Winter Weather Transit Riding Tips

If you plan to take TriMet buses or trains during snowy or icy weather, here's what you need to know.

1. Brush up on Where to get service information Conditions can change quickly. Before you leave, get the latest updates on snow routes, delays and cancellations.

2. Bus riders: Learn your snow route Check your bus line's route map to see its typical snow route.

3. Know what to expect from TransitTracker During snowy/icy weather, buses and trains get so far off their normal schedule or route that TransitTracker can't predict arrivals accurately. Instead of an arrival countdown, we'll provide a Service Alert with details about what's happening on that line. Learn more about how TransitTracker works.

4. Dress warmly and expect delays Road conditions affect all traffic, so buses may experience significant delays.

5. If Trimet expects MAX, WES or Streetcar service will be interrupted for a significant period of time, shuttle buses will carry riders between stations. At times, MAX may continue running overnight in order to prevent ice from building up on the overhead wires. If this is the case, MAX will be in service and carrying passengers all night long.


For more details about riding TriMet during winter see:

4 Essential Winter Weather Tips for Riders