Future of Transit

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 […]


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. […]