Statewide coalition demands Congress fund transit at same level as highways

Posted on April 22nd, 2021 at 1:24 pm.

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TriMet wants your help to select their next general manager

Posted on March 11th, 2021 at 4:19 pm.

TriMet’s three previous GMs: Fred Hansen, Neil McFarlane, and Doug Kelsey.
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Division Transit Project set to break ground this week

Posted on January 22nd, 2020 at 12:42 pm.

The same week that calls for better, faster, more frequent bus service made the front page of the Willamette Week, TriMet says they plan to make a major announcement about their Division Transit Project. [Read more…]

Here are the 20 bus routes in Portland’s new ‘Rose Lane Vision’

Posted on December 3rd, 2019 at 4:14 pm.

Behold the future of bus travel in Portland.

The City of Portland has just released its vision for a new system of faster, more frequent bus service. The Rose Lane Vision debuted tonight to coincide with the first of three public open houses. [Read more…]

Portland’s cheap and easy bus lane projects are working well

Posted on November 26th, 2019 at 10:38 am.

Cheap, fast, and effective.
(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Amid all the talk about how to “fix congestion” there’s one cheap and relatively simple solution staring us in the face: dedicated lanes for efficient vehicles like bikes and buses.[Read more…]

‘Rose Lane Project’ launches with focus on racial disparities and climate action

Posted on November 8th, 2019 at 12:40 pm.

“We are headed for catastrophe if we don’t make huge changes in the way we live and treat the earth and its limited resources. Concern is not enough, we need action.”
— Chloe Eudaly, PBOT Commissioner

The City of Portland officially kicked off the Rose Lane Project Thursday night at a special Portland City Council meeting that focused on climate change and was held on the campus of Portland Community College Southeast at 82nd and Division. It was a fitting time and place to unveil a project that could lead to the most significant transformation of how Portlanders get around since we built those damn freeways decades ago.[Read more…]

TriMet kicks off ‘Pedestrian Plan’ with aim of safer transit access

Posted on November 5th, 2019 at 12:24 pm.

Before/after images of a bus stop in Washington County that TriMet improved in 2009. (Source: 2011 TriMet Pedestrian Network Analysis)

Portland’s regional transit agency wants to know more about what it’s like to walk to its buses and trains. TriMet launched an update to their Pedestrian Plan today and embarked on an update of their 2011 Pedestrian Network Analysis. [Read more…]

Portland’s first red bus lane will be installed today

Posted on October 30th, 2019 at 7:20 am.

Red lanes will hopefully fix this.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Washington County wants to improve your “first and last mile” to transit

Posted on October 29th, 2019 at 1:24 pm.

Typical Washington County scene. Even if there was transit available (see any?), would you risk life and limb to get to it?
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TriMet’s new buses come with three-bike front racks

Posted on April 25th, 2019 at 12:05 pm.

New bus with new racks today in Pioneer Courthouse Square.
(Photo: TriMet)

It’s taken 12 years, but TriMet has finally added capacity for three bikes to their buses. Well, some of them at least.
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