NOTE: Many of these alerts were written by dispatchers who are not expected to be language experts, may not have time to proofread, and make mistakes like all humans. They may have many other tasks in progress at the moment, such as dealing with buses that are already stuck due to the blockage or situations elsewhere. While the errors probably should be forgiven, they can cause confusion or problems for those who try to follow them.
#72 Line 72: to Swan Island; due to the detour at Killingsworth and Interstate,
the stop at Interstate is closed due to safety. A temporary stop has been posted
a half a block back at Maryland.
#72 Line 72, On your detour at Gay st. use caution, you can go around the road
closed sign on Gay St. Per Road supervisor.
#15 Line 15 to Gateway: regular route to 11th and Morrison continue-11th
RT-Taylor RT-14th LT-Morrison and regular route until clear.
[should be e.g. "to Northwest"]
#9 #19 Lines 9, 19 back to regular route at 1st and Arthur. One lane only, move
to left lane after service stop. Until clear.
#20 Line 20 Eastbound detour Regular route to Burnside and 23rd, left 23rd,
right Everett, right 20th, left Burnside then regular route Until further
#20 Update at 8:54 pm: Line 20 Eastbound detour Regular route to Burnside and
23rd, left 23rd, right Everett, right 18th, left Burnside then regular route
Until further notice.
[the left turn onto 23rd is normally illegal]
#20 Line 20 Westbound detour Regular route to Burnside and 20th, right 20th,
left Everett, left 23rd, right Burnside then regular route Until further notice.
[Everett is one way going the other way]
#15 Line 15 to Mont Park and Yeon Regular route to west. Burnside and 20th then
right 20th, left Everett, right 23rd and regular route.
[Everett is one way going the other way]
Service Alert: Baseline construction to close some stops
Due to construction, stops are closed between SE Baseline & 10th and SE Baseline & 3rd.
[should give a city and bus line numbers]
#21 Line 21 Westbound detour: Regular route to Halsey and 257th, left 257th,
right Cherry Park Way into Glisan, right 223rd, left Halsey and Regular route.
[should be left 223rd and regular route]
#21 Line 21 detour Eastbound: Regular route to Halsey and 238th, right 223rd ,
left Glisan into Cherry Park Way, left 257th, right Halsey and Regular route.
[How can you turn onto 223rd if you're at 238th? And if it is supposed to be 223rd, that doesn't work for Line 21 as it comes up 223rd. Also, Line 21 is generally westbound in this direction, so "to Parkrose" might be better.]
#77 Line 77 detour Eastbound: Regular route to Halsey and 238th, right 223rd ,
left Glisan into Cherry Park Way, left 257th, right Halsey and Regular route.
[How can you turn onto 223rd if you're at 238th?]
#4 Line 4 due to police activity detour: Westbound Regular route to Division and
112th, left 112th, right Powell, right 92nd & Regular route; Eastbound
Regular route to Division and 92nd, right 92nd, left Powell, left 112th, right
Division & Regular route until further notice.
[should really be "right 92nd, left Division and regular route"]
#20 Line 20 due to blockage at Burnside and Chavez-41st detour as follows: TO
Gresham Regular route to Burnside and Chavez then left Chavez, left Glisan,
right 47th, left Burnside and regular route Reverse to Portland.
#20 Line 20 to Gresham Regular route to Burnside and Chavez then left Chavez,
left Glisan, right 47th, left Burnside and regular route.
[should be "right Glisan"]
#4 From 10:45 a.m. until about noon, no service to stops on SE Division between
11th and 52nd, due to Division-Clinton Parade. Use stops on Powell.
[Powell is a long ways from Division; I do realize it may be the easiest detour]
#80 Line 80 to Gresh Transit Center:Regular route Powell and Hood, continue
Powell, right Main, right 8th to Hood and regular route Until 16:00.
["right 8th" should probably be "right 10th Drive" as 8th doesn't go east from Main]
#9 #80 Lines 9,80; Effective 6:30 am these routes are on detour in Gresham until
17:00. Please follow the detour in your pouch. thanks.
