A Free Ride For Portland High School Students


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This morning Portland City Council will consider an intergovernmental agreement with Portland Public Schools and TriMet to give all high school students in PPS a free, unlimited bus pass for the upcoming school year. Classes start Sept. 8. PPS is contributing the $800,000 it already put aside to pay for bus passes for a small portion of its students (whose transportation to and from school is ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

JUICY SUITS: Skater Vs. TriMet Bus


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A skateboarder is suing TriMet after he was allegedly hit by a bus in Southeast Portland. According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Multnomah County Circuit Court, 23-year-old Clayton Stubblefield was skating near the intersection of Southeast 7th Street and Hawthorne on July 17, 2008. He was hit by a TriMet bus merging into the lane he was skating in, the lawsuit says. Stubblefield suffered ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

No More Free Buses in Fareless Square


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TriMet's board voted this morning to eliminate free buses rides within Fareless Square beginning Jan. 3. The 5-1 6-1 vote followed months of public commentary and was contingent on the expansion of two additional MAX lines being routed through Fareless Square. MAX and Streetcar travel in the square will remain free. Board members Rick Van Beveren and Robert Williams supported the ordinance, ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Allison Ferre

TriMet Increases Security After Terrorist Suspects Arrested in Denver


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TriMet announced this morning it's boosting security on public transit in response to the Sept. 19 arrests of two Denver men allegedly involved in a terrorist plot to set off explosives in the New York City subway system. Local transit officials say to expect police randomly boarding MAX trains and buses, and to be present at various stops and platforms. To be clear, there are no reports ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Amanda Ingram

Trimet: Operator at Fault for Leaving Toddler at Station


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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J_SaNjOb_c[/youtube] TriMet announced today that it's placed on paid administrative leave the operator whose actions contributed to the separation of a father from his 3-year-old son at a train station last week. The Nov. 16 incident, which has earned national attention, occurred after 3-year-old Aiden Bailey hit the ramp button while exiting the train. ...   More
 
Monday, November 23, 2009 JONATHAN CROWL

TriMet Passes For Private School Students Too?


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The Multnomah County Youth Commission is calling for an expansion of a recently-passed plan that provides free bus passes in the city to Portland public high school students. The commission wants to extend the free passes to private and alternative school kids, according to this story in the Catholic Sentinel. In drawing up the original plan, the commission sought to give students the ability ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Brittany Rogers

TriMet Cans MAX Driver In Toddler Incident (UPDATED with union reaction)


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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J_SaNjOb_c[/youtube] TriMet announced this afternoon that it's terminating the driver of the MAX train who was at the switch when a 3-year-old boy got separated from his dad at a station. TriMet said in a news release that the train operator violated agency procedures and failed to respond to four calls on the emergency intercom system that would have ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 HANK STERN

Drunk On New Year's Eve? A Helpful Reminder


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As you gear up for New Year's Eve, a helpful reminder to our reminder from last week: All rides on TriMet's MAX and buses will be free beginning at 8 pm on Thursday, Dec. 31. The MAX Blue, Green and Yellow lines will also provide extra late-night service on New Year's Eve, running every 30 minutes until about 3 am. If you want to get drunk tomorrow night, fine. If you want to plant a wet one ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 HANK STERN

Your Portland Snow Kit For Tonight


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Before I "brave the elements" (or whatever hoary weather cliche you prefer) and leave the office to catch the bus home, I want to leave behind some helpful hints to deal with the snow: 1) For the latest updates on TriMet, go here. 2) For the latest weather updates as practiced by actual weather professionals go here. 3) If this hours-long blizzard gives you cabin fever, here's one productive ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 HANK STERN

Drunk On New Year's Eve?


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A useful reminder to anyone anticipating a memorable (or possibly hard to remember) New Year's Eve: All rides on TriMet's MAX and buses will be free beginning at 8 pm on Thursday, Dec. 31. The MAX Blue, Green and Yellow lines will also provide extra late-night service on New Year's Eve, running every 30 minutes until about 3 am. And in the same spirit of public service, here's a video to help ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 Ari Phillips

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