information
Face Covering Directive for City Facilities and Vehicles

Effective July 28, 2021, Portland CAO Tom Rinehart has issued a directive mandating the use of face coverings for everyone inside City facilities and vehicles. Check our face coverings page for more information.

information
COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience

Access City programs, people and projects designed to help Portland recover. Portland United
Volunteer. Play. Stay. Shop. Show the Rose City a little love. Be Here for Portland.

Examining the Rise in Transit Ridership

News Article
How is TriMet doing?
Published
In this article

A recent article on Salon.com takes a look at the rise in transit ridership since gas prices hit $3.00, "Who says Americans won't ride transit?".  But, as the article explains, there's a glitch:

"The rise in mass transit ridership should be great news. . .But the news isn't all that sunny. In fact, the mini-exodus from driving has exposed significant cracks in the country's mass transit systems, which are struggling to accommodate new riders. Having spent