Portland commuters can expect train delays when TriMet’s $2.1 million dollar project to tear up tracks along First Avenue takes place May 8 through May 21.
TriMet says it expects trains to be crowded, especially during commute hours. Red and Blue line passengers passing through the Portland City Center should expect their trip to take an extra 30 to 45 minutes.
Last year was MAX's worst on record for on-time service, with one in five trips late. It's planned a series of repair projects to help speed up trains.
While the First Avenue project promises to be disruptive, more disruptive repairs are coming. Fixes in the Rose Quarter and Steel Bridge bottleneck could potentially disrupt every MAX line. That work is expected in the next couple of years.
(READ MORE: Oregon Live)
In related news, metro planners are pushing for a MAX line to Bridgeport Village, according to Oregon Live.