Electronic fare

250 regional transit riders now tapping new Hop Fastpass fare system

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Beta test begins today with riders tapping Hop Cards on TriMet and C-TRAN buses, aboard the Portland Streetcar, and at MAX, WES and VINE platforms. The beta test for the new Hop Fastpass regional fare payment system launched today with 250 riders tapping Hop Cards on TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar vehicles or platforms. This […]


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 releases Fiscal Year 2017 proposed budget that expands bus service, improves system reliability and adds 50 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 2017 proposed budget that continues investment in expanding bus service, improving MAX reliability and adding 50 new buses to the fleet. The FY2017 budget priorities also include $11.6 million to improve MAX tracks, switches and signals […]


TriMet proposes more service for eight bus lines as 10-year expansion of transit service begins

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Open house scheduled Feb. 25 for public feedback on proposed changes in September 2016 and March 2017 TriMet is proposing to add service to eight bus lines for fiscal year 2017 to help improve reliability, better match rider demand, connect people with jobs and ease crowding. The proposed changes are driven by a new stream […]


Electronic fare system work begins Feb. 13 at Rose Quarter MAX Station

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Installation not expected to disrupt service; platforms will close but access to MAX service will remain TriMet will continue installation of elements of its new electronic fare system, called Hop Fastpass™, at another major transit center on Saturday, Feb. 13, which will include platform closures. Crews will put in the underground equipment needed to power […]


Coming in 2017: Hop on board with Hop Fastpass™

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C-TRAN, Portland Streetcar and TriMet announce name of regional electronic fare system, plus new construction phase Before the end of 2017, riders will be able to hop on board transit in the greater Portland-Vancouver area using Hop Fastpass™. Hop Fastpass is an electronic fare system that will make paying for transit fast and easy – just […]


Library/SW 9th Ave Station closes Monday, Aug. 31 as crews lay groundwork for TriMet’s electronic fare system

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Initial work completed at more than half of rail stations Crews laying the foundation for TriMet’s future state-of-the-art electronic fare system have completed the initial work at more than half of our rail stations. While most stations have remained open during the work, the Library/SW 9th Ave Station is one that must close due to […]


Foundation work for TriMet’s future state-of-the-art electronic fare system to close Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station

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Lloyd Center Station to close Aug. 10-21; work also underway in Portland City Center, on Westside The Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station will close for up to 12 days, Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 21, as we lay the foundation for TriMet’s future state-of-the-art electronic fare system. Crews have been hard at work […]


Crews hard at work laying the foundation for TriMet’s electronic fare system

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Convention Center MAX station to close May 26-29; work also underway in downtown and north Portland Construction to lay the foundation necessary for TriMet’s future state-of-the-art electronic fare system is well underway, with the initial installation complete at 25 of the more than 90 MAX and WES stations. While the majority of platforms are staying […]