Pedestrian awareness

TriMet to test safety systems on WES trains this weekend

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The work means crossing gates will be deployed Saturday and Sunday between Beaverton and Wilsonville On Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, TriMet will operate out-of-service WES Commuter Rail trains between Beaverton and Wilsonville to begin testing of a positive train control (PTC) system that will ensure safer operations. While WES trains are in […]


TriMet releases Fiscal Year 2017 proposed budget that expands bus service, improves system reliability and adds 50 new buses

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Budget includes a 4 percent increase in bus service and no fare increase TriMet today released its Fiscal Year 2017 proposed budget that continues investment in expanding bus service, improving MAX reliability and adding 50 new buses to the fleet. The FY2017 budget priorities also include $11.6 million to improve MAX tracks, switches and signals […]


Final installation of safety enhancements at MAX crossings underway

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Additional enhancements improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians at crossings between SE 8th and 12th avenues This week, final installation of safety enhancements began at the MAX Orange Line crossings at SE 11th Ave. Crews have just installed manual swing gates on the south side of the 11th Ave rail crossings, which means that bicyclists […]


TriMet, first responders and transportation partners ask public to be alert and be safe at crossings and intersections

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TriMet, first responders and transportation partners gathered Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 to urge the public to be aware and be safe at crossings. The plea follows several serious, preventable pedestrian collisions with TriMet vehicles as well as autos throughout the metro area. Smartphones, earbuds and even clothing play a role in blocking people’s awareness and […]