Media releases

TriMet to institute long-term exclusions for serious offenses to help keep riders and employees safe

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Periodic reviews required for exclusions longer than one year On Wednesday, August 9, TriMet’s Board of Directors approved an ordinance that will give TriMet the ability to issue long-term exclusions, including lifetime exclusions. The ordinance specifically states that long-term exclusions may only be imposed on someone who commits “a serious physical offense” against another person […]


TriMet adopts new national standard crime reporting system for more comprehensive tracking of offenses

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Change in reporting processes aligns with Portland Police Bureau, does not allow for direct comparison with previous TriMet reported crime statistics 2016 statistics show most offenses against customers still involve property; offenses against operators continue to pose challenge TriMet has adopted the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) to track and calculate reported crime on the […]


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 […]