Milwaukie has the advantage of being a key transit hub for North Clackamas County. Many buses serve Milwaukie with convenient access to downtown Portland, Clackamas Town Center, Oregon City, and many other destinations. A variety of improved transportation services makes it easier than ever to use transit.
The bus route map below shows the areas of Milwaukie served by transit, along with stations, frequency, and park-and-ride locations.
TriMet's Trip Planner allows you to find the best transit route for your next trip. Just enter your starting point, your destination, and when you need to be there (or when you want to leave) and the Trip Planner will provide you with your best travel option. TriMet's trip planner is available by calling 503-238-RIDE (7433) or by visiting TriMet's Trip Planning page at http://trimet.org/go/cgi-bin/plantrip.cgi.
Other Transportation Services
Ride Connection, a nonprofit community service organization, provides information on community transportation options. The transportation services listed below are available in Milwaukie for older adults and persons with disabilities. If you have questions about transportation options to fit your specific needs, call Ride Connection at 503-226-0700.
RideWise is a program that helps those living with disabilities and older adults to travel safely and independently using public transportation. RideWise is a unique partnership between Ride Connection and TriMet. The RideWise program offers travel training to individuals, so that they can travel more independently, and resources for those who may already have public transportation experience, including trip planning assistance. For more information, please call (503) 528-1743.
Transportation Reaching People
Transportation Reaching People's travel training program provides travel training to low-income job seekers and wage earners throughout Clackamas County. For more information visit Clackamas County's Transportation Reaching People home page at http://www.clackamas.us/socialservices/needtran.htm.
Community Based Transportation
Following are some local services that provide transportation for Milwaukie residents:
Catch A Ride
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Door-to-door rides scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis for: employment-related services, school, and training workshops.
Call 503-653-8100 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Door-to-door rides for the following purposes: medical, nutritive, recreational, and shopping.
Center Bus: $0.75 one way (scholarships available).
Medical Escort: pay as able.
Regularly Scheduled Trips
Milwaukie Center - Milwaukie Senior Center/Nutrition (Call 653-8100 for reservations)
Monday-Friday. Pick up at 9:00 a.m. and return at 1:00 p.m.
Milwaukie Center - Safeway/Shopping (Call 653-8100 for reservations)
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pick up at 9:00 a.m. and return at 2:00 p.m.
TriMet LIFT Program
The TriMet LIFT Program is a shared-ride, public transportation service for people with disabilities that prevent them from using TriMet's regular bus or MAX light rail service for some or all of their trips. LIFT service operates during the same hours and covers the same geographic area as regular TriMet service.
Who Can Use LIFT?
TriMet LIFT service is available only to people who have a physical and/or mental disability that prevents them from independently using TriMet buses or MAX for some or all of their trips. You must apply and be certified as eligible before scheduling your first LIFT trip. Many LIFT customers find that regular TriMet bus and MAX service is their preferred choice for some trips. Choosing bus and/or MAX for some trips does not affect LIFT eligibility.
When and Where Does LIFT Operate?
LIFT operates during the same hours as TriMet's bus and MAX service, from 4:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., seven days a week. The LIFT service area covers all locations that are within three-fourths of a mile of TriMet's bus and MAX lines and also within the TriMet district. All locations inside the service area boundary are served. LIFT does not serve locations outside the TriMet District, the legal boundary for TriMet.
How Does LIFT Provide Service?
LIFT uses a fleet of small buses, sedans, and taxicabs to provide service. LIFT rides are scheduled by advance reservation. Service is from the door (or a designated curb stop) at the pickup location to the door (or a designated curb stop) at the destination.
Several passengers share the vehicle, and vehicles may stop and travel in other directions during any passenger's trip to accommodate other riders. Travel time will vary, depending on trip distance and stops made to accommodate other riders during the trip.
For more information and assistance, call TriMet's LIFT Administration at 503-802-8200. Their office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. TTY (text telephone) users can call 503-802-8058 or 1-888-477-5411 toll-free within Oregon. For more information, view the TriMet LIFT Rider's Guide at http://trimet.org/pdfs/lift/liftguide.pdf.
Park-and-Ride Prohibition in On-Street Spaces Downtown
It is illegal to use on-street spaces in the downtown Milwaukie area as park-and-rides. Commuters should use designated park-and-ride lots.
Transportation System Plan: Public Transit Element
For more information about the City's policies and priorities for public transit improvements, view the Public Transit Element.
TriMet Contact Information
If you have any questions or comments about transit in Milwaukie, please contact TriMet at 503-238-RIDE (7433) or email@example.com.