Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet Board of Directors to hold virtual working session on January 20, 2021, regarding general manager search

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Special Meeting to begin discussion on general manager hiring process, no formal action taken or other business considered until January 27 meeting The TriMet Board of Directors will hold a virtual working session on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, to begin discussion around the search and hiring process for TriMet’s next general manager. The meeting will […]


TriMet announces new executive leadership in Information Technology and Public Affairs

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Two new additions will join TriMet’s executive leadership in January 2021. Ethan Benatan will become TriMet’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position that is currently vacant. JC Vannatta will take the position of Executive Director of Public Affairs, replacing a retiring executive. TriMet’s new Chief Information Officer Ethan Benatan will bring to TriMet more than […]


After nearly a year of discussions and with no progress on a contract, TriMet declares impasse in contract negotiations

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Declaring impasse moves negotiations to the next step and closer to a new contract After 15 negotiation sessions and four mediation sessions, but no headway on the major issues, TriMet today took the next step in the contract negotiation process and declared that negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 (ATU) have reached an […]


TriMet releases final conceptual design report for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

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The proposed project—to build a light rail line; add signalized/marked crosswalks; add, widen or buffer sidewalks and bike lanes; pave roadways and rebuild road infrastructure—is one of the transportation projects that would be funded through Metro’s Measure 26-218, which would, if passed, establish a new tax on certain employers of up to 0.75% of payroll. […]


Share your thoughts on reimagining public safety and security on transit

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Virtual listening sessions in English and Spanish as well as online survey help inform changes in TriMet’s safety efforts As part of TriMet’s efforts to reimagine public safety and security on our transit system, we are inviting the public to join us at a virtual listening session. The events, one in English and one in […]


Comparta sus ideas para re-imaginar la seguridad pública en el transporte publico

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Sesiones de consulta virtuales en inglés y español, así como encuestas en línea ayudan a informar los cambios en los esfuerzos de seguridad de TriMet Como parte de los esfuerzos de TriMet para re-imaginar la seguridad pública en nuestro sistema de transporte público, estamos invitando al público a acompañarnos en una sesión de consulta virtual. […]


“Always wear your mask on transit and in the community.” Local celebs join TriMet to encourage people to cover up for safety

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Blaze, Poison Waters, The Unipiper, Timber Joey and others encourage everyone to help stop the spread of COVID-19 With help from some local celebrities, TriMet has begun a new public service campaign to encourage people on transit – and in the entire Portland metro area – to wear face coverings and help stop the spread […]