Proposed Schedule

Cathedral Park dock to RiverPlace dock

Cathedral Park to RiverPlace

  • 5 a.m. Departure (CP to RP at 5:30 a.m.)
  • 6 a.m. Departure (CP to RP at 6:30 a.m.)
  • 7 a.m. Departure (CP to RP at 7:30 a.m.)
  • 8 a.m. Departure (CP to RP at 8:30 a.m.)
  • 9 a.m. Departure (CP to RP at 9:30 a.m.)

RiverPlace to Cathedral Park

  • 3 p.m. Departure (RP to CP at 3:30 p.m.)
  • 4 p.m. Departure (RP to CP at 4:30 p.m.)
  • 5 p.m. Departure (RP to CP at 5:30 p.m.)
  • 6 p.m. Departure (RP to CP at 6:30 p.m.)
  • 7 p.m. Departure

At 22 knots service speed with 5 minutes per stop, it takes ~25 minutes to transit directly between Cathedral Park and RiverPlace. With dwell times, the time between departures (headways) is 60 minutes.

Saturday: to be determined, but may include stops at OMSI, Vancouver, Milwaukie and Duckworth Dock/Moda Center for special events.

Proposed Stops

Cathedral Park

Cathedral Park (pop 3,000) and St. Johns (pop 15,000) are anticipating exponential growth due to a rezoning of the waterfront. This underserved community has extremely limited transit. Currently, public transportation to these neighborhoods and the other five neighborhoods on the Peninsula is extremely limited and a disproportionately high number of residents commute by singe occupancy vehicles (87%) as compared to most Portland neighborhoods. This creates an economic hardship for the less fortunate, but also exacerbates traffic and climate change. These vulnerable individuals stand to benefit the most as these areas are underserved by current modes of transportation. It is one of Portland’s most diverse neighborhoods, with 60% of the residents identifying as people of color; 25% are living at or below the poverty line.

RiverPlace Dock

The South Waterfront is one of Portland’s most rapidly growing neighborhoods. In 2010, it was essentially empty with mainly undeveloped lots and mostly unused buildings. But in the last few years it has boomed, especially since the 2015 introduction of the MAX Orange Line.

Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) has 300 staff (500 pre-COVID) commuting from the St. Johns and Cathedral Park neighborhoods with an average transit time of more than one hour each way. It is Portland’s largest employer with 18,480 employees and is a statewide economic powerhouse, providing $7.2 billion in total gross output and 42,639 jobs (2019).

Portland State University (PSU) is Oregon’s largest hub, with 26,000 students on campus. PSU is conducting research to learn the number of faculty, staff and students that live in the Cathedral Park and St. Johns neighborhoods, but it is considered substantial.

Connections

There are multiple opportunities to provide connections to and from the docks:

  • Shuttle buses
  • Bicycles (personal and Bike Town)
  • Scooters
  • Walking
  • Portland Streetcar, MAX, TriMet
  • Kiss and Ride
  • Uber/Lyft