Author Archives: Tyler Graf

(VIDEO) TriMet’s ‘A Better Red’ project passes construction milestone on way toward major MAX improvements in 2024

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The project is more than 50% complete, with construction progressing at different worksites along the MAX Red Line More than a year and four months after TriMet’s A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Project broke ground, construction has reached a major milestone. The project has surpassed 50% of its completion, entering the back half […]


TriMet partnership with Small Business Administration paves the way for business growth

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The strategic alliance helps small businesses obtain or increase bonding for the performance of TriMet construction contracts over $100,000 A strategic alliance between TriMet and the Small Business Administration (SBA) is helping smaller contractors establish themselves in a competitive field. TriMet’s alliance with the SBA clears the way for small businesses to obtain or increase […]


(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 […]