#12 #19 #20 Lines 12, 19, 20: The stop at MLK & Couch is closed until further notice. Please be sure to service the stop at 7th Ave.
#4 #8 #35 #44 LINES 4,8,35,44 Northbound ONLY: Regular route to 6th and Everett, continue 6th, right Flanders, right 5th, left Everett, & Regular route until further notice.
#77 LINES 77 Eastbound ONLY: Regular route to 6th and Everett, right 6th, right Flanders, right 5th, left Everett, & Regular route until further notice.
[turning right off of 6th Ave is supposed to be illegal]
#72 Buses to Swan Island use 31st to Alberta instead of 30th until further notice, due to a blocking traffic accident. No service the stop on NE Killingsworth at 31st or stops on NE 30th at Alberta.
[no mention that a TriMet bus was involved]
#33 No service to northbound stops on Ochoco at McLoughlin or on SE McLoughlin at Harold. Buses detour via 17th.
[no word about delays]
#33 #34 Lines 33,34 inbound: Regular route to Monroe and Mcloughin,
continue-Mcloughlin, right Harrison, right 21st, right Jackson, & Regular
route outbound : Regular route to 21st and Jackson, left 21st, left Harrison,
left Mcloughlin, to Monroe & Regular route until further notice.
[the inbound detour puts Line 34 on the wrong side of Jackson; it uses a different route so it can become outbound there]
#29 #32 LINE 29 & 32 inbound: Regular route to 21st and Washington, left Washington, right Mcloughlin, right Harrison, left Jackson, & Regular route outbound: via Jackson to left 21st, left Harrison, left Mcloughlin, left Washington, & Regular route.
[Line 29 comes up Washington so should be "continue Washington". Also, "left Jackson" should be "right 21st, right Jackson". And it doesn't address buses which use a different inbound route to reach the outbound stop.]
#16 Naito is blocked by fire trucks - buses use 9th Ave inbound & outbound between Glisan and Everett until further notice.
[don't think it should be "Glisan and Everett"]
#15 Line 15 to Gateway Regular route route to Belmont and Chavev left Chavez, right 49th left Belmont and regular route. Reverse inbound. Until clear.
[missing something between "left Chavez" and "right 49th"]
#33 Line 33, there is a blocking accident Northbound at Oregon City shopping center. Line 33 plz look for a detour.
#33 If buses are a line 33 and have not seen a detour plz stay at the Oregon City Transit Center and call PRTT.
#33 Line 33 there is one lane open now and traffic is moving. The tows are on scene so it show clear up soon, plz stay regular route, thank you. 4:55pm.
#9 Line 9: to Gresham; Just as a reminder,your Gresham detour starts at 5:30 am. thanks.
#93 Saturday, July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to about noon, for trips to Sherwood, no service to stops on SW Tualatin Sherwood Blvd, SW Langer, SW Sherwood and downtown Sherwood. For trips to Tigard, no service to stops in downtown Sherwood and along SW Sherwood Blvd.
#93 #94 Line 93 & 94 To Sherwood: Please return to the printed detour at 4:30pm.
#93 #94 Line 93 & 94 To Sherwood: Regular route to Pine and 1st, continue Pine, right Division.
#77 LINE 77 Eastbound: the stop on Everett at Park is CLOSED for Grimm filming from 12:25p to end of service day.
#88 Line 88: to Willow Creek; Effective immediately, back to regular route at 198th and Rock Road.
[now is implied]
#16 Line 16: to Portland:Regular route to St Johns Br., travel in Rt lane to right Ivanhoe, left Charleston, left Lombard, left Baltimore, left Ivanhoe, right Philadelphia to St Johns Bridge to Portland. Lv Island 3min early.
[I believe they could just say to use the outbound routing]
#75 LINE 75 Northbound: Chavez is blocked by an accident between Burnside to Glisan. Please detour best U can for now until we get something official!
Service Alert: No service to Line 39-Lewis & Clark stops
Due to a mechanical issue, no service to all Line 39 stops for the rest of the service day.
