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.

More shelters coming to MAX Orange Line stations


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


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, […]

TriMet awarded $3.4 million federal grant to buy its first electric buses


FTA grant will bring four battery-electric buses to TriMet’s fleet Thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant, TriMet will purchase four battery-electric buses as part of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment program. “Climate change is an enormous threat, and it is already beginning to impact our communities here in […]

TriMet promotes Steve Witter to lead Capital Projects and Construction Division


Witter has extensive experience leading complex projects, and delivering them on time and on budget Steve Witter has been promoted to Executive Director of TriMet’s Capital Projects and Construction Division. General Manager Neil McFarlane selected Witter to lead the division because of his leadership on major construction projects, most recently on the MAX Orange Line. […]