Author Archives: Tyler Graf

(VIDEO) Final phase of construction for TriMet’s A Better Red project requires March MAX disruption

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MAX Blue Line in Hillsboro to be disrupted March 16-24 for signal system upgrades Construction of TriMet’s A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Improvements Project is nearing the end of the line in more ways than one. The final planned disruption for the multi-year project will take place from Saturday, March 16, through Sunday, […]


Extreme winter weather prompts TriMet to shift A Better Red disruption one week

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With construction now fully underway, the disruption will last for the next six weeks, with MAX service reopening on March 4 The region’s weeklong dangerous and destructive winter storm has shifted the timeline for the MAX disruption necessary for TriMet’s A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Improvements Project. The disruption to the MAX Blue, Green […]


(VIDEO) Six-week MAX disruption planned as TriMet nears completion of major Better Red milestone

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Note: Due to extreme winter weather in January 2024, the completion date for the project shifted. The following media release has been edited to reflect that change. Some MAX riders encouraged to use other transportation as contractors finish construction at the Gateway Transit Center and perform additional improvements TriMet is preparing to put the finishing […]


Inspection of TriMet’s Tilikum Crossing to temporarily close bike and pedestrian paths starting next week

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While there will be no impact to transit riders, cyclists and others should plan for minor detours October 9–27 TriMet’s singularly iconic bridge and jewel of the Willamette River will soon undergo its first intensive examination of its cable system this month, a critical component in supporting the “cable-stayed” bridge. To accommodate the work, Tilikum […]