In conjunction with public health guidelines, C-TRAN is urging all passengers to wear a mask or face covering while riding the bus. We’ve also marked off some seats on each vehicle to encourage people to sit farther apart and maintain physical distancing. Please avoid the seats with signs or designated boundary areas.
As a reminder, most passengers must board and exit through the rear door. The front door remains available for those who need it. We’re also limiting the number of people on each bus, so please understand if you’re asked to wait for the next one. The safety of our passengers and employees remains our top priority, and we need your help to protect everyone on the bus.
We’re here if you need us for essential trips. Thanks for navigating this with us.
Effective Monday, March 30, C-TRAN has made temporary service reductions to Express routes serving downtown Portland. The changes come as C-TRAN and others adjust to a rapidly evolving public health situation while providing essential transportation service and doing our part to keep our community healthy.
The following routes are impacted:
Route 190, which serves OHSU Hospital and other medical facilities on Marquam Hill, is not impacted. All other Local and Regional routes are running on regular schedules at this time.
The temporary changes come as C-TRAN and other transit agencies are experiencing shifts in ridership which are expected to continue with mandatory stay-at-home orders now in place in Washington and Oregon. Many commuters are now working from home under the state orders.
The health and safety of passengers and employees remains C-TRAN’s top priority. More information about the steps we’re taking and other public health resources are available here.
Effective immediately, C-TRAN passengers will board only through the rear door on all fixed routes. The front door and priority seating area are still available for wheelchair users and passengers with limited mobility. All others must stay behind the priority seating area.
Also, C-TRAN will be limiting the number of people on each bus in order to maintain adequate space with others, so please understand if you are asked to wait for the next bus. The safety of our employees and passengers remains our top priority.
C-TRAN is an essential service, and we will continue operating for those who need us. Additional updates will be provided as needed