Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

Transit in the age of COVID-19: TriMet’s preparations for phase one of regional reopening

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On guidance of the Oregon governor’s office, TriMet takes additional actions to welcome back riders safely when local counties reopen   This post has been updated. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority have outlined requirements for transit agencies as part of the framework for ‘Reopening Oregon’ in the age of COVID-19. With […]


El transporte público en la era de COVID-19: Los preparativos de TriMet para la primera fase de la reapertura

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Bajo la dirección de la oficina de la gobernadora de Oregón, TriMet toma medidas adicionales para recibir de nuevo a los pasajeros con seguridad cuando reabran los condados locales   Esta publicación ha sido actualizada. La Gobernadora de Oregon Kate Brown y la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon han establecido los requisitos para las agencias […]


El autobús de enlace temporal conectará con la estación de retorno de botellas de emergencia en el noroeste de Portland

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La pandemia COVID-19 presenta nuevos retos para todos, y en particular para especialmente para aquellos que ya están en apuros económicos TriMet añadirá un autobús temporal y gratuito que esperamos ayude a los que ya tenían dificultades económicas, incluso antes de la pandemia de COVID-19. El nuevo autobús es la línea 297-NW Yeon/OBRC. Conectará con […]


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 […]


TriMet ajustará los horarios, preservará la seguridad y el servicio, mientras la comunidad responde a COVID-19

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La demanda y el número de pasajeros disminuyen debido a los cierres y a que los residentes de la zona se unen para mantenerse separados. El servicio de TriMet continuará durante los desafíos sin precedentes que enfrentan el mundo y nuestra comunidad para detener la propagación de COVID-19. Sin embargo, a partir del 5 de […]


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

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“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting budget implications, TriMet is reevaluating the Fiscal Year 2021 budget. An updated budget will be presented shortly. TriMet’s FY 2021 proposed budget includes $607.3 million for operations, $329.7 million for capital improvements, no adult fare increase for eighth straight year TriMet’s fiscal year 2021 proposed budget continues […]


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 […]