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 releases Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget that expands bus service, improves system reliability and adds 57 new buses

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Budget includes a 4 percent increase in bus service and no fare increase TriMet today released its Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget that continues investment in expanding bus service, improving MAX reliability and adding 57 new buses to the fleet. The $532.4 million operating budget also includes adding new bus lines in East Portland, East […]


University of Oregon to partner with TriMet and Agency Partners on Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project in the Portland region

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The Sustainable City Year Program will engage hundreds of students in transit and transportation development plans The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) has announced its partnership with TriMet, the Portland region’s major transit agency, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Starting in September 2017, TriMet and the University will begin coordinating on dozens […]


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 […]