The OHSU Transit Pass Distribution for 2014-15 begins August 18. Visit the distribution page to see the calendar, cost of pass, and changes to this year's program.
Transit and OHSU
Transit is a popular way to travel to OHSU. Portland's regional transit agency is TriMet. Our campuses are also served by Portland Streetcar, C-TRAN (Vancouver's transit agency), and Portland Aerial Tram.
Free parking is available at TriMet Park & Rides 24/7 at 63 locations around the region.
Visit Ride.Trimet.Org to plan a trip, see routes and find a park & ride (black "p" icon).
All public transit is ADA accessible.
TriMet Line 8 is frequent service. Weekdays first arrival: 5:52 a.m. Final departure: 12:10 a.m.
TriMet Lines 61, 64, 65, 66, 68 and C-TRAN 190 are express lines that run during morning and afternoon rush only. Stop ID 5028 is OHSU Hospital.
C-TRAN pass or fare is required to board C-TRAN 190. Learn practical information on the C-TRAN pass and using a TriMet pass to commute from Vancouver on our blog (log in required).
Portland Streetcar NS Line and TriMet lines 35 and 36 service South Waterfront. TriMet lines 1, 9, 12, 17, 19, 38, 43, 44, 45, 54, 55, 56 are accessible via the Gibbs Street Pedestrian Bridge.
In 2015, a new transit bridge opens at our Schnitzer Campus,
providing several new transit options to east Portland.
Portland Aerial Tram connects South Waterfront to Marquam Hill.
An OHSU shuttle bus runs between TriMet's Willow Creek Transit Station and OHSU West Campus at 15-minute intervals during commuter hours (7:00 - 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.). Willow Creek is served by the Blue MAX line and bus lines 52, 59 and 88.
TriMet fare is $5 a day.
Streetcar only fare is $1 for 2 hours. TriMet fare is valid on Streetcar.
Portland Aerial Tram fare is $4 roundtrip. Patient courtesy tickets are available at clinics. See the tram page for other valid fare.
OHSU member trips:
OHSU Badges are valid fare on Portland Streetcar and Portland Aerial Tram.
For TriMet and C-Tran, anyone with an OHSU badge is eligible for a subsidized-pass through the OHSU Transit Program, described below.
OHSU Transit Program
Anyone with an active OHSU Badge is eligible for an annual transit pass (TriMet or C-TRAN) subsidized more than 70% by OHSU off the regular retail price.
- The TriMet pass is $318 a year (September to August) and prorates down every 2 weeks beginning in September. Benefits offers employees an additional subsidy.
- The C-TRAN pass is $384 a year and prorates down every 2 weeks beginning in September.
Benefited employees are eligible for an additional subsidy--bringing the TriMet pass down to $50 (this offer cannot be prorated or refunded).