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TriMet asks for support to secure stimulus cash for bike stations, lockers

With more cash, maybe TriMet willcard-activated bike lockers similar to this one in downtown Vancouver, WA.(Photo © J. Maus) TriMet is counting on about $60 million in federal cash as part of the stimulus bill. That slice of money cannot go to operations and must be spent on transit infrastructure and preventative maintenance projects. TriMet’s … Read more


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TriMet announces traffic changes on new bus mall

Looking south SW 6th Avenue at SW Yamhill Street.(Photo: PortlandMall.org) As part of their Portland Mall Light Rail project, TriMet has announced several “major changes” for bike traffic on 5th and 6th Avenues. According to TriMet Planner/Bike Programs staffer Colin Maher, effective January 12th, bikes (and cars) must obey the following traffic laws:


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Design options weighed for new transit/ped/bike bridge

TriMet’s 7.3 mile Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project includes a new bridge that will cross the Willamette River. The bridge is poised to be the nation’s first-ever transit/bike/ped only crossing and TriMet, along with bridge designers and other project stakeholders have narrowed down the design to two — a cable-stay, or a “wave” design. The adopted … Read more


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TriMet gets $254 million for new Willamette River Bridge

[Via the Oregonian] TriMet map shows proposed bridge location (enlarge).Graphic: TriMet TriMet’s plans to build a new bridge over the Willamette River for their Portland to Milwaukie light rail line got a big boost in Salem on Saturday. The Ways and Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction approved a funding bill (backed taxpayer and lottery bonds) … Read more