Author Archives: Roberta Altstadt

After nearly a year of discussions and with no progress on a contract, TriMet declares impasse in contract negotiations

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Declaring impasse moves negotiations to the next step and closer to a new contract After 15 negotiation sessions and four mediation sessions, but no headway on the major issues, TriMet today took the next step in the contract negotiation process and declared that negotiations with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757 (ATU) have reached an […]


TriMet releases final conceptual design report for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

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The proposed project—to build a light rail line; add signalized/marked crosswalks; add, widen or buffer sidewalks and bike lanes; pave roadways and rebuild road infrastructure—is one of the transportation projects that would be funded through Metro’s Measure 26-218, which would, if passed, establish a new tax on certain employers of up to 0.75% of payroll. […]


Share your thoughts on reimagining public safety and security on transit

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Virtual listening sessions in English and Spanish as well as online survey help inform changes in TriMet’s safety efforts As part of TriMet’s efforts to reimagine public safety and security on our transit system, we are inviting the public to join us at a virtual listening session. The events, one in English and one in […]


Comparta sus ideas para re-imaginar la seguridad pública en el transporte publico

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Sesiones de consulta virtuales en inglés y español, así como encuestas en línea ayudan a informar los cambios en los esfuerzos de seguridad de TriMet Como parte de los esfuerzos de TriMet para re-imaginar la seguridad pública en nuestro sistema de transporte público, estamos invitando al público a acompañarnos en una sesión de consulta virtual. […]


“Always wear your mask on transit and in the community.” Local celebs join TriMet to encourage people to cover up for safety

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Blaze, Poison Waters, The Unipiper, Timber Joey and others encourage everyone to help stop the spread of COVID-19 With help from some local celebrities, TriMet has begun a new public service campaign to encourage people on transit – and in the entire Portland metro area – to wear face coverings and help stop the spread […]


Help us reimagine public safety and security on TriMet

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Rider, community outreach and engagement efforts launch Aug. 17, 2020 Recent events of racial injustice, including the killing of George Floyd and too many others, have led to the call for lasting change in policing. In response, TriMet is re-evaluating our approach to public safety and security as we make our transit system better—more safe, […]


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 […]