Bus Riders Say TriMet's New Fare Machines Cut Down Weekend Transfer Times

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This July, TriMet debuted new fare machines on its buses—replacing driver-issued newsprint transfers with a 2-hour, computer-printed fare. The regional transit agency celebrated the new fare printers as the end of confusion caused by transfers torn off and punched by drivers, and the start of a consistent system for single-fare riders.Members of the local bus rider's union say the change did something ...   More
 
Friday, September 27, 2013 AARON MESH

TriMet Could Extend Bus Transfers to Three Hours, All Night After 7 pm

Or not.

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With TriMet readying for another round of laborious contract bargaining with its drivers' union, the transit agency is opening up negotiations on a second front—and this one could save riders money by making bus tickets last longer. But this concession isn't a done deal, either. OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, a neighborhood organizing group that's become Portland's de facto bus riders’ union, ...   More
 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

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