easily with the Westside Express Service (WES), which serves Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville via the Portland & Western Railroad. The lines intersect at Beaverton Transit Center.

Schedule changes will affect two TriMet bus routes in Washington County.

One is Line 57, which connects the Beaverton Transit Center with Forest Grove via Tualatin Valley Highway, and has 24-hour service. The line is also designated for frequent service at 15-minute intervals.

The other is Line 50, which loops around Cedar Mill and ends at the Sunset Transit Center. The line is operated weekdays only during morning and evening rush hours.

Commuters are advised to check new schedules at

TriMet announced those and other changes as part of its expansion of service made possible through 2017 legislation, which among other things imposes a statewide payroll tax to pay for public transit projects and service.

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