TriMet News and Media Releases

Posted in MAX, Media Releases, Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, Safety, Transit Police Division

Aug. 30: MAX Orange Line trains begin test runs; be alert as trains operate frequently most hours of the day

All MAX schedules adjusted to accommodate new Orange Line On Sunday, Aug. 30, MAX Orange Line test trains will begin running frequently along the 7.3-mile route between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County. Orange Line trains will operate on their … Continue reading »

Posted in Media Releases, Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, TriMet Board of Directors, TriMet News

Moody’s upgrades TriMet’s payroll-tax bond rating to Aaa, the highest for any U.S. transit agency

Robust economic growth, TriMet’s strong management and stable outlook linked to increased bond rating Leading credit-rating agency Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded TriMet’s $70 million Series 2015A and $65.7 million 2015B payroll-tax bonds to Aaa status. Moody’s made the upgrade … Continue reading »

Posted in Electronic fare, Making transit better, Media Releases, TriMet News

Library/SW 9th Ave Station closes Monday, Aug. 31 as crews lay groundwork for TriMet’s electronic fare system

Initial work completed at more than half of rail stations Crews laying the foundation for TriMet’s future state-of-the-art electronic fare system have completed the initial work at more than half of our rail stations. While most stations have remained open … Continue reading »

Posted in Bus, Frequent Service, Making transit better, MAX, Media Releases, Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, TriMet News

TriMet expands service with opening of the MAX Orange Line, plus more bus service and connections

New fall service includes fully restoring Sunday Frequent Service on buses along with other improvements With the Sept. 12 opening of the MAX Orange Line, TriMet will expand bus and MAX service as part of its new fall schedule. MAX … Continue reading »

Posted in Future of Transit, Media Releases, Service Enhancement Plans, TriMet Board of Directors, TriMet News

With 400,000 new residents expected in region, TriMet looks to expand service with additional revenues

TriMet is proposing to increase revenues to meet the demand for more transit service. The region is expected to grow by the equivalent of four new Hillsboros over the next 20 years with 400,000 new residents and 260,000 new jobs. … Continue reading »