Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet’s Board of Directors to extend comment period for next General Manager

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January 31 special meeting postponed, new date to be announced TriMet’s Board of Directors is extending its comment period to hear from community members about their priorities for TriMet’s next General Manager (GM). Following the Board’s January 24, 2018 meeting, the Board would like more time to weigh public feedback before it determines the next […]


TriMet moves forward on launch of low-income fare program aimed for July 1, 2018

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TriMet’s Board of Directors approves ordinance to allow people of low income to qualify for reduced fare TriMet plans to launch a new low-income fare program on July 1, 2018. This comes after the TriMet’s Board of Directors, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, approved changes that clear the way for those who meet a low-income […]


TriMet enters into partnership with Portland Patrol Inc. to increase security and code enforcement

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TriMet Board of Directors authorizes contract with PPI for unarmed transit peace officers TriMet plans to contract with Portland Patrol Inc. (PPI) to add transit peace officers who will provide an increased security presence for riders on the transit system while enforcing TriMet Code, including fare requirements. The TriMet Board of Directors authorized a contract […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors names single finalist in General Manager search

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Hiring process continues with finalist appearing at Board meeting, taking public questions TriMet’s Board of Directors has named current TriMet Chief Operating Officer (COO) Doug Kelsey as a single finalist in the search for a new General Manager. This comes after an international search, including interviews that narrowed the candidates down to Kelsey. Kelsey will […]


Hop on board with Hop Fastpass™ as retailer sales shift to electronic fare only

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Hop system catching on with more than 2.2 million taps since July 2017 As TriMet and our partners continue to rollout the Hop Fastpass™ electronic fare system, making it easier and more beneficial for ours riders, retailers will shift to selling Hop cards only. TriMet has grown its network of retail outlets that sell transit […]


TriMet Board of Directors to weigh recommendations for fare evasion citation changes that may go into effect July 1, 2018

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Staggered citation amounts, community service proposed based on public outreach The TriMet Board of Directors will be considering changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties in the coming months. The agency is proposing the changes following the passage of House Bill 2777 this past summer, which gives TriMet the authority to resolve some fare evasion citations […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors ratifies new labor contract between agency, union employees

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Labor agreement to run through November 2019; increases wages and allows agency to contract for much-needed restoration of light rail vehicles TriMet’s Board of Directors ratified a new labor contract between TriMet and its union employees, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  The new Collective Bargaining Agreement […]


Portland-Vancouver’s Hop Fastpass™ partners with Google, becoming the first virtual transit fare card available within Android Pay globally

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TriMet and Google are teaming up for a first – making Hop Fastpass™ the first virtual transit card available in Android Pay* starting early next year, which also marks the first mobile wallet partnership for TriMet. Beta testing for this integration will start later this month. About the beta In December 2017, a select group […]