Portland commissioner believes COVID-19 will be fatal blow to TriMet project

With COVID-19 tightening its grip in the U.S. and the economy suffering, Portland City Council Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty believes the pandemic is a death blow to a planned 12-mile MAX line

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A drop in riders could eliminate one-third of funding for TriMet’s Southwest Corridor Project in Portland, Ore.

Eliminating park-and-ride spots has TriMet officials in Portland doing a duck-and-cover. Passenger estimates for the new Southwest Corridor Project have dropped from 43,000 to 37,500. TriMet was initially planning on the higher

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Portland’s TriMet awards Siemens $80M overhaul contract

Siemens Mobility is the winner of a mid-life overhaul service contract for TriMet’s Type-2 and Type-3 light-rail vehicle (LRV) fleet, which is made up of 79 Siemens SD660 LRVs.

TriMet names executive director of safety and security

TriMet’s safety and security division will soon be run by a new executive director.

TriMet looking to close four stations to improve downtown Portland service

TriMet is considering closing four of its MAX stations in Downtown Portland and is seeking feedback from passengers about the proposed changes.

Steering committee makes recommendation for TriMet Southwest Corridor LRT route

The steering committee advising on the TriMet Southwest Corridor light rail project recommended a route for the Portland, Ore., line on Aug. 13.

FTA certifies Oregon’s SSO Program, total now sits at 14 out of 30

Oregon has obtained certification of its State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA); bringing the number of states to obtain the certification to 14.

TriMet names Henderson as COO

TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey has tapped Maurice Henderson II as TriMet’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Henderson joins TriMet from the city of Portland, where he served as Mayor Ted Wheeler’s