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Cuts to Parkrose Bus Line 22 impact Sandy Blvd. travelers. COURTESY PORTLAND AFOOT

We received two letters on the same subject this month, from two members of the same prominent Parkrose family: proposed cuts to bus line serving the Parkrose neighborhood.

To the Editor:
We need to comment immediately en masse to stop the most severe cuts ever proposed to our Parkrose #22 bus line. Under the proposal, Sunday service would be eliminated and early Saturday morning and Saturday evening service would end. Weekday service would go from our current 35-minute frequency to every hour.

TriMet is accepting comment through March 2 at 5 p.m. Please tell TriMet how the bus is part of our community’s connections to school, shopping, and the post office. TriMet is listening at 503-238-RIDE option #5.

See the proposal here. Email your comments to:
Paulette Rossi

To the Editor:
Please keep the 22 bus our service for the community of Parkrose. As a member of the newly formed NPI [Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative] vision/steering committee planning for our community’s future we know that efficient bus service is very important to both our business community and the heath of our whole neighborhood.

There are also many students in our school district that are very dependent on this public transportation for their academic and after school needs.

Please no not cut service to our community at this time. Also please give me a formal response to relay to the members of our NPI group, the Parkrose Business Association and the Parkrose Neighborhood association’s all of which I’m a member of. I will forward it to all three groups for agenda time at each’s monthly meeting.
Joe Rossi