Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

Hop on board with Hop Fastpass™ as retailer sales shift to electronic fare only

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Hop system catching on with more than 2.2 million taps since July 2017 As TriMet and our partners continue to rollout the Hop Fastpass™ electronic fare system, making it easier and more beneficial for ours riders, retailers will shift to selling Hop cards only. We have grown our network of retail outlets that sell transit […]


TriMet Board of Directors to weigh recommendations for fare evasion citation changes that may go into effect July 1, 2018

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Staggered citation amounts, community service proposed based on public outreach The TriMet Board of Directors will be considering changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties in the coming months. The agency is proposing the changes following the passage of House Bill 2777 this past summer, which gives TriMet the authority to resolve some fare evasion citations […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors ratifies new labor contract between agency, union employees

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Labor agreement to run through November 2019; increases wages and allows agency to contract for much-needed restoration of light rail vehicles TriMet’s Board of Directors ratified a new labor contract between TriMet and its union employees, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  The new Collective Bargaining Agreement […]


Portland-Vancouver’s Hop Fastpass™ partners with Google, becoming the first virtual transit fare card available within Android Pay globally

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TriMet and Google are teaming up for a first – making Hop Fastpass™ the first virtual transit card available in Android Pay* starting early next year, which also marks the first mobile wallet partnership for TriMet. Beta testing for this integration will start later this month. About the beta In December 2017, a select group […]


TriMet launches international search for next general manager

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Stakeholder, public input sought on next TriMet leader Details of this post have been updated. TriMet and the agency’s Board of Directors will conduct an international search for the next general manager to lead the region’s largest transit provider. Current General Manager Neil McFarlane announced on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 that he will be retiring […]


#Rally4Transit: TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar urge congressional support of public transit

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TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar join transit agencies across the country in support of #Rally4Transit, a unified effort urging continued federal funding of public transportation infrastructure investments. Public transit provides access to opportunity, connecting people to jobs, education, services and entertainment. It also generates economic benefits, helps communities attract business development, supports job growth and […]


TriMet to institute long-term exclusions for serious offenses to help keep riders and employees safe

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Periodic reviews required for exclusions longer than one year On Wednesday, August 9, TriMet’s Board of Directors approved an ordinance that will give TriMet the ability to issue long-term exclusions, including lifetime exclusions. The ordinance specifically states that long-term exclusions may only be imposed on someone who commits “a serious physical offense” against another person […]