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TriMet Opens up FX2 Portland-Gresham Express Bendy Bus Line

Portland Wedding Photographer - September 17, 2022
The Redd on Salmon Street or Redd East Wedding and Event Venue

TriMet threw a great party to celebrate the grand opening of the Portland FX2 Bus line to Gresham. I am a huge fan of public transportation and really enjoyed being part of this party!

The city of Portland marked a significant milestone with the grand opening of the TriMet FX2 Bus Line, a project that promises to enhance public transportation and connectivity within the community. The event was a vibrant affair, reflecting the spirit of Portland’s residents and their commitment to sustainable living.

TriMet’s FX2 line opening ceremony was graced by the presence of local dignitaries, including Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran, who have been instrumental in the development and realization of this pivotal project. Their attendance underscores the importance of the TriMet’s FX2 Portland-Gresham Bus Line to the city’s infrastructure and the well-being of its citizens.

The festivities were a testament to the city’s rich cultural tapestry, with information booths providing insights into the bus line’s features and benefits. Giveaways added an element of excitement, while concerts and performances by jugglers, acrobats and bands infused the atmosphere with joy and entertainment. The highlight for many, undoubtedly, was the array of entertainment, with the churro stand being a particular favorite, offering a sweet treat to the attendees!

Benefits of TriMet FX2 Line

I think Portland will benefit a ton from these kind of express bus lines! TriMet’s FX2 bus service offers several advantages that cater to the needs of commuters and travelers in the Portland metropolitan area:

  1. Frequent Service: FX2 buses typically operate with high frequency, which means shorter wait times for passengers. This is convenient for those who rely on public transit for daily commuting or frequent travel.
  2. Extended Hours: The FX2 service often runs early in the morning until late at night, providing reliable transportation options for people who work non-traditional hours or need to travel during off-peak times.
  3. Route Efficiency: FX2 routes are designed to connect key locations efficiently, reducing travel times and making it easier for passengers to reach their destinations without unnecessary detours.
  4. Accessibility: TriMet buses, including the FX2, are generally accessible to people with disabilities and equipped with features like ramps or lifts, priority seating, and announcements to assist those with visual or hearing impairments.
  5. Integrated Fare System: TriMet operates on a unified fare system that includes options for contactless payment methods (such as mobile apps or reloadable cards), making it convenient for passengers to pay for their rides without needing cash.
  6. Environmental Benefits: Public transit like the FX2 bus helps reduce traffic congestion and emissions, contributing to cleaner air and a more sustainable urban environment.
  7. Community Connectivity: By connecting neighborhoods and communities, FX2 buses play a role in enhancing social cohesion and economic accessibility, allowing people to access jobs, education, healthcare, and recreational opportunities.

Overall, the FX2 bus service by TriMet is designed to provide efficient, accessible, and environmentally friendly transportation options that cater to the diverse needs of Portland area residents and visitors.


(Check out this other TriMet related post by Portland Conference Photographer!)

People in Costumer Celebrating Opening of TriMet FX2 Line in Portland
An Old Time-y Bus at the party
Various Giveaways at the Festival
Red Line Max Passing Through Gresham
Portland Stilt Walkers and Other Festive People

Musicians at the FX2 Event
Festive party goers are celebrating the arrival of the TriMet FX2 bus to the station
TriMet General Manager Sam Desue Jr. and Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Exit the Bus
Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
Jo Ann Hardesty at Gresham Transit Center
Jo Ann Hardesty, Sam Desue Jr., Kathy Wei and Sharon Meieran Celebrate in front of the FX2 Bus
Portland to Gresham Trimet FX2 Bus Line Opening Event
Portland to Gresham FX2 Bendy Bus at Gresham Transit Center
Crowds Gathering
Churos were a big hit at the TriMet FX2 Party
pplPortland to Gresham Trimet FX2 Bus Line Opening Event
Portland Dignitaries Enjoying The FX2 Bus
Portland to Gresham Trimet FX2 Bus Line Opening Event
Waterfall Trolley
Portland Acrobats and Jugglers
Portland Hula Hoop Entertainers
Locals Paint a Mural at Gresham Farmer’s Market
Gresham Farmer’s MarketPortland to Gresham Trimet FX2 Bus Line Opening Event
Multnomah County Council Person Sharon Meieran Speaking at the Trimet FX2 Bus Line Opening Event
Sharon Meieran at the Gresham Farmer's Market
TriMet FX2 Party Stilt Walkers
Portland to Gresham Trimet FX2 Bus Line Opening Event
Singers at Gresham Farmer's Market

Child at TriMet FX2 Event with Superhero Cape and sunglasses
Passersby enjoying the stilt walker at Gresham Farmer's Market
A Child Holding a TriMet Bendy FX2 Bus

A Black volunteer holding a FX2 Bus
Hula Hoop Dancers Performing