WES Commuter Rail

TriMet hires expert in rail transportation to lead Transportation Division

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TriMet has hired Patrick Preusser, an expert in rail transportation, to lead its Transportation Division. As Executive Director of Transportation, Preusser will lead the operational activities for bus, MAX Light Rail, WES Commuter Rail and LIFT paratransit service. The division includes about 1,750 employees who deliver more than 101 million rides a year. Preusser brings […]


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 […]


Coming in 2017: Hop on board with Hop Fastpass™

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C-TRAN, Portland Streetcar and TriMet announce name of regional electronic fare system, plus new construction phase Before the end of 2017, riders will be able to hop on board transit in the greater Portland-Vancouver area using Hop Fastpass™. Hop Fastpass is an electronic fare system that will make paying for transit fast and easy – just […]


Help us celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day on Wednesday, March 18

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TriMet operators make a difference. “Overall, he was simply a great bus driver, and it made a wonderful impression on how kindness can be infectious, leaving me with a smile to begin my work day,” a rider shared recently. Our operators provide a vital public service getting people to work, school, home and other destinations. […]


TriMet’s investment in bus service puts ridership on an upward path

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Agency provides 98.8 million rides in fiscal year 2014; bus and WES ridership post gains Ridership on TriMet buses continues to climb following the agency’s first service expansions since the great recession focused specifically on increasing trips and improving reliability on bus lines. Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 (FY 2014), TriMet provided […]


TriMet and Transit Police make strides to deter crime: reported crime down more than 25 percent

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Increased patrols, new partnerships, key investments bring crime down Reported crime is dropping on TriMet as the agency and Transit Police use new strategies and increased efforts to provide security for riders and our employees. Preliminary statistics for 2013 show reported crime dropping more than 25 percent over 2012. The 2013 reported crime statistics will […]