TriMet Powell LIFT Operations Facility Relocation
Waterleaf is providing architectural services for TriMet to design the newly relocated LIFT paratransit service facility. TriMet’s LIFT paratransit service is a shared-ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use regular buses or light rail transit due to a disability or disabling health condition. The need for LIFT Service is growing, and TriMet is relocating its LIFT Operations facility from the Powell Garage site to the Powell MAX Station Park & Ride site. The facility will allow for storage of the increased LIFT vehicle fleet and require reconfiguration of a portion of the Powell Park & Ride to accommodate storage of 140 LIFT vehicles, employee parking, 6,100 square foot operations and dispatch building, 2400 square foot storage building, on-site storm water treatment and retaining wall.