TriMet News

New TriMet bus lines and better connections rolling into service March 4

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March service improvements include new service and route adjustments to better connect riders with employment, education, community services New bus service and better access to the region’s employment corridors are ahead as TriMet rolls out improvements for spring 2018. We’re adding three new bus lines, adjusting three routes and adding service on some other lines […]


Major retailers continue selling paper tickets as Hop Fastpass™ rollout continues

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Learn about the ease and benefits that come with switching to Hop Major retail outlets that sell TriMet fares will continue to sell traditional paper tickets and passes into the summer as TriMet increases the marketing and education about Hop Fastpass™ transit fare cards. We heard from riders who are unclear about Hop and how […]


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 […]


TriMet’s Board of Directors names single finalist in General Manager search

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Hiring process continues with finalist appearing at Board meeting, taking public questions TriMet’s Board of Directors has named current TriMet Chief Operating Officer (COO) Doug Kelsey as a single finalist in the search for a new General Manager. This comes after an international search, including interviews that narrowed the candidates down to Kelsey. Kelsey will […]