We’re phasing out non-foil tickets

Old-style TriMet tickets

Older-style TriMet tickets don't have a foil strip. If you have any tickets that look like these, use them up by April 30.

Got old tickets lying around? Use them up soon!

In 2009, we added a foil strip to our tickets for better security and to help speed up the fare inspection process. Now, we’re phasing out all of the older-style tickets.

So check your backpack, purse, wallet or junk drawer for old TriMet tickets (without a foil strip), and be sure to use them up by Monday, April 30, 2012—after which they’ll no longer be accepted as valid fare.

Adult pass and ticket example (with foil strip)

Since 2009, tickets are printed with a wavy foil security strip with holograms that change colors.

Exchanging your old tickets

If you want, you can trade in your old tickets before or after April 30, 2012, at the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square, located at 701 SW 6th Ave. in Downtown Portland. You may exchange your non-foil tickets at the TriMet Ticket Office through December 31, 2012.

7-Day Pass scratch-off discontinued

As part of this transition, we’re also discontinuing the scratch-off version of the 7-Day Pass as of April 30. (You’ll still be able to purchase a 7-Day Pass from a ticket machine or the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square, pre-validated for immediate use.)

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About Nancy D'Inzillo

I'm TriMet's web coordinator. I assist in developing and maintaining TriMet's web and social media content (in addition to general writing and copyediting assignments). In my spare time, I enjoy freelance editing, learning new recipes, and reading books of all genres.