(December 16, 2015) As the nights get longer, TriMet’s Night Stop program aims to make wintertime travel more safe and convenient for bus riders.During the winter months, TriMet bus operators can stop to let you off anywhere along the route, if it’s safe to do so. This service is only available outside of Downtown and the Lloyd District and for drop-offs only.
Between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, you can ask your bus operator a block or two ahead of your destination whether she or he can let you off at a non-designated stop location. If the operator believes it can be done safely, they will stop at your requested location.
Whether its morning or night, winter makes it difficult to be seen. When waiting at the bus stop, TriMet offers these additional tips:
- Stand up at the bus stop and wave to the operator as the bus approaches.
- Use a reflector, safety strobe light, small flashlight or cell phone display light to alert the operator as the bus approaches. Some mobile devices and apps have a strobe or light feature for this purpose.
- Please, DO NOT shine lights in operators’ eyes.
(photo by Flickr user SoulRider.222)