TriMet Cuts: The Grim Details

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

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

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 Releases Latest Version of Proposed Cuts

TriMet's latest version of its proposed service cuts has only two bus lines cut, compared to the previous three (the #65 will not be discontinued). But alas, the proposed 5-cent fare increase for all riders remains. According to the transit agency, about 50 bus lines are proposed to have some changes, including 10 lines with more significant reductions (27, 32, 45, 51, 58, 65, 73, 157; changes ...   More
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Peter Griffin

TriMet Picks A New GM

...   More
Wednesday, April 28, 2010 HANK STERN

Grand Jury Declines to Indict TriMet Driver for Fatal Collision (Updated)

The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office just announced that a grand jury has declined to indict Sandi Day, the driver in the fatal April 24 TriMet bus accident. The crash killed two pedestrians and seriously injured a third in Old Town. The grand jury decided Day was not guilty of negligent homicide. But the Portland Police may still charge Day with one or more violations, according ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

TriMet Crash: Did Driver Make an Illegal Turn?

New information released by Portland police raises the question of whether the driver of the TriMet bus that on April 24 struck five pedestrians — killing two of them and seriously injuring a third — was making an illegal turn. TriMet and the bus driver's union are releasing little information about what driver Sandi Day has said about the accident. TriMet spokeswoman Becky Witt ...   More
Friday, April 30, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

No More Cell Phone Use For TriMet Drivers On The Job

TriMet drivers, turn off your cell phones now. That edict by TriMet general manager Neil McFarlane is one of two changes he announced today aimed at improving safety in response to a bus crash April 24 that killed two pedestrians and injured another. The new policy dealing with personal electronic devices is in contrast to TriMet's earlier policy of requiring that those devices merely be ...   More
Monday, July 12, 2010 Jacob Reingold

BikePortland Reports Trouble For a Best of Portland Honoree

Here's an update, as first reported today by BikePortland, on Dan Christensen, who was among the honorees in this week's Best of Portland as "Best Bet Against Sam Adams in a Municipal Twitter Smackdown": TriMet placed Christensen on administrative leave today after Christensen wrote a piece on his blog with the headline, "PORTLAND! KILL THIS BICYCLIST!" BikePortland reports in this piece that ...   More
Thursday, July 22, 2010 HANK STERN

TriMet and Drivers At Contract Impasse

TriMet and its drivers union have gone through months of bargaining on a new contract after the existing deal expired last Nov. 30. That was followed on June 7 by mediation between TriMet and the 2,000-member Amalgamated Transit Union, Division 757. Mediation failed to bring a new deal, so now both sides told the state Employment Relations Board they're at an impasse. And that means each side ...   More
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 HANK STERN


Web Design for magazines