Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

Portland’s Virtual Hop Fastpass™ transit card now available to all Google Pay users

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Groundbreaking technology brings Hop card benefits to Google Pay The virtual Hop Fastpass™ card is now available to all Google Pay users, making it the first account-based regional virtual transit card on Google Pay in the world. Google Pay users can now add value to their virtual card and tap with their phone to ride […]


TriMet MAX improvements in Providence Park area to disrupt MAX Blue and Red lines

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Providence Park MAX Improvements Sunday, May 6 through Friday, May 11 TriMet’s Making Transit Better efforts to rejuvenate the MAX system continue in 2018 with our next major MAX improvement project in the Providence Park area. While the Providence Park MAX Improvements will not have the same impact on MAX riders as previous years’ work, […]


TriMet to expand service, increase security presence, launch low-income fare program and add more new buses

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FY 2019 proposed budget reflects increased revenue from passage of HB 2017 and no fare increase TriMet today released its Fiscal Year 2019 proposed budget that reflects the agency’s continued investment in expanding bus service, improving MAX performance and stations, enhancing safety and increasing TriMet Code enforcement. The $710.1 million operating budget also includes the […]


TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey officially takes the reins of Oregon’s largest transit agency

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TriMet Board of Directors and Kelsey reach contract agreement New General Manager Doug Kelsey is officially in the driver’s seat at TriMet. The TriMet Board of Directors has reached a contract agreement with Kelsey a week after appointing him as its choice to lead the agency. Kelsey has served as TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer since […]


TriMet Board of Directors approves fare evasion penalty changes

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Staggered citation amounts, community service option, and other possible alternatives go into effect July 1, 2018 The TriMet Board of Directors has approved changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties. The new changes provide a tier system of penalties in adult fare evasion cases, and allow other options in addition to citation payments. The changes go […]


TriMet Board of Directors chooses COO Doug Kelsey as agency’s next General Manager

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Kelsey outlines plan to improve agency’s outreach efforts TriMet Board of Directors announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28 that it has chosen TriMet Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey as the agency’s next General Manager. The Directors approved a resolution directing Board Chair Bruce Warner to negotiate a contract with Kelsey. That process will likely take until […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors appoints interim General Manager

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TriMet’s Board of Directors has appointed TriMet General Counsel Shelley Devine as interim General Manager of the transit agency. The Board made the appointment during a teleconference this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. General Manager Neil McFarlane wrapped up his service today. He announced his retirement in October after more than seven years as General […]


Major retailers continue selling paper tickets as Hop Fastpass™ rollout continues

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Learn about the ease and benefits that come with switching to Hop Major retail outlets that sell TriMet fares will continue to sell traditional paper tickets and passes into the summer as TriMet increases the marketing and education about Hop Fastpass™ transit fare cards. We heard from riders who are unclear about Hop and how […]