Starting Sunday, March 2, 2014, TriMet will bring back 15-minute service throughout the day on weekdays for it's Frequent Service lines, including line 8, which runs through Sabin. From Neil McFarlane, General Manager at TriMet:
"Thanks to an improving budget outlook, we are happy to begin restoring 15-minute service—which had been cut over the last few years due to the recession—starting with mid-day hours on weekdays... For riders, this means less waiting, shorter travel times and better connections.
Before the recession, “Frequent Service” meant that buses and MAX came every 15 minutes or better throughout the day, every day. We had to temporarily reduce frequency on these and other lines due to budget shortfalls. Today, we are in a position to begin restoring service, due to increased revenue from advertising, and lower health insurance costs for non-union employees.
Restoring Frequent Service has been a top priority for me, and improving mid-day service is just the first step. It will probably take a few years to get back to 15-minute frequency all day, every day—meaning evenings and weekends, too—but that’s our goal."
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