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Thursday, December 4, 2014

November's weird TriMet service alerts

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.

#21 Line 21 Westbound: Regular route to Sandy and 125th Place Then left 125th Place, right Shaver, left Skidmore onto 121st, left Sandy and regular route until clear.
[Shaver and Skidmore are parallel and don't intersect]

#70 Line 70 to Milwaukie - Make sure to follow the detour area of Multnomah and 11th. Thanks.
["detour area"? and what is the detour?]

The elevator for the Sunset Transit Center's westbound MAX platform is out of service. Those relying on elevator service should ride to Beaverton Transit Center and take an eastbound train back to Sunset Transit Center. The elevator for the eastbound platform is operating. We apologize for the inconvenience.
[should add that those wanting to board at Sunset can take an eastbound train to Washington Park]

#20 Buses to Beaverton Transit Center are not serving stops between NE Couch W Burnside at NW 11th.
[NE Couch and what?]

#75 Line 75 Northbound: Regular route to Lombard and Chautauqua then left Chautauqua, right Willamette, right Woolsey, left Lombard and regular route.
[should really be "westbound"]

#9 #33 Lines 9 & 33 Due to Greyhound bus broke down at 5th NW Irving pls detour as follow heading to north term regular route to 6th and Everett, right Everett, left 4th, then into north term.
[not the first time that's happened right outside their terminal]

#33 Line 33 to Portland updated detour over Morrison Br then Washington and 5th left 5th, right 6th and regular route until further notice.
[5th and 6th don't intersect, and where they kind of do at I-405, right turns aren't allowed]

#33 Line 33 to Portland detour over Morrison Br then Washington and 5th left 5th, left Madison and regular route. until further notice.
[are buses not supposed to go to their layover by Union Station?]

#70 Line 70.

#8 Line 8 outbound: Regular route to 15th and Tillamook then left Tillamook, right 14th, left Thompson and regular route until clear.
[Thompson isn't on the regular route of Line 8]

Elevator for the Sunset Transit Center's eastbound MAX platform is out of service. Those relying on elevator service should ride to Washington Park Station and take a westbound train back to Sunset Transit Center. We apologize for the inconvenience.
[should add that those wanting to board at Sunset take a westbound train to Beaverton]

#35 Line 35 to Ptld: Regular route to State and A then right A st, right 2nd, left B and regular route until further notice.
[should be "left A"]

#6 Line 6. please do not call to let us know buses are using heavy traffic detour for the rest of the night. thanks.

The elevator at the NE 60th MAX station is out of service. Connect with trains at Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center or NE 82nd Ave Station.
[How?  Those stations are many blocks away]

Some WES Commuter Rail service is disrupted due to a mechanical train issue. Shuttle buses are serving trips departing Wilsonville at 7:51 a.m. and departing Beaverton Transit Center at 8:28 a.m. Expect delays on those trips. All other trips will be served by trains and run on schedule.
[a mechanical train issue?]

#71 Line 71 Northbound: the stop at 122nd and Raymond is CLOSED from 5a thru 11/28. A temporary STOP has been posted 165th' north of Steele.
[yet a few minutes later]
#71 The northbound stop on SE 122nd at Raymond is closed for construction through 5 p.m. Friday November 28. Use stop at Harold or Schiller.

#70 Line 70 if you can get yourself on the train detour please do so. thank you.
#70 Line 70 if you were doing the train detour plz go back to regular route, thank you.

#38 Line 38 To Portland & 78th To Beaverton Transit Center are detoured:Regular route right to Kerr Parkway & McNary Parkway, right McNary, left Kerr, left Jefferson, and regular route until further notice.
[Not that the message appears to have gone to Line 78, but I don't think it should have gone back to Jefferson]

#14 The westbound stop on SE Hawthorne at Cesar Chavez Blvd is closed. Use temporary STOP posted 120 feet east.
[I believe this would put the stop across Chavez; if so, it should say so]

#38 #78 Lines 38 & 78 are detoured: To Lake Oswego for 78th and to Tualatin P & right for 38th:Regular route to Jefferson Parkway and KerrPkwy, right Kerr, right McNary, left Kerr and regular route.
[Line 78 doesn't travel on Jefferson so can't turn onto Kerr from it]

#38 Line 38 To Portland & 78th To Beaverton Transit Center are detoured:Regular route to Kerr Parkway & McNary Parkway, right McNary, left Jefferson, right Kerr and regular route until further notice.
[doesn't work for Line 38 as it doesn't put buses back on the regular route; also does not appear to have gone to Line 78]

#19 Line 19: To Gateway Transit Center: 7am-7pm. Regular route to Woodstock & 32nd left 32nd right Tolman left 28th and regular route. until further notice.
[is this both for buses that travel via 28th Ave and for buses that travel via 32nd and Rex?]

