Media releases

TriMet uses Keep Oregon Moving funds to keep transit moving and expanding in fiscal year 2020

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Proposed budget reflects first full year of statewide transit tax, agency reorganization to streamline functions, increased code enforcement and no fare increase TriMet’s fiscal year 2020 proposed budget puts the agency on the road to improving service and adding more of it, tackling important improvement projects and regional transit investments, and enhancing safety while increasing […]


TriMet plans to phase out most non-Hop paper and mobile tickets and passes by Dec. 31, 2019

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Hop Fastpass® provides benefits over old-style paper tickets, including earned month passes without the upfront cost, easy reload options and lost-card protection TriMet encourages riders to make the switch to Hop Fastpass® as we plan to no longer accept most non-Hop tickets after Dec. 31, 2019. That includes unvalidated 7-, 14- and 30-day passes; unvalidated, […]


TriMet tests a new trip planner that brings together transit, ridesourcing, carsharing and bikesharing options

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TriMet partners with Uber, SHARE NOW and BIKETOWN to give you more options to get around Getting around the Portland metro area gets easier with a new trip planning tool TriMet is testing out. While our existing trip planner on trimet.org combines transit with biking and walking, the beta version of our new planning tool […]


TriMet’s new COO brings 22+ years of experience transporting people in Seattle and Kansas City metro areas

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Samuel (Sam) Desue, Jr. to lead TriMet’s Transportation, Maintenance, IT and Safety & Security divisions TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer, Samuel (Sam) Desue, Jr., brings to Portland more than 22 years of public and private transportation experience, including in Washington State. Desue has provided visionary and strategic leadership of transportation services in the Seattle and […]


TriMet’s low-income fare program on track to exceed first year expectations

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More than 10,000 riders qualify for up to 72 percent off the cost of Adult fare TriMet’s efforts to put reduced fares in the hands of riders on a low-income reached another milestone this week as the number of qualified applicants topped 10,000. Residents within TriMet’s service district who earn up to double the federal […]


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 […]