TriMet

Portland, OR 97201

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1800 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
United States
http://trimet.org/
503.962.7505

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TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Ore., metro area.

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Safety & Security

APTA recognizes six agencies with 2024 Rail Safety and Security Excellence Awards

The six agencies awarded an APTA Rail Safety and Security Award were evaluated based on the effectiveness, benefit level, innovation and transferability of some their projects...
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Management

TriMet proposes $1.75 billion FY25 budget

March 14, 2024
The budget includes nearly $849 million for daily operations, $201 million for capital investments and about $58 million in pass-through and contingency funds.
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Infrastructure

TriMet reopens expanded Gateway Transit Center

March 5, 2024
The Gateway Transit Center has returned to full function as part of the A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Improvements Project.
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Management

TriMet names two to executive team

Feb. 29, 2024
Dan Blair will be joining TriMet as executive director of the agency’s transit systems and asset support division and John Weston is the new executive director of maintenance ...
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Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

TriMet receives first four extended range GILLIG zero-emission buses

Feb. 27, 2024
The third-generation electric buses feature a 33 percent boost to energy storage compared to TriMet’s second-generation buses and will help the agency transition to a zero-emission...
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Infrastructure

TriMet MAX Gateway North station takes shape as A Better Red improvement project reaches completion

Feb. 19, 2024
A Better Red is reaching the end of the line, with about 90 percent of the project complete.
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TriMet to make two adjustments to improve MAX service

Jan. 25, 2024
TriMet plans to establish a network of night buses in place of late-night MAX trains and is renewing plans to close the Skidmore Fountain MAX Station to improve MAX trips through...
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Management

TriMet breaks ground on Hollywood Transit Center and hollywoodHUB projects

Oct. 27, 2023
TriMet, BRIDGE Housing and Hacienda CDC will transform the site into a mixed-use building and community space.
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TriMet expands legal team with hire of two district attorneys from Multnomah County
Safety & Security

TriMet expands agreement with Multnomah County District Attorney's office

Oct. 17, 2023
The expanded agreement will see a second DA official working with the agency to hold people responsible for crimes committed on the transit system.
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TriMet celebrates successful first year of its FX™–Frequent Express–bus line

Sept. 14, 2023
The FX2-Division line launched Sept. 18, 2022; the agency's green buses began servicing riders along the 15-mile Division Street corridor between Downtown Portland and Gresham...

Articles & News

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Facilities

TriMet’s Powell Garage leads way in modern transit facilities

April 16, 2024
The garage, which was completed in 2022 after four years of construction, is four times the size of the old garage and accommodates charging infrastructure for future zero-emission...
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Safety & Security

Oregon Transit Association, ATU 757 introduce new bill that adds use of illegal drugs on public transit to punishable offenses under IPT

Feb. 12, 2024
Under the new bill, a person using illicit drugs on a public transit vehicle or at a transit station could be charged with a Class A Misdemeanor.
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Members of TriMet's Community Safety Team checking a train in downtown Portland, Ore., in April 2023.
Safety & Security

UW Study Shows Riders Risk of Secondhand Drug Exposure Minimal; Additional Study is Needed to Assess Risk to Operators

Oct. 3, 2023
The five transit agencies in Washington State and Oregon that commissioned the first-of-its-kind study are putting mitigation recommendations into practice to keep riders and ...
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Safety & Security

UW study finds traces of drugs on transit buses at levels unlikely to cause risks to worker health

Sept. 8, 2023
The study found fentanyl and methamphetamine on board numerous transit vehicles, but the positive samples contained small amounts that are unlikely to cause acute medical conditions...
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APTA recognized its 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards winners at its Rail Conference that was held in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Safety & Security

APTA honors nine agencies with 2023 Rail Safety, Security and Emergency Management Awards

June 15, 2023
The awards, which added a new emergency management category this year, recognize transit organizations’ proactive safety and security efforts.
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NJ Transit and TriMet took steps this week to strengthen its ability to ban riders from using the system who violate behavior-based codes of conduct.
Safety & Security

TriMet, NJ Transit take steps to strengthen employee protections

Dec. 15, 2022
The boards of both agencies took action that will allow riders to be suspended from using the system under certain circumstances.
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Safety & Security

TriMet’s proposed code revisions would allow for stiffer penalties for prohibited behavior

The agency says the ordinance address behavior and would not change penalties for fare evasion.
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A 60-foot articulated bus branded for use on the FX2-Division route is shown at one of the new stations.
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TriMet’s FX bus service begins on a transformed Division Street Corridor

Sept. 19, 2022
The FX2-Division route offers a ‘new tier’ of bus service connecting downtown Portland to the southeast and east areas of the city and Gresham.
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2022 40 Under 40: Sophia Maletz Franklyn

Aug. 23, 2022
Sophia Maletz Franklyn, MBA, Director of Fare Revenue & Administrative Services, TriMet
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In a photo taken in 2017 (pre-COVID), TriMet bus operator Celina Kuder is shown.
Management

Is transit recruitment a question of throwing the right amount of money at a problem?

