(December 30, 2015) TriMet continues its tradition of free fares to encourage New Year's Eve revelers to make safe choices on the big night out. After 8:00 pm, TriMet MAX and bus trips will be free throughout the TriMet service area. If transit doesn't suit your needs or serve your destinations, there are plenty of other options for being carfee and carefree for New Year's Eve.
- Celebrate safely with TriMet - all TriMet service is free after 8:00 pm on New Year's Eve, Thursday, December 31. MAX will have extended late-night service until about 3:00 am. Get the details at http://trimet.org/nye/index.htm.
- Taxis and other private for-hire vehicles - Portland has plenty of taxi companies to choose from, as well as limousine services if you want to travel in style for the big night out. Find a complete listing at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/296082. Uber and Lyft also operate in Portland. If you are still out celebrating after TriMet service ends, Uber is offering new customers $25 off their ride home with the code “PDXNYE”.
- Carpool with a designated driver - in a pinch, check out BeMyDD.com which is a designated driver service in Portland, or the new SaferRide App available for Android and Apple users.
How ever you travel, have a safe and happy New Year!