Author Archives: Tia York

Retired TriMet paratransit bus helps non-profit’s students rebuild lives

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TriMet community partner, Constructing Hope, will use the bus in pre-apprenticeship job training program for people transitioning through the criminal justice system The people who participate in the job training and placement program at Portland’s Constructing Hope workforce development, training and job placement center don’t have a lot of personal possessions. They live on a […]


(VIDEO) With help from our partners, TriMet’s Division Transit Project reaches 70% completion

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Work by TriMet, Raimore Construction and subcontractors, including several that are minority-owned, keep project on track for opening in fall 2022 Just Bucket owner and president, Willie Davis, Jr. admits thast he didn’t always see the benefit of becoming a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. “I became certified in 2002,” remembered Davis. “I saw the fact […]


TriMet’s adopted budget for upcoming year focuses on bringing riders back, reimagining safety and security and more

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Fiscal year 2022 adopted budget reflects revised payroll tax revenues and a new Working and Wage Agreement TriMet’s adopted budget for the coming year focuses on bringing riders back to our transit system as the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to subside. In addition, the budget paves the way for TriMet to continue our […]


(VIDEO) LIFT bus donation strengthens partnership between TriMet and Volunteers of America Oregon

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Retired, ADA-accessible paratransit bus will help provide reliable transportation for children participating in a child abuse prevention program provided by VOA Oregon When TriMet Interim General Manager, Sam Desue, Jr. handed over the keys of a retired LIFT paratransit bus to Volunteer of America’s Crystal Ross at the LIFT operating facility in Northwest Portland, her […]


Now arriving: TriMet’s new electric buses and tests of additional non-diesel technologies

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Testing begins on long-range battery-electric bus as TriMet explores additional, promising non-diesel technologies If you recently drove Interstate 5 between Livermore, California and Portland – you may have seen it. Our brand new electric bus, fully covered in TriMet’s bold orange and blue color scheme, being transported on a flatbed to its new home. It’s […]