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

TriMet Board Kills Free Rail Zone, Approves Fare Hike

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The TriMet board of directors passed a budget this afternoon that fills a $12 million shortfall by ending the Free Rail Zone, cutting bus service and raising two-hour fares to a flat fee of $2.50. That's a 40-cent hike from a current two-hour ticket.The changes will go into effect Sept. 1.The proposed budget has been under discussion for months, and the only suspense today was whether TriMet would ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 AARON MESH

Got a Beef with TriMet? Become a Bus Rider Advocate ... and Get Paid


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Calling all bus riders: OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is willing to pay you a $600 annual stipend to be on its advocacy team in 2011. The community organization is seeking TriMet bus riders who depend on public transit and want to help TriMet improve its system. OPAL co-director Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons says his organization hopes to assemble five to 10 bus rider advocates. He expects ...   More
 
Monday, December 27, 2010 REBECCA JACOBSON

Protesters Rally In Response to TriMet Fare Increase


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City Hall this afternoon drew dozens of protesters concerned about recent changes at TriMet. Today, of course, marked the first day of TriMet's nickel fare increase, a move that raised the cost of riding a TriMet bus across two zones to $2.05. Meantime, TriMet has continued to cut services even as it prepares to ask voters for a new $125 million bond in November. While denouncing the service ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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