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Friday, January 2, 2015

December'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.

#54 #56 LINE 54,56 inbound: Regular route to 5th and Market, left Market, right Naito, & Regular route outbound: Regular route to Naito and Clay, left Clay, right 6th, & Regular route until further notice.
[the "inbound" directions are for going outbound and vice versa]

#79 Line 79: stop at 82nd Drive & Harvard closed, both directions. Serve stops before and after.
[it is Herbert, not Harvard]

#71 Line 71 detour to Clackamas Town Center: Regular route to 82nd and Causey, left Causey, right 85th, and continue Monterey and Regular route.
[should not be "continue Monterey"]

#71 Line 71 detour to Clackamas Town Center: Regular route to 82nd and Causey, left Causey, right 85th, left Monterey and Regular route.
["left Monterey" does not put buses back on regular route as buses normally turn off of Monterey there]

#35 Line 35 to portland from Lake out, Regular route to Hwy43 and Walling Way then right Walling Way, left Old River Drive, left Glenmorrie, right Hwy 43 and regular route. until further notice.
[this detour was before Lake Oswego, not after, and it shouldn't be "left Glenmorrie" as it's not possible to do anything else there; also "O" was automatically expanded by their posting script to "Out"]

#78 Line 78 - just note: The sign and spot light on Lesser Road is for weekends and Holidays only - PCC Sylvania campus is open today & incase you didn't catch it your all regular route on Kerr Prkwy.

#45 #62 The northbound stop in the 9000 block of SW Washington Square Rd (Stop ID 6126) is closed until (Stop ID 6126)
[until when?]

#45 #62 Lines 45,62 There is a temporary stop outbound from Washington Sq at the Wells Fargo stop sign. the regular route stop until 12/24.
[temporary stop at the regular stop?]

#17 Line 17 use caution at Broadway and 9th, a tree has come down and is blocking the stop and is also in the road way.

#70 Line 70 and just like that back to regular route.

#32 Line 32 to Milwaukie Transit Center regular route to Oatfeild and Park left Park right Mcloughlin right Jefferson left 21st left Jackson right Main right Harrison right 21st to layover.
[it hasn't been "Milwaukie Transit Center" for years]

#70 Line 70: Start your train detour at 12th and Gideon. Effective immediately, cancel your detour Back to regular route at 12th and Gideon.

#21 Line 21 - Eastbound stop at 185th and Sandy is closed no temporary direct to next stop at 186th - Westbound stop at 185th and Sandy is closed temporary stop 200 ft east of this stop.
[needs some grammar]

The elevator at the NE 82nd Ave MAX Station will be out of service until 2:15 p.m. for maintenance. If reliant on elevator, please get off at the Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave MAX Station and take Line 77 to NE 82nd station.
[should also say that you can take Line 77 from 82nd to Hollywood]

#62 LINE 62 to Sunset Transit Center ONLY: Regular route to Murray & entrance to Sunset Hwy Eastbound, right egress to Sunset Hwy, exit Cedar Hills, cross over freeway & enter back Westbound on Sunset Transit Center, Exit Murray, right Murray, & Regular route.
[I think "Sunset Transit Center" should have been "Sunset Hwy"]
#62 No service to the nortbound stop on NW Murray at Science Park Dr, NW Cornell, or Barnes Rd. Buses detour to Sunset TC via Hwy 26.
[this was sent out a few minutes later and doesn't match the previous one]

#39 #44 #45 #54 #56 Lines 39, 44, 45, 54 & 56 the INBOUND stop on Capitol far side Bertha Ct is open - plz service this stop - use caution due to construction in this area.

#78 Line 78, Update on your Kerr Parkway detour: To Beaverton Transit Center, Regular route detour to McNary & Hidalgo, right Hidalgo, continue into PCC entrance, then regular route. Until further notice.

#78 Line 78, Update on your Kerr Parkway detour: To Lake Oswego Transit Center, Regular route to PCC exit at Kerr, continue Hidalgo, left McNary, right Jefferson, then regular route. Until further notice.
[this does not put buses back on regular route]

#78 Line 78, Update on your Kerr Parkway detour: To Beaverton Transit Center, Regular route to Jefferson & McNary, left McNary, right Hidalgo, continue into PCC entrance, then regular route. Until further notice.
[Line 78 doesn't regularly go to Jefferson & McNary]

#35 Line 35 to U of P regular route to Portsmouth and Yale right Yale to temporary layover in fron of John Jacob School.
[I have no idea why they used the guy's first name; the sign says "Astor School"]

#88 Line 88 to Beaverton Transit Center: regular route to 198th and Roase Road right Rosa Road left 196th right Rosa Road right 185th left Farmington and regular route until further notice.
[should be "left Rosa Road"; also could just say to "jog left at 196th"]

#33 Line 33 to Oregon City Transit Center from CCC detour due to bus blocking: Regular route to McLoughlin and Railroad, continue McLoughlin, right 10th, left Main and regular route Until clear.

