COVID-19

TriMet shines a disinfecting light on germs as part of our high-level cleaning

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New program introduces ultraviolet lamps, known to inactivate deadly germs Circled around a gleaming metallic cylinder, long tubes burst to life with the press of a button. When glowing blue, these tubes are transmitting a wavelength of light with the power to destroy dangerous pathogens. TriMet is beginning to use these germ-killing ultraviolet lamps—also known […]


TriMet’s budget adjustments due to COVID-19 pandemic focus on preserving service and jobs, ensuring safety

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CARES Act funding sustains reduced TriMet’s operations for fiscal years 2020 and 2021, concerns for future years persist TriMet is making budget adjustments as the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are coming into view. TriMet expects to lose an estimated $63 million in revenue through June 2020, and projects a $135.4 million loss for […]


Los ajustes presupuestarios de TriMet debido a la pandemia COVID-19 se centran en preservar el servicio y los empleos, garantizar la seguridad

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La financiación de la Ley CARES respalda la reducción de las actividades de TriMet para los años fiscales 2020 y 2021, y persiste la preocupación por los años futuros. TriMet está haciendo ajustes en el presupuesto a medida que los impactos financieros de la pandemia COVID-19 se hacen visibles. TriMet anticipa una pérdida estimada de […]


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 […]