Public Transit

To promote and encourage transit ridership, PCC has cost saving programs in place for both students and staff. TriMet tickets and passes are also available for purchase at all campus bookstores.

TriMet Student Select Pass: Spring 2015

Any student enrolled for three or more credit hours may purchase a “Student Select Pass”. This is an all-zone pass good for travel on TriMet from the date of purchase until the end of June, 2015. PCC will sell a limited number of these passes for $190 on a first come, first serve basis. Those students receiving financial aid or who have a payment plan in place may charge the cost of the pass  to their student account. College photo ID card is required when purchasing. Spring term passes will go on sale beginning at 10am on March 18, 2015 at all campus Student Account Services.

TriMet Faculty and Staff Passes

All PCC faculty and staff (including casual employees) can purchase a monthly TriMet bus pass on a pre-tax basis. For the average employee, this would reduce the cost by approximately 22%. Individual savings will depend on your income tax bracket. To participate in this program, or cancel out of the program, complete a pre-tax payroll deduction application and submit the completed form to Payroll Department. Applications, or cancellations, may be made at any time but must be received by Payroll prior to the 15th of each month to become effective by the following month.

Note: Neither PCC nor TriMet will be responsible for any lost or stolen passes and passes will not be replaced.

Routes from Washington to Cascade Campus

We have received requests from students who attend Cascade campus and live in Washington to post transit information about the best way to get to campus - so here you go! And students, don't forget: you can use your TriMet student select pass on C-Tran to PIR/EXPO!

  1. Ride C-Tran to the PIR/EXPO Yellow Line light rail station and then take the Yellow Line to Killingsworth.  At Killingsworth, catch bus 72 to campus. 
    - OR -
  2. Drive to the PIR/EXPO Park n Ride lot, park for free, and then catch the Yellow Line to Killingsworth.  At Killingsworth, catch bus 72 to campus.

Bus Routes

Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to use TriMet whenever possible. The following list give you the bus numbers that go to the various campuses and centers:

44, 78
Rock Creek:
47, 52, 67
4, 44, 72, Max Yellow Line
4, 72
Portland Metropolitan Workforce Training Center:
72, 75
CLIMB Center for Advancement:
4, 7, 10, 14, 31, 32, 33, 41 (Bus stop is one block north on the Hawthorne Bridge)
Washington County Workforce Training Center:
52, 59
Hillsboro Center:
46, 57 Max Blue Line
Willow Creek Center:
47, 48, 52, 59, 88, Max Blue Line, Columbia County Rider

For trip planning contact Michael Kuehn or use the TriMet trip planner.


Yamhill County Transit offers shuttle service from Newberg to Tigard. Route 7 of the Yamhill Country Rider connects with the Newberg PCC Center.