Service Alert Update2: MAX Blue/Red lines experiencing major delays
We truly apologize for the delays and we know it's hot out there. We are working on two separate train issues this evening. This doesn’t appear to be heat related and we are trying to get regular service restored. We apologize for the huge inconvenience. We hope to have trains running back near schedule by 8 p.m.
#71 Line 71 Northbound: regular route to Prescott & 92nd, continue Prescott, right Sandy & regular route Until 3pm.
[should really be "westbound" or "to Clackamas Town Center"]
#71 Line 71 Southbound: regular route to Sandy & 92ndd, continue Sandy, left Prescott to 92nd & regular route Until 3pm.
["southbound" is ambiguous as both directions follow the same route on Sandy, and both directions generally head south]
#19 Update Line 19 to Mt.Scott:Regular route to 32nd and Bybee, right Bybee, left Reed College place , left Tolman, right 32nd and regular route. All hours all days.
[should note that it's only for trips serving Rex]
#77 Line 77 outbound to Montgomery Park:Regular route to 21st and Overton, left Overton, right 22nd, right Pettygrove, left 21st and regular route..7am-6pm today 07/14/2014 and 07/15/2014 7am-6pm.
#77 Line 77 inbound to Troutdale:Regular route to 21st and Pettgrove, right Pettygrove, left 22nd, left Overton, right 21st and regular route..7am-6pm today and 07/15/2014 7am-6pm.
[just in case it isn't clear which year the detours are for]
#45 Line 45 outbound detour: Regular route to Naito and Clay, right Clay, left 1st, left Harrison, right Naito and regular route.
[why not just go right from Columbia to 1st?]
#6 Line 6: Lane closure. On MLK between Failing and Beech. Between 9am and 3pm. Workers will be drilling in this area. Please watch for passengers.
#70 Line 70 to CRCF Regular route to 33rd and Jessup then right Jessup, right 35th Place, left Simpson, right 33rd and regular route.until clear.
[should be "left 35th Place"]
#47 #48 Lines 47 & 48. Regular route to Hillsboro Transit Center, left Washington, left 10th and regular route Until 6am.
[should really be "continue Washington"]
#57 Line 57. buses are not on detour at Oak and 9th at this time. buses are regular route inbound. at oak and 9th.
[then 5-10 minutes later:]
#57 Update at 19:21. Line 57. Regular route to Hillsboro Transit Center, left Washington, right 10th to Oak and regular route Until 6am.
#57 Lines 57 inbound: Regular route to Washington and 5th then continue Washington, left 10th and until further notice.
[should be "right 10th"]
#47 #48 Lines 47/48 inbound: Regular route to Washington and 5th then continue Washington, right 10th and until further notice.
["should be "left 10th"; also should say what to do next]
#47 #48 #57 Lines 47,48 & 57 inbound: Regular route to Washington and 5th then continue Washington, left 10th and until further notice.
[should not be "left 10th" for Line 57]
#57 Line 57 Stop Closed due to Construction on Baseline at 9th until further notice.
[should give a city name as the intersection exists in both Hillsboro and Cornelius]
72 Line 72 Northbound: Regular route to 82nd and Prescott, left 83rd, left Going
Place, right 82nd and regular route until further notice.
[missing something before "left 83rd"]
#6 Line 6: Please start your Hawthorne Bridge detour now and remember, your 1st stop outbound is Grand and Alder.
#52 Line 52 detour: Regular route to 185th and Herritage Parkway, right Herritage parkway, left Edgewood and stop in front of the Transit Center. Supervisor will direct passengers to board there.
#59 Line 59: To Willow Creek Regular route to Parkway & Cedar Hills Blvd left Cedar Hills right Walker To Parkway regular route.
#59 Line 59: To Sunset Transit Center Regular route to Walker Road & Parkway continue Walker left Cedar Hills right Parkway Regular route.
[this was sent on July 4th when Line 59 wasn't in service]
#78 Line 78:To Lake Oswego Regular route to Country Club & continue Left continue Right 5th Left B Regular route.
#78 Line 78: To Beaverton Transit Center From layover B & 4th Left 4th Left D Left 10th Right continue Right Country Club Regular route.
