TriMetiquette: Electric Scooter Edition

Starting April 26th, electric scooters will once again descend upon our streets. The city has authorized 2,500 of them —  which is about 500 more than last year. If companies comply with incentives like reducing illegal parking and increasing ridership in East...

Electric Buses, Powered by Wind

Our first all-electric bus began service April 17, 2019, on Line 62-Murray Blvd in Beaverton. In the coming months, four more electric buses will be put into service on the same line. And thanks to our partnership with Portland General Electric, these new buses will...
Why Does a New MAX Line Take So Long to Plan?

Why Does a New MAX Line Take So Long to Plan?

We started talking about it a decade ago, but the new light rail line is still almost 10 years away. Why? Portland’s first light rail, the Blue Line, began service between Downtown Portland and Gresham in ‘86. Since then we’ve continued to grow, and now the...
We’re Phasing Out Old Paper Tickets and the TriMet Tickets App

We’re Phasing Out Old Paper Tickets and the TriMet Tickets App

Out With the Old… Hop Fastpass® is your new ticket to ride TriMet — and that means some of our “legacy” fares are about ready for retirement. Paper tickets and passes have served us well (for much of the last century!), but Hop gives you more ways to pay that...
A Spring Break from Screens: 21 Kid-Friendly Ideas Around Portland

A Spring Break from Screens: 21 Kid-Friendly Ideas Around Portland

Spring has enthusiastically sprung, and now your kids are out of school for an entire week.  If cabin fever is setting in early, or you need to peel your kids away from their devices, here are 21 local adventures sure to keep them entertained. Since nobody — kids...
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....