Transportation Time Machine: TriMet bike permits

Everyone who takes long multimodal trips knows the routine: before leaving the house, double-check to make sure you have your keys, wallet, and TriMet bike permit. Right? Well, that last one isn’t necessary anymore. But some commenters on our recent throwback article about what bike advocacy looked like at the beginning of the millennium reminded … Read more


TriMet Draft Service Concept shows potential for 30% more bus service

TriMet has released its Forward Together Draft Service Concept (DSC) based in part on community responses to a survey they released back in March. TriMet says people want the transit agency to “focus on ridership and improving connections to destinations for people with low and limited incomes.”  While the Forward Together service concept includes changes … Read more


Police, TriMet team up for enforcement action on SE 122nd Avenue

A multi-agency effort netted 15 arrests, including gun and drug seizures in just four hours last Thursday, September 8th. The location is likely familiar to many of you: the busy intersection of SE 122nd and Burnside, where a light rail line, bike lanes, and many other traffic lanes come together. Statistically, this intersection is a … Read more


Bike advocates want to improve TriMet’s Hollywood Transit Center redesign plans

The collaboration between TriMet and affordable housing developer BRIDGE Housing to transform the Hollywood Transit Center (HTC) into the “HollywoodHub” – a redesigned light rail and bus station with a 200-unit housing development and new courtyard – is moving forward. HollywoodHub planners presented their latest design proposal to the Portland Design Commission in July and … Read more


First Look: New Rose Lane on SW Alder (video)

(Note: This project isn’t 100% complete. Please see update from PBOT at end of post.) The Portland Bureau of Transportation celebrated the opening of their latest Rose Lane on SW Alder on Wednesday. The Rose Lane initiative was launched in 2019 under former PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly and its development has remained a priority under … Read more