Nov. 30, 2021
Several agencies are offering up significant hiring bonuses to qualified recruits including operators and mechanics.

Videos & Resources

TriMet's 24-Hour Service is Making a Comeback
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TriMet's 24-Hour Service is Making a Comeback

Aug. 20, 2018
Starting Sunday, September 2, the Portland metro area will have more transit options than ever before.
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TriMet’s New North-South Bus Line Brings Better Connections, Economic Opportunity to East Portland

Feb. 26, 2018
Darcella grew up in East Portland. She attended Alder Elementary School, in Reynolds School District. It’s a school with a Portland address, but it sits in what often seems to...
A Moment of Silence
Safety & Security

A Moment of Silence

June 2, 2017
TriMet asks the community to join in a moment of silence at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 2 to honor the men who lost their lives and those forever affected by the tragic events on ...
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TriMet's Test Train on 11th Morrison

May 22, 2017
MAX train tests out new track work at SW 11th and Morrison on May 20, 2017 following TriMet's Morrison-Yamhill MAX Improvements project.
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Heroes Among Us

March 14, 2017
Hear about the heroic act TriMet bus operator Justin Clemens performed before starting his shift.
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 8/5/2016

Aug. 5, 2016
This weeks transit update features videos from TEB Technology, The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), TriMet, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and the Maryland...
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BikeTown Launch Event at Tilikum Crossing

Aug. 5, 2016
BikeTown, Portland's public bike share system, has launched with an event at Tilikum Crossing.
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Mass Transit Weekly Update 4/29/2016

April 29, 2016
This week’s transit update includes videos from TriMet, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit System, Metro Transit, Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority...
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TriMet Bus Recycling 2014

April 28, 2014
TriMet bus shredded and recycled at the R.S. Davis Recycling facility in Clackamas, Ore. On average, 65 percent of the each bus is recyclable.

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TriMet celebrates 25th anniversary of Westside MAX Blue Line Extension

Sept. 13, 2023
The project has helped to relieve congestion, develop communities and improve the quality of life for people in the community.
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TriMet’s Forward Together plan adds another bus line to Tilikum Crossing

Aug. 24, 2023
TriMet will move Line 19-Woodstock/Glisan to the Tilikum Crossing as part of Forward Together, to help avoid delays caused by traffic congestion on the neighboring Ross Island...
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TriMet implementing first Forward Together service changes starting Aug. 27

Aug. 16, 2023
The plan, which was developed in partnership with the community as travel changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, includes a sweeping overhaul of transit service for the tri-county...
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TriMet moves to new headquarters in downtown Portland

Aug. 9, 2023
The new headquarters, which TriMet is calling One Main Place, is located on 101 Southwest Main Street and includes 95,000 square feet of space within the 20-story office tower...
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Safety & Security

TriMet Board of Directors approves continuing and expanding TriMet’s Safety Response Team

July 31, 2023
TriMet’s Safety Response Team model, first introduced as a pilot in 2021, is one of two industry-leading advances in transit safety and security that led to top honors from the...
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Infrastructure

TriMet’s A Better Red MAX Extension and Reliability Project facing 126-day disruption starting June 18

June 13, 2023
The disruption is the longest planned MAX disruption in TriMet’s history, as crews will completely remodel the Portland International Airport MAX Station and build a two-thirds...
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Management

TriMet Board of Directors adopt FY2024 budget

May 25, 2023
The FY2024 budget totals $1.93 billion and includes $825.4 million in day-to-day operating expenses and $328.3 million in capital and operating projects, as well as a fare increase...
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Facilities

TriMet to conduct elevator improvement pilot project at Hollywood/NE 42nd Ave Transit Center

May 12, 2023
The four-week project will restrict elevator access to riders with a valid Hop card or physical or virtual payment card in an effort to improve elevator reliability.
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Maintenance

Construction for improvements to TriMet MAX disrupting regular service between April 16 and May 6

April 18, 2023
The special trackwork at Gateway Transit Center will play a critical role in moving MAX Red Line trains through the agency’s new light-rail configuration.