TriMet to expand service on five bus lines, improve capacity and reliability on others

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New fall service begins Sunday, Sept. 4 TriMet will add more service to five bus lines and improve schedules on 11 others as part of its new fall schedule to increase reliability, better match rider demand, connect people with jobs and ease crowding. The changes take effect on Sunday, Sept. 4. The increased service is […]


Plan ahead as major MAX improvement project closes streets, lanes and crosswalks in Rose Quarter and Lloyd District

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Street closures begin Saturday, Aug. 20; MAX disruption underway Sunday, Aug. 21 MAX riders, auto drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should plan ahead for TriMet’s Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project. The project to replace switches, realign the rails and improve the track bed will disrupt MAX service from the start of service Sunday, Aug. 21 through […]


Plan ahead: Rose Quarter MAX Improvements to temporarily alter service August 21 – September 3

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Signs and service alerts going up to inform riders of service impacts, system improvements TriMet MAX riders should start planning ahead for the upcoming Rose Quarter MAX Improvements. With the project less than two weeks away, signs and service alerts are going up to inform riders about the temporary service adjustments necessary from the start […]


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 […]