Author Archives: Tyler Graf

(Video) Mentorship ‘never ends’ for TriMet rail training supervisor and the operator he once coached

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More than decade after meeting on a middle school basketball court, a coach and player reunite as colleagues As he stepped through the doors of the Beaverton Transit Center breakroom, TriMet Rail Training Supervisor Anthony Herring stopped in his tracks and did a double-take. At the table in front of him, calmly eating his lunch, […]


VIDEO: Mount Hood Community College students’ TriMet tour sparks interest in transit engineering

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Students step out of the classroom and into Ruby Junction Rail Operations Facility to experience an up-close view of how engineering drives transit Transit systems don’t simply sprout up all on their own. They’re cultivated over time, with care and attention coming from people with the technical expertise and vision to keep buses and trains […]


Winter service brings buses seven days a week for one line, improved reliability on others

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Sunday service comes to Line 16-Front Ave/St Helens Rd, while 51-Vista and 99-Mcadam/McLoughlin see their schedules shift to improve performance Changes are coming to several TriMet bus lines to add service,  increase reliability and improve the customer experience. The service improvements will go into effect starting Sunday, Dec. 1. These upgrades continue our largest bus […]


(VIDEO): A view from the tracks: Maintenance crews walk miles each day to keep trains moving

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Track Maintainers inspect tracks and fix issues throughout the 60-mile light rail system without disrupting MAX service Chris Anderson laces up his steel-toed boots every morning knowing he’s going to put them to good use. As a track maintainer for TriMet’s Maintenance of Way department, Anderson and his partner Darin Flesvig walk miles—whether in the […]