TriMet plans for hundreds of new buses with five-year purchase contract from FY2019 through FY2023

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New buses to replace older ones, help meet service expansion needs TriMet’s board approved a contract Wednesday to provide 33 new diesel buses for fiscal year 2019—with an option for 257 more from fiscal years 2020 through 2023—to replace older buses and expand the overall fleet. The 33 new buses allow TriMet to reach the […]


TriMet expands parking options in Milwaukie with new Park & Ride opening Aug. 1 near MAX Orange Line

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Up to 150 parking spaces added adjacent to the SE Park Ave Parking Garage TriMet is expanding parking options with the opening of its newest Park & Ride lot for riders Monday, Aug. 1, in Milwaukie near the MAX Orange Line. The Elks Milwaukie-Portland Lodge Park & Ride at 13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd., will feature […]


TriMet awarded $3.4 million federal grant to buy its first electric buses

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FTA grant will bring four battery-electric buses to TriMet’s fleet Thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant, TriMet will purchase four battery-electric buses as part of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment program. “Climate change is an enormous threat, and it is already beginning to impact our communities here in […]


Major MAX project to improve service in the Rose Quarter

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Improvement work to disrupt MAX lines, reduce frequency Aug. 21 – Sept. 3; plan ahead before purchasing monthly pass TriMet’s next major track project to improve MAX service, increase reliability and help keep trains running on-time is a month away. The Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project will disrupt MAX Blue, Green and Red lines and […]