In early 2020, riding the shuttle from the NE Alderwood parking lot to the airport was a familiar start to the work day for many PDX employees. Then in March, COVID-19 hit, passenger volumes decreased and employees were temporarily offered the opportunity to park in the unusually quiet long-term garage.
Now, as passenger volumes increase and our parking garages start to fill up, it’s time for that once-familiar shuttle route to return: Starting Saturday, June 19, PDX employee parking will transition back to the NE Alderwood lot.
Read on to find out what you need to know about the transition, how we’re keeping you safe on the shuttle and what new upgrades you’ll see when you arrive.
What You Need to Know
At 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, you can begin parking in the NE Alderwood lot using your PDX hangtag. Shuttles will run starting at midnight.
At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 21, your PDX hangtag will stop working in the long-term garage. If you parked at PDX prior to June 19, you’ll still be able to exit the garage without paying the daily fee.
Bottom line: If you don’t want to be charged a daily long-term parking fee, you’ll need to start parking in the NE Alderwood lot.
Keeping You Safe on the Shuttle
Your health and safety continues to be our top priority. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority guidance, face coverings and three feet of physical distancing are required on the shuttle.
Shuttle drivers are also required to wipe down all high-touch surfaces upon arrival at PDX and use a disinfectant fogger at least once a day.
What’s New at NE Alderwood
Since you last parked at the NE Alderwood lot, there’s been an exciting upgrade: We added 10 new electric vehicle charging stations, bringing the total number of available EV parking spots to 28.
In the coming weeks, we plan to add real-time shuttle information to the PDX employee website. Shuttles arrive every six to eight minutes, and you can always download the PDX Parking Shuttle app (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play) to see routes and arrival times.
Questions? You can call the employee parking office at 503.460.4499 or email PDXEmployeeparking@portofportland.com.