Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

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 […]


TriMet adopts new national standard crime reporting system for more comprehensive tracking of offenses

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Change in reporting processes aligns with Portland Police Bureau, does not allow for direct comparison with previous TriMet reported crime statistics 2016 statistics show most offenses against customers still involve property; offenses against operators continue to pose challenge TriMet has adopted the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to track and calculate reported crime on the […]


Time to hop on board as TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar officially launch Hop Fastpass™ – your new ticket to ride

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Hop allows riders to use one fare system throughout the Portland-Vancouver region; provides benefits including daily and monthly ride savings, auto-loading and lost-card protection TriMet and partners C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar celebrate the launch of Hop Fastpass™ — a new and better way to pay your transit fare seamlessly throughout the Portland-Vancouver region. Hop is […]


Check out the upgraded Gresham City Hall MAX Station

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Station renovation ends with brighter atmosphere, new amenities Crews have completed the renovations of the Gresham City Hall MAX Station, upgrading amenities at one of TriMet’s oldest light rail stations. The station improvements include: safety and security upgrades shelter renovations new TransitTracker monitors improved lighting new tactile warning strips on platform edges Crews began station […]


Division Transit Project open house seeks public feedback

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Online and in-person open house provide updates on project design and progress On Thursday, June 29, TriMet’s Division Transit Project staff will host an open house to update the public on the current design and progress of the project. The community is invited to attend the event to learn about the proposed project route, station […]


TriMet Board adopts Fiscal Year 2018 budget to expand bus service and improve system reliability

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Budget includes nearly 3.5 percent increase in bus service and no fare increase The TriMet Board of Directors today adopted the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget that continues TriMet’s investment in expanding service and reliability. The $1.2 billion budget includes $534.7 million for day-to-day operations as well as $203.1 million in system investments. For the […]


MAX back on track following Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project

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MAX lines return to regular routes in Portland City Center, and regular service system wide MAX Blue, Green and Red lines returned to regular routes in Portland City Center, and trains returned to regular schedule throughout the light rail system, on Sunday, May 21 following TriMet’s Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project. Crews spent the past three […]