TriMet Board of Directors

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 […]


Three new members join TriMet’s Board of Directors

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Appointees bring expertise in community engagement, labor, business and education TriMet’s Board of Directors welcomes three new members following nomination by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmation by the Oregon Senate. The new directors will represent north, northwest and southwest Portland as well as Clackamas County. The new members bring a wide range of experience […]


TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey officially takes the reins of Oregon’s largest transit agency

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TriMet Board of Directors and Kelsey reach contract agreement New General Manager Doug Kelsey is officially in the driver’s seat at TriMet. The TriMet Board of Directors has reached a contract agreement with Kelsey a week after appointing him as its choice to lead the agency. Kelsey has served as TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer since […]


TriMet rolls new bus lines into service with dual early morning ribbon-cuttings

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State lawmakers, local dignitaries and transportation advocates join in celebration of new bus lines and other transit service improvements TriMet inaugurated its largest service expansion in years bright and early Monday morning, March 5, 2018 with simultaneous ribbon-cuttings around 6:30 a.m. on two new bus lines – Line 74-162nd Avenue on the east side and […]


TriMet Board of Directors approves fare evasion penalty changes

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Staggered citation amounts, community service option, and other possible alternatives go into effect July 1, 2018 The TriMet Board of Directors has approved changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties. The new changes provide a tier system of penalties in adult fare evasion cases, and allow other options in addition to citation payments. The changes go […]


TriMet Board of Directors chooses COO Doug Kelsey as agency’s next General Manager

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Kelsey outlines plan to improve agency’s outreach efforts TriMet Board of Directors announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28 that it has chosen TriMet Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey as the agency’s next General Manager. The Directors approved a resolution directing Board Chair Bruce Warner to negotiate a contract with Kelsey. That process will likely take until […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors appoints interim General Manager

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TriMet’s Board of Directors has appointed TriMet General Counsel Shelley Devine as interim General Manager of the transit agency. The Board made the appointment during a teleconference this morning, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. General Manager Neil McFarlane wrapped up his service today. He announced his retirement in October after more than seven years as General […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors to extend comment period for next General Manager

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January 31 special meeting postponed, new date to be announced TriMet’s Board of Directors is extending its comment period to hear from community members about their priorities for TriMet’s next General Manager (GM). Following the Board’s January 24, 2018 meeting, the Board would like more time to weigh public feedback before it determines the next […]


TriMet moves forward on launch of low-income fare program aimed for July 1, 2018

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TriMet’s Board of Directors approves ordinance to allow people of low income to qualify for reduced fare TriMet plans to launch a new low-income fare program on July 1, 2018. This comes after the TriMet’s Board of Directors, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, approved changes that clear the way for those who meet a low-income […]


TriMet enters into partnership with Portland Patrol Inc. to increase security and code enforcement

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TriMet Board of Directors authorizes contract with PPI for unarmed transit peace officers TriMet plans to contract with Portland Patrol Inc. (PPI) to add transit peace officers who will provide an increased security presence for riders on the transit system while enforcing TriMet Code, including fare requirements. The TriMet Board of Directors authorized a contract […]