Author Archives: Mary Fetsch

About Mary Fetsch

I'm TriMet's Chief Media Relations Officer, a daily cyclist and love the local craft beer scene.

TriMet’s payroll-tax bond rating remains the highest of any similar transit agency

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Today’s bond sale will fund buses, construction of new Transit Police facility, and other improvements Leading credit-rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed TriMet’s Aaa – “Triple A” – rating for its $97.4 million Senior Lien Payroll Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2017A . TriMet is the only tax-backed transit agency to achieve a Aaa rating […]


TriMet hires expert in rail transportation to lead Transportation Division

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TriMet has hired Patrick Preusser, an expert in rail transportation, to lead its Transportation Division. As Executive Director of Transportation, Preusser will lead the operational activities for bus, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and LIFT paratransit service. The division includes about 1,750 employees who deliver more than 101 million rides a year. Preusser brings […]


TriMet launches outside review of rail safety incidents

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Former NTSB investigator conducts audit and recommends changes to improve safety TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey today reported to the TriMet Board of Directors on a safety audit he requested on operational rule violations, or recordable safety events. Each year, MAX trains travel 9.2 million miles a year, carry 40 million trips safely and […]


TriMet names pedestrian bridge in honor of community advocate

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TriMet hosted an event at the Sunset Transit Center this past weekend to honor the late Terry Hofferber Moore. About 50 people attended the event to officially name the Highway 26 overcrossing the Terry Hofferber Moore Pedestrian Bridge. Earlier this year, more than 100 community advocates requested that TriMet rename the Sunset TC pedestrian bridge […]


More shelters coming to MAX Orange Line stations

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Year-long construction and installation of deferred shelters begins in Milwaukie area This week, crews begin a year-long project to construct and install 14 additional shelters at the 10 MAX Orange Line stations. The shelters are among a handful of add-back items that the Federal Transit Administration gave TriMet approval to install after the Portland-Milwaukie Light […]


MAX resumes regular service Sunday, Sept. 4 following Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project

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New improvements rejuvenate a section of the original light rail alignment as we celebrate 30 years of MAX MAX lines will resume regular service at the start of service tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 4, following the Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project. The project, on the heels of improvements along 1st Avenue in Downtown Portland in May, […]