The TriMet Board of Directors names Sam Desue, Jr. as General Manager

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Desue to become the first Black leader of Oregon’s largest transit agency in its 51-year history and brings more than 27 years of transportation experience to role TriMet’s Board of Directors has named Sam Desue, Jr., as the new general manager to lead Oregon’s largest transit provider. Desue, who currently serves as the interim General […]


TriMet reduces carbon emissions by more than 25% with move to all renewable electricity

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TriMet, in partnership with Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, takes action to support a green energy future As of June 1, 2021, TriMet has moved to all renewable electricity to power our MAX light rail system and all TriMet-owned facilities, as well as our electric buses. That immediately reduces our carbon emissions by more […]


TriMet Board of Directors to hold special meeting to announce finalist in GM search

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The TriMet Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 16, at 3 p.m. to announce the finalist in its search for the regional transit agency’s next general manager. TriMet launched an extensive outreach and engagement process in February 2021, to help inform the Board as it searched for—and ultimately selects—TriMet’s next […]


TriMet Board of Directors and Community Panel to meet in executive sessions

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The TriMet Board General Manager Search Committee as well as the TriMet Board of Directors will hold executive sessions pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a) to consider employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. The executive sessions are closed to the public. Representatives of the news media may attend the executive sessions pursuant […]


TriMet Board of Directors General Manager Search Committee to meet in executive session

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The TriMet Board General Manager Search Committee will hold an executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a) to consider employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent.  The executive session is closed to the public. Representatives of the news media may attend the executive session pursuant to ORS 192.660(4) but are specifically directed […]


TriMet’s stable outlook returns as AAA tax bond rating reaffirmed

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Highest possible rating by Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings indicates fiscal strength through pandemic; Outlook improves from negative to stable  Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings has reaffirmed TriMet’s highest possible senior-lien payroll tax revenue bond assessment, upholding TriMet’s long-standing AAA score. S&P also revised the agency’s outlook status from negative, where all transit agencies […]