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....
How do you become a bus operator?

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...
How Transit Works in Snow and Ice

How Transit Works in Snow and Ice

We’ve enjoyed a mild fall, with less precipitation than normal and plenty of sunshine. That means we can expect a mellow winter, right? We’re certainly not counting on it. Over the years, we’ve learned that winter storms can appear out of nowhere. Of course, we...
How We’re Speeding Up Buses

How We’re Speeding Up Buses

Sometimes a small change in our roads can have a big impact on how fast we all get home. Recently, we’ve been working with PBOT and ODOT to improve intersections where buses (and cars) frequently get stuck in traffic. Here’s what we did at SW 4th Avenue...

Watch: What happens behind the scenes during a MAX disruption?

What’s happening on the ground when MAX stops running and our construction crews descend on a section of track? Lots, it turns out. Let’s look at one stretch of tracks between SW Adams and S 1st during our recent Hillsboro MAX improvement project. In the...

This Bus Platform Has Room for Bikes, Pedestrians and More

Last week, we tested a full-scale model of a new type of bus platform; one that accommodates bikes, pedestrians and 60-foot articulated buses. We expect to have these extra-long buses running along Division Street, between Gresham and Downtown Portland, as soon as...