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TriMet Advises Bus Drivers To Avoid Confronting Fare Evaders

Portland Tribune | March 15, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

TriMet says its bus drivers should no longer deny fare evaders access to the bus. But the new guidance for drivers is causing confusion among the agency's own employees.

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From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.

News | Nation | Think Out Loud

TriMet Fare Evaders | Kennewick Man | Logging Under Trump | Russian Doping

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 noon

A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.

local | News | Transportation | Business | Politics | Election | Election 2016

Tigard Voters Saying Yes To Light Rail Plan

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 8:45 p.m. | Portland

An expansion to the Portland metro area's light rail system is getting the green light for its route through the city of Tigard.

News | Transportation | Election | local | Election 2016

Tigard Voters Hold Keys To Southwest Light Rail Line

OPB | Nov. 2, 2016 2:05 p.m. | Tigard, Oregon

If Measure 34-255 passes, a proposed light rail line moves ahead. A "no" vote would have planners tapping the brakes.

Arts | Oregon Art Beat

TriMet Orange Line Art

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 8 p.m.

Art Beat rides the new TriMet MAX Orange line to discover a fantastic variety of public art on the run from downtown Portland to Milwaukie.

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MAX Returns To Regular Service Following Renovation Project

Portland Tribune | Sept. 4, 2016 10:21 a.m. | Portland
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BIKETOWN Offers Discount To New Customers During TriMet Disruption

Pamplin Media Group | Aug. 21, 2016 12:39 p.m. | Portland

BIKETOWN, Portland's new bike share program, is offering a $1 discount for new customers while a major TriMet maintenance project disrupts MAX service for the next two weeks.

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MAX Construction To Cause Delays, Headaches For Riders

Pamplin Media Group | Aug. 17, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

If you take the MAX to work each morning, you might want to try a different travel option starting Monday.

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TriMet To Start Construction On Rose Quarter MAX Lines

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10 a.m.

The Portland-area transit agency TriMet is warning riders of planned ahead of a Rose Quarter improvement project. 

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TriMet Awarded $3.4M Grant To Buy Electric Buses

Pamplin Media Group | July 24, 2016 10:27 a.m.

TriMet will buy four battery-electric buses thanks to a $3.4 million federal grant that Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley helped obtain.

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Entire Portland Region May Vote On Southwest Light Rail Line

OPB | May 11, 2016 3:59 p.m. | Portland

Voters in three suburban cities — King City, Tigard and Tualatin — are likely to weigh in on the Southwest Corridor transit line. But to raise the needed funding may take a regional vote.

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Portland's Proposed Rapid Bus Actually Slower Than Existing Bus

OPB | March 22, 2016 3:35 p.m. | Portland

A proposed bus rapid transit line from Gresham to downtown Portland would move passengers more slowly than the current east-west bus lines.

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TriMet Apologizes For Flooded Trains, Service Disruption

OPB | Nov. 3, 2015 11:05 a.m. | Portland

On Halloween, about a dozen light rail trains were affected by pooled water on the tracks. TriMet has offered “sincere apologies” for service disruptions Saturday.


Will The Columbia River Crossing Project Get New Life?

Portland Tribune | Sept. 24, 2015 8:28 a.m.

After opening the MAX Orange Line on time and nearly $50 million under budget, what’s next for TriMet? How about restarting the debate over the need for the Columbia River Crossing.

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Cyclists Flock To Portland's Tilikum Crossing

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Portland

More than a thousand cyclists criss-crossed Portland's new Tilikum Crossing each day during its first week.

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Portland's Tilikum Crossing Bridge Is Open For Business

OPB | Sept. 12, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

After much anticipation and plenty of parties, Portland's new bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, is now open to walkers, joggers, bikers and TriMet riders.

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TriMet To Vote On Increasing Business Tax

OPB | Sept. 9, 2015 3:26 p.m.

TriMet’s board of directors will vote Sept. 16 whether to increase its tax on businesses. Employers pay a tax to the transit agency based off their payroll, which funds 56 percent of TriMet’s $510 million budget.

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TriMet Adjusts MAX Schedules To Incorporate Orange Line

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015 2:54 p.m.

TriMet will begin test running its new Orange MAX line between Downtown Portland and north Clackamas County starting Sunday. 

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TriMet Ready To Approve Hike In Payroll Taxes

OPB | Aug. 12, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Portland

TriMet board members signaled Wednesday they're likely to increase payroll taxes, in the years to come.