Checking In on Ridership and Service

Checking In on Ridership and Service

Checking In on Ridership and Service One sign that life is slowly returning to its previous rhythms can be seen in our ridership numbers. For the first time since March 2020, the number of people riding has increased over four consecutive months. Last month — June...
What Is Transit-Oriented Development?

What Is Transit-Oriented Development?

What Is Transit-Oriented Development? How can our community build more affordable housing, reduce traffic congestion, create vibrant communities and sustainably grow transit? It’s all possible, and transit-oriented development (also known as TOD) is how you can do...
Transit Riding Tips from Bus Drivers

Transit Riding Tips from Bus Drivers

Transit Riding Tips from Bus Drivers Driving a bus is rewarding, but it can also be tough. Buses are big and our streets are often tight. Most riders are great, but sometimes our drivers have to deal with challenging people. Like many jobs, there is often a lot to...
All About Ventilation and Airflow on MAX and TriMet buses

All About Ventilation and Airflow on MAX and TriMet buses

All About Ventilation and Airflow on MAX and TriMet buses Here’s some fresh air for transit riders in light of the CDC’s announcement that COVID-19 can spread via airborne transmission: There is excellent ventilation on our buses and trains. MAX Airflow While the...
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...
Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst

Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst

Hoping for the Best, Planning for the Worst Sometimes life in Portland feels like an overactive game of SimCity. With our recent wildfires and tornadoes, along with the ever-present threat posed by flooding and earthquakes and our vaguely unsettling proximity to...