Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet and PGE improvement projects planned for Springwater Corridor Trail

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Projects require additional closure of trail in Southeast Portland TriMet and PGE have two upcoming improvement projects along the Springwater Corridor Trail that will require the temporary closure of a section of the trail, a Portland Parks & Recreation facility. For their safety, bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured off the trail beginning Monday, Sept. […]


TriMet, community partners hold events to help riders struggling financially sign up for reduced fare

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Special events and added qualification sites sign up riders for reduced Honored Citizen fare Since riders who make a low-income began qualifying for TriMet’s reduced Honored Citizen fare in July, more than 2,600 people have taken advantage of the opportunity. This month, TriMet and our community partners are teaming up to help more riders who […]


TriMet considers closing four low-ridership, closely spaced MAX stations to move trains more efficiently through Downtown Portland

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Closure of MAX Blue and Red Line stations could shave about two minutes off trips TriMet is considering closing four MAX stations in Downtown Portland and we want feedback from riders and the public. The stations being considered for closure include: Kings Hill/SW Salmon St Station Mall/SW 4th Ave Station Mall/SW 5th Ave Station Skidmore […]


Independent analysis once again finds no systemic racial bias in TriMet fare enforcement

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2018 study finds fare evasion, small group of chronic offenders continue to pose challenges 48,060 Fare Enforcement Incidents (March 2016 ~ March 2018) Warnings Citations Exclusions 4,228 39,464 4,368 Two years after TriMet’s first independent, third party analysis of the agency’s fare enforcement practices, a new analysis once again finds no evidence of systemic racial […]


Take MAX and avoid gridlock during I-84/I-5 improvements

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Use Park & Rides and let TriMet do the driving during ODOT’S upcoming roadwork starting July 8 Jump on TriMet’s MAX Light Rail to avoid the traffic jams expected during Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) highway improvements this summer. ODOT’s I-84 at I-5 Rehabilitation Project and I-5 Paving Project will close ramps and stretches of […]


New Chief Operating Officer comes to TriMet from Portland Mayor’s Office

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Maurice Henderson brings background in strategy, innovation and transportation to TriMet operations TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey has selected Maurice Henderson II as TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Henderson comes to TriMet from the City of Portland, where he served as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Mayor Ted Wheeler. Prior […]


Three new members join TriMet’s Board of Directors

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Appointees bring expertise in community engagement, labor, business and education TriMet’s Board of Directors welcomes three new members following nomination by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmation by the Oregon Senate. The new directors will represent north, northwest and southwest Portland as well as Clackamas County. The new members bring a wide range of experience […]


TriMet continues to grow safety and security as 2017 reported offenses on, near transit system released

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Statistics show low number of reported offenses, increase in offenses from 2016 to 2017, most crimes relate to property 2017 brought the most violent incident in TriMet history, and as Transit Police Commander Sara Westbrook releases the annual security report analyzing reported crime on the transit system, the May 26 attack had a defining impact […]


Hop Fastpass™ fare system takes more leaps forward with ticket machine, retail store transitions

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Albertsons and Safeway to end paper ticket/pass sales, transition to Hop cards only beginning August 1 More people are enjoying the benefits of Hop Fastpass™ as the next phase of the electronic fare system rollout nears. Beginning in June, riders will notice changes coming to ticket vending machines at rail platforms as TriMet transitions them […]


MAX resumes regular service Saturday, May 12 as Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into final phase

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New construction methods and materials increase MAX reliability and create a smoother ride and smoother street surface on SW 18th Avenue MAX Blue and Red lines will resume regular service at the start of service Saturday, May 12, as the Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into its final phase. The project, part of TriMet’s […]