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Brian Lum

Brian Lum

I'm here to help tell our story, and to share the interesting things I find along the way. When I'm not here, you'll find me out riding my bike and taking pictures.

Our Year in Review: 2017

How do we summarize a year like this? Normally, we’d share some facts and figures describing what we accomplished and the challenges we faced. But 2017 wasn’t so straightforward. Looking back, we’re happy to say that we made some huge strides that included introducing...

Driving a Bus Is Just One of This Operator’s Many Talents

Looking back on the last 41 years, you get the feeling there’s nothing bus driver Cindy Kassab can’t do — only things she hasn’t done yet. Riders Club is where TriMet riders go for news, behind-the-scenes features, and fun transit-related stuff....

Thanks to New Funds, Transit Is About to Get a Lot Better

For the first time ever, the Oregon Legislature has established statewide funding for general transit service. This is huge, exciting news. House Bill 2017 is a $5.3 billion package for improvements in Oregon’s transportation systems. It includes a new employee...

You Can Now Use Hop With Just Your Phone

Hop is here, and you can now pick up a card at the store and tap to pay your fare. For riders used to paying in cash or buying paper tickets, this is a huge improvement — Hop cards come with benefits like Auto-Load, fare capping and lost-card protection, and they can...

Hop Fastpass Has Arrived

Today’s the day — Hop Fastpass has arrived! After years of development, installation and testing, our new electronic fare system is up and running. Now, riders can pay fare with just a tap — it’s that simple. Even better, we’ve introduced some huge...

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