University of Oregon to partner with TriMet and Agency Partners on Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project in the Portland region

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The Sustainable City Year Program will engage hundreds of students in transit and transportation development plans The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) has announced its partnership with TriMet, the Portland region’s major transit agency, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Starting in September 2017, TriMet and the University will begin coordinating on dozens […]


TriMet improving some bus service beginning March 5

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Increasing frequency, hours of operation and route extensions to better serve the community TriMet’s spring service changes on 12 bus lines go into effect March 5 and will improve frequency, routes and hours of operation to better meet demand and ease transfers as well as adjust some schedules to better match traffic conditions and increase […]


250 regional transit riders now tapping new Hop Fastpass fare system

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Beta test begins today with riders tapping Hop Cards on TriMet and C-TRAN buses, aboard the Portland Streetcar, and at MAX, WES and VINE platforms. The beta test for the new Hop Fastpass regional fare payment system launched today with 250 riders tapping Hop Cards on TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar vehicles or platforms. This […]


TriMet’s payroll-tax bond rating remains the highest of any similar transit agency

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Today’s bond sale will fund buses, construction of new Transit Police facility, and other improvements Leading credit-rating agency Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed TriMet’s Aaa – “Triple A” – rating for its $97.4 million Senior Lien Payroll Tax Revenue Bonds, Series 2017A . TriMet is the only tax-backed transit agency to achieve a Aaa rating […]


Go by Transit to the Portland Winter Light Fest

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The second annual outdoor illumination celebration happening this week on Portland’s Eastbank waterfront That upcoming bright spot on your calendar is the Portland Winter Light Fest happening February 1-4 along the Willamette River’s Eastbank Esplanade and TriMet will get you there with some shining transit options. TriMet is proud to be a sponsor of the […]


Gresham City Hall MAX Station to get a new look

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Riders to experience improved amenities after construction completion this summer TriMet’s ongoing rehabilitation of our oldest MAX stations moves to Gresham, as we begin a full renovation of the Gresham City Hall Station beginning Monday, Jan. 23. The work includes safety and security upgrades, shelter renovations, new TransitTracker monitors, improved lighting, new tactile warning strips […]


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 […]