Safety improvements

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 teams up with partners to make main corridors safer

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Corridor Safety & Access to Transit projects along Powell-Division, Barbur-Hwy 99W and Highway 8 from Beaverton to Hillsboro Wide sidewalks, crosswalks, rapid flash beacons and medians all improve safety for pedestrians and provide vital access to transit stops. Amenities such as shelters, landing pads and curb extensions make a much better experience for riders once […]


Sunset Transit Center MAX platforms to close Sept. 3 through Sept. 19; MAX will not pick up or drop off riders at this station

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Full closure to replace east and westbound platforms TriMet’s Sunset Transit Center MAX Station east and westbound platforms will soon be closed for roughly two and a half weeks to allow TriMet crews and contractors to remove and replace the existing platforms. Trains will continue to run between Hillsboro and Gresham, however, they will not […]


TriMet track improvement project at Lloyd District to start Aug. 11; impacts to bus and MAX service

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Shuttle buses will serve a small portion of MAX Blue, Green & Red lines Aug. 11-15 UPDATE 8/11/14 3:50 PM Beginning with Tuesday morning service, Red Line trains will not be running between Lloyd Center MAX Station and Gateway Transit Center. Anyone heading to the Portland International Airport from the west side or downtown should […]