#4 Line 4 TO Gresham: Regular route to Division and 190th then left 190th, right Stark, right Burnside, right 202nd, left Divsion and Regular route until further notice.
[it would have been shorter to use Yamhill instead of Stark]

Service Alert: On December 15, 4 bus lines will be detoured due to the Holiday Half Marathon
[Sunday was not the 15th]

#35 Line 35 detour to Tual P and R: regular route to State and B, continue State, right A ave, right 1st, left B ave and regular route until further notice.
[Line 35 doesn't go to Tualatin Park and Ride]

#71 Line 71, due to accident at 72nd SE Luther, detour as follows to Clackamas Town Center regular route to 72nd SE Flavel, continue Flavel to 82nd, right 82nd to King blvd then regular route right.
[it is King Road, not King Blvd]

Portland Aerial Tram is disrupted due to the high winds. Shuttle buses are providing service between Marquam Hill and South Waterfront.

#15 Line 15 to Gateway Transit Center:Regular route right to Belmont and 43rd, left 43rd, right Stark, left Belmont and regular route right until further notice.
[Stark does not intersect with Belmont]

#77 Line 77 to Mont Prk:Regular route right to 9th and Multnomah, left Multnomah, left 16th into 15th, left Halsey, right 6th, right Multnomah and regular route right until further notice.
[it would be much simpler and not miss any more stops to turn directly onto Halsey from 9th instead of looping around Lloyd Center; also it should be "left 6th"]

#24 Line 24 to Stanton and Vancouver:Regular route right to Fremont and 24th, left 24th, left K, right Klickitat, right 21st, left Fremont and regular route right until clear.
["left K"?]

#20 Line 20: To Beaverton Transit Center regular route to Cedar Hills and Parkway, right Parkway to left Furlong left Walker Road, right Cedar Hills and regular route until further notice.
#20 Line 20: To Portland; Regular route to Cedar Hills and Walker, left Walker, right Furlong, right Parkway, left Cedar Hills and regular route until further notice.
[should not be "right/left Furlong"; Park Way directly intersects Walker and Furlong doesn't]

#34 Line 34:Regular route right to River Road and Roethe, left Roethe, right Mcloughlin, right Boardman, left River Road and regular route until clear due to a downed power line.
#34 Line 34:Regular route right to River Road and Jennings, right Jennings, left McLoughlin, left Roethe, right River Road and regular route right until clear for downed power lines,
[should say which direction they are for]

#35 #36 Lines 35 & 36 back to regular route in Lake Oswego. Thank you !

#75 Line 75 detoured to Clackamas Town Center regular route to Going and Greeley, continue Going, left Interstate, right Killingsworth and regular route until clear.
[should be for Line 72]

#70 Line 70. Due to car parked in zone at 17th and Knapp Northbound., detour Regular route to 17th and Knapp, left Knapp, right Milwaukie, right Bybee, left 17th and regular route Until clear.

#19 #32 LINE 19 32 and REX routing: To Gateway - Regular route to 32nd and Bybee, right Bybee, left Reed College, right Woodstock & Regular route Westbound: Regular route to 32nd and Claybourne, right Claybourne, veer left 31st, left Bybee, right 32nd, & Regular route.
["to Gateway" should have been "to Mt. Scott"; also, it appears it got sent to Line 32 too]

#21 Line 21 detour as follows: Eastbound regular route routing to Sandy & 201st, right 201st, left Halsey, left 205th, right Sandy then regular route routing, reverse Westbound until clear.
[205th does not go through to Sandy]

#77 Line 77 detour as follows: Eastbound regular route routing to Sandy & 201st, right 201st, left Halsey, left 205th, right Sandy then regular route routing, reverse Westbound until clear.
[Line 77 doesn't travel on Sandy]

#71 Line 71 please make sure buses are aware of the detour at 52nd & Division & at 60th & Linoln - plz watch for passengers on Division at the line 4 stop.

#78 No service to stops on Kerr Pkwy at The Grotto. Buses to Lake Oswego do not serve the stop at on Kerr Pkwy Boones Ferry Rd.
["at on"?]

