Access improvements require partial closure of TriMet’s Convention Center MAX Station beginning Wednesday, Feb. 20

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Westbound platform closure will affect MAX Blue, Green and Red lines TriMet’s Convention Center MAX Station westbound platform will temporarily close beginning Wednesday, Feb. 20, for about three months. The upgrades are part of the ongoing construction of the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Convention Center. While the construction is blocking access to the platform, […]


TriMet maintains AAA tax bond rating under new evaluation criteria

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Highest-possible rating by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings demonstrates agency’s fiscal strength, responsibility Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings has reaffirmed TriMet’s senior-lien payroll tax revenue bond rating, upholding the agency’s highest-possible, AAA score. The opinion was based on new, stricter evaluation criteria, which considered the strength and stability of pledged revenue, as well as general […]


TriMet’s new COO brings 22+ years of experience transporting people in Seattle and Kansas City metro areas

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Samuel (Sam) Desue, Jr. to lead TriMet’s Transportation, Maintenance, IT and Safety & Security divisions TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer, Samuel (Sam) Desue, Jr., brings to Portland more than 22 years of public and private transportation experience, including in Washington State. Desue has provided visionary and strategic leadership of transportation services in the Seattle and […]


Highly anticipated extension of Line 24-Fremont among TriMet’s spring service increases

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Spring improvements include more trips, better frequency, new weekend service   TriMet makes history next month with the extension of our Line 24-Fremont bus line. Starting Sunday, March 3, the route will continue from Legacy Emanuel Hospital in North Portland, across the Fremont Bridge to the Slabtown, Northwest, Alphabet and Goose Hollow neighborhoods. The new […]


TriMet’s low-income fare program on track to exceed first year expectations

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More than 10,000 riders qualify for up to 72 percent off the cost of Adult fare TriMet’s efforts to put reduced fares in the hands of riders on a low-income reached another milestone this week as the number of qualified applicants topped 10,000. Residents within TriMet’s service district who earn up to double the federal […]


Say so long to paper tickets and hello to the benefits of Hop Fastpass® at TriMet’s ticket exchange events

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Series of Saturday ticket exchanges feature free Hop cards, giveaways and added convenience for riders Make your transit dollars go further by switching to Hop Fastpass®. To help you make the change, TriMet is holding a series of ticket exchange events at our ticket office at Pioneer Courthouse Square on select Saturdays. Riders are invited […]


New Year brings additional elevator closures as TriMet’s multi-million dollar elevator improvement program continues

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Elevator closure coming to busy Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center, elevator closures continue at southeast Portland’s Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center Improvements begin on the elevator at TriMet’s second busiest transit center with an elevator on Friday, Jan. 18. The work requires closing the sole elevator at the Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit […]