Reports, Publications and Fact Sheets
Get statistics, history and background information about TriMet.
An overview of TriMet, including service area, ridership, community benefits, funding and more.
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.
How we are continuously working to ensure our riders’ personal safety through partnerships, technology and station design. July 2016
A history and overview of the first MAX Light Rail project, which connected Portland with Gresham. July 2016
A history and overview of the Westside Blue Line extension to Hillsboro, which opened in 1998. July 2016
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. August 2016
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. August 2016
A history and overview of TriMet’s MAX extension to the airport, which opened in 2001. July 2016
A history and overview of the MAX Yellow Line extension to N/NE Portland, which opened in 2004. July 2016
The evolution of TriMet’s light rail vehicles, and the power of WES Commuter Rail trains. July 2016
MAX light rail vehicles are stored and maintained at the Ruby Junction and Elmonica facilities, and WES Commuter Rail cars are maintained, washed and stored at a facility in Wilsonville. July 2016
TriMet’s light rail system is powered by a conventional 750-volt DC overhead system. Traffic signal preempting and route signaling is utilized to minimize delays to both MAX and vehicle traffic. July 2016
TriMet’s 97 MAX light rail stations are purposefully designed to relate to the local community, helping support its local character. August 2016
The MAX system uses paved track, direct fixation track and open (tie and ballast) track. August 2016
A brief history of the events and decisions that led to the creation of the MAX Light Rail System.
A history and overview of the Washington County Commuter Rail (WES) project, which opened in 2009. July 2016
TriMet’s award-winning program for involving minority and women-owned businesses on capital construction projects. 2016
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.
A roadmap that will help guide future investments in biking infrastructure and amenities. This includes improving bike access to transit stops, expanding parking options and accommodating bikes onboard buses and trains. July 2016
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
A collaborative project that prioritizes pedestrian infrastructure investments to provide safer and more comfortable access to transit. Jan 2012
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
How the Portland region became a national model for innovative and effective land use and transportation planning. August 2016
A detailed timeline of events in the Portland area’s colorful transportation history. 2013
Learn about the history of transit in Portland through innovations in policy development, system design and technological advancement.
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.
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
The TriMet Public Art Program promotes transit use and community pride by integrating permanent and temporary art works into the public transit system—celebrating the contributions of public transportation and recognizing the cultural richness in our region. August 2016
The Community Affairs department builds and maintains strong relationships with the public to keep them informed from conceptual planning through the opening of new service. July 2016