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Dylan Rivera

Public Information Officer


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Win a free night of luxury!

Have you entered our raffle drawing for a free night stay at one of downtown Portland's finest hotels, the Heathman or Hotel deLuxe?


Carpooling: American as apple pie

What are you waiting for?  Simply fill out a pledge form and email/fax/mail it back to us for your chance to win. 

"Alright," you're asking "what's the catch?"  You pledge to switch just one of your drive-alone commute trips each month to a healthier mode (walking, biking, carpooling, or transit) and we'll enter you for a chance to win.

Just one trip each month is all were asking.  And if you're already a smart commuter you can enter too!

This month's winners both pledged to step up their smart commute two additional days each week.  That's a lot of gas and parking costs saved, congestion relieved, and carbon sequestered!

Lori started carpooling with her husband to save money on fuel costs.  Even though prices have fallen recently, they've kept up their carpool and are really enjoying it!


Mickey's got fewer dinosaurs in his commute

Mickey, on the other hand, is a 99% TriMet guy.  He takes the MAX in most days now because of the convenience, cost savings, and to lessen his commute's environmental impact.  His "alternative" commute now is driving to work. 

Way to go Mickey and Lori!  Why not fill out a pledge form and secure your chance to win a free night of luxury in the city?

Lights, Camera, Prizes!

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Drive Less, Save More - a multi-agency partnership to educate Oregonians and Washingtonians about their transportation options is sponsoring a video contest with great prizes for the winners.  Your task is to create a 25 second video that motivates people to drive less. The winning video will run as a TV commercial.

Perhaps you've seen one of the current tv commercials?  Click the video player to watch, then get out there and shoot your 25-second masterpiece!

Trip Chain, Young Fam!

TriMet Service Annoucements

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We often post articles about major TriMet service annoucements, for example when the Steel Bridge closed for three weeks to MAX trains.  But there are often smaller changes or updates about routes that we don't publish. 

But it's easy to get customized alerts right to your email inbox, phone, or other handheld gadget.  Go to and sign up for the updates you want.

Do you ride the 44?  Then sign up for 44 alerts.  Want to know when the Green Line to Clackamas Town Center will be open for business?  No problem.

I've recently signed up for my bus alerts and it keeps me in the know without flooding me with emails I am not as interested in.

Click to check out TriMet's customizable update page

Riding TriMet at Night

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TriMet will let you off anywhere along route after 8pm

We're finishing up our week-long lovefest of TriMet at Commuter Central with a link to TriMet TV's latest video: Riding TriMet at Night.

Have your cell phone? Not only is it a great tool to check Transit Tracker to find out when you bus will arrive, but it's also a good tool to wave at the TriMet bus driver, as the light will help the driver to see you.

Don't like walking long distances at night? TriMet bus drivers will let you off anywhere along the route after 8pm.

There's more great tips to be had. Watch here.


More TriMet News

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Pics of new Green Line

The forthcoming MAX Green Line, scheduled to open in fall 2009, will run from Clackamas Town Center along I-205 to Gateway and through downtown to Portland State University.  TriMet has published a whole series of photos, documenting the construction project.

New MAX tracks passing over Foster Rd.

Click here to check out the Green Line home page:

Click here to check out the construction photos: