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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.


May 6, 2013

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


April 4, 2011

TriMet to complete security camera installation

A $1.2 million Transportation Security Administration grant will help the agency to add closed circuit television cameras at the 10 remaining MAX stations currently without them. The grant also will fund security improvements at some facilities.


March 30, 2011

FTA oks final design phase for TriMet light rail

Approved the $1.49 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project to enter into Final Design. The project can now be developed from its current 30 percent design to 100 percent design. TriMet expects to sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement by mid-2012, moving the project into full construction.


December 2, 2010

TriMet opens 85th MAX light rail station

The $3 million station, opened on the Blue Line in Gresham, was funded with $1.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration and $1.8 million from Oregon Metro. Plans for the station had been in the works since 1997 as the Gresham Civic Neighborhood developed.


July 13, 2010

TriMet taking measures to enhance safety

After a top-to-bottom safety review that began shortly after a fatal bus accident last April, the agency will recruit a Director of Safety and Security, require all personal electronic devices be turned off while operating a bus or train and form a Safety and Service Excellence Task Force.


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