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Taking public transit in Portland

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Information and resources about Portland's public transit systems, compiled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). Learn the essentials for taking public transit, including how to plan your trip and how to pay.
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Portland has an enviable public transit system for a city of our size. TriMet buses, MAX Light Rail, Portland Streetcar, and even the Portland Aerial Tram make it easy to travel without a car.

Public transit is often the best and most convenient way to access many popular destinations, since parking can be challenging and expensive. It’s also a great way to reclaim personal time to catch up on emails, read or just gaze out the window when you let someone else do the driving.

Portland public transit systems

Tools for planning your route

What to know for your first trip

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