Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

TriMet, FTA and partners celebrate the launch of FX—a new type of bus service that will move people faster and more efficiently

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Division Transit Project makes history as certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms paved the way for better FX bus service TriMet, joined by the Federal Transit Administration and regional partners, held a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Portland Community College Southeast, to launch a new type of high-capacity bus service for the region. TriMet […]


TriMet’s new executive director for capital projects and planning is no stranger to local transit projects

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Mark Dorn joins TriMet as our new Executive Director of Engineering, Construction and Planning. Dorn is a seasoned transit practitioner who brings more than two decades of multi-modal transit planning, engineering and design experience to the agency. He has overseen the engineering and construction of light rail, bus rapid transit and streetcar systems throughout the […]


TriMet announces new executive leadership for finance and diversity

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Two new executives—both well-known at the agency—begin new roles to provide further leadership for the agency. The internal promotions will keep TriMet on solid financial footing while expanding our equity and inclusion efforts. Chief Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Officer TriMet General Manager Sam Desue Jr. has selected John Gardner to be the agency’s first […]


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 […]