COVID-19

Transit in the age of COVID-19: TriMet’s preparations for phase one of regional reopening

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On guidance of the Oregon governor’s office, TriMet takes additional actions to welcome back riders safely when local counties reopen   This post has been updated. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority have outlined requirements for transit agencies as part of the framework for ‘Reopening Oregon’ in the age of COVID-19. With […]


El transporte público en la era de COVID-19: Los preparativos de TriMet para la primera fase de la reapertura

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Bajo la dirección de la oficina de la gobernadora de Oregón, TriMet toma medidas adicionales para recibir de nuevo a los pasajeros con seguridad cuando reabran los condados locales   Esta publicación ha sido actualizada. La Gobernadora de Oregon Kate Brown y la Autoridad de Salud de Oregon han establecido los requisitos para las agencias […]


Enrollment in TriMet’s low-income fare program goes virtual in response to COVID-19

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New, temporary service lets riders living on a low-income qualify via video chat or fill out an application online, upload supporting documents and receive an Honored Citizen reduced fare card by mail Many in our community are struggling financially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. TriMet’s low-income fare program offers some relief, in the […]


TriMet’s LIFT to begin grocery and food pantry delivery, helping riders stay home and save lives

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Free service for pre-qualified LIFT riders encourages physical distancing and provides access to essential items from food banks, grocery and pet stores TriMet’s LIFT paratransit service is reserved for the most vulnerable riders in our community — those who cannot use regular buses and trains due to a disabling medical condition or disability. Many are […]


Sound the horn: TriMet joins transit agencies across the U.S. to show support for transit employees and other essential workers

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Buses, trains, streetcars to take part in #SoundTheHorn campaign by sounding horns at 12 p.m. Thursday, April 16 TriMet will join transit agencies across the country to ‘sound the horn’ for transit employees and other front line workers who are helping to keep communities going through the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, April 16, TriMet bus, […]


(VIDEO) TriMet adds fogging machines to its cleaning routine to keep riders and operators safe

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Nine new devices are helping TriMet’s enhanced cleaning efforts TriMet has a new tool to help keep our bus operators and riders healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve added nine portable decontamination devices to our regular cleaning routine. We have three of the machines up and running at each of our three bus operating facilities. […]


TriMet to adjust schedules, preserve safety and service, as community responds to COVID-19

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Demand and ridership dropping due to closures and area residents joining together to stay apart TriMet service will continue during the unprecedented challenges facing the world and our community to stop the spread of COVID-19. However, beginning April 5, TriMet will adjust schedules to reflect the reality of dropping ridership, while preserving safety and service […]