Electric Buses, Powered by Wind

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

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...
A New Spin on an Old Idea is Coming to Tilikum Crossing

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,...
How Do You Become a Bus Operator?

How Do You Become a Bus Operator?

How Do You Become a Bus Operator? There are lots of reasons why people drive for TriMet.  Some are attracted by the pay and others by the great benefits. For many, it’s a stable job with opportunities to grow. More still don’t want to be cooped up in...
How Transit Works in Snow and Ice

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...