TriMet’s McFarlane to retire in early 2018

TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane will retire after more than seven years at the helm of Oregon’s largest public transit provider.

Zatarain joins WSP’s California HSR team

WSP USA has named Ken Zatarain to lead station access planning for the California High-Speed Rail program.

Tap, hop on and ride Portland-Vancouver transit

Working with TriMet, C-TRAN and Portland Streetcar, INIT has initiated the final, open-payments component of the Hop Fastpass™ e-fare system within the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area.

Hop on your TriMet train with Hop Fastpass

Passengers on six transit services in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area on July 17 began using Hop Fastpass™, a regional open-payments electronic fare collection (e-fare ) system implemented by INIT Innovations in Transportation, Inc., Chesapeake, Va.

Original track Max-ed in Portland

TriMet has completed the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements Project, which rejuvenated a section of the original MAX light rail alignment.

Loop Trolley completes major track work in Missouri’s Delmar Loop

Major track installation on the 2.2-mile Loop Trolley, a fixed route electric trolley currently under construction in St. Louis and University City, Mo., has been completed in the Delmar Loop, well ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season. Traffic barriers will be removed Nov. 10, 2015.

Portland launches light rail Orange Line

Portland, Ore. added a fifth line to its light rail network on Sept. 12, 2015 with the start of public services on the MAX Orange Line from Portland State University (PSU) to SE Park Avenue in Milwaukie.

Loop Trolley construction looms (again)

Construction of the $43 million St. Louis Loop Trolley could begin next month, local officials said Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, countering mounting speculation that the project had stalled and was unlikely to survive.

Last rails laid for Portland-Milwaukie LRT

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 construction workers had welded the final rails of the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line, set to open in September 2015.

Columbia River Crossing successor sought

Opposition to a proposed $3.3 billion multimodal bridge linking Oregon and Washington last year killed the controversial Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project, sinking additions to Interstate 5 road capacity and scuttling plans to extend MAX light rail service into Washington State. But both ideas may yet get another chance.