Media releases

TriMet Board approves revision to TriMet Code to clarify proof of payment required to ride

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Approved ordinance aims to eliminate confusion about fare inspections while further stating fare evasion not criminal if only offense TriMet Board of Directors has unanimously approved a revision to the TriMet Code. It confirms fares are required to ride TriMet, aims to eliminate confusion about fare enforcement and further ensures fare evasion as an only […]


TriMet ordinance aims to stop confusion on fare requirements

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The TriMet Board of Directors will consider a revision to the TriMet Code that clearly details the transit agency’s existing authority to require and inspect fares. An ordinance to revise the Code will be presented to the Board at their Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, meeting. This is an effort to clear up recent confusion following […]


TriMet legal director promoted to executive director of Labor Relations & Human Resources Division

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TriMet’s Kimberly Sewell has been promoted to executive director of the Labor Relations & Human Resources Division. Sewell moves into the role from TriMet’s Legal Services Division and takes over for the outgoing executive director, Randy Stedman, who will be retiring. “Kim is an accomplished attorney and has been a top performer at TriMet,” said […]


TriMet’s next Executive Director of Safety and Security travels up the west coast from BART

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Nearly 20 years of experience in creating, directing emergency management and operations across public safety and transit industries TriMet has a new executive director of the Safety and Security Division coming on board. Marla Blagg moves to TriMet from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), a transit agency in the San Francisco area. She will start […]


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 […]