TriMet changed 10 bus line schedules to improve riding conditions that went into effect November 29.

The transit agency said the added trips and route adjustments will “better match service to ridership and traffic conditions.”

Over the past year, TriMet made large investments to improve bus service, which was cut during the Great Recession’s budget shortfalls. Since September, the company made $10.7 million in improvements.

The agency’s General Manager Neil McFarlane said the bus service of TriMet will return to its pre-recession levels by next year.

TriMet is Oregon’s largest transit agency, but ridership dropped four percent this year. Transit use did rise by six percent in October from the previous year.

The new “winter 2014” line changes can be viewed online.


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