Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

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, […]


The TriMet Board of Directors names Sam Desue, Jr. as General Manager

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Desue to become the first Black leader of Oregon’s largest transit agency in its 51-year history and brings more than 27 years of transportation experience to role TriMet’s Board of Directors has named Sam Desue, Jr., as the new general manager to lead Oregon’s largest transit provider. Desue, who currently serves as the interim General […]


TriMet reduces carbon emissions by more than 25% with move to all renewable electricity

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TriMet, in partnership with Portland General Electric and Pacific Power, takes action to support a green energy future As of June 1, 2021, TriMet has moved to all renewable electricity to power our MAX light rail system and all TriMet-owned facilities, as well as our electric buses. That immediately reduces our carbon emissions by more […]


TriMet Board of Directors to hold special meeting to announce finalist in GM search

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The TriMet Board of Directors will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, June 16, at 3 p.m. to announce the finalist in its search for the regional transit agency’s next general manager. TriMet launched an extensive outreach and engagement process in February 2021, to help inform the Board as it searched for—and ultimately selects—TriMet’s next […]


TriMet Board of Directors and Community Panel to meet in executive sessions

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The TriMet Board General Manager Search Committee as well as the TriMet Board of Directors will hold executive sessions pursuant to ORS 192.660(2)(a) to consider employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. The executive sessions are closed to the public. Representatives of the news media may attend the executive sessions pursuant […]