In 2016, the City of Tigard, Oregon, retained Jarrett Walker + Associates to study the prospects for the reconfiguration of TriMet’s transit center facility in the City’s downtown area. Tigard is a large suburb of Portland and is likely to become a more important transit node in coming years with the expansion of local bus service in the area. There may also be a light rail or BRT station in Tigard, as part of TriMet’s Southwest Corridor project.
JWA was asked to study options for the reconfiguration of the transit center. The City hoped to pursue a mixed-use, transit-oriented development project on a portion of the existing transit center site, but wished to evaluate the impacts on transit service before committing to the development project.
Major tasks in this project included:
- An Existing Conditions and Future Trends report detailing current operational needs and future plans for operations in the Downtown Tigard area, with six possible options for a future facility.
- A report expanding on three of the facility options. This report provided operating cost estimates, necessary route changes, conceptual site plans, and an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
- A final, more detailed report providing a more thorough analysis of one preferred option.