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Public transit

Poppe the Panther at a bus stop

To promote and encourage riding public transit, PCC offers cost-saving programs for both students and staff. TriMet tickets and passes are also available for purchase at all campus bookstores.

Free Summer ’23 Program

TriMet has partnered with PCC to provide a limited number of Free Summer ’23 Hop cards that are valid from the date they are picked up through August 31, 2023.    PCC students that are registered for credit classes during the summer term qualify for these Hop cards. The cost is free! Stop by on or after Monday, June 26th at any of the PCC bookstores or PCC food pantries located at the four main campuses and pick up your Hop card. Limit one Hop card per summer term credit registered student. Hop cards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

TriMet Reduced Fare Program

Sold by TriMet and still available

Get access to 50% off TriMet single-use tickets and day passes, and pay only $28 for monthly passes (72% savings) by joining the TriMet Reduced Fare Program. Individuals with an annual income at or below $24,980 can qualify. Similarly, a family of four with an income of less than $51,500 will also qualify. Full details on program qualifications can be found on the TriMet site.  You can apply at numerous sites around the Portland area, so be sure to check out the TriMet website for specific locations.

TriMet is now able to verify your eligibility remotely on the TriMet website.

PCC Student Term Hop card

If you are a PCC student (not faculty or staff) taking a non-credit class, then you can BUY a Student Select Summer Term Hop Pass for $150 that is valid through September 30, 2023.  If you choose this option, you will need to email parking@pcc.edu and provide your name, G#, and authorization to charge your student account for this Hop card.

TriMet faculty and staff passes

All PCC faculty and staff (including casual employees) can purchase a monthly TriMet pass on a pre-tax basis. For the average employee, this would reduce the cost by approximately 31%. Individual savings will depend on your income tax bracket.

To sign up or cancel the program, complete a pre-tax payroll deduction application and submit the completed form to the Payroll Department. Applications and cancellations may be made at any time, but must be received by Payroll prior to the 15th of each month to become effective by the following month.

Note: Neither PCC nor TriMet will be responsible for any lost or stolen passes and passes will not be replaced.

Bus routes

TriMet offers a trip planner to help you find your way.

  • Sylvania: 44, 78
  • Rock Creek: 47, 52, 67
  • Cascade: 4, 44, 72, Max Yellow Line
  • Southeast: FX2, 72, Max Green Line
  • Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center: 72, 75
  • CLIMB Center: 6, 10, 14, (Bus stop is one block north on the Hawthorne Bridge) or FX2, Street Car, Max Orange Line (SE Water/OMSI)
  • Hillsboro Center: 47, 48, 57, Max Blue Line
  • Willow Creek Center: 52, 59, 88, Max Blue Line
  • Swan Island: 72, 85, or third party shuttle
  • OMIC Columbia County Rider
  • Newberg Center: Yamhill County Transit offers shuttle service from McMinnville to Newberg to Tigard on routes 44 & 45X.
  • Tigard Transit Center: Connects WES commuter rail to line 78.

For trip planning contact Michael Kuehn or use the TriMet trip planner

Routes from Washington to Cascade Campus

Students: you can use your TriMet Student Select Pass on C-Tran to PIR/EXPO!

Ride C-Tran or drive to the PIR/EXPO Yellow Line light rail station and then take the Yellow Line to Killingsworth.  At Killingsworth, catch bus 72 to campus.