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Online open house about the agency's first bus rapid transit project is available for comment through Friday, Dec. 13

COURTESY TRIMET - A TriMet illustration of a new station along Division.TriMet is seeking public comment on the final design for the Division Transit Project through Friday, Dec. 13.

The regional transit agency's first bus rapid transit project is intended to speed up and improve bus travel between Portland and Gresham along the major corridor. Among other things, some station locations are being relocated, resulting in greater distances between a number of the existing ones.

The project along a 15-miles stretch of Division will cost $175 million, with the federal government paying half.

TriMet has posted on online open house with details and a link to submit feedback. The agency said the following factors apply to the station locations:

• Improved safety for all Division Street users

• Improving travel times through Transit Signal Priority

• Preserving access to existing businesses and residences when possible

• An average of 1/3 mile between stations

• The different connections that exist to and from Division Street for transit riders, bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers

• Locate stations near Line-2 Division bus stops with high volumes of bus riders

Avoiding relocation of gas pipes, sewer lines or major utility poles when possible

Bus stops for 60-foot articulated buses

• New station platforms will be designed to accommodate three doors for boarding the longer buses

• Locating stops past traffic signals to improve bus travel times

You can find more information and the online survey at trimet.org/division/openhouse/2019fall.htm.


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