Future of Transit

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 […]


TriMet Tickets app now helps riders connect to other transportation options

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“RideTap” can be launched in TriMet’s mobile ticket app, includes Lyft and car2go options TriMet riders now have the ability to connect with other transportation options as part of a new feature in our TriMet Tickets mobile app, called RideTap, developed by moovel North America (formerly GlobeSherpa). TriMet is the first U.S. transit agency to […]


Help us improve bike access to transit!

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Give feedback on our draft Bike Plan that will help guide future investments in biking facilities and access to transit TriMet is creating a Bike Plan that will serve as a roadmap to help guide future investments in biking infrastructure and amenities. The plan is focused on making bike and transit trips easier, safer and […]


More bus service coming for riders this fall and next spring

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TriMet board approves improvements for nine bus lines TriMet will expand bus service on nine lines during fiscal year 2017 to improve reliability, better match rider demand, connect people with jobs and ease crowding. The TriMet Board of Directors approved the service expansion today. The fall and spring service changes include adding earlier and later trips to […]


TriMet expands bus service on seven bus lines, effective March 6

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Changes include adding more service, improving the ride on busy lines TriMet will expand bus service on seven lines beginning Sunday, March 6, as part of its new spring schedule. It’s the fourth year in a row TriMet has added service, with a focus to connect riders to jobs, educational opportunities, community services and recreation. […]


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 […]


New resources approved to expand transit service

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Revenues dedicated to new and improved service to help meet growing demand for transit TriMet’s Board of Directors today approved an increase in the payroll and self-employment tax rate with revenues dedicated to new and improved service. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the employer tax rate will increase by 1/10th of 1 percent phased-in over 10 […]


Gov. Brown, U.S. Reps. join hundreds for Inaugural Ride as part of MAX Orange Line Grand Opening

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New MAX line opens on time, under budget, plus all transit service free today Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde Councilwoman Cheryle Kennedy, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator Therese McMillan along with other elected officials and project partners today boarded the MAX Orange Line for […]