Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project

Go by Transit to the Portland Winter Light Fest

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The second annual outdoor illumination celebration happening this week on Portland’s Eastbank waterfront That upcoming bright spot on your calendar is the Portland Winter Light Fest happening February 1-4 along the Willamette River’s Eastbank Esplanade and TriMet will get you there with some shining transit options. TriMet is proud to be a sponsor of the […]


More shelters coming to MAX Orange Line stations

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Year-long construction and installation of deferred shelters begins in Milwaukie area This week, crews begin a year-long project to construct and install 14 additional shelters at the 10 MAX Orange Line stations. The shelters are among a handful of add-back items that the Federal Transit Administration gave TriMet approval to install after the Portland-Milwaukie Light […]


TriMet expands parking options in Milwaukie with new Park & Ride opening Aug. 1 near MAX Orange Line

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90 parking spaces added adjacent to the SE Park Ave Parking Garage Correction 10/14/16: A total of 90 designated parking spots are allocated to Park & Ride use at this lot. In previous version we noted up to 150 spaces, with 90 priority spaces for transit use. TriMet is expanding parking options with the opening […]


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 […]


Gov. Brown, U.S. Reps. join hundreds for Inaugural Ride as part of MAX Orange Line Grand Opening

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New MAX line opens on time, under budget, plus all transit service free today Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde Councilwoman Cheryle Kennedy, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici, Federal Transit Administration Acting Administrator Therese McMillan along with other elected officials and project partners today boarded the MAX Orange Line for […]


Brooklyn neighborhood connection now open!

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New Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass opens with new stairs, elevators and improved access to transit Today the new and improved Rhine-Lafayette Pedestrian Overpass opened with a ribbon-cutting event in the Brooklyn neighborhood. The new bridge improves access for people biking, walking or using a mobility device to Cleveland High School, Winterhaven School, Grout Elementary, Fred Meyer headquarters, […]


Indulge in Salt & Straw’s new MAX Orange Line-inspired ice cream and help Ride Connection

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Olive Oil and Burnt Orange Marmalade ice cream makes for cool, sweet and delicious fundraiser What cooler way to celebrate the opening of TriMet’s MAX Orange Line and Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, than with a new Salt & Straw ice cream flavor! But that’s not all. Beginning Friday, Sept. 4th and throughout the […]


Aug. 30: MAX Orange Line trains begin test runs; be alert as trains operate frequently most hours of the day

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All MAX schedules adjusted to accommodate new Orange Line On Sunday, Aug. 30, MAX Orange Line test trains will begin running frequently along the 7.3-mile route between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County. Orange Line trains will operate on their regular schedules but not pick up riders during two weeks of simulated revenue service. The […]


Moody’s upgrades TriMet’s payroll-tax bond rating to Aaa, the highest for any U.S. transit agency

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Robust economic growth, TriMet’s strong management and stable outlook linked to increased bond rating Leading credit-rating agency Moody’s Investor Service has upgraded TriMet’s $70 million Series 2015A and $65.7 million 2015B payroll-tax bonds to Aaa status. Moody’s made the upgrade due to the region’s robust economic growth and “TriMet’s strong management of operations and capital […]


TriMet expands service with opening of the MAX Orange Line, plus more bus service and connections

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New fall service includes fully restoring Sunday Frequent Service on buses along with other improvements With the Sept. 12 opening of the MAX Orange Line, TriMet will expand bus and MAX service as part of its new fall schedule. MAX schedules change on Sunday, Aug. 30, to integrate the new Orange Line into the system […]