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TriMet TV

TriMet TV is a video podcast for riders featuring news and information about TriMet transit services and construction projects in Portland, Oregon.

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Get Arrival Times by Text Message

Wed, 16 June 2010 19:00:00 GMT

Now you can get TransitTracker arrival times on your mobile phone in a text message. Just text your Stop ID Number to 27299 to get arrivals for the buses and trains serving that stop.

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TriMet is accessible to all riders-thanks to the CAT

Wed, 16 June 2010 19:00:00 GMT

Everyone in TriMet's diverse community of riders is able to ride TriMet, thanks to the work of the Committee on Accessible Transportation.

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Poetry in Motion

Fri, 14 May 2010 19:00:00 GMT

TriMet and Literary Arts, Inc. bring poetry into the everyday lives of riders by placing poems on TriMet buses and MAX trains. This year, eight new poems join the traveling collection.

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Taking transit to the trailhead

Fri, 30 Apr 2010 19:00:00 GMT

Portland has some of the finest urban natural areas in the country and a great transit system. Make your next outdoor adventure a truly "green" experience by leaving your vehicle at home and taking transit to the trail.

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Where, oh where, did my cell phone go?

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 19:00:00 GMT

It happens every day. You're a busy commuter in a rush and you accidentally leave a personal item on a bus or train. Peek into our Lost & Found Department and get tips about how the lost is returned.

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TriMet Station Design Promotes Safety

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 19:00:00 GMT

TriMet's top priority is building and operating a safe transit system. Our transit stations and Park & Ride lots are designed using the principles of "Crime Prevention through Environmental Design" to promote safety.

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WES Works! Celebrating a Year of Service

Tue, 2 Feb 2010 19:00:00 GMT

WES is a year old on Feb. 2, 2010. Riders say WES is fast, comfortable and friendly; plus, they can spend more time doing what they want, instead of fighting traffic. Have you tried WES yet?

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Portland Rider 'Dumps the Pump'

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 19:00:00 GMT

Watch Portland TriMet rider Bob Richardson's video, Romance, the 2009 winner of the national "Dump the Pump" video contest sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

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Fareless Square Becomes the 'Free Rail Zone'

Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:00:00 GMT

It's the same area as Fareless Square and celebrates that nearly every downtown destination can easily be reached on a train.

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"Why Didn't the Bus Driver Stop to Pick Me Up?"

Tue, 22 Dec 2009 19:00:00 GMT

It's frustrating when a bus zooms by without stopping for you. Find out why and what you can do to be sure the driver sees you.

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"Why Did the Bus Leave Without Me?"

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:00:00 GMT

Have you ever been in a situation where the operator saw you but wouldn't open the door? Find out why we have to leave riders behind at times.

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Ride Guides Help Keep You Moving

Wed, 2 Sep 2009 19:00:00 GMT

When there's a big disruption or a change in service, you can count on TriMet's friendly Ride Guides to be there with you, providing directions and answering questions.

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MAX Green Line Opens September 12, 2009

Wed, 2 Sep 2009 19:00:00 GMT

If you live or work in Clackamas County or East Multnomah County, you'll soon have a convenient and affordable way to get around. Starting September 12, 2009, you can go from Clackamas Town Center to downtown Portland in 39 minutes on TriMet's new MAX Green Line.

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Respect the Ride

Mon, 3 Aug 2009 19:00:00 GMT

Following these simple rules can help make the ride safer and more comfortable for everyone.

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MAX: The Next Generation

Wed, 3 Jun 2009 19:00:00 GMT

22 new MAX Light Rail vehicles are joining the TriMet fleet. Not only do they have a sleek new look, they offer more seating, improved safety features, better mileage and a smoother ride.

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A Tour of Public Art on TriMet

Wed, 6 May 2009 19:00:00 GMT

As any rider will tell you, artwork abounds on TriMet's MAX Light Rail and WES Commuter Rail lines. You can find art at stations, on shelters and on bridges. Some pieces are impossible to miss, while others are a little harder to spot. Quite often, the art is built right into the station itself!

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A Day in the Life of a Field Supervisor

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:00:00 GMT

At any given time, TriMet field supervisors can be found throughout the transit system, helping to keep buses and trains moving.

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40 New Buses Join the Fleet

Fri, 20 Mar 2009 19:00:00 GMT

This month, 40 new buses will be added to the TriMet fleet. They are replacing some of our oldest buses, which are nearly 20 years old. The 2900 series bus, made by New Flyer, offers the latest in technology, fuel efficiency and emissions.

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What Will You Do With Your 'WES Time'?

Thu, 5 Feb 2009 19:00:00 GMT

WES Commuter Rail is now open, giving commuters in Washington and Clackamas counties an alternative to I-5/Highway 217. We asked WES riders how they plan to use their 'WES time.'

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Behind the Scenes: Preparing WES Commuter Rail Trains for Service

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:00:00 GMT

TriMet's new WES Commuter Rail service is opening February 2, 2009. Over the last few months, we've been busy testing the new trains so you have a safe and smooth ride.