#78 Line 78 to Beaverton Transit Center: Regular route to Country Club & Boones Ferry, right Boones Ferry, left Monroe, right McNary, & continue posted detour until further notice.
#78 LINE 78 To Lake Oswego: Regular route detour to McNary & Monroe, left Monroe, right Boones Ferry, left Country Club, & Regular route until further notice.

#93 Line 93 PART 1st 5:30 Back to regular route at 4:30.
#93 Line 93 PART 2nd 5:30 Back to regular route at 4:30.

#93 On Saturday, December 6, from about 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., no service to stops along SW Sherwood Blvd or in downtown Sherwood, due to Sherwood Parade and Tree Lighting.
[going to have to wait to get into Sherwood or walk a ways]

#38 To LO Transit Center: Regular route to Kerr Parkway and Jefferson Parkway left Jefferson right McNary left Kerr and regular route.
[Line 38 doesn't go to Lake Oswego]

#20 Due to a huge boulder by the curb at Stark and Rene, Westbound buses stop 50 ft west of the bus stop.

#17 Line 17 to 27th Saratoga detour: Regular route to Broadway and Everett, right Everett, left Interstate, right Larabee, right Weidler and regular route.
[should say to cross the Steel Bridge]

Due to commercial power outage, MAX Blue Line delays of up to 20 minutes between Ruby Junction and E 148th; plus delays along the entire Blue Line for next 3 hours.
[delays there, delays everywhere]

#45 5o service to stops on SW Vermont, Troy, or 40th. Buses stay on Capitol Hwy between Vermont and Garden Home in both directions.
["5o service"?]

#45 Line 45 detour - INBOUND TO DOWNTOWN: Regular route to capitol and Troy, stay on Capitol Hwy and regular route. DO NOT USE 35TH OR TROY until further notice.
#45 Line 45 outbound Regular route to Capitol and Vermont, continue Capitol to 35th and regular route. Stay on Capitol. DO NOT USE 35TH OR TROY until further notice.

#44 Line 44: The stop at Capitol Hwy & 49th is closed due to high water. The temporary stop has been moved to Capitol & Pomona both directions until further notice.
[it appears there are permanent stops at Pomona]

#72 #77 The elevator at the NE 82nd Ave MAX Station is out of service. To Line 77: Get off at NE 60th MAX Station, take Line 71 toward Foster & 94th, transfer to Line 77 at NE 60th & Halsey. To Line 72: Get off at Gateway TC, take Line 19 toward Mt. Scott & 112th, connect to Line 72 at 82nd & Glisan. We apologize for the disruption.

#16 No service to N Syracuse & Philadelphia (Stop ID 5582) until December 2014 due to construction. Use the Line 11 stop at N Ivanhoe & Baltimore (Stop ID 11837).
[it's January 2015 now and the alert hasn't changed]

#12 On Thursday, December 4, no service to NE Sandy & 70th (Stop ID 5123) from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Use temporary stop just west, closer to 70th.
[so the regular stop isn't actually at 70th?]

#72 #77 The elevator at the NE 82nd Ave MAX Station is out of service. To connect to MAX, board a train at Gateway TC or NE 60th MAX Station. We apologize for the disruption. Plan your trip at trimet.org
[it would be better to say to take Line 77 to Hollywood]

#19 Line 19: To Gateway Transit Center: Regular route to Woodstock & 32nd left 32nd right Tolman left 28th and regular route.
[is this for all buses or just for ones that normally travel via 28th Ave, or via Rex?]

#35 Line 35 Cancel your Macadam and Taylors Ferry detour both north & south bound, buses are to return to regular route routing, use caution Police Officer will flag you through.

#35 Line 35 Southbound detour,Regular route to Macadams and Taylors Ferry, right Taylors Ferry, left Terwilliger all the way back to Hwy. 43 just north of Lake Oswego, Reverse Northbound.
["all the way back"]

#19 LINE 19 Eastbound ONLY - please use the detour ONLY if NEEDED! If you can get thru Regular route please do so.

#43 line 43 operators due to signal malfunction at 4th and Lincoln detour inbound continue on Harrison. outbound to Washington Square from 5th and Lincoln continue 5th to left Sheridan continue 3rd , right 1st and Regular route.
[continue on Harrison to where?]

2 comments:

Al M said...

Jason always finds the need to apologize for Trimet official screw ups.

Anonymous said...

Some of these alerts are unbelievably funny!
Seems pretty serious to me that they are so messed up