Media releases

TriMet, community partners hold events to help riders struggling financially sign up for reduced fare

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Special events and added qualification sites sign up riders for reduced Honored Citizen fare Since riders who make a low-income began qualifying for TriMet’s reduced Honored Citizen fare in July, more than 2,600 people have taken advantage of the opportunity. This month, TriMet and our community partners are teaming up to help more riders who […]


Independent analysis once again finds no systemic racial bias in TriMet fare enforcement

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2018 study finds fare evasion, small group of chronic offenders continue to pose challenges 48,060 Fare Enforcement Incidents (March 2016 ~ March 2018) Warnings Citations Exclusions 4,228 39,464 4,368 Two years after TriMet’s first independent, third party analysis of the agency’s fare enforcement practices, a new analysis once again finds no evidence of systemic racial […]


Take MAX and avoid gridlock during I-84/I-5 improvements

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Use Park & Rides and let TriMet do the driving during ODOT’S upcoming roadwork starting July 8 Jump on TriMet’s MAX Light Rail to avoid the traffic jams expected during Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) highway improvements this summer. ODOT’s I-84 at I-5 Rehabilitation Project and I-5 Paving Project will close ramps and stretches of […]


New Chief Operating Officer comes to TriMet from Portland Mayor’s Office

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Maurice Henderson brings background in strategy, innovation and transportation to TriMet operations TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey has selected Maurice Henderson II as TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Henderson comes to TriMet from the City of Portland, where he served as Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives for Mayor Ted Wheeler. Prior […]


Three new members join TriMet’s Board of Directors

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Appointees bring expertise in community engagement, labor, business and education TriMet’s Board of Directors welcomes three new members following nomination by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmation by the Oregon Senate. The new directors will represent north, northwest and southwest Portland as well as Clackamas County. The new members bring a wide range of experience […]