Does waiting for a bus affect your health? That’s a question Multnomah County officials and a citizen group hope to answer through a state health study.
County commissioners will consider a proposal Thursday morning asking the Oregon Health Authority for $15,000 to study the impact of TriMet’s bus/train transfer times.
Anyone buying a ticket to ride a TriMet train or bus has an hour to transfer between buses or trains on weekdays, and two hours on weekends. OPAL members have asked the regional agency to extend that transfer time to three hours on weekdays and make transfers issued after 7 p.m. good for the entire evening.