Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet to adjust schedules, preserve safety and service, as community responds to COVID-19

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Demand and ridership dropping due to closures and area residents joining together to stay apart TriMet service will continue during the unprecedented challenges facing the world and our community to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, beginning April 5, TriMet will adjust schedules to reflect the reality of dropping ridership, while preserving safety and service […]


Arriving in Fiscal Year 2021: More bus service, greener operations and improvements to the transit system

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TriMet’s FY 2021 proposed budget includes $607.3 million for operations, $397 million for capital improvements, no adult fare increase for eighth straight year TriMet’s fiscal year 2021 proposed budget continues the transit agency’s largest bus service expansion in our 50-year history. With a proposed day-to-day operating budget for FY 2021 of $607.3 million, among our […]


TriMet’s Better Red project receives Medium-High rating from Federal Transit Administration

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FTA rating important next step for project that will extend and improve MAX Red Line, providing people with better connections and increased reliability The Federal Transit Administration has issued TriMet a Medium-High rating for our Better Red Project. The project will extend the MAX Red Line to Hillsboro and improve sections of track near Portland […]


(VIDEO) Help refine the design of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

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TriMet hosting five open houses plus online open house to gather public feedback on conceptual design for new MAX line    The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project will bring high-capacity transit and consistent travel time to one of the most traffic congested corridors in our region, and now is the time for you to help […]


VIDEO: FTA officially awards TriMet $87.4 million, puts the Division Transit Project on the road to high-capacity bus service

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Award brings start of construction on new, faster type of bus service between Downtown Portland, Southeast and East Portland and Gresham The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA), on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, officially awarded TriMet $87.4 million in federal funding for the Division Transit Project. The project will create a new type […]


TriMet announces major actions to reduce its carbon footprint

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Strategic partnerships with City of Portland, Metro, Portland General Electric, others are key for greener future for Oregon’s largest transit agency TriMet will reduce the agency’s carbon footprint through eight green actions as well as strategic partnerships, while also asking the public to get on board in addressing the climate crisis facing the world today. […]