TriMet hires expert in rail transportation to lead Transportation Division

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TriMet has hired Patrick Preusser, an expert in rail transportation, to lead its Transportation Division. As Executive Director of Transportation, Preusser will lead the operational activities for bus, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and LIFT paratransit service. The division includes about 1,750 employees who deliver more than 101 million rides a year. Preusser brings […]


Independent analysis finds no systemic racial bias in TriMet fare enforcement

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Agency pursues opportunities to improve equity of overall fare enforcement efforts including making violations less punitive TriMet has completed the most in-depth evaluation ever of our fare enforcement practices and according to an independent third-party analysis there is no evidence of systemic racial bias. We do, however, intend to use the report to make changes […]


Experienced educator joins TriMet Board of Directors

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Dr. Linda Simmons brings long track record of coalition building and leadership  TriMet announces the appointment of Dr. Linda Simmons to  the agency’s Board of Directors. An experienced educator, Simmons was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the State Senate this morning. Dr. Simmons fills the vacant District 3 position, which represents […]


TriMet launches outside review of rail safety incidents

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Former NTSB investigator conducts audit and recommends changes to improve safety TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey today reported to the TriMet Board of Directors on a safety audit he requested on operational rule violations, or recordable safety events. Each year, MAX trains travel 9.2 million miles a year, carry 40 million trips safely and […]


Adjustments to some bus/MAX lines and return of bus service across Sellwood Bridge start December 4/5

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Service changes to improve connections, match ridership/traffic conditions Minor adjustments to six TriMet bus lines and one early morning MAX run begin December 4 and 5 to improve connections but the biggest change coming will be the return of buses to the Sellwood Bridge. Line 99, which runs currently from Clackamas Community College (CCC) to […]