“QR codes” coming to stops and stations

An example of a QR code at a shelter.

Jeremy Ferguson is TriMet’s Customer Information Manager.

Soon, riders with smartphones will have one more way to get real-time arrival information when they’re out and about.

Last fall, we began posting barcodes (known as “QR” or “Quick Response” codes) at bus stops and rail stations.

If you have an internet-enabled smartphone, you can scan these codes to get real-time arrival information, schedules and an area map. You just need to install a free QR code reader app.

Our customer information team is rolling out QR codes gradually, at bus stops with shelters first. By September, all bus shelters with printed schedules will have them, as well as all MAX and WES stations.

Of course, you can always use m.trimet.org, our mobile website, to get real-time service information. Just like many of the apps in the TriMet App Center, it finds your current location automatically using your phone’s GPS feature. For everyone else with regular phones, you can call or text.

If you use QR codes at your stop or station, we want to know what you think and how it’s working for you. Email us at mobile@trimet.org with your feedback.

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Jeremy Ferguson

I work in TriMet’s marketing department managing on-street customer information. I oversee the production and distribution of brochures and schedules, customer information displays at stops and stations, and electronic information display content.

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