TriMet Board of Directors

TriMet Board of Directors to weigh recommendations for fare evasion citation changes that may go into effect July 1, 2018

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Staggered citation amounts, community service proposed based on public outreach The TriMet Board of Directors will be considering changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties in the coming months. The agency is proposing the changes following the passage of House Bill 2777 this past summer, which gives TriMet the authority to resolve some fare evasion citations […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors ratifies new labor contract between agency, union employees

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Labor agreement to run through November 2019; increases wages and allows agency to contract for much-needed restoration of light rail vehicles TriMet’s Board of Directors ratified a new labor contract between TriMet and its union employees, represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  The new Collective Bargaining Agreement […]


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 […]