TriMet to hold moment of silence in remembrance of victims of racial injustice

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Buses, MAX trains and LIFT vehicles will pull over, if it’s safe to do so, for moment of silence at 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 25

TriMet asks the community to join us in a moment of silence on Thursday, June 25, at 7:25 p.m. This date and time signify the one-month anniversary of the tragic death of George Floyd – a Black man who was killed after being pinned on the ground by police in Minneapolis, Minn. We stand in solidarity against racial injustice and honor the lives of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Atatiana Jefferson, Rayshard Brooks and all victims of systemic racism and acts of hate.

TriMet’s MAX trains that are at or nearing stations will hold at the platform and buses will pull over at a stop or along the route, if safe to do so, for the moment of silence. About 300 buses and 50 trains will be in service at 7:25 p.m. Also, about 60 LIFT paratransit vehicles will stop if it is safe to do so. We invite all who are on board the vehicles, at stops, stations and anywhere across the transit system to observe one minute of quiet reflection.

C-TRAN buses and Portland Streetcar will also hold at stops or along their routes, as safety allows, and invite everyone on board to join the observance.

TriMet riders may notice our operators and other front line employees wearing orange armbands printed with the word “unity.” This is another way to show support for the conversation our nation and community is having around hate, discrimination and racism. The arm bands were provided by TriMet. Employees who wear them do so voluntarily.

We stand with our community during this defining moment in the fight for justice and offer this small tribute to honor the victims of racism, hate and violence. Read more about the actions TriMet is taking to enact lasting change to help stop racial injustice.