Author Archives: Tyler Graf

(VIDEO) TriMet increases operator wages effective Dec. 1 as part of union contract extension

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As the starting operator wage increases, one of TriMet’s youngest operators sees boundless career opportunities for those who apply Newly hired TriMet operators will have an increased starting wage of $27.13 per hour beginning Dec. 1 when the Working Wage Agreement extension with Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 757 goes into effect. Overall, all operators will […]


Construction near Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport remains on track for TriMet’s A Better Red project

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The initial improvements, part of TriMet’s extension of the MAX Red Line to Hillsboro, are scheduled to finish this weekend The first phase of trackway construction for TriMet’s A Better Red MAX reliability and extension project near Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport is on schedule to finish on time this weekend.   MAX Blue Line trains will […]


(VIDEO) Eight-day MAX Blue Line disruption coming in mid-November as TriMet continues construction of ‘A Better Red’

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The Blue Line will be disrupted from Nov. 12-19 for construction near Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station On the heels of a weekend disruption and construction along the MAX Red Line in Northeast Portland, TriMet is planning for another MAX shutdown less than three weeks from now, as part of our continuing A Better Red […]


Weekend disruption to MAX Red Line planned for late October as TriMet continues construction on new light rail bridge

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From Oct. 22-23, shuttle buses will serve stations between Gateway/NE 99th Ave Transit Center and Portland International Airport as crews install bridge girders at Gateway Green Park Work on TriMet’s multi-year A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Project continues and will require another MAX Red Line disruption this month. Construction planned north of the […]


(VIDEO) Meet the operators: three of TriMet’s finest found new beginnings and stable futures at the helm of transit

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From bus to rail, operators share what moving the community means for them TriMet’s roughly 1,300 part- and full-time operators all applied to drive for TriMet for different reasons. Whether for new challenges or opportunities, or to build a better life, they’ve found a fresh start. As TriMet continues on its biggest hiring blitz in the […]


(VIDEO) Green lights ahead for TriMet’s Division Transit Project, with new advances to speed up buses

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Next-generation transit signal priority technology is being installed to help TriMet FX buses move through intersections faster If you ever wanted to zip down a road with a string of green lights clearing your way, then TriMet’s Division Transit Project will be a wish fulfilled. Faster, smarter and more reliable bus service is coming Sept. 18 with […]