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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 […]


Don’t rely on good luck alone; be prepared for Shamrock Run transit impacts

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New routes this year will cause fewer delays, but be sure to plan ahead With almost 25,000 participants expected at the 39th annual Shamrock Run on March 19th, it’s important to plan ahead for impacts to TriMet service Sunday morning. Despite its size, new routes this year will decrease the delays to buses and trains […]


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 […]


Go by Transit to the Portland Winter Light Fest

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The second annual outdoor illumination celebration happening this week on Portland’s Eastbank waterfront That upcoming bright spot on your calendar is the Portland Winter Light Fest happening February 1-4 along the Willamette River’s Eastbank Esplanade and TriMet will get you there with some shining transit options. TriMet is proud to be a sponsor of the […]


TriMet hires expert in rail transportation to lead Transportation Division

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TriMet has hired Patrick Preusser, an expert in rail transportation, to lead its Transportation Division. As Executive Director of Transportation, Preusser will lead the operational activities for bus, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and LIFT paratransit service. The division includes about 1,750 employees who deliver more than 101 million rides a year. Preusser brings […]


TriMet launches outside review of rail safety incidents

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Former NTSB investigator conducts audit and recommends changes to improve safety TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey today reported to the TriMet Board of Directors on a safety audit he requested on operational rule violations, or recordable safety events. Each year, MAX trains travel 9.2 million miles a year, carry 40 million trips safely and […]


TriMet names pedestrian bridge in honor of community advocate

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TriMet hosted an event at the Sunset Transit Center this past weekend to honor the late Terry Hofferber Moore. About 50 people attended the event to officially name the Highway 26 overcrossing the Terry Hofferber Moore Pedestrian Bridge. Earlier this year, more than 100 community advocates requested that TriMet rename the Sunset TC pedestrian bridge […]


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, […]