["C" was automatically expanded to "continue" by their Web posting script]
#48 Line 48: To Hillsboro Transit Center Regular route to Cornell & Grant
Left Gran t Right 18th Right Main Left Cornell Regular route.
["Left Cornell" should really be "left 10th"]
#78 Line 78 To Lake Oswego for your 4th of July Parade detour - continue street is not marked - the left turn will be at Iron Mountain which will turn into continue after you turn onto Iron Mountian.
[and that's not really correct--it is the same intersection, but Iron Mountain goes north and south while C goes east, and C at least was marked looking at Google Street View]
#66 #75 Lines 66, 75: Per supervisor, please split the lanes on Cesar Chavez Northbound between Stark & Belmont due to a construction fence hazard.
#70 Line 70: FOR THE 13TH LOOP OUTBOUND: When 13th and Umatilla is blocked; please use the following detour: continue on 13th to Harney, left Harney, left 15th, right Umatilla and regular route.
#70 Line 70's 13th Ave trips if Umatilla is blocked detour as follow: Regular route to 138th and Umatilla, continue 13th, left Harney, left 15th, right Umatilla to 17th & Regular route.
[should be 13th, not 138th]
#75 Tuesday, July 2 from 8 a.m. to noon, for trips to Milwaukie, use the Line 66 bus stop at Hollywood Transit Center.
#15 LINE 15: the Morrison Bridge is stuck up. Please use the detour in your pouch until further notice.
Portland Streetcar service restored on 5th/6th avenues in Portland City Center. Expect some delays as regular service returns.
[where does the streetcar run again?]
#4 #24 #44 Lines 4,24,44 Eastbound: Stop Closed - Vancouver near side Ivy, temporary stop 100'north. Until 1 pm. Sewer construction.
[should be "southbound"]
#44 LINE 44: after layover at 49th and PCC then CONTINUE via Kerr Parkway to left McNary Pkway, left Hidalgo , right 49th, & Regular route.
[the paddles say not to use Hildalgo]
#4 Line 4 to Gresham regular route to Division and 162nd LT-162nd LT-Powell LT-181st RT-Division and regular route this is for the rest of service.
[should be "right 162nd"]
#4 a detour is coming but for now line 4 use Powell between 162nd and 181st ASAP!
#4 Line 4 Operators, be sure to follower your Division St. detour Thank you, Wendy.
#4 #6 Lines 4,6: back to regular route at 6th and Everett.
[Line 6 does not go near there]
#12 #93 #94 Due to blocking Accident, Lines 12,93,94 Southbound: regular route to Hwy 99 and Hall, left Hall, right Commercial, to Tigard Transit Center & regular route Until clear.
[does not apply to Line 93]
#12 #94 Line 12 and 94 Due to blocking accident south bound regular route to Pacific Hwy and Hall, left Hall, right Commercal, left Tigard Transit Center and regular route until clear.
[Line 94 doesn't normally go into the transit center]
#70 Line 70 13 Ave to Jackson and 21st:Regular route to 13th and Umatilla,
continue 13th, left Harney, right 15th, right Sherrett, left 13th and regular
route, until clear.
[should be "left Sherrett, right 13th]
#32 #33 #34 #79 Lines 32,33,34,79 - Oregon City Transit Center Northbound,
nearside stop closed. temporary posted farside 150-200'. All hours, all days.
[not sure there's a "nearside" and "farside" there]
#4 Line 4 please stop your Parkways detour at 8:45a in north Portland.
#4 Line 4 please START your Parkways detour at 8:45a in north Portland.
#12 Line 12 at 9pm To Tigard Transit Center: Regular route to Barbur and Capitol
then, right Capitol, left Terwilliger, right Barbur & regular route To
Parkrose Transit Center: Regular route.until further notice.
[should say which intersection with Capitol]
#71 Line 71 to Clackamas Town Center updated detour: Regular route to Monterey
and 90th, continue 82nd, left Sunnyside, left 90th, right Ring road, right into
[how do you continue 82nd from 90th?]