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MAX users plan for extra delays during improvement project

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MAX line commuters had to get up a little earlier Monday in order to get to work on time.

TriMet is currently in the process of making repairs and improvements on several MAX lines, which is creating a lot of headings for travelers.    

"I’m going to have to wake myself up early and get myself prepared a little early,” said traveler Nathan Istvanik Sunday.

TriMet said the $2.1 million project to repair roadbeds, install new rails and upgrade substations will last until May 21st, and will mean fewer trains in service and reduced, or even closed routes.

Even in the earlier hours of the morning, some MAX users have had to plan for extra commute time.

One rider who lives in Beaverton said Monday her trip to work at the Lloyd Center takes 45 minutes, but she suspects it take will much longer during construction.

“They are saying about an hour and a half, so I started a little earlier this morning,” she said.

Officials are advising MAX users to find other ways to get to work like carpooling, riding the bus or biking. TriMet even advised travelers to work from home if possible.

TriMet said car services like Lyft and Car2Go are offering discounts to MAX riders during the next two weeks. Learn more about discounts at the TriMet Tickets app.

To learn more about TriMet’s improvement project, go to 

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