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...
More Opportunities to Exchange Paper and Mobile Tickets for Hop Credit

More Opportunities to Exchange Paper and Mobile Tickets for Hop Credit

More Opportunities to Exchange Paper and Mobile Tickets for Hop Credit It’s the final countdown. In less than three months — on December 31, 2019 — we’re retiring our “legacy” fares: mobile tickets from the Tickets app and foil-stamped paper tickets and passes. But...
Ask TriMet: What Can I Take on Transit?

Ask TriMet: What Can I Take on Transit?

Ask TriMet: What Can I Take on Transit? An actual question we get: Can I take my snake with me on the bus? Don’t be alarmed if you’re afraid of snakes, but the answer is yes. As with most things, the details matter. Animals on transit — snakes included...

You asked: Is petitioning allowed on TriMet?

You asked: Is petitioning allowed on TriMet? With elections coming up and ballot deadlines approaching, you may have been stopped by folks collecting signatures during your commute. We’ve been asked more often lately: Are people allowed to gather signatures on...
Why our trains slow down when it heats up

Why our trains slow down when it heats up

Why our trains slow down when it heats up Many of you have asked why our trains slow down when it’s hot outside. We know extra delays can be frustrating, but there are two important reasons why our speeds go down when temperatures go up—science and safety....