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Reports, Publications and Fact Sheets

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General fact sheets

TriMet At-a-Glance Brochure

An overview of TriMet, including service area, ridership, community benefits, funding and more. February 2016

TriMet Annual Report 2015

An update for our riders and the community, including details about our financial picture, how we're working to make transit better, and what to expect down the road. February 2016

The Public Health Benefits of Transit PDF

How a quality transit system is an essential part of creating a healthier community. July 2011

Acquisition and Relocation for Transportation Projects PDF

Our process, guidelines and commitments when acquiring right-of-way or other property interests. Jan 2012

Safety and security

Security on TriMet PDF

How we are continuously working to ensure our riders' personal safety through partnerships, technology and station design. Aug 2013

ODOT Safety and Security Review of MAX Light Rail - 2011 PDF

Comprehensive state audit of 21 safety and security elements. April 2012

Creating TriMet's Culture of Safety - An Update PDF

Since spring 2010, TriMet has been focused on efforts to make sure the service we provide to the community is delivered in the safest way possible. May 2011

Safety Recommendations Progress Report PDF

How we're moving forward with the recommendations from a national safety expert. Jan 2011

Safety & Service Excellence Task Force Final Report PDF

A progress report on recommendations from a national safety expert. Oct 2010

ODOT Safety and Security Review of MAX Light Rail - 2008 PDF

Comprehensive state audit of 21 safety and security elements. Jan 2009

MAX Light Rail

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project: A Vital Transportation Link PDF

How a new 7.3-mile light rail line is critical to building transit capacity to support expected population and job growth in the Portland-Milwaukie corridor. Aug 2012

TriMet's Rail Vehicle Fleet PDF

The evolution of TriMet's light rail vehicles, and the power of WES Commuter Rail trains. March 2010

I-205/Portland Mall MAX Green Line Project Fact Sheet PDF

A history and overview of the 2010 MAX Green Line extension to Clackamas County, which included a renovation of the Portland Mall and the addition of north/south MAX service downtown. Aug 2012

Interstate MAX Yellow Line Project Fact Sheet PDF

A history and overview of the MAX Yellow Line extension to N/NE Portland, which opened in 2004. Aug 2012

Airport MAX Red Line Project Fact Sheet PDF

A history and overview of TriMet's MAX extension to the airport, which opened in 2001. Aug 2012

Westside MAX Blue Line Project Fact Sheet PDF

A history and overview of the Westside Blue Line extension to Hillsboro, which opened in 1998. Aug 2012

Eastside MAX Blue Line Project Fact Sheet PDF

A history and overview of the first MAX Light Rail project, which connected Portland with Gresham. Aug 2012

MAX: The Next Generation PDF

Details about TriMet's newest "Type 4" MAX Light Rail vehicles. June 2008

MAX: A Transportation Transformation PDF

A brief history of the events and decisions that led to the creation of the MAX Light Rail System.

WES Commuter Rail

WES Commuter Rail PDF

A history and overview of the Washington County Commuter Rail (WES) project, which opened in 2009. Aug 2012

Comparison of Light Rail System and Commuter Rail PDF

Compares TriMet's MAX Light Rail vehicles with WES Commuter Rail (heavy rail) vehicles. March 2007

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Fact Sheet PDF

TriMet's award-winning program for involving minority and women-owned businesses on capital construction projects. June 2012

Interstate MAX DBE and Workforce Story: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusion PDF

How the Interstate MAX Yellow Line project helped make TriMet a national model for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation. 2005

Transportation and Land Use Planning

TriMet's Transit Investment Priorities

Our guide for making investments in bus and rail service in line with our Service Guidelines Framework, capital projects and customer information, as well as strategies to improve financial stability and build partnerships over the next five years.

Elderly and Disabled Transportation Plan PDF

Describes the region's vision of a continuum of transportation services that takes into account people's abilities as they transition through various stages of age and disability. Oct 2012

Pedestrian Network Analysis Project PDF

A collaborative project that prioritizes pedestrian infrastructure investments to provide safer and more comfortable access to transit. Jan 2012

Pedestrian Network Analysis Report PDF

Recommendations for pedestrian access improvements resulting from analysis of 7,000 transit stops. Includes information that cities, counties and the state can incorporate into community plans, project designs and funding decisions. Sept 2011

Livable Portland 9MB PDF

A detailed handbook illustrating how partnerships among regional agencies, land-use planning and transit-oriented development are helping to improve the livability of the Portland area. Nov 2010

Environmental Justice and Transit Equity PDF

How we identify and address the effects of our programs, policies and activities on communities of color and low-income populations. Oct 2010

Bus Stop Guidelines PDF

A framework for maintaining and developing bus stops, promoting good design and amenities that make stops easier to identify and better matched to their use, location and potential for attracting riders. July 2010

Regional Transportation and Land Use Planning PDF

How the Portland region became a national model for innovative and effective land use and transportation planning. Oct 2009

Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan PDF

A further integration of the region's ongoing work to identify the unmet mobility needs of seniors, people with disabilities and low-income individuals, and to coordinate among multiple agencies in developing and delivering cost-effective services and programs. June 2009

Portland's transit history

Public Transit in Portland: A History PDF

A detailed timeline of events in the Portland area's colorful transportation history. 2013


2014 TriMet Attitude and Awareness Survey Results PDF

A telephone survey of residents in the TriMet service district that tracks public mood, ridership, and regional approval of the agency’s performance, services and new projects. November 2014

2014 TriMet Attitude and Awareness Survey Board Presentation PDF

Top-level summary of the 2014 survey. November 2014

Other documents

Measuring Up: TriMet Operations Peer Review and Recommendations PDF

A review of four selected area practices at peer transit properties with recommendations for operational continuous improvements at TriMet, by Barbara Ramírez Spencer, Ed. D. July 2013