Fun With Maps

Fun With Maps

Last update: 05/23/2019 Our designers work with a lot of transit maps. Sometimes, they get tired of looking at our map day after day. They start wondering, what if our rail map was designed like… MTA-Vignelli Download PDF BART Download PDF WMATA Download PDF...

Bus Driver by Day, World Champion by Night

That bus operator you thanked as you exited the bus this morning? They may have a whole other set of super powers you never knew about. Take Tofer Sneed, a TriMet bus driver since 2014. This April, Tofer took home gold at the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup in...

33 Things to Do With Your Kids Around Portland This Spring Break

At long last, spring is here. Along with the booming trees and flowers, longer days and warmer weather, every child is on spring break. If this vacation will be a staycation, you don’t need to stay cooped up all week. We’ve compiled a list of 33 diverse adventures to...

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....

2016 Year in Review

It was a big and busy year for us. That’s the simple explanation. Though we didn’t have a marquee event like last year’s Orange Line opening, we added a lot of service and made some significant improvements. We also dealt with weather (hot and cold), protests and...

How It Works: Tilikum Crossing Art Lights

By now you’ve seen how Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, lights up the night — but how exactly do those lights work? There are 178 LED lights aesthetically placed on 40 bridge cables, the four transmission towers above and below the deck, and on the Sonic Dish...