Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet legal director promoted to executive director of Labor Relations & Human Resources Division

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TriMet’s Kimberly Sewell has been promoted to executive director of the Labor Relations & Human Resources Division. Sewell moves into the role from TriMet’s Legal Services Division and takes over for the outgoing executive director, Randy Stedman, who will be retiring. “Kim is an accomplished attorney and has been a top performer at TriMet,” said […]


TriMet Board supports route for new light rail line in Southwest Corridor

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Resolution passes recommending Metro adoption of Locally Preferred Alternative A proposed light rail line serving the bustling, and growing, Southwest Corridor is years away, but the route the trains would run through southwest Portland, Tigard and Tualatin is coming into focus. The TriMet Board of Directors approved a resolution on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, recommending […]


TriMet’s next Executive Director of Safety and Security travels up the west coast from BART

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Nearly 20 years of experience in creating, directing emergency management and operations across public safety and transit industries TriMet has a new executive director of the Safety and Security Division coming on board. Marla Blagg moves to TriMet from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), a transit agency in the San Francisco area. She will start […]


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 […]