Topic : Neil McFarlane

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TriMet’s Board of Directors appoints interim GM

Management & Operations| February 22, 2018

Shelley Devine will temporarily lead TriMet while the Board finalizes its decision on a permanent GM.

TriMet Ready to Make Rider Enhancements a Reality

Management & Operations| November 28, 2017

The agency will use funds from a new statewide employee payroll tax to support two key priorities: a low-income fare program and bus service expansion.

Management & Operations| October 19, 2017

TriMet's GM McFarlane to retire

He led the expansion of TriMet’s light rail system, which has become a national model for integrating land use and transportation planning, policy and development.

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

INIT modernizes Portland-Vancouver area electronic fare payment system

Hop Fastpass is a fully integrated open payments e-fare system that can accept regular contactless fare media (Hop cards) and will accept contactless credit or debit card payments.

Bus| September 3, 2013

TriMet to launch mobile ticketing app

Will be available on iPhone and Android starting Sept. 4. Riders will be the first in the nation to use a mobile ticketing app to ride both buses and trains, according to the transit system.

Transit systems coping with spike in violence against bus drivers

Many are taking preventive actions, such as training, and providing assistance to operators in the aftermath of an incident.
Bus| October 9, 2012

TriMet, DART to debut mobile ticketing in 2013

TriMet signed a contract with local software company GlobeSherpa to pilot the system for its buses, MAX light rail and WES Commuter Rail. DART's system will be developed by Unwire, a Danish company with extensive experience in mobile ticketing for transit agencies, for $1.5 million.
Bus| March 14, 2012

TriMet revises proposal to close budget shortfall

Targeted $12 million in cuts and changes, which will take effect in September 2012. Changes include enacting internal efficiencies, providing $1.2 million in savings. The original proposal from February called for $500,000 in savings.
Bus| January 9, 2012

TriMet Twitter town hall to tackle budget

Event, to be hosted by GM Neil McFarlane, is part of a comprehensive outreach effort to hear from the public on the agency's FY 2013 budget which includes a $12 to $17 million shortfall. An interactive guide will let the community weigh in on potential fare increases and service cuts to help close the budget gap.
Bus| July 21, 2011

Portland's TriMet to fine first-time fare evaders

In response to concerns about whether the agency was collecting all of its fare revenue, TriMet is increasing the number of staff dedicated to fare enforcement. It will also shift from a warning and education focus to issuing citations and exclusions if riders are found without a valid fare. The base fine for not having a valid fare is $175; exclusions from the system can extend up to 90 days.
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