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Tom Williams

I'm TriMet's Web & Social Media Coordinator. I'm here to share our story, and to keep you up-to-date on how TriMet can help you navigate Portland.

How Reduced Fares are Helping Lower-Income Oregonians

Last summer, we expanded our Honored Citizen reduced fare program to help riders who struggle to afford transit costs. Less than eight months later over 10,000 people have been approved for reduced fares. For those who’ve enrolled, a month pass costs only $28...

You Should Go To Winter Light Festival (But You Shouldn’t Drive)

Some of these installations are “kinetic fire sculptures”. Which is to say, there are giant sculptures that shoot fire. You can enjoy them as art, or you can enjoy them as metal structures with flamethrowers that make your face all toasty. Can the Mona Lisa do that?...

How do you become a bus operator?

There are lots of reasons why people drive for TriMet.  Some are attracted by the pay and others by the great benefits. For many, it’s a stable job with opportunities to grow. More still don’t want to be cooped up in an office all day and would rather...

The Cheapest / Easiest / Most Convenient Ways to Get to PDX

Unlike most cities, we don’t dread going to our airport. The legit food options, reasonable prices and pleasant atmosphere make a big difference, but it also helps that PDX is not a painful haul to get to. Nearly the entire region is within an hour drive of the...

Peacock Lane Travel Game Plan

Holiday season is here, which means the popular Peacock Lane Christmas displays are back. Increasingly, the only thing more impressive than the lights are the traffic backups. This is especially true during the times when Peacock Lane is pedestrian-only (December...

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