Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet Board approves revision to TriMet Code to clarify proof of payment required to ride

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Approved ordinance aims to eliminate confusion about fare inspections while further stating fare evasion not criminal if only offense TriMet Board of Directors has unanimously approved a revision to the TriMet Code. It confirms fares are required to ride TriMet, aims to eliminate confusion about fare enforcement and further ensures fare evasion as an only […]


TriMet ordinance aims to stop confusion on fare requirements

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The TriMet Board of Directors will consider a revision to the TriMet Code that clearly details the transit agency’s existing authority to require and inspect fares. An ordinance to revise the Code will be presented to the Board at their Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, meeting. This is an effort to clear up recent confusion following […]


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 […]