Electronic fare system work begins Feb. 13 at Rose Quarter MAX Station

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Installation not expected to disrupt service; platforms will close but access to MAX service will remain TriMet will continue installation of elements of its new electronic fare system, called Hop Fastpass, at another major transit center on Saturday, Feb. 13, which will include platform closures. Crews will put in the underground equipment needed to power […]


TriMet investment in bike parking facilities grows

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Grants and local funds help pay for the improvements TriMet continues to plan for and invest in bike parking facilities as a key ingredient to accessing transit. As riders around the region look to combine bike trips with transit, providing a variety of bike parking is a necessary component and attractive alternative to bringing a […]


Final installation of safety enhancements at MAX crossings underway

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Additional enhancements improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians at crossings between SE 8th and 12th avenues This week, final installation of safety enhancements began at the MAX Orange Line crossings at SE 11th Ave. Crews have just installed manual swing gates on the south side of the 11th Ave rail crossings, which means that bicyclists […]


TriMet adjusts bus routes at Clackamas Town Center on busy holiday shopping days

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Detours on Black Friday, other busy shopping days reduce traffic and delays With the holidays approaching, TriMet will adjust bus routes that normally travel through the Clackamas Town Center. On busy shopping days, including Black Friday, ten bus lines will detour from their regular routes through the mall parking lot. This is the fourth year […]


TriMet, first responders and transportation partners ask public to be alert and be safe at crossings and intersections

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TriMet, first responders and transportation partners gathered Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 to urge the public to be aware and be safe at crossings. The plea follows several serious, preventable pedestrian collisions with TriMet vehicles as well as autos throughout the metro area. Smartphones, earbuds and even clothing play a role in blocking people’s awareness and […]


TriMet hires Chief Operating Officer for continuing focus on improving operations

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Former President and GM of TransLink subsidiary to lead Transportation, Maintenance and IT divisions TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane has selected Doug Kelsey as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer. Kelsey, 56, will lead the agency’s Transportation, Maintenance and Information Technology (IT) divisions. He will also have a dotted-line responsibility for the Safety & Security Division. […]


TriMet awarded Gold Level recognition from APTA Sustainability Program

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Energy and environmental improvements, especially with the new MAX Orange Line, lead to award TriMet has earned a Gold Level award for its commitment to sustainability from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). TriMet is one of 13 transit agencies to achieve Gold Level status in the history of APTA, which represents more than 1,500 public and […]