Trimet information about the fares

At a press conference yesterday, General Manager Neil McFarlane announced that TriMet is shifting to enforcement rather than education when checking fares. Neil told the media that he had just wrapped up his first year on the job as TriMet’s...

Trimet general manager says "we need to make everyone pay"

At a press conference yesterday morning at the JELD-WEN Field MAX station – I officially announced a change to how we enforce our fare policy from one of educating to one of enforcement. Warnings will now be the exception, not the rule. With this new...

Awards to actual blue collar workers at Trimet?

  Congrats to the final FY11 TriMet Way Award winners:   Rick Douglas, journeyman mechanic - Powell Geoff Winn, assistant supervisor – Powell Ed Trimpler, maintenance supervisor– Powell Tony Dauenhauer, bus operator – Merlo Charlotte...

Trimet general manager says "everyone needs to pay"

This last Monday, five supervisors came back on the job to join our fare inspection team. Right now, they’re going through a refresher course but will be on the system in full force inspecting fares on Thursday. While five more supervisors may not...

Trimet general manager is "proud"

And here we go…underway with the first new Willamette River Bridge in 40 years. Today was an incredibly proud day for TriMet and its partners throughout the region. I was among over 300 people gathered near OMSI for the historic kick-off of...

Trimet general manager says too many 'pass ups'.

I regularly get updates from our customer service staff on trends and information we are getting from our customers. I want to first note the great work of our call center staff -- they regularly handle a large number of calls -- and it results in...

Trimet general managers says we are getting new buses

I'm happy to tell you that yesterday morning, the TriMet Board authorized a bus purchase contract with Gillig – thus launching our bus replacement program. Our first order includes 55 new buses – four of them will be hybrids so we can put some new...

Trimet general manager says "I know you have tough jobs"

There are at least two meanings to that familiar saying. On the one hand, it’s a rule contest organizers use to keep people in the room during an event. On a more philosophical note, it’s a reminder that good things happen in life when we “show up”...

Trimet general manager says people do not FOCUS on their jobs!

I wanted to comment on a spate of crashes over the last few days. Obviously, Harry Saporta -- our new Safety Exec -- as well as Shelly and her operations team will delve into each one and determine the root causes and any fixes we need to undertake....