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How to Load Your Bike on the Bus

Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:00:00 GMT

Thinking about bringing your bike on the bus? It's easy!

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Riding the Bus After Dark?

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 19:00:00 GMT

If you are traveling alone between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., you can ask your bus operator to stop anywhere along the route, not just at designated stops.

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Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:00:00 GMT

RideWise helps older adults and people with disabilities travel safely and independently using public transportation.

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Buses, Trains and Bikes: Sharing the Road

Tue, 9 Sep 2008 19:00:00 GMT

When buses, trains and bikes share the road, it's even more important to practice safe driving and safe riding. Cyclists can help by following a few simple "rules of the road."

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Take a Ride on Line 72-Killingsworth/82nd Ave

Mon, 18 Aug 2008 19:00:00 GMT

Line 72-Killingsworth/82nd Ave is TriMet's most popular bus line, with more than 20,000 riders daily. Climb aboard, and see where it takes you!

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MAX is Coming to Clackamas County

Tue, 15 Jul 2008 19:00:00 GMT

Starting in September 2009, riders will be able to travel from Clackamas Town Center to downtown Portland in 39 minutes on TriMet's newest MAX line, the Green Line.

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Talking Buses?!

Wed, 28 May 2008 19:00:00 GMT

Did you know that some TriMet buses can talk? Well, sort of. We're installing a new stop announcement system that makes it easier to get on the right bus and get off at the right stop.

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Planning Transit: Behind the Scenes

Fri, 16 May 2008 19:00:00 GMT

Ever wonder why the bus or MAX goes one place, but not another? Or why some lines run more frequently than others? Find out how TriMet's transportation planners decide what service goes where, when.

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MAX Trains Get a Makeover

Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:00:00 GMT

We're in the process of refurbishing the body and paint on 26 of our oldest MAX vehicles. Here's how we do it...

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Keeping Portland Green

Mon, 7 Apr 2008 19:00:00 GMT

While buses and MAX reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, we're looking for ways to reduce our own impact on the environment.

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Bikes on MAX

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:00:00 GMT

If you're planning on bringing your bicycle on MAX, here's what you need to know.

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When the Ticket Machine is Out of Order

Wed, 5 Mar 2008 19:00:00 GMT

Wondering what to do when the ticket machine is out of order? Don't give up just yet. There are other ways to purchase your fare.

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New Security Efforts Under Way

Fri, 25 Jan 2008 19:00:00 GMT

TriMet is improving security on the transit system to help keep you safe.

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Meet MAX Light Rail Operator Donna Popi

Mon, 31 Dec 2007 19:00:00 GMT

My name is Donna Popi, and I operate the MAX trains.

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Tips for a Smooth and Easy Ride

Thu, 20 Dec 2007 19:00:00 GMT

Commuting on TriMet? Here are four quick tips that will help make it a smooth and easy ride.

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Winter Weather Riding Tips

Tue, 4 Dec 2007 19:00:00 GMT

When the weather turns bad, many people turn to TriMet. If you plan to take TriMet during a snow or ice storm, here's what you need to know.

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Take a Ride on Line 20-Burnside/Stark

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 19:00:00 GMT

TriMet's Bus Line 20-Burnside/Stark travels through 15 neighborhoods from Beaverton to Gresham. Take a ride and see where it takes you!

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MAX to PDX: Take the Train to the Plane

Mon, 19 Nov 2007 19:00:00 GMT

Flying out of PDX? TriMet's MAX Red Line is a convenient and inexpensive way to get to and from Portland International Airport.

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A Day in the Life of a TriMet Bus Operator

Tue, 6 Nov 2007 19:00:00 GMT

Ever wondered what it's like behind that big wheel? Get the inside scoop from Part-Time Bus Operator Dave Maier.

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Get Real-Time Arrival Info from TransitTracker

Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:00:00 GMT

Did you know you can get real-time arrival information for buses and MAX, right over the phone? It's easy, thanks to TriMet's TransitTracker. See how it works.

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Making Tracks: MAX Crossing Installation

Mon, 22 Oct 2007 19:00:00 GMT

Watch the sparks fly as crews install the last of four new MAX light rail track crossings on 5th and 6th avenues in downtown Portland. It's all part of the Portland Mall Light Rail Project—The Next Big Thing Downtown.

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Portland Mall Light Rail Project Overview

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 19:00:00 GMT

The Portland Mall Light Rail Project is under way, making major renovations that will transform Portland's aging transit mall into a vibrant and inviting place for residents, commuters and shoppers. Opening in 2009, a new MAX light rail line to Clackamas County—dubbed the "Green Line"—will run the length of the Mall, connecting Union Station and Portland State University.

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Visit the Portland Mall Info Center

Thu, 4 Oct 2007 19:00:00 GMT

Take a tour of TriMet's new Portland Mall Information Center. Located at SW 6th & Alder downtown, it's the place to learn about the Portland Mall Light Rail Project, The Next Big Thing Downtown.

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What is TriMet TV?

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 19:00:00 GMT

So they're putting TVs on MAX? Wait... It must be a new hidden-camera prank show! Or... We ask you the question: What exactly is TriMet TV?

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