Fare enforcement

TriMet Board approves revision to TriMet Code to clarify proof of payment required to ride

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Approved ordinance aims to eliminate confusion about fare inspections while further stating fare evasion not criminal if only offense TriMet Board of Directors has unanimously approved a revision to the TriMet Code. It confirms fares are required to ride TriMet, aims to eliminate confusion about fare enforcement and further ensures fare evasion as an only […]


TriMet ordinance aims to stop confusion on fare requirements

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The TriMet Board of Directors will consider a revision to the TriMet Code that clearly details the transit agency’s existing authority to require and inspect fares. An ordinance to revise the Code will be presented to the Board at their Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, meeting. This is an effort to clear up recent confusion following […]


Independent analysis once again finds no systemic racial bias in TriMet fare enforcement

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2018 study finds fare evasion, small group of chronic offenders continue to pose challenges 48,060 Fare Enforcement Incidents (March 2016 ~ March 2018) Warnings Citations Exclusions 4,228 39,464 4,368 Two years after TriMet’s first independent, third party analysis of the agency’s fare enforcement practices, a new analysis once again finds no evidence of systemic racial […]


TriMet enters into partnership with Portland Patrol Inc. to increase security and code enforcement

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TriMet Board of Directors authorizes contract with PPI for unarmed transit peace officers TriMet plans to contract with Portland Patrol Inc. (PPI) to add transit peace officers who will provide an increased security presence for riders on the transit system while enforcing TriMet Code, including fare requirements. The TriMet Board of Directors authorized a contract […]


TriMet Board of Directors to weigh recommendations for fare evasion citation changes that may go into effect July 1, 2018

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Staggered citation amounts, community service proposed based on public outreach The TriMet Board of Directors will be considering changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties in the coming months. The agency is proposing the changes following the passage of House Bill 2777 this past summer, which gives TriMet the authority to resolve some fare evasion citations […]


New law gives TriMet authority to offer some fare evaders a second chance to stay out of court system

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HB 2777 reinforces TriMet’s commitment to bring equity to fare/code enforcement Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2777 last week, clearing the way for TriMet to pursue new options that give individuals the opportunity to correct their behavior when cited for violations of the TriMet Code, including fare evasion. HB 2777 grants transit districts […]


Independent analysis finds no systemic racial bias in TriMet fare enforcement

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Agency pursues opportunities to improve equity of overall fare enforcement efforts including making violations less punitive TriMet has completed the most in-depth evaluation ever of our fare enforcement practices and according to an independent third-party analysis there is no evidence of systemic racial bias. We do, however, intend to use the report to make changes […]