Filming and Photography on TriMet

We will consider requests to film and/or photograph on TriMet property that is open to the public, including buses, MAX Light Rail and WES Commuter Rail. However, some activities require prior notice, a permit and insurance.

Due to a labor shortage, we cannot accommodate any requests at this time.


Film/Photo Permit Insurance Requirements PDF

Filming and Photography Guidelines PDF

Price sheet for filming and photography on TriMet PDF

News media

We ask that you provide TriMet’s Communications Team advance notice before filming. Media personnel are allowed to ride for free, but may not interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle or board a vehicle at capacity. You must contact us to arrange an interview with a bus or rail operator.


Contact us

Phone: 503-962-2127

For filming/photography requests on Portland Streetcar please contact Connie LaValley at or 503-222-4200.

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