Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet to hold virtual open houses on new adjustments to Board director districts

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Oregon Secretary of State’s Office requires balancing of districts inside TriMet service area based on population and consistent with diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility principles TriMet will host two virtual open houses in April 2022, as we seek community feedback on the new boundaries proposed for the districts represented by our Board members. On […]


TriMet seeks public feedback on new adjustments to Board director districts

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Oregon Secretary of State’s Office requires balancing of districts inside TriMet service area based on population and consistent with diversity, equity and inclusion and accessibility principles TriMet wants your feedback on new boundaries for the districts represented by our Board members. After each new federal census, under the direction of the Oregon Secretary of State, […]


Beginning Feb. 25, 2022, TriMet will issue longer exclusions for spitting, similar offenses against employees

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Approved Ordinance 364 updates TriMet Code to include new offenses subject to long-term exclusions, further restrict fare inspection by police, allow TriMet personnel to address non-criminal offenses and update with gender-neutral language TriMet’s Board of Directors has approved updates to the TriMet Code that improve the overall safety and security for all on our transit […]


TriMet drives Oregon’s transportation industry toward a cleaner air future with shift to renewable diesel

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Oregon’s largest consumer of diesel to cut carbon footprint by more than half in less than a year’s time On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, TriMet’s Board of Directors unanimously supported TriMet’s latest step to reduce our carbon footprint—shifting to renewable diesel to power our diesel fixed-route buses. As Oregon’s largest consumer of diesel, TriMet will […]


(VIDEO) FTA, TriMet and partners officially break ground on ‘A Better Red’ MAX extension and improvement project

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U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration dedicates $99.9 million in funds for project to increase reliability throughout the MAX light rail system The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration joined TriMet and our partners in breaking ground on A Better Red Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. The project will extend the MAX Red Line […]


TriMet names new Executive Director of Transportation Operations

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Rachelle Glazier brings more than 16 years of railroad and transit industry experience to role overseeing all TriMet bus, rail and LIFT paratransit operations TriMet is proud to announce that Rachelle Glazier will join the agency as our Executive Director of Transportation Operations. Glazier will direct all operational activities for TriMet’s bus, MAX light rail, […]