TriMet Board of Directors

TriMet releases Fiscal Year 2018 proposed budget that expands bus service, improves system reliability and adds 57 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 2018 proposed budget that continues investment in expanding bus service, improving MAX reliability and adding 57 new buses to the fleet. The $532.4 million operating budget also includes adding new bus lines in East Portland, East […]


Experienced educator joins TriMet Board of Directors

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Dr. Linda Simmons brings long track record of coalition building and leadership  TriMet announces the appointment of Dr. Linda Simmons to  the agency’s Board of Directors. An experienced educator, Simmons was appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown and confirmed by the State Senate this morning. Dr. Simmons fills the vacant District 3 position, which represents […]


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 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 […]


New resources approved to expand transit service

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Revenues dedicated to new and improved service to help meet growing demand for transit TriMet’s Board of Directors today approved an increase in the payroll and self-employment tax rate with revenues dedicated to new and improved service. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the employer tax rate will increase by 1/10th of 1 percent phased-in over 10 […]


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 […]


With 400,000 new residents expected in region, TriMet looks to expand service with additional revenues

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TriMet is proposing to increase revenues to meet the demand for more transit service. The region is expected to grow by the equivalent of four new Hillsboros over the next 20 years with 400,000 new residents and 260,000 new jobs. TriMet is proposing to increase the payroll and self-employment tax rate by 1/10th of one […]