Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

MAX switch machine replacement projects to increase reliability, decrease delays

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First in series of replacements early Sunday, March 26, requires service adjustments on MAX Blue, Green and Red lines TriMet will soon kick off a switch renewal and replacement project essential to improving MAX on-time performance and the efficient operation of trains. The first in a series of switch machine upgrades to be completed this […]


PBOT partners with City, County, State and transit agencies to launch regional construction coordination initiative, Get Portland Moving

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Initiative aims to lessen travel impacts of multiple upcoming construction projects in the Central Business District and Cully neighborhood Today, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Bureau of Environmental Services, the Portland Water Bureau, Portland Parks & Recreation, Multnomah County, the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, and Portland Streetcar announced Get Portland Moving, an ambitious […]


Gresham City Hall MAX Station to get a new look

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Riders to experience improved amenities after construction completion this summer TriMet’s ongoing rehabilitation of our oldest MAX stations moves to Gresham, as we begin a full renovation of the Gresham City Hall Station beginning Monday, Jan. 23. The work includes safety and security upgrades, shelter renovations, new TransitTracker monitors, improved lighting, new tactile warning strips […]


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 […]


TriMet riders can now make new connections 260 feet underground!

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Washington Park Station now features Verizon wireless service TriMet’s Washington Park Station is the deepest transit station in North America and now, for the first time, Verizon customers will find themselves connected at the station 260 feet underground. Verizon worked with TriMet to allow MAX riders on the Verizon network to now text, surf the […]


Plan ahead as major MAX improvement project closes streets, lanes and crosswalks in Rose Quarter and Lloyd District

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Street closures begin Saturday, Aug. 20; MAX disruption underway Sunday, Aug. 21 MAX riders, auto drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should plan ahead for TriMet’s Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project. The project to replace switches, realign the rails and improve the track bed will disrupt MAX service from the start of service Sunday, Aug. 21 through […]


Plan ahead: Rose Quarter MAX Improvements to temporarily alter service August 21 – September 3

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Signs and service alerts going up to inform riders of service impacts, system improvements TriMet MAX riders should start planning ahead for the upcoming Rose Quarter MAX Improvements. With the project less than two weeks away, signs and service alerts are going up to inform riders about the temporary service adjustments necessary from the start […]