#8 Line 8 outbound: Regular route to 6th and Dekum, right 6th, left Bryant, to MLK then either right to Winchell OR left to Ainsworth layover. inbound: from layovers to MLK & Bryant then right Bryant, right 6th, left Dekum, & Regular route.
[the turn difference at MLK and Bryant was noted going outbound but not inbound; from Winchell it should be "left Bryant"]

#75 Line 75 to St Johns: Regular route to 6th and Dekum, right 6th, left Bryant, right MLK & Regular route To Milwaukie: Regular route to MLK and Bryant , right Bryant, right 6th, left Dekum, & Regular route.
[to Milwaukie it should be "left Bryant"]

#35 #36 LINE 35,36 Northbound: Regular route to State and A, left A, right 1st, right B, & Regular route Southbound to outCity: Regular route to State and B, continue State, right A, right 1st, left B, Regular route until further notice.
[should be "left B" in both directions; also their posting script assumes "O" means "out"]

#35 Line 35 "B" is closed in Lake out. Please go around block using "A" street.

#10 #14 Lines 10 and 14 outbound:stop closure Hawthorne and 12th far side today till 3PM temporary stop near side 11th.
[the regular stop is near side at 12th]

#70 Train at Gideon, Line 70: Use train delay detour :)
[given the delays involved, I bet at least some operators don't feel :)]

#52 Heavy traffic due to vehicle collision. Expect delays.

#52 Line 52 to Beaverton Transit Center: Regular route to 185th and Cascade then merging left lane into left Alexander, right 182nd, right TV Hwy, left 185th and regular route.

#52 Line 52 TO PCC: Regular route to TV and 182nd the right 182nd, left Alexander, right 185th and regular route.
[Line 52 doesn't go to TV Hwy and 182nd]

#66 #75 #77 The elevator at Hollywood Transit Center is not working at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
[should make it clear it's only for the MAX station]

#75 No service to stops on NE 42nd at Sandy, until clear. Watch for buses turning at Hancock.

#75 Line 75 Northbound: Regular route to Sandy and 42nd then left Sandy, right 41st, right Hancock.
[then what?]

#19 Line 19 to Gateway Transit Center: Regular route 99th and Pacific continue 99th left Multnomah left into Transit Center to line 15 continue through Transit Center left Pacific left 99th left Multnomah.
#19 Line 19 To Mt Scott & 112th: From temporary bus zone on Multnomah left into Transit Center serve the line 19 bay and then resume regular route.

#75 CORRECTION - Line 75 Eastbound to St. Johns - Stop closed at Lombard and Mississippi due to ice from sprinkler at location. Use stop at Albina.
[Milwaukie is eastbound, not St. Johns, so needs another correction]

#70 Line 70: please us your Train detour for 11/12 Ave, until further notice.
[please you it?]

#4 Line 4: Lombard & Mississippi Eastbound to Milwaukie. The stop is closed due to ice at the stop. PLEASE WATCH FOR PASSENGERS.
[should be "to Gresham"'; and watch for riders but don't pick them up?]

MAX lines delayed due to plastic in the overhead power wire near the Rose Quarter. Expect possible delays through 9 p.m.
[the things that can affect MAX]

Elevator at Hollywood Transit Center is not working. Riders can board Line 77 at Rose Quarter or 82nd Ave to travel to the Hollywood station. We apologize for the inconvenience.
[should say that one can do the reverse for traveling from Hollywood]

#93 #94 Line 93/94 in Downtown Sherwd: Regular route to 3rd and Pine, veer right Pine, left 3rd, left Railroad, left Pine, left 2nd, right Washington, right 3rd, veer left Sherwood Blvd, & Regular route.
[how do you turn onto Pine after veering past it?]

#15 LINE 15 Thurman loop buses ONLY: unless you have drop down chains please detour to Montgomery Park. until further notice.

#18 #51 #63 #80 #81 Buses are running on regular route with chains. Expect delays, as speeds are limited to 25mph.
[do the 18, 51 or 63 ever travel above 25 MPH?]

#20 Line 20 To Gresham: Regular route to St.V exit, right Barnes, left Baltic, left onto Hwy 26, Exit to Canyon Road & PGE Park into Jefferson, veer right around Colins Circle into 18th, right WestBurnside & Regular route.
[PGE Park? That's two sponsorships ago. Also "veer right" isn't needed as it's the only option there and "into 18th" should really be "left 18th".]

