Many of you have expressed concerns about fare enforcement on the system, particularly on MAX. We’re listening. In addition to expanding the number of staff dedicated to checking fares, we’re shifting our focus from education to enforcement. That means riders caught without a fare now get a citation instead of a warning—even first offenders.
Do you have kids back in school? Remind them not to cross the street in front of a TriMet bus, unless it’s stopped at a light. Always use the crosswalk, and look both ways before crossing train tracks.
Thanks to our fabulous developer community, six new transit apps have been added to the TriMet App Center:
- allSchedules for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Commute for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- MyMet for web browsers and various mobile devices
- RealTime Transit for Windows Phone 7
- Transit Appliance for any monitor or TV with a VGA, DVI or HDMI input
- TransitTimes Portland for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
These are just a few of the free and commercial applications available from third-party developers using TriMet’s open data.
Since 2001, millions of airline travelers, airport employees and visitors have taken TriMet’s MAX Red Line to and from Portland International Airport. The Red Line was the first train-to-plane connection on the West Coast, built through a unique public/private partnership.
We’ve opened two new Bike & Ride facilities at Beaverton and Gresham Central transit centers, where you can park your bike in a secure, enclosed building with keycard access. You pay just pennies per hour, with no monthly fee.
With all the growth in bicycling in the region, there are limited options for commuters to bring bikes onto buses and trains, especially during rush hour. Secure bike parking makes biking a more reliable and convenient way to connect to TriMet.
Hey, Timbers fans! We’re running extra service to get you there and back, but be prepared for crowded buses and trains. You can get there on MAX Light Rail and Bus Lines 15-Belmont/NW 23rd and 20-Burnside/Stark. If you’re parking downtown, you can also catch an express bus to JELD-WEN Field.
Effective Sunday, September 4, we will be making schedule and/or route adjustments on 24 bus lines and MAX Blue Line. These changes are designed to relieve passenger crowding, to provide more reliable service, and to match service with ridership levels.