What’s With the New Ticket Machines?

What’s With the New Ticket Machines?

As you may have noticed, some MAX stations are sporting shiny new ticket machines. And if you’ve taken a closer look, you probably saw that they don’t just look different — they have been reformatted from the inside out to sell tappable Hop Fastpass tickets instead of...
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...
The Cheapest / Easiest / Most Convenient Ways to Get to PDX

The Cheapest / Easiest / Most Convenient Ways to Get to PDX

Unlike most cities, we don’t dread going to our airport. The legit food options, reasonable prices and pleasant atmosphere make a big difference, but it also helps that PDX is not a painful haul to get to. Nearly the entire region is within an hour drive of the...

DALeast’s New Orange Line Mural

If you’re heading east across the Rhine–Lafayette pedestrian bridge in industrial Southeast Portland, keep an eye out for a large bird. Or, more accurately, a hawk-like space-travel bio-vehicle. That’s what celebrated artist DALeast suggests is at the center of his...

What You Want In The Next Generation Of MAX Trains

In a few years, we’ll be sending our high-floor MAX trains — which have been rolling since MAX first opened in 1986 —  off into the sunset. We’ll miss our Type 1’s (you never forget your first love…), but we’re excited about their...

E-Scooters Have Arrived. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Let’s cut right to the chase: Electric scooters are fun. They’re a lot of other things, too, depending on whom you ask. Controversial, convenient, frivolous, potentially dangerous — it felt like we’d heard it all before the first scooter hit the...