Your Portland Snow Kit For Tonight

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? A Helpful Reminder

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

More Cuts Coming At TriMet

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

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

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 HANK STERN

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

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


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