Improving the Ride

Adjustments to some bus/MAX lines and return of bus service across Sellwood Bridge start December 4/5

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Service changes to improve connections, match ridership/traffic conditions Minor adjustments to six TriMet bus lines and one early morning MAX run begin December 4 and 5 to improve connections but the biggest change coming will be the return of buses to the Sellwood Bridge. Line 99, which runs currently from Clackamas Community College (CCC) to […]


MAX resumes regular service Sunday, Sept. 4 following Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project

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New improvements rejuvenate a section of the original light rail alignment as we celebrate 30 years of MAX MAX lines will resume regular service at the start of service tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 4, following the Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project. The project, on the heels of improvements along 1st Avenue in Downtown Portland in May, […]


Plan ahead as major MAX improvement project closes streets, lanes and crosswalks in Rose Quarter and Lloyd District

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Street closures begin Saturday, Aug. 20; MAX disruption underway Sunday, Aug. 21 MAX riders, auto drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should plan ahead for TriMet’s Rose Quarter MAX Improvements project. The project to replace switches, realign the rails and improve the track bed will disrupt MAX service from the start of service Sunday, Aug. 21 through […]


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 promotes Steve Witter to lead Capital Projects and Construction Division

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Witter has extensive experience leading complex projects, and delivering them on time and on budget Steve Witter has been promoted to Executive Director of TriMet’s Capital Projects and Construction Division. General Manager Neil McFarlane selected Witter to lead the division because of his leadership on major construction projects, most recently on the MAX Orange Line. […]


MAX on track to resume regular service Sunday following 1st Avenue improvements

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New switches and rail, improved track bed and repaired surfaces make for a smoother, quieter and more reliable ride along 1st Avenue MAX is on track to resume regular service Sunday morning, May 22, following the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements project that rejuvenated a section of the original MAX alignment. Crews took a test train […]


Preparations for 1st Ave MAX Improvements project to close streets starting May 2

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MAX service adjusted, reduced May 8 – 20 Two streets in downtown Portland will close Monday, May 2, including NW Couch Street, as preparations begin for TriMet’s 1st Ave MAX Improvements project. During the project, the MAX alignment on 1st Avenue from SW Morrison to NW Davis will be shut down as crews replace switches […]


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 […]


MAX riders: Think twice before buying a monthly TriMet pass for May

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Two-week MAX improvement project to disrupt service, extremely limit space on trains TriMet’s monthly passes for May go on sale April 20, 2016 but before you buy yours, think twice. MAX riders may want to get a book of tickets instead, as a significant MAX improvement project will disrupt MAX service for two weeks in […]