All The Ways To Pay — Including Cash

All The Ways To Pay — Including Cash

All The Ways To Pay — Including Cash Change is hard. And at the beginning of this year, we made a major change: we modernized how we pay for transit by retiring two payment methods — paper fares and the TriMet Tickets App — that had been with us for a long time.  All...
We’re Taking Action Today To Reduce Our Emissions

We’re Taking Action Today To Reduce Our Emissions

We’re Taking Action Today To Reduce Our Emissions The time for climate action is now — and we must all step up to protect our planet. Today, we’re announcing a number of actions we’re taking to reduce our agency’s — and our region’s — carbon...
How MAX Moves Downtown

How MAX Moves Downtown

How MAX Moves Downtown Have you ever stopped to marvel at the complicated dance that is Downtown Portland? In a relatively small amount of space, we have light rail, streetcars, buses, cars, bikes, scooters, pedestrians and more. And yet, everything moves remarkably...
Why Did My Bus Pass Me By?

Why Did My Bus Pass Me By?

Why Did My Bus Pass Me By? We’ve all been there. You’re waiting at the stop and see your bus coming down the road. It’s getting closer, closer…wait, it’s not slowing down? Oh no, it’s not stopping! ARGH!   This experience can leave you feeling like Charlie...
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 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...