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

Budget Busters

A riders’ advocacy group challenges TriMet to rethink its fare hikes and service cuts.


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TriMet is zooming ahead with plans to close a $12 million budget gap for next year by raising ticket prices, cutting bus service and ending the free-rail zone. The transit agency’s board is set    More
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 AARON MESH

TriMet Life

I rode for three days and 242 miles on public transit. Here’s who I met.


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The No. 6 bus is doing just fine until the wheelchairs show up. A soaking Tuesday has cleared into afternoon blue skies. The southbound No. 6 leaves Jantzen Beach at 3:22 pm, so empty that passe   More
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 AARON MESH

Portland Police Advise iPhone Users Not To Stare, Zombielike, At Their Devices

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Portland police yesterday announced that they'd caught that most elusive brand of criminal, the smartphone thief. Three recent Apple-related robberies are being blamed on an unnamed 16-year-old from East Portland, and police say they expect to make more arrests.This should give Portland police bragging rights over their counterparts in Berkely, Calif., where 10 officers on overtime failed to locate ...   More
 
Friday, May 25, 2012 COREY PEIN

Have A Fossil-Fuel-Free Weekend, Courtesy of PSU

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In an effort to assess Portlanders’ actual enthusiasm for electric cars, Portland State University is conducting a survey about them—and they are dangling the possibility of winning prizes if you take part.People filling out the survey—which seeks opinion about cars and foreign oil—are put into a raffle to win an all-electric weekend.The winner gets a to drive a Nissan Leaf—the first completely ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 HANNAH HOFFMAN

Dr. Know: Classically Trained

What's the thinking behind playing classical music at MAX stops?


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Every morning as the MAX doors open at Lloyd Center, I hear the sounds of opera. I think I know the thinking behind this, but could you please illuminate us on whether the strategy is working?&nbs   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 MARTY SMITH

JUICY SUITS: Portland Cop Tasered A Disabled Man on TriMet

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The City of  Portland, TriMet and Multnomah County face a federal civil-rights lawsuit that claims a Portland cop Tasered a developmentally disabled man on a public bus. Police reports obtained by WW in a public-records request fill in the cops' side of the story.According to the suit filed July 21 in U.S. District Court in Portland, Calbruce Jamal Green was on his way home from Gresham to his ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

TriMet Halts Audible Bus Warning for Pedestrians Because It Didn't Work As Planned

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 TriMet says it's putting a halt to a new system that is supposed to warn pedestrians that a bus is turning. The  safety feature began in March after the death last year of two pedestrians struck by a TriMet bus in Old Town. TriMet says in a press release this morning that the system failed to work as is should.Here's what the agency says"After nearly three months of testing an audible pedestrian ...   More
 
Friday, May 27, 2011 WW Staff

Victims of TriMet Tragedy Remembered

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 AILIN DARLING

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