Media releases

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 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 […]


New law gives TriMet authority to offer some fare evaders a second chance to stay out of court system

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HB 2777 reinforces TriMet’s commitment to bring equity to fare/code enforcement Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2777 last week, clearing the way for TriMet to pursue new options that give individuals the opportunity to correct their behavior when cited for violations of the TriMet Code, including fare evasion. HB 2777 grants transit districts […]


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 […]


Milestone reached in Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project

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Portland Streetcar returns to service; MAX disruption continues through May 20 TriMet’s Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project reaches a milestone on Sunday, May 14 as the Portland Streetcar resumes regular service on 11th Avenue. The street remains closed to auto traffic and MAX service remains adjusted through Saturday, May 20 as crews complete track and intersection […]