Ask TriMet: Do I Have To Tap Every Time I Board?

Ask TriMet: Do I Have To Tap Every Time I Board?

Ask TriMet: Do I Have To Tap Every Time I Board? Short answer: Yes. Tapping the Hop reader every time you board transit not only validates your fare, it also acts as your proof of payment — so when you tap again within that first 2 ½-hour window, or when you have...
What We’ve Learned From our Electric Bus Pilot So Far

What We’ve Learned From our Electric Bus Pilot So Far

What We’ve Learned From our Electric Bus Pilot So Far A curtain dropped and the cameras flashed. For a day, a bus was the star. The months since have been less glamorous but far more important. Last April, we publically introduced our first zero-emission...
Ask TriMet: Are Cars Allowed on MAX or Streetcar Tracks?

Ask TriMet: Are Cars Allowed on MAX or Streetcar Tracks?

Ask TriMet: Are Cars Allowed on MAX or Streetcar Tracks? There is a moment of anxiety you may have had if you’ve ever driven in Downtown Portland: “Wait… can I drive on these tracks?” You’re not alone: Any downtown is a challenge to drive through, and with light...
We’re Taking Action Today To Reduce Our Emissions

We’re Taking Action Today To Reduce Our Emissions

We’re Taking Action Today To Reduce Our Emissions The time for climate action is now — and we must all step up to protect our planet. Today, we’re announcing a number of actions we’re taking to reduce our agency’s — and our region’s — carbon...
Ask TriMet: How Do Service Alerts Get Posted?

Ask TriMet: How Do Service Alerts Get Posted?

Ask TriMet: How Do Service Alerts Get Posted? “Where’s my train?!” If there is anything more frustrating than a delayed train or bus, it’s being in the dark about it — how long you should expect to wait and what your options are. We put a lot of effort into making...
Red Lanes 101: What You Need to Know About Transit-Only Lanes

Red Lanes 101: What You Need to Know About Transit-Only Lanes

Red Lanes 101: What You Need to Know About Transit-Only Lanes Seeing red on Portland’s streets recently? There’s a good reason why. Transit-only lanes marked by red paint are being installed on several traffic-choked Portland streets. These lanes should help speed up...