TriMet announces bus operator hiring event: Apply, interview, get a conditional job offer in one stop!

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May 17 hiring event at Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center gives applicants a unique opportunity to apply, attend orientation, interview and begin completing required steps to become a TriMet bus operator, in one convenient location TriMet’s bus and light rail operators are known for making their job look easy. Now TriMet’s making it easy to put […]


Service improvements streamline routes, update schedules as agency rolls toward launch of TriMet FX™ bus service

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Adjustments coming to lines 15 and 63, as well as Washington Square Transit Center, ahead of fall’s Division Transit Project opening It’s a big year for TriMet, and an important one for the Portland region, when it comes to improving our public transit system. In just over four months, we’ll open the first TriMet FX™–Frequent […]


How a side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is helping TriMet bring thousands on board to ride for less

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As ridership dropped about 60% during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, TriMet will now repurpose unused funds from our low-income fare program to get more people on board TriMet’s efforts to help those struggling financially connect with jobs, education and services are getting an unexpected boost, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This […]


(VIDEO) What’s old is new again for bus operator training on TriMet’s first-in-the-world articulated electric bus

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With 28 years at TriMet, one bus operator has the unique experience of driving our original articulated buses, as well as our only 60-foot, fully converted, diesel-to-electric bus With nearly three decades as a bus operator with TriMet, it’s a good thing that Shelli enjoys driving. It’s a love that she made into a lifelong […]


(VIDEO) Say ‘hello’ to the minority-owned firm electrifying Division Street

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Clackamas-based firm is building infrastructure along Division Street for TriMet’s new high-capacity bus line, and creating jobs and opportunities for people Affordable Electric owner Jean-Wildy Malary supervises one of his crews working at 168th and Division Street. Two workers are carefully connecting wires to an electrical cabinet at a Division Transit Project station. The electricity […]