Making Transit Better

TriMet MAX improvements in Providence Park area to disrupt MAX Blue and Red lines

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Providence Park MAX Improvements Sunday, May 6 through Friday, May 11 TriMet’s Making Transit Better efforts to rejuvenate the MAX system continue in 2018 with our next major MAX improvement project in the Providence Park area. While the Providence Park MAX Improvements will not have the same impact on MAX riders as previous years’ work, […]


TriMet rolls new bus lines into service with dual early morning ribbon-cuttings

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State lawmakers, local dignitaries and transportation advocates join in celebration of new bus lines and other transit service improvements TriMet inaugurated its largest service expansion in years bright and early Monday morning, March 5, 2018 with simultaneous ribbon-cuttings around 6:30 a.m. on two new bus lines – Line 74-162nd Avenue on the east side and […]


TriMet moves forward on launch of low-income fare program aimed for July 1, 2018

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TriMet’s Board of Directors approves ordinance to allow people of low income to qualify for reduced fare TriMet plans to launch a new low-income fare program on July 1, 2018. This comes after the TriMet’s Board of Directors, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, approved changes that clear the way for those who meet a low-income […]


Interpretative art brings beauty of Washington Park to nation’s deepest light rail platform

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Vibrant makeover brightens up TriMet’s Washington Park MAX Station TriMet’s Washington Park MAX Station gets a new look, with vinyl murals that capture the beauty and wonder of the park experience, as well as other improvements finishing up in the next few weeks. Located within Portland’s West Hills, the station serves as a gateway to […]


Time to hop on board as TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar officially launch Hop Fastpass™ – your new ticket to ride

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Hop allows riders to use one fare system throughout the Portland-Vancouver region; provides benefits including daily and monthly ride savings, auto-loading and lost-card protection TriMet and partners C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar celebrate the launch of Hop Fastpass™ — a new and better way to pay your transit fare seamlessly throughout the Portland-Vancouver region. Hop is […]


Check out the upgraded Gresham City Hall MAX Station

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Station renovation ends with brighter atmosphere, new amenities Crews have completed the renovations of the Gresham City Hall MAX Station, upgrading amenities at one of TriMet’s oldest light rail stations. The station improvements include: safety and security upgrades shelter renovations new TransitTracker monitors improved lighting new tactile warning strips on platform edges Crews began station […]


Colorful Mural, Thorough Cleaning to Bring Fresh New Look to Washington Park MAX Station

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Power-washing and installation of Washington Park-themed artwork caps off months-long renovation The Washington Park MAX station is a rare gem and an engineering masterpiece. In the coming weeks, this iconic piece of TriMet’s light rail system will get a thorough cleaning, updated lighting and the addition of a colorful new mural highlighting Washington Park’s many […]


TriMet Board adopts Fiscal Year 2018 budget to expand bus service and improve system reliability

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Budget includes nearly 3.5 percent increase in bus service and no fare increase The TriMet Board of Directors today adopted the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget that continues TriMet’s investment in expanding service and reliability. The $1.2 billion budget includes $534.7 million for day-to-day operations as well as $203.1 million in system investments. For the […]


MAX back on track following Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project

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MAX lines return to regular routes in Portland City Center, and regular service system wide MAX Blue, Green and Red lines returned to regular routes in Portland City Center, and trains returned to regular schedule throughout the light rail system, on Sunday, May 21 following TriMet’s Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project. Crews spent the past three […]