Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet reallocates $1.8 million in funding from Transit Police and additional sources to community-based services that preserve public safety

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Hearing community’s concerns, TriMet shifts security funding to community-based public safety services to keep riders and employees safe TriMet shares the outrage, frustration and pain over the recent tragic and senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson and Ahmaud Arbery. Their deaths and those of too many others lost to unconscionable violence, magnify […]


TriMet’s budget adjustments due to COVID-19 pandemic focus on preserving service and jobs, ensuring safety

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CARES Act funding sustains reduced TriMet’s operations for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, concerns for future years persist TriMet is making budget adjustments as the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are coming into view. TriMet expects to lose an estimated $63 million in revenue through June 2020, and projects a $135.4 million loss for […]


Los ajustes presupuestarios de TriMet debido a la pandemia COVID-19 se centran en preservar el servicio y los empleos, garantizar la seguridad

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La financiación de la Ley CARES respalda la reducción de las actividades de TriMet para los años fiscales 2020 y 2021, y persiste la preocupación por los años futuros. TriMet está haciendo ajustes en el presupuesto a medida que los impactos financieros de la pandemia COVID-19 se hacen visibles. TriMet anticipa una pérdida estimada de […]


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 […]