TriMet 9 bus
From Portland Afoot
TriMet's 9-Powell/Broadway connects Gresham, SE Portland, Portland City Center and NE Portland, via Powell, 5th/6th, Broadway/Weidler, 24th and 27th.
The 9 is a frequent service route, meaning that during weekday morning and afternoon rush hour, buses run every 15 minutes or better.
At the time of Portland Afoot's 2011 TriMet bus rankings, the 9 was the third least-reliable frequent service line, with 38 percent of its buses arriving bunched, and the fourth most frequent midday bus.
The 9 was one of five bus routes targeted by OPAL, an environmental justice group that began organizing bus riders in 2009 and 2010.
 Realignment plans
According to the final environmental impact statement for the Portland-Milwaukie light rail project, the 9 would by 2030 be realigned to loop through the South Waterfront and across the Willamette River Bridge on its way to SE Powell.
 Candidate for restored service
In April 2011, TriMet managers named the 9 as a bus line that might get restored service in the fall. The one additional trip is scheduled to leave the Powell Garage for SW Sixth and Alder at 9:16 a.m.
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