February 15th, 2011 11:34 am | by JESSICA LUTJEMEYER News | Posted In: Business

TriMet Urged to Extend Transfers to Three Hours

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OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is starting a campaign to press TriMet to extend current bus and MAX transfer tickets to three hours.

The current transfer times for bus are one hour from the end of the route and two hours from the time of fare purchase for MAX, which the community group says aren't long enough transfer times for workers and families who depend upon public transportation.

"More and more of our community members who rely on public transportation are forced to purchase single-fare tickets and rely on transfers to get to work, school, the doctor, the grocery store," says the Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons,OPAL co-director.

OPAL's Bus Riders Unite! is kicking off its "Campaign for a Fair Transfer" on Monday, Feb. 21 at 6 pm at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church (1131 SE Oak St.)

(Photo credit: Steve Morgan)

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