Blue electric bus labeled with 'All-Electric Bus Wind Powered by PGE' in white in Tigard, Oregon.

TriMet Ridership Grows Thanks to Realignment, Schedule Changes

The agency’s response to post-pandemic changes in travel behavior is paying off.

May 19, 2024 - Portland Tribune

Green Portland Frequent Express bus in parking lot in Portland, Oregon.

Portland ‘BRT Light’ Line Shows Promise

Despite not having fully dedicated bus lanes, Portland’s new ‘light’ bus rapid transit line is significantly reducing travel times.

November 2, 2023 - Human Transit

Green TriMet express bus in Portland, Oregon

Portland ‘Frequent Express’ Bus Speeding Travel Times

TriMet’s newest line is improving service and reducing travel times for riders as ridership slowly recovers.

September 17, 2023 - KOIN6

Portland Bus Lane

Bus Service Cut in Portland as Driver Shortage Lingers

Like many transit agencies around the country, the regional transit agency for Portland, Oregon is struggling to attract enough bus drivers to maintain planned levels of transit service.

June 28, 2022 - TriMet

MAX Light Rail

New Portland Transit Budget Targets Driver Shortage, Express Service

The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon plans to restore pre-pandemic service, expand its light rail lines, and move toward an all-electric bus fleet.

May 26, 2022 - TriMet

A TriMet MAX Red Line light rail train heading for the Portland International Airport comes to a stop at Pioneer Place in downtown Portland.

MAX Red Line Extension Wins Federal Funding in Portland

The "A Better Red" project won the federal funding it needed from the federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment Grants program.

September 29, 2021 - Federal Transit Administration

Portland Light Rail

Portland Transit Vote Kills SW Transit Corridor Light Rail Project

In a pair of articles, Jonathan Maus reports on the final moments of the SW Corridor Light Rail Project, as project supporters deals with a loss at the ballot box.

November 18, 2020 - BikePortland

Portland Pearl District Streetcar

New Details for Portland's Transit Plan as Voters Head to the Polls

Voters in Portland-area voters will decide on a transportation funding measure for the "Get Moving 2020" plan, with details of four bus rapid transit project targeted for funding announced within weeks of the election.

November 2, 2020 - BikePortland

MAX line in front of Pioneer Courthouse

Big Business in Portland Doesn't Want to Pay for Metro Transportation Funding Measure

A heated dispute over a $5 billion Metro transportation funding ballot measure has erupted between climate activists and a group representing Portland's big business interests.

September 28, 2020 - The Portland Mercury

TriMet Portland

TriMet to Redirect Funding for Transit Police

A new approach to public safety is in the works in Portland.

June 23, 2020 - TriMet

Portland, Oregon Public Transit

Making it Safer to Walk to Transit in Portland

TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.

November 6, 2019 - BikePortland

TriMet Portland

New Questions Around Portland-Area Light Rail Project

A proposed rail line would run from downtown Portland, Oregon, to the suburbs. The budget has increased significantly, and many funding and project scope questions remain.

August 26, 2019 - Oregon Live

Portland Streetcar

Transit Planners Studying a Tunnel Under Portland

Oregon Metro and TriMet are studying the feasibility of a subway tunnel under Portland that would cross under the Willamette River to speed up MAX trains through the city.

June 30, 2019 - The Oregonian

Portland Light Rail

Details on the Portland Region's Proposed $2.7 Billion Light Rail Line

The Southwest Corridor light rail project has a preferred alternative route, but there's still a lot of work to do before the ambitious project can begin construction, much less begin shuttling riders between Portland and Bridgeport Village.

June 24, 2019 - The Oregonian

Portland, Oregon

$1.36 Billion in Federal Transit Administration Grants Awarded

The Federal Transit Administration announced a new round of funding for the Capital Investment Grants program last week.

April 15, 2019 - Federal Transit Administration

TriMet Portland

Opinion: Too Much Parking Along Portland's Planned Light Rail Line

The Southwest Corridor could become the most parking-heavy rail line every created by TriMet. Even parking-lite planning scenarios would spend as much as $100 million on parking garages.

December 11, 2018 - Sightline Institute

Portland's TriMet Making Plans to Get on the Electric Bus

Electric buses have arrived. Portland is only the latest example.

September 28, 2018 - The Oregonian

Portland, Oregon

Funding Pieces Starting to Come Together for Portland Bus Rapid Transit Project

The Division Transit Project recently received some badly needed funding from the city of Portland, finally reversing a streak of bad news. The project will still need a substantial allocation from the federal government.

August 21, 2018 - The Oregonian

Portland Commuter Rail

Ridership on Commuter Rail to Portland Suburbs Falling Quickly

Ridership is declining on TriMet's Westside Extension Service, reflecting declines on other parts of the system. This commuter rail line, however, has its own unique set of issues.

May 24, 2018 - The Oregonian

Portland Multi-Modalism

Portland Looking for Ways to Speed Up Buses, Protect Pedestrians

Freeing buses from congestion and protecting pedestrians from speeding cars are two of the goals expressed by the Central City in Motion planning process.

March 21, 2018 - The Oregonian

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