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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March'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 those errors probably should be forgiven, they can cause confusion or problems for those who try to follow them.

#12 #19 #20 Lines 12,19,20 Westbound ONLY: Regular route to 12th and Couch, left 12th, cross Burnside into 11th, right Morrison, cross bridge, right 3rd, left Burnside, & Regular route.
["into 11th" should really be "into Sandy, left 11th", and it should definitely not be "right 3rd" as it's one way going the other way]

#17 Line 17 to 136th: Regular route to Holgate and C Chavez then left Chavez, right Mall, right 41st, left Holgate and regular route until further notice.
#17 Line 17 to 134th: Regular route to Holgate and C Chavez then left Chavez, right Mall, right 41st, left Holgate and regular route until further notice.
[there is no 41st between Mall and Holgate, but someone seemingly recognized that the end of the line is officially at 134th]

#33 Line 33. Your stop at 33rd and US Grant is closed. Northbound. has a temporary 200' south. Southbound. No temporary please direct your passengers to the stops before or after.
[should be for Line 70]

#19 Line 19 detour to 92nd and Flavel: Regular route to Bybee and 27th, right 27th, left Knapp, right 28th until Clear Reverse inbound.
[should note this is for 32nd and Rex trips only]

#66 #75 Line 66 & 75 Southbound ONLY: Regular route to 39th and Main , right Main , left 38th, left Hawthorne, right 39th, & Regular route.
#66 #75 Line 66/75 - look 4th passengers ON Hawthorne at 39th on the detour.
#66 #75 Line 66 & 75: CANCEL detour RETURN to Regular route at 39th and Hawthorne at this time.
[39th has been Cesar Chevez for a while now]

#15 Inbound line 15 detour as follows Regular route to 102nd SE Glisan, right Glisan, left 99th, left Washington into Cherry blossom then regular route until further notice.
["into Cherry Blossom" should be "right Cherry Blossom", and it seems they should have been able to use Burnside like they were in the other direction instead of Glisan]

#52 Line 52 to PCC ONLY: Leave Beaverton Transit Center 2 mins early then Regular route to 185th and Stepping Stone , veer right Stepping Stone left 173rd, left Walker, right 185th & Regular route UNTIL: acc at Baseline has cleared.
#52 No service to northbound stops on SW 185th between Salix Terrace and Walker, due to a blocking traffic accident at Baseline.
[after "right Stepping Stone" it should be "into Baseline", and what about serving Willow Creek TC?]

#6 Line 6 To Portland ONLY: Regular route right to MLK and Alberta, right Alberta, left Vancouver, left Skidmore, right MLK, please use the 44th stops for passengers needing to deboard, until clear.
[rarely see instructions for serving stops on a detour]

#71 Line 71 To Foster and 94th: BACK TO Regular route BOTH DIRECTIONS.
#71 Line 71: to Clackamas Town Center: BACK TO Regular route BOTH DIRECTIONS.
[can't they just put out one message?]

#20 Line 20 blocking accident at 79th and east Burnside for now use Glisan between 60th and 82nd both ways until we get a better detour.

#34 Line 34 is detoured Southbound ONLY due to tree down at 22nd & Sparrow: Regular route tr to McLoughlin & 22nd, continue McLoughlin, right Park, right 27th, left Lark, left River Road and regular route until further notice.
[27th really isn't a street that's suitable for buses]

#71 Line 71 detour: Regular route to Foster and I-205, continue Foster, left 94th to layover on Woodstock and regular route.
[94th is the I-205 south access]

#6 Line 6. Regular route to Columbia and 16th, left 16th, left Jefferson, right 18th, right Salmon, right 13th, left Columbia and regular route until further notice.
[as buses can't serve the stop at 16th if they're turning there, they could turn directly onto 18th from Columbia]

#4 Line 4 Eastbound due to fire regular route to Division and 212th then right Wallula, left Powell, left 223rd, right Division and regular route until clear.
[I think 223rd should be Eastman Parkway]

#19 Line 19 detour outbound to 92nd and Flavel: Regular route Bybee and 27th, right 27th, left Knapp, right 28th, then regular route until 11:30 am.
#19 No service to eastbound stops on SE Bybee Blvd at 27th Ave or 28th until 11:30 a.m. today.
[should make it clear this is only for 32nd and Rex trips; 28th Ave trips could still serve Bybee & 27th]

#1 #44 #45 #64 The westbound stop on SW Capitol at 26th is closed for construction until 5 p.m. No temporary stop.
[do Line 64 riders have to walk from the next closest express stop?]

#72 Line 72 Due to blocking accident at 37th and Killingsworth.. use NE 33rd to Prescott to 42nd both directions. until further notice.
[that only works for one direction]
#72 Line 72 to Clackamas Regular route to Alberta and 33rd then right 33rd, left Prescott, right 42nd and regular route until further notice.
#72 Line 72 to Anchor. Regular route to 42nd and Prescott, left Prescott, right 33rd, left Alberta and regular route. until further notice.
[buses do not regularly use 42nd Ave, and the "right 42nd" sends buses away from the regular route on Killingsworth; likewise the "left Prescott" in the second one is also wrong]
#72 Line 72 to Clackamas Town Center Regular route to Alberta and 33rd, right 33rd, left Prescott, left 42nd, right Killingsworth and regular route until further notice.
#72 Line 72 to Anchor: Regular route to Kill and 42nd then left 42nd, right Prescott, right 33rd, left Alberta and regular route. until further notice.
[Line 72 doesn't regularly go to Alberta and 33rd]

#70 LINE 70 ok so in guess the trains should be nice tonight and currently it is clear, so please go back regular route as of 7:50 pm. Thank you.

