Author Archives: Tyler Graf

(VIDEO) TriMet doubles down on deep cleaning as widespread system upgrades continue


Transit centers, rail stations and vehicles are focus of efforts to improve cleanliness, safety and the overall riding experience Equipped with grabber claws and bright orange buckets, members of TriMet’s specially trained “Clean Team” receive the ‘all clear’ from their lookout to start walking the tracks when MAX trains have passed. Once on the tracks, […]

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


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


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 […]