TriMet to expand service, increase security presence, launch low-income fare program and add more new buses

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FY 2019 proposed budget reflects increased revenue from passage of HB 2017 and no fare increase TriMet today released its Fiscal Year 2019 proposed budget that reflects the agency’s continued investment in expanding bus service, improving MAX performance and stations, enhancing safety and increasing TriMet Code enforcement. The $710.1 million operating budget also includes the […]


TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey officially takes the reins of Oregon’s largest transit agency

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TriMet Board of Directors and Kelsey reach contract agreement New General Manager Doug Kelsey is officially in the driver’s seat at TriMet. The TriMet Board of Directors has reached a contract agreement with Kelsey a week after appointing him as its choice to lead the agency. Kelsey has served as TriMet’s Chief Operating Officer since […]


TriMet rolls new bus lines into service with dual early morning ribbon-cuttings

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State lawmakers, local dignitaries and transportation advocates join in celebration of new bus lines and other transit service improvements TriMet inaugurated its largest service expansion in years bright and early Monday morning, March 5, 2018 with simultaneous ribbon-cuttings around 6:30 a.m. on two new bus lines – Line 74-162nd Avenue on the east side and […]


TriMet Board of Directors approves fare evasion penalty changes

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Staggered citation amounts, community service option, and other possible alternatives go into effect July 1, 2018 The TriMet Board of Directors has approved changes to TriMet’s fare evasion penalties. The new changes provide a tier system of penalties in adult fare evasion cases, and allow other options in addition to citation payments. The changes go […]


TriMet Board of Directors chooses COO Doug Kelsey as agency’s next General Manager

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Kelsey outlines plan to improve agency’s outreach efforts TriMet Board of Directors announced on Wednesday, Feb. 28 that it has chosen TriMet Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey as the agency’s next General Manager. The Directors approved a resolution directing Board Chair Bruce Warner to negotiate a contract with Kelsey. That process will likely take until […]