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

More Cuts Coming At TriMet


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Here we go again. Fresh off its latest round of cuts from last year, TriMet announced this afternoon it must cut $27 million in its upcoming budget for fiscal year 2011. And yes, TriMet says service cuts will make up part of that shortfall, which the transit agency ascribes to the recession and declining payroll tax revenues. TriMet says it won't release any more details tonight, but that General ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 HANK STERN

TriMet Cuts: The Grim Details


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TriMet followed up today on yesterday's announcement about its latest budget shortfall -a $27 million hole - with some of the grim details about how and what it's proposing to do come September. The transit agency proposes to increase fares by 5 cents; increase the time between MAX trains from 15 minutes to 17 minutes during midday, weekend and evening trips in off-peak hours; and adjust MAX ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 HANK STERN

TriMet's Revised List of Proposed Cuts


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After having four five open houses to discuss its proposed solutions for a $27 million budget shortfall, TriMet this afternoon announced a revised series of proposed service cuts to take effect in September. The agency also has added three more public hearings, all from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm on the following dates and at the following locations: April 6 at Clackamas Community College's Oregon City ...   More
 
Monday, March 22, 2010 HANK STERN

A Reminder For TriMet Riders Mad About Proposed Cuts, Fare Increase


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The next three evenings offer TriMet riders a chance to sound off on the transit agency's latest round of proposed cuts — and a nickel fare increase — that would take effect this September. The meetings today (on the Oregon City campus of Clackamas Community College, 19600 Mollala Ave.); Wednesday (the Portland Building at 1120 SW 5th Ave. downtown) and Thursday (Portland Adventist ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 HANK STERN

TriMet Picks A New GM


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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 HANK STERN

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