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 […]