Future of Transit

Help TriMet set funding priorities for transit services

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Workshops and online tool solicit public feedback for first-ever statewide stable funding dedicated to public transportation TriMet is starting a conversation this month with riders and the greater community. We’re asking for help in shaping priorities for new funding for public transit under the Keep Oregon Moving law that was passed by the Oregon legislature […]


TriMet low-income fare program, expanded bus service on the horizon due to passage of state transportation package

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House Bill 2017 provides huge boost for transit services and programs across Oregon Oregon lawmakers passed House Bill 2017 this week, the first comprehensive transportation package to receive legislative approval since 2009. At $5.3 billion, the package makes significant investments in transit and many other transportation initiatives across the state. TriMet will use the funds […]


Division Transit Project open house seeks public feedback

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Online and in-person open house provide updates on project design and progress On Thursday, June 29, TriMet’s Division Transit Project staff will host an open house to update the public on the current design and progress of the project. The community is invited to attend the event to learn about the proposed project route, station […]


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 plans for hundreds of new buses with five-year purchase contract from FY2019 through FY2023

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New buses to replace older ones, help meet service expansion needs TriMet’s board approved a contract Wednesday to provide 33 new diesel buses for fiscal year 2019—with an option for 257 more from fiscal years 2020 through 2023—to replace older buses and expand the overall fleet. The 33 new buses allow TriMet to reach the […]


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

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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 […]