Safety

TriMet launches outside review of rail safety incidents

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Former NTSB investigator conducts audit and recommends changes to improve safety TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey today reported to the TriMet Board of Directors on a safety audit he requested on operational rule violations, or recordable safety events. Each year, MAX trains travel 9.2 million miles a year, carry 40 million trips safely and […]


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 […]


Overall approval of TriMet remains high

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2015 Attitude & Awareness Survey tracks agency’s performance, services and ridership Overall public approval of TriMet remains high based on the just-released 2015 Attitude & Awareness Survey, and continues to demonstrate strong approval of the agency’s performance. DHM Research conducted the annual telephone survey that tracks TriMet’s performance, services and ridership. • Overall rider satisfaction […]


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 […]


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 […]


Heads up! More MAX Orange Line trains running on the new alignment

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MAX operator training on the new line starts today Starting today, June 29, you’ll see more MAX trains running on the new Orange Line between downtown Portland and southeast Portland to the southern end of the line in Milwaukie and north Clackamas County. Our MAX operators are beginning training on the new alignment in advance […]


Stop. Look. Listen. Students learn to be safe around MAX Orange Line trains

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TriMet teams up with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to provide safety education to some 3,300 Portland/Milwaukie students Some 3,300 students at 17 schools located near the MAX Orange Line will be given safety training on how to be safe and alert about approaching trains. TriMet is teaming up with OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Tom Sargent […]