Making Transit Better

Partnership between TriMet, Portland Bureau of Transportation speeds up buses in Northeast Portland

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Delays on TriMet bus lines 8 and 24 dropped nearly 50 percent with PBOT’s addition of left turn lanes at Northeast 15th Avenue and Northeast Fremont Street TriMet and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are working together to speed up bus trips. Last December, PBOT added left turn lanes at the intersection of Northeast […]


MAX resumes regular service Saturday, May 12 as Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into final phase

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New construction methods and materials increase MAX reliability and create a smoother ride and smoother street surface on SW 18th Avenue MAX Blue and Red lines will resume regular service at the start of service Saturday, May 12, as the Providence Park MAX Improvements project moves into its final phase. The project, part of TriMet’s […]


Help TriMet set funding priorities for transit services

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Workshops and online tool solicit public feedback for first-ever statewide stable funding dedicated to public transportation TriMet is starting a conversation this month with riders and the greater community. We’re asking for help in shaping priorities for new funding for public transit under the Keep Oregon Moving law that was passed by the Oregon legislature […]


Plan ahead for travel during Providence Park MAX Improvements

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Track improvements lead to traffic detours as early as April 30, disrupt MAX Blue and Red lines May 6-11 TriMet’s Providence Park MAX Improvements will bring benefits to riders, pedestrians, cyclists and auto drivers, but before the long-term gains come some short-term changes. The construction will require some street and crosswalk closures starting as early […]


TriMet MAX improvements in Providence Park area to disrupt MAX Blue and Red lines

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Providence Park MAX Improvements Sunday, May 6 through Friday, May 11 TriMet’s Making Transit Better efforts to rejuvenate the MAX system continue in 2018 with our next major MAX improvement project in the Providence Park area. While the Providence Park MAX Improvements will not have the same impact on MAX riders as previous years’ work, […]


TriMet rolls new bus lines into service with dual early morning ribbon-cuttings

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State lawmakers, local dignitaries and transportation advocates join in celebration of new bus lines and other transit service improvements TriMet inaugurated its largest service expansion in years bright and early Monday morning, March 5, 2018 with simultaneous ribbon-cuttings around 6:30 a.m. on two new bus lines – Line 74-162nd Avenue on the east side and […]


TriMet moves forward on launch of low-income fare program aimed for July 1, 2018

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TriMet’s Board of Directors approves ordinance to allow people of low income to qualify for reduced fare TriMet plans to launch a new low-income fare program on July 1, 2018. This comes after the TriMet’s Board of Directors, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, approved changes that clear the way for those who meet a low-income […]