May 7, 2014
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
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
Suspect may have forged more than one thousand passes over the past several months.
March 27, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
The agency will add a total of six Zipcars at three TriMet Park and Ride locations along its rail lines.
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