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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.


February 5, 2014

TriMet WES rail marks 5th anniversary, sees ridership climb

Riders have taken more than 1.9 million trips on the commuter line since it opened in 2009. Ridership has climbed each year reaching more than 476,000 in 2013.


January 24, 2014

TriMet partners with Zipcar to offer ‘last mile’ option

The agency will add a total of six Zipcars at three TriMet Park and Ride locations along its rail lines.


January 15, 2014

TriMet rail sells more than 500K mobile tickets

The free TriMet Tickets app has been downloaded more than 60,000 times since the agency launched it in early September. The app allows riders to buy fares on their smartphones.


November 27, 2013

TriMet installs ‘eco-track’ at future light rail station

The vegetated trackway area is pervious to stormwater, thus reducing runoff. It is comprised of 1-inch thick mats with various sedum species.


October 22, 2013

Voith equips TriMet Gilligs with fuel-saving tech

The SensoTop program enables the transmission’s control system to automatically adapt gear-shifting points based on acceleration, vehicle load and topography of the route.


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