The city of Portland has put off a decision to possibly increase the fees it charges transit agency, TriMet, for bus shelters on city property.
Mayor Sam Adams proposed the fee hike because TriMet had decided not to provide free transit passes to students. The youth passes are an Adams priority.
TriMet leaders appeared at city council today Wednesday.
They told Adams and the other city commissioners that boosting fees would force service cuts or rate increases.
Adams agreed to TriMet’s request for a 30-day delay, so the two sides could discuss ways to fund the youth pass.