Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

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

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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 […]


A US transit industry first: TriMet’s new electric buses powered entirely by wind

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TriMet partners with Portland General Electric for a cleaner future with official launch of zero-emissions bus technology In what is believed to be a transit industry first in the United States, TriMet’s all-electric buses will be powered by 100 percent wind energy. TriMet and project partner Portland General Electric made the historic announcement on Tuesday, […]


TriMet uses Keep Oregon Moving funds to keep transit moving and expanding in fiscal year 2020

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Proposed budget reflects first full year of statewide transit tax, agency reorganization to streamline functions, increased code enforcement and no fare increase TriMet’s fiscal year 2020 proposed budget puts the agency on the road to improving service and adding more of it, tackling important improvement projects and regional transit investments, and enhancing safety while increasing […]


TriMet plans to phase out most non-Hop paper and mobile tickets and passes by Dec. 31, 2019

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Hop Fastpass® provides benefits over old-style paper tickets, including earned month passes without the upfront cost, easy reload options and lost-card protection TriMet encourages riders to make the switch to Hop Fastpass® as we plan to no longer accept most non-Hop tickets after Dec. 31, 2019. That includes unvalidated 7-, 14- and 30-day passes; unvalidated, […]


TriMet tests a new trip planner that brings together transit, ridesourcing, carsharing and bikesharing options

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TriMet partners with Uber, SHARE NOW and BIKETOWN to give you more options to get around Getting around the Portland metro area gets easier with a new trip planning tool TriMet is testing out. While our existing trip planner on trimet.org combines transit with biking and walking, the beta version of our new planning tool […]


TriMet and City of Portland get the green light for new SE Portland pedestrian/bike overpass safety project

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Community and businesses help shape project design to maximize safety and lessen impacts on private properties TriMet and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) expect to break ground this spring on a new pedestrian/bike overpass safety project that will span railroad and MAX tracks in southeast Portland. After meeting with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) officials […]


TriMet’s new COO brings 22+ years of experience transporting people in Seattle and Kansas City metro areas

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Samuel (Sam) Desue, Jr. to lead TriMet’s Transportation, Maintenance, IT and Safety & Security divisions TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer, Samuel (Sam) Desue, Jr., brings to Portland more than 22 years of public and private transportation experience, including in Washington State. Desue has provided visionary and strategic leadership of transportation services in the Seattle and […]