If you work in downtown Portland there are many cost effective commute options for the southbound commuter. SmartTrips Downtown is also a great resource for you. It provides transportation information and resources for the Southwest Washington commuter who works in downtown.
You can register as a Smart Commuter today!
Sharing a ride with one, two, or even three other southbound commuters is the most flexible way to cut down on the cost of your southbound commute. For more information about carpool parking in Downtown Portland contact the City of Portland Office of Transportation or call (503) 823-5412.
One of the easiest ways to find a carpool partner is to create an account on this site. By creating an account,and going to the Ridematch section of the web site, it will allow you to creat a trip and it then will automatically match you up with other users in the system. It is a confidential carpoolmatching system that will allow you to contact potential matches via e-mail to start the discussion about possibly setting up a carpool
If you know of five to twelve people who live in the same area and want to share a ride to downtown Portland you might want to consider forming or joining a C-TRAN vanpool.
For more information, please call 360-696-4494.
There are several options available to southbound commuters who want to relax during their commute and leave the driving to someone else. With the cooperative efforts of C-TRAN and TriMet, there may be a transit route that is a perfect fit for you!
While Downtown Portland may seem like a long bike ride, it may be an option for you. Many people already make this commute by bicycle. Both the I-5 and I-205 bridges have bike paths that are accessible from both Vancouver and Portland.
You can ride the whole distance or you can ride your bike to a bus stop or transit center and either lock your bike there (if secure facilities are available) or you can take your bike with you. Contact SmartTrips Downtown to order bicycling information, including the new Cycling the Cities bicycle map of Vancouver and Portland or you can send us an e-mail that includes your name and mailing address and we’ll send one to you right away!