Commuter OptionsA commuter’s paradise, Greater Portland is known for its comprehensive, multimodal transportation network that offers convenient, affordable and time-saving options for getting to and from work, taking care of business, or heading to the moutains or the beach for fun.
TriMet, the region’s public transportation agency on the Oregon side of the river, offers 79 bus routes, 12 frequent service bus lines, four MAX light rail routes, and the nation’s first suburb-to-suburb commuter rail, the Westside Express Service (WES). In Portland’s urban core, the Portland Streetcar network offers two lines that cover downtown and the central eastside.
C-Tran operates out of Vancouver, Washington, and offers 28 bus routes, seven of which connect the City of Vancouver to the City of Portland.
In addition to a variety of public transportation options, the region has also made a substantial investment in bicycle infrastructure, which has resulted in significant increases in bicycle ridership throughout the region. A recent study found that 4.6% of regional commuters and 13% of commuters in the central business district commute by bike. The city is also host to four car-sharing services: Zipcar, Car2go, RelayRides, and Getaround, as well as ride-sharing services Lyft and Uber.