The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $99.9 million construction grant to the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) for its 7.8-mile MAX Red Line extension project in the Portland metro area.
Canadian Pacific (CP) has elevated Pam Arpin to Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In addition, Portland, Ore.-based TriMet has named Rachelle Glazier Executive Director of Transportation Operations.
The Edmonton (Alberta) City Council approved municipal funding for the 2.8-mile (4.5-kilometer) Capital Line South LRT Extension. In addition, LACMTA finalized its 2021-24 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan; SANDAG and MTS unveiled the VA Medical Center Trolley Station; VTA is slated to receive $20 million from the state of California to help with recovery from the May 26 mass shooting; and TriMet was forced to suspend MAX service due to record-setting temperatures.
The TriMet Board of Directors has named Sam Desue, Jr., General Manager; he has served in an interim capacity since March, following Doug Kelsey’s retirement.
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet is proposing a fiscal year 2022 budget that includes $607.1 million for operations and $301.2 million for capital improvements.
TriMet has selected Parametrix to complete the final design of “A Better Red,” which aims to increase on-time performance of the MAX light rail system by double-tracking the existing Red Line from Gateway Transit Center to Portland International Airport.
Siemens Mobility recently received a pair of orders for 51 light rail vehicles (LRVs).
Siemens Mobility recently announced that it has won a mid-life overhaul service contract worth $80 million—with options for up to $25 million more—for TriMet’s Type-2 and Type-3 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) fleet.
The TriMet (Portland, Ore.) Southwest Corridor Light Rail project steering committee has voted unanimously in favor of the routing option that will place the new extension on Southwest Barbur Boulevard rather than Naito Parkway.
Portland transit customers are making history of a sort – that is, if they are users of Google Pay.