Media releases

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 to adjust passenger limits onboard after putting numerous safety measures in place

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Face coverings and robust cleaning schedules allow for up to nine additional riders per bus, 3-foot spacing onboard all vehicles With a legion of new cleaning staff, now around 130 strong, along with a growing array of sanitation equipment being used on vehicles multiple times a day, and face coverings required for all riders, TriMet […]


TriMet board approves FY 2021 budget with plan to restore service

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Despite COVID-19 impacts, budget adjustments allow TriMet to restore service to 90% pre-pandemic levels TriMet’s Board of Directors has approved a budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year, which includes a path to restore service to near pre-pandemic levels. When Gov. Kate Brown asked Oregonians to stay home to save lives, ridership dropped by about 70%. […]


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) Mentorship ‘never ends’ for TriMet rail training supervisor and the operator he once coached

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More than decade after meeting on a middle school basketball court, a coach and player reunite as colleagues As he stepped through the doors of the Beaverton Transit Center breakroom, TriMet Rail Training Supervisor Anthony Herring stopped in his tracks and did a double-take. At the table in front of him, calmly eating his lunch, […]


(VIDEO) Help refine the design of the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project

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TriMet hosting five open houses plus online open house to gather public feedback on conceptual design for new MAX line    The Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project will bring high-capacity transit and consistent travel time to one of the most traffic congested corridors in our region, and now is the time for you to help […]


VIDEO: FTA officially awards TriMet $87.4 million, puts the Division Transit Project on the road to high-capacity bus service

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Award brings start of construction on new, faster type of bus service between Downtown Portland, Southeast and East Portland and Gresham The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA), on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, officially awarded TriMet $87.4 million in federal funding for the Division Transit Project. The project will create a new type […]


(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 […]


(VIDEO) 100 days and so many ways to get on board with Hop

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TriMet urges riders to use remaining tickets before Dec. 31, 2019 or exchange them for a free Hop card loaded with equal value TriMet is counting down to the New Year and urging riders to make a resolution now to get on board with Hop Fastpass®. This Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 marks 100 days until […]