TriMet provides bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. We connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making the Portland area a better place to live. More
Low-Income Fare Programs
We recognize access to public transit is access to opportunity, so we've established Access Transit fare programs. The programs help low-income individuals access transit and offset the 2012 fare increase, which was the largest in our agency's history.
We set aside a total of $1.3 million for these programs to mitigate the fare increase on low-income riders. Through these programs, we provide fares to non-profits and community-based organizations at a lower cost or at no cost, which they then distribute to their low-income clients.
Fare Assistance Program (Previously the Low-Income Mitigation Program)
The Fare Assistance Program has more than 40 participating organizations, and provides fares to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations at a 20 percent lower cost.
Grants of up to $25,000 in the form of fares are available to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit and community-based organizations. These grants are not to replace existing resources used to purchase fares through the program, rather, this program will increase the assistance an organization can provide to low-income recipients.