Making Transit Better

(VIDEO) Steel Bridge to reopen following major four-week MAX improvements project

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MAX and buses return to regular service over the bridge starting Sunday, Aug. 30 After 28 days of round-the-clock work, amounting to 672 hours of demolition, construction and testing, TriMet is wrapping up the Steel Bridge MAX Improvements project. The top deck of the Steel Bridge will reopen on Sunday, Aug. 30, at about 3 […]


TriMet’s Steel Bridge MAX Improvements project reaches halfway point on schedule

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The bridge will remain closed to all MAX, bus and auto traffic through Aug. 29 TriMet’s major Steel Bridge MAX Improvements project is on track with two weeks remaining on its schedule. The revitalization effort—more ambitious and complex than past improvements projects—is a huge undertaking, requiring crews to rebuild and modernize a part of the […]


TriMet’s major Steel Bridge project to revitalize MAX system just days away

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The Steel Bridge MAX Improvements project, underway from Sunday, Aug 2, through Saturday, Aug. 29, comes with unique efforts TriMet is just a few days away from starting the largest MAX revitalization project in our light rail system’s 34-year history. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 2, and lasting through Saturday, Aug. 29, the Steel Bridge MAX Improvements […]


TriMet’s Better Red project receives Medium-High rating from Federal Transit Administration

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FTA rating important next step for project that will extend and improve MAX Red Line, providing people with better connections and increased reliability The Federal Transit Administration has issued TriMet a Medium-High rating for our Better Red Project. The project will extend the MAX Red Line to Hillsboro and improve sections of track near Portland […]


(VIDEO) Improvements to Line 19 get riders home up to 6 minutes faster

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TriMet’s fall 2019 route adjustment was part of our bi-annual service improvements plan If you’ve ever used the phrase, “Just give me one more minute,” then you know how precious time can be. TriMet recognizes the value of time too. It plays a big part in our service improvement plans. When we saw an opportunity […]


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 […]