Author Archives: Tim Becker

New Year brings additional elevator closures as TriMet’s multi-million dollar elevator improvement program continues


Elevator closure coming to busy Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center, elevator closures continue at southeast Portland’s Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center Improvements begin on the elevator at TriMet’s second busiest transit center with an elevator on Friday, Jan. 18. The work requires closing the sole elevator at the Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit […]

Weekend work puts TriMet’s WES Commuter Rail on track toward major safety milestone


Signal system upgrades Dec. 7 – 10 require overnight testing, use of crossing safety equipment, possible WES disruption TriMet and Portland & Western Railroad are completing final upgrades and testing for a federally-mandated safety system called Positive Train Control (PTC) along the WES Commuter Rail corridor. As part of the project, crews will need to […]