Making Transit Better

MAX switch machine replacement projects to increase reliability, decrease delays

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First in series of replacements early Sunday, March 26, requires service adjustments on MAX Blue, Green and Red lines TriMet will soon kick off a switch renewal and replacement project essential to improving MAX on-time performance and the efficient operation of trains. The first in a series of switch machine upgrades to be completed this […]


PBOT partners with City, County, State and transit agencies to launch regional construction coordination initiative, Get Portland Moving

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Initiative aims to lessen travel impacts of multiple upcoming construction projects in the Central Business District and Cully neighborhood Today, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the Bureau of Environmental Services, the Portland Water Bureau, Portland Parks & Recreation, Multnomah County, the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, and Portland Streetcar announced Get Portland Moving, an ambitious […]


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 […]


TriMet improving some bus service beginning March 5

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Increasing frequency, hours of operation and route extensions to better serve the community TriMet’s spring service changes on 12 bus lines go into effect March 5 and will improve frequency, routes and hours of operation to better meet demand and ease transfers as well as adjust some schedules to better match traffic conditions and increase […]


250 regional transit riders now tapping new Hop Fastpass fare system

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Beta test begins today with riders tapping Hop Cards on TriMet and C-TRAN buses, aboard the Portland Streetcar, and at MAX, WES and VINE platforms. The beta test for the new Hop Fastpass regional fare payment system launched today with 250 riders tapping Hop Cards on TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar vehicles or platforms. This […]


Gresham City Hall MAX Station to get a new look

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Riders to experience improved amenities after construction completion this summer TriMet’s ongoing rehabilitation of our oldest MAX stations moves to Gresham, as we begin a full renovation of the Gresham City Hall Station beginning Monday, Jan. 23. The work includes safety and security upgrades, shelter renovations, new TransitTracker monitors, improved lighting, new tactile warning strips […]


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 […]


More shelters coming to MAX Orange Line stations

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Year-long construction and installation of deferred shelters begins in Milwaukie area This week, crews begin a year-long project to construct and install 14 additional shelters at the 10 MAX Orange Line stations. The shelters are among a handful of add-back items that the Federal Transit Administration gave TriMet approval to install after the Portland-Milwaukie Light […]


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, […]