#17 #70 Line 70..17th and Tacoma trips.. please follow detour item #117.

#4 #44 Line 4 and 44 start your detour now.

#4 #44 For trips to St Johns, no service on North Williams at (Stop ID 9547) and for trips to Portland, no service at North Vancouver & Weidler (Stop ID 6009) due to the NCAA tournament. Expect minor delays.
[Williams at where?]

#19 No service to stops on SE Bybee or 28th between 27th and Rex at 28th, due to fallen tree.
[should make it clear this is only for 32nd and Rex trips; 28th Ave trips could still serve Bybee & 27th]

#10 #14 Line 10 & 14 are detoured by bus involved with blocking truck on Main 4-5: Regular route right to Main and 4th, right 4th, left Taylor, left Broadway & regular route until clear.

#19 Line 19 Rex loop is blocked in both directions due to a tree down. Please disregard Rex loop trips until further notice.
[the entire trip?]

#75 Line 75 Northbound to Pier Park:Regular route right to 39th and Burnside, left Burnside, right 26th, right Glisan, left 39th, until further notice.
#75 Line 75 To Milwaukie:Regular route right to 39th and Glisan, right Glisan, left 26th, left Burnside, right 39th and regular route right until further notice.
[26th doesn't go through between Burnside and Glisan]

#1 #4 Due to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, March 15, SW Main & 2nd (Stop ID 11956) will not be served. Expect minor delays.
[Line 1 doesn't normally serve that stop, or run at all on Sundays]

#8 Due to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, March 15, service to and from Marquam Hill will be provided by the Portland Aerial Tram and a bus shuttle from SW Columbia between 5th & 4th. No additional fare is required. Expect delays.
[why not have Line 8 go to/from the tram instead of having a separate bus shuttle?]

#15 Due to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, March 15, buses will cross the river via the Hawthorne Bridge. For trips to Gateway, stops between SW Salmon & 12th and SE Belmont & 7th will not be served. For trips to NW Portland, stops between SW Washington & 3rd and SW 11th & Alder will not be served. Expect delays.
[especially going eastbound, that's a long ways between stops]

#17 Due to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, March 15, Northbound buses will not serve NW Broadway & Davis (Stop ID 7759) and NW Broadway & Everett (Stop ID 13178). Eastbound buses will not serve West Burnside & SW 5th Stop (ID 13171). Expect minor delays.
[13178 is a southbound stop, and the "eastbound" is only technically correct]

#54 #56 Due to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, March 15, stops from SW 5th & Harrison to Barbur & Sheridan and stops on SW Barbur between Capitol Hwy & Lane St will not be served. Expect minor delays.
[these routes normally don't go to Barbur and Sheridan, and there's no stop there]

#77 Due to the Shamrock Run Sunday morning, March 15, expect minor delays.
[they turned out to be quite major]

#33 Line 33: NORTHBOUND ONLY!!! Due to a blocking accident this route is detoured as follows; Regular route to 99th and Glen Echo, left Glen Echo, right River Road, right Roethe, left McLoughlin and regular route until further notice.

#58 Line 58: Cancel the inbound to Portland detour, buses are back to your regular route routing at 17:56.
#58 Line 58: Cancel the outbound to Portland detour, buses are to return to your regular route routing at 17:58.
[should be "outbound from Portland"]

#15 LINE 15 outbound: The stop at 2nd and Alder is CLOSED until 3:30p. THE temporary STOP IS CLOSED! The ONLY stop on 2nd will be at Taylor!

All MAX lines eastbound between RQ & Gateway delayed due to earlier mechanical issues. Expect delays of about 30 min through 8 p.m.
[RQ?]

#6 Line 6. Due to traffic on I-5, dont worry about calling to ask about using the Heavy traffic detour Just use it. Thanks.

#62 Line 62 Northbound:Effective immediately, this route is back to regular route both directions at 15:30.
#62 LINE 62 to Wash Sq ONLY: Effective immediately, this line is back to regular route both directions.

#62 LINE 62 to Wash Sq ONLY: Regular route to Murray and Beard, right Beard, left 155th, right Teal, right Murray and regular route until clear.
[going right on Teal does not lead back to Murray]

#6 Line 6. The max stop at MLK and Holladay Westbound. is closed. Please inform your passengers. Should be back open later this morning.

#93 #94 The westbound stop on SW Pacific Hwy at Gaarde/McDonald is closed.
[should really be southbound, Gaarde and McDonald run east/west]

#96 LINE 96 Southbound ONLY: please use the Barbur Blvd detour due to a truck on it's side just north of Ross Island Bridge.
[but a few minutes later:]
#96 Buses are using Barbur Blvd into Portland City Center due to an overturned truck just north of the Ross Island Bridge. Expect delays.

1 comment:

Al M said...

According to these alerts 1/2 the buses should have gotten completely lost.

How is it that didn't happen?