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August 26, 2014

TriMet, GlobeSherpa, INIT partner for eFare system

Designed to incorporate leading edge electronic payment technologies to make travel on transit more convenient for customers, the system will provide the region’s transit agencies with a more efficient and secure fare collection platform.


July 29, 2014

Model helps agencies predict more accurate staffing for bus routes

To accommodate unplanned employee absences (illness, emergencies, etc.), transit agencies must employ a sufficient number of transit vehicle operators to meet the demands of scheduled service, according to a new report by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.


May 7, 2014

TriMet’s Yellow Line hits nearly 46M rides at 10 years

Since opening on May 1, 2004, annual ridership has grown 24.2%, and there has been a 50% increase in the number of new businesses along the line.


April 29, 2014

TriMet gets complaints about ‘talking buses’

Residents living near bus routes say the warning system, which announces when a bus is turning, sometimes goes off at other times and is loud, particularly at night. The transit system will test a “night mode” feature that will either lower the decibels or turn off at night.


April 22, 2014

TriMet police make arrest in ticket fraud case

Suspect may have forged more than one thousand passes over the past several months.


March 27, 2014

TriMet taps INIT for $30M electronic fare system

Will provide a variety of payment options: transit-only smart card, contactless bank card and a smartphone with Near Field Communications. The transit agency expects the new system to begin serving the Portland metropolitan area in 2017.


March 5, 2014

TriMet to send last iconic trolleys to St. Louis

Will lease the last two of Portland’s four old-fashioned trolleys to St. Louis. While critics say that getting rid of the iconic vehicles is regrettable, the transit agency says that with the new MAX Orange line it doesn’t have room to run the trolleys anymore and that they will have a better home in St. Louis.


March 3, 2014

TriMet testing 'talking buses'

The FTA awarded the agency a $400,000 grant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of devices that alert people when a bus is turning. With “distracted walking” on the rise as the popularity of smartphones and other electronic devices soars, more agencies are considering adding them to their fleet.


February 24, 2014

TriMet may raise paratransit fares

The third and final phased-in LIFT paratransit fare increase will be for five cents, bringing the total cost for a two-hour ticket to $2.50. The LIFT program costs more than $32 million and has grown on average nearly 9% per year.


February 13, 2014

TriMet supporting law that aims to protect rider data

Raising concerns about Oregon Public Records Law, which would require the transit agency to release personal information about riders gathered through electronic fare collection upon request. Supporting proposed House Bill 4086, which would exempt information on customers’ personal travel patterns.


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