TriMet story archives

Browse headlines below for all my TriMet stories.

City advisory committees oppose TriMet’s plans for swing gates on Orange Line

Posted on July 27th, 2015 at 3:52 pm.

It’s back to the drawing board for TriMet.

Sneak peek inside TriMet’s new Orange Line MAX trains

Posted on April 1st, 2015 at 10:42 am.

What are the new MAX trains like for bikes?

Death of boy riding bike in Vancouver calls attention to left-turning buses

Posted on April 30th, 2012 at 1:59 pm.

A tragedy in Vancouver. [The story was written by contributor Michael Andersen.] As Vancouver reels from the death of an 11-year-old boy who was crushed by a C-Tran bus while riding his bike through the intersection of Main and 27th on Saturday, some have noted a common thread it shares with other recent local tragedies: Read More »

First look at TriMet’s new multimodal trip planner

Posted on October 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm.

Bibiana McHugh of TriMet gave a special sneak preview of the tool today.(Photo: Michael Andersen) This guest post is by Michael Andersen of Portland Afoot, PDX’s 10-minute newsmagazine and wiki for transit commuters. Already known internationally for its top-notch website and pioneering use of open data, Portland’s transit agency is about to take another leap Read More »

Police cite bus operator for unlawful turn in transit mall crash – UPDATED

Posted on September 10th, 2010 at 12:35 pm.

Richard Krebs’ bike rests under the wheel of a TriMet bus after the collision last Thursday.(Photos: Bill Jackson) In a major update to our story from last week, the Portland Police Bureau has issued a citation to TriMet bus operator John Nations in a crash that occurred August 12th at SW 6th and Morrison in Read More »

TriMet: Transit mall collision still under investigation

Posted on August 20th, 2010 at 11:41 am.

Richard Krebs’ bike rests under the wheel of a TriMet bus after the collision last Thursday.(Photos: Bill Jackson) Last Thursday, a TriMet bus operator made a left turn from SW 6th Avenue onto Morrison and came into contact with a man’s bicycle (it’s not clear whether he was riding or walking). The wheel of the Read More »

Q & A with rider who inspired “Kill this Bicyclist!” post

Posted on August 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm.

Paul Higgins, as seen from the window of a TriMet bus.(Photos: Screen grabs of Dan Christensen’s blog) At the end of last month, TriMet bus operator Dan Christensen published a shocking essay on his personal blog. The essay was titled “PORTLAND! KILL THIS BICYCLIST!” It went into detail about how Christensen was so frustrated with Read More »

TriMet’s first ‘Bike & Ride’ opens in Beaverton

Posted on July 30th, 2010 at 7:13 am.

(Photos by Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons) Yesterday, with notable transportation officials from around the region in attendance, TriMet officially cut the ribbon on their new ‘Bike & Ride’ facility at the Sunset Transit Center in Beaverton. With secure parking for 74 bikes, TriMet hopes the new service will make it easier for people to make the Read More »

TriMet will change policy after concerns raised over ‘Al M’ videos

Posted on June 29th, 2010 at 11:33 am.

TriMet has made a policy change in light of complaints about a bus operator who made videos of himself and his passengers — sometimes while driving — and then posted them on this blog. The issue surfaced after I published a video statement by bus operator Al Marguiles. In the comments of that story, Marguiles Read More »

TriMet’s new ‘Bike & Ride’ facility to open in July

Posted on June 9th, 2010 at 1:33 pm.

As we hinted at a few weeks ago, TriMet is set to begin construction of their new Bike & Ride facility at the Sunset Transit Center this month. A statement released yesterday said the project will begin June 21st and the facility is expected to be open for business by end of July.

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