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MAX Double Homicide Suspect: 'No Heroes In This Case'

OPB | July 18, 2017 9:46 a.m. | Portland

A Portland man accused of killing two men and injuring a third on a TriMet MAX train this spring appeared in court Tuesday morning.

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Reimagining Portland's SW Corridor: What To Do With Barbur Boulevard?

Pamplin Media Group | July 12, 2017 7:59 a.m. | Portland

The final design of a Southwest Corridor light-rail line from Portland to Tigard is still many years away, but one of the key, early questions to be answered is what to do with Barbur Boulevard.

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At Post-Attack Vigils, Oregonians Urge Each Other To Stand Up To Hate

OPB | May 27, 2017 10 p.m. | Portland

Participants urged each other not to let the killings – and the hate that apparently motivated them – drive Oregonians apart.

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TriMet Plans New Central Precinct For Transit Police

Pamplin Media Group | April 11, 2017 7:38 a.m. | Portland

TriMet is planning to open a new Central Precinct for the transit police on the first floor of the parking garage to be built for the coming Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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. 

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National Transportation App Acquires Portland Ticketing Software

OPB | June 30, 2015 9 a.m. | Portland

Portland-based mobile ticketing tech company GlobeSherpa has been acquired by transportation comparison app RideScout, the companies announced Tuesday.

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How Median Incomes Change Between Portland Light Rail Stations

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015 12:22 p.m. | Portland

When stepping off the TriMet MAX light rail, it can feel as though you've been transported to a different city at each stop, with each Portland neighborhood offering its own flair. A new map shows that income plays a role in these divisions as well.