Rolling Out Soon: Our Largest-Ever Bus Service Expansion

Rolling Out Soon: Our Largest-Ever Bus Service Expansion Our largest-ever expansion of bus service is officially a “go” with the approval of our Fiscal Year 2019 budget last week. Thirteen lines will soon have more frequent buses or will run for more...

The Plan for Providence Park

The Plan for Providence Park We’re about to kick off another MAX improvement project, but this one will be a bit different than last year’s lengthy Morrison–Yamhill MAX work. While the end result will be similar — a smoother ride and system upgrades to help keep...

Thanks to New Funds, Transit Is About to Get a Lot Better

Thanks to New Funds, Transit Is About to Get a Lot Better For the first time ever, the Oregon Legislature has established statewide funding for general transit service. This is huge, exciting news. House Bill 2017 is a $5.3 billion package for improvements in...

You Can Now Use Hop With Just Your Phone

You Can Now Use Hop With Just Your Phone Hop is here, and you can now pick up a card at the store and tap to pay your fare. For riders used to paying in cash or buying paper tickets, this is a huge improvement — Hop cards come with benefits like Auto-Load, fare...

Hop Fastpass Has Arrived

Hop Fastpass Has Arrived Today’s the day — Hop Fastpass has arrived! After years of development, installation and testing, our new electronic fare system is up and running. Now, riders can pay fare with just a tap — it’s that simple. Even better,...

Minimizing Heat Delays on MAX

Minimizing Heat Delays on MAX Last year, we shared a bit about why our trains slow down when it heats up — basically, temperatures above 90 degrees bring the possibility of rails expanding and kinking, or overhead wires sagging. Before we go any further, we should...