Essential Etiquette for Riding Transit

Essential Etiquette for Riding Transit

Public transit is a team sport. That pretty much sums up what you said the most important etiquette is when riding transit. Our other favorite comment: “In general, I try to stay aware of how my presence impacts others and minimize that however possible.” So, what are...
Lloyd MAX Improvements

Lloyd MAX Improvements

Heads up: We’ve got some work to do. From Sunday, August 4 through Saturday, August 17, MAX won’t run between Interstate/Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave stations while we make some necessary improvements to our tracks. MAX Blue, Green and Red...
Why Did My Bus Pass Me By?

Why Did My Bus Pass Me By?

We’ve all been there. You’re waiting at the stop and see your bus coming down the road. It’s getting closer, closer…wait, it’s not slowing down? Oh no, it’s not stopping! ARGH!   This experience can leave you feeling like Charlie Brown as the football gets...

Electric Buses, Powered by Wind

Our first all-electric bus began service April 17, 2019, on Line 62-Murray Blvd in Beaverton. In the coming months, four more electric buses will be put into service on the same line. And thanks to our partnership with Portland General Electric, these new buses will...
Why Does a New MAX Line Take So Long to Plan?

Why Does a New MAX Line Take So Long to Plan?

We started talking about it a decade ago, but the new light rail line is still almost 10 years away. Why? Portland’s first light rail, the Blue Line, began service between Downtown Portland and Gresham in ‘86. Since then we’ve continued to grow, and now the...
A New Spin on an Old Idea is Coming to Tilikum Crossing

A New Spin on an Old Idea is Coming to Tilikum Crossing

You might have to look closely to see them, but The Bridge of the People is getting some new additions this spring. Twelve vertical axis wind turbines, the first of their kind for any US public transit system, will be installed at the ends of Tilikum Crossing....