#20 zLine 20 v0th Sunset Hwy between 18th & west Burnside and St Vincent Hospital, BOTH Directions.

#20 Due to -20-hwy26-snow-route+, no service on Barnes Rd or West Burnside between St Vincent Hospital and SW 15th.

#15 Line 15 inbound: Regular route to Stark and 67th then continue Stark onto Thornburn, veer left at Gilham onto Stark, left 60th, right Belmont and regular route until further notice.
[Gilham doesn't intersect Stark; also I'm surprised they were using curvy, narrow, residential Thornburn during what I believe were poor conditions]

#44 Line 44: Please use the old or regular route to turn around at PCC gate closure. Hildago is blocked.

#78 Line 78 - When doing Westbound detour - Use Caution around Lessor - LOW HANGING BRANCHES.

#12 #93 #94 Sherwood Lines 12,93,94: outbound regular route to Pine & 3rd, right 3rd, left Washington, left Railroad & regular route inbound: regular route to Pine & 1st, left 1st, right Washington, right 3rd, left Pine & regular route Until clear.
#12 #93 #94 No service to stops on Pine at 2nd in Sherwood until further notice.
[Line 93 replaced Line 12 in Sherwood]

#17 Line 17 - for the construction at 24th and Fremont bus traffic only allowed - there is signage this effect but it is small - regular route - construction should be finished today.

#71 Line 71 please use the short term detour in your pouches for 57th and Broadway that was suppose to start at 10 - 3 today - they started early.

#71 Line 71 is detoured to Clackamas Town Center: Regular route to 60th & Lincoln continue Lincoln, right Division, left 52nd and regular route 7am - 7pm Wed & Thur. Be advised the right turn from 60th to Division is difficult and needs set up for it.
[pretty sure "continue Lincoln" should be "continue 60th"]

#75 Line 75 to Milwaukie Regular route to Dekum and 18th right 18th, left Bryant, left 17th, right Dekum and regular route. until further notice.
[doesn't work as Bryant is to the left of Dekum in that direction]

#75 Line 75 to St Johns: Regular route to Dekum and 17th, right 17th, left Junior, left 22nd, right Dekum and regular route. until further notice.
[doesn't work as Junior is to the left of Dekum in that direction]

#47 No service to eastbound stops on Baseline between 53rd and 231st. Expect significant delays.
[that's Hillsboro's 53rd and Washington County's 231st]

#47 Line 47 detour to Rock Creek Regular route routing to Baseline and 53rd left 53rd right Elm Young right Cornell right 231st then make a U Turn at 231st and Baseline then regular route routing.

#38 Line 38 Inbound Regular route to Boones Ferry and Stevenson left Stevenson, right 35th, right Taylors Ferry, left Terwilliger and regular route until further notice..tree down.
#38 Line 38 outbound: Regular route to Terwilliger and Taylors Ferry, right Taylors Ferry, left 35th, left Stevenson, right Boones Ferry and regular route.
[it's Stephenson, not Stevenson]

The Central Loop (CL) Streetcar Line is shut down due to a mechanical issue on the Broadway Bridge. A bus replacement service has been ordered and will be in place until the issue is resolved. Please board across the street on Broadway, Weidler and 7th as the buses cannot serve left side platforms.
["A bus replacement service"?]

No service for the CL due to damage on Broadway Bridge. Bus Bridge is ordered. Find alternate transportation.

#9 Expect delays due to dark traffic signal on SE Powell at Milwaukie.

#47 #67 Due to gate closure, no service into PCC Rock Creek campus. Connection to line 52 at West Union Rd is delayed by a tree down just east of 185th on Springville Rd. A crew is working to clear the tree.

#14 Expect delays due to dark traffic signals and a tree down just north of Powell on 50th. Buses are using the oncoming southbound lane to get through.

#19 #71 Expect delays due to a tree down blocking northbound 52nd at Tolman. Police are flagging traffic thru using the southbound lane.

#12 LINE 12 - please service 77th stops on Halsey during downed pole AND parade detour.

#15 #51 UPDATE 7:06am:Lines 15 & 51 are detoured to Westbound for gas leak at 5th and Wash: Regular route to Washingon and 2th right 2th, left Oak, left Broadway, right Washington and regular route until clear - 1/2 hour to and hour.
[should be "continue 2nd" for Line 51]

#33 Beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday, November 11 until 7 p.m. Thursday, November 13, no service to the stop at SE McLoughlin & River Rd (Stop ID 3850) due to construction. Please use the temporary stop 200 at SE McLoughlin & Bluebird.
[stop 200?]

#17 NEW: Line 17 is detoured at Dekum at 25th: Regular route to Dekum and 27th then left 27th, right Highland, right 22nd, left Dekum and Regular route Slow of 15 mph thru detour.
[this makes sense for Line 75 westbound but not for Line 17]

#75 LINE 75 to Milwaukie Transit Center: Regular route to 24th and Dekum, left 24th, right Saratoga, right 27th, left Dekum, & Regular route To St.Johns: Regular route to 27th and Dekum, right 27th, left Saratoga into 24th, right Dekum, & Regular route UNTIL: police action has cleared.
[Milwaukie Transit Center" no longer exists, and "right Saratoga" should be "into Saratoga" like it is going the other way]

#15 #18 #20 Stop Closure - Lines 15 18 20 Westbound: west Burnside Westbound near side St Clair, serve next stop at 21st Today until 3pm; tomorrow 9am - 3pm.
[that should be "eastbound"]

#35 Line 35 to Ports and Will:Regular route to Greeley and Rosa Parks, right Rosa Parks, left Denver, left Lombard to greeley and regular route.
[Ports and Will?]

#35 line 35 to Portland:Regular route to Lombard and Greely continue Lombard, right Denver, left Rosa Parks, left Greely and regular route.
[should be "right Rosa Parks"]

#8 #77 Line 8, 77:Back to regular route on Multnomah at 7-9, please make sure you pull all the way up to the intersection and workers will flag you through, BUSES ONLY.

#8 Line 8 inbound: Regular route to Multnomah and 11th then move to left lane for left 9th, right Lloyd, right 7th, left Multnomah and regular route.
[Multnomah is one lane per direction now]

#8 Line 8, 77outbound: Regular route Multnomah and 7th, then right 7th, left Lloyd, left 9th and regular route.
[Line 8 should have "right Multnomah" at the end]

#8 Line 8 outbound:Regular route Multnomah and 7th, then left 7th, left Lloyd, left 9th, right Multnomah and regular route.
[should be "right 7th"]

MAX Blue and Red lines are experiencing major delays due to a mechanical issue with a train at Washington Park Station. Expect delays through at least 12:30 p.m. Use Green Line eastbound to Gateway or for stops in between Gateway or Portland City Center. Or use regular bus service.
[should be "Use Green Line for service eastbound between Portland City Center and Gateway"]

#33 Line 33 UPDATE: outbound Due to Linn ave being block detour as follows regular route to 5th SE John Adams left John Adams, right 7th to Molalla, then regular route.
#33 Line 33 UPDATE REVISED outbound Due to Linn ave being block detour as follows regular route 5th SE JQ Adams right 7th to Molalla, then regular route.
[in Oregon City, there's a John Adams Street then there's a John Quincy Adams Street]

#33 Line 33: Linn Ave is blocked due to land slide. Please use Molalla Ave both directions until further notice.
[How?]

#30 #79 Due to a major traffic accident blocking I-205 South around Hwy 212/224, buses may leave 3 minutes early from the end of the lines.
[not going to help with a blockage]

#4 #16 #44 #75 Lines 16, 4, 44, 75. Lombard is blocked at Philadelphia area. Please use Ivanhoe to get by. Watch for detour to come out soon.

#71 Line 71 your Southbound stop at 122nd and Midland Library stop will be closed due to heavy traffic, stay in the left lane once you pass Stark then merge back over to right lane once traffic is clear.

#8 Line 8: stop at 5th & Broadway closed until 4pm. Please announce to passengers so they can make adjustments.

#75 Line 75 Northbound detour: Regular route to Harrison and Hwy 224, right Hwy 224, left Oak, left Monroe into 32nd to Harrison and regular route Until clear.
["left Monroe" should be "left Railroad"]

#75 Line 75 Southbound detour: Regular route to 32nd and Harrison, continue Harrison into Monroe, right Oak, right Hwy 224, left Harrison and regular route Until clear.
["continue Harrison into Monroe" should be "continue 32nd into Railroad"]

#9 #17 #19 Due to heavy traffic, please expect delays.

MAX BLue Line delays due to car blocking right of way. expect delays

#20 Line 20 to Gresham:Regular route to Stark and 223rd, left 223rd, right Glisan, right Hogan, left Stark and regular route, until clear.
["right Hogan" should be "right 242nd Drive"]

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