Media releases

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 […]


TriMet uses Keep Oregon Moving funds to keep transit moving and expanding in fiscal year 2020

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Proposed budget reflects first full year of statewide transit tax, agency reorganization to streamline functions, increased code enforcement and no fare increase TriMet’s fiscal year 2020 proposed budget puts the agency on the road to improving service and adding more of it, tackling important improvement projects and regional transit investments, and enhancing safety while increasing […]


TriMet plans to phase out most non-Hop paper and mobile tickets and passes by Dec. 31, 2019

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Hop Fastpass® provides benefits over old-style paper tickets, including earned month passes without the upfront cost, easy reload options and lost-card protection TriMet encourages riders to make the switch to Hop Fastpass® as we plan to no longer accept most non-Hop tickets after Dec. 31, 2019. That includes unvalidated 7-, 14- and 30-day passes; unvalidated, […]


TriMet tests a new trip planner that brings together transit, ridesourcing, carsharing and bikesharing options

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TriMet partners with Uber, SHARE NOW and BIKETOWN to give you more options to get around Getting around the Portland metro area gets easier with a new trip planning tool TriMet is testing out. While our existing trip planner on trimet.org combines transit with biking and walking, the beta version of our new planning tool […]