Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet moves to speed up MAX system by consolidating stations in Downtown Portland


TriMet Board of Directors considering ordinances to permanently close Mall/SW 4th Ave and Mall/SW 5th Ave stations, close Kings Hill/SW Salmon St for one-year pilot TriMet’s Board of Directors will vote on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, whether to speed up MAX Blue and Red lines by consolidating stations in Downtown Portland. They will consider ordinances […]

Better, faster and more service, increased security and fare enforcement arriving in fiscal year 2020


TriMet’s fiscal year 2020 budget brings riders more bus service, increased security and fare enforcement and improvements to speed up buses and trains and keep them on time. The TriMet Board of Directors adopted the agency’s FY 2020 budget on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. It includes $685.2 million for day-to-day operations and more than $300 […]

Portland-Vancouver’s Hop Fastpass® becomes first transit fare card in North America on iPhone


Starting today, riders in the Portland-Vancouver region can add a Hop Fastpass® card to Apple Wallet and use their iPhone and Apple Watch to ride TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar. Hop is the first transit fare card in North America to launch in Apple Wallet. Riders will now be able to enjoy the true tap-and-go convenience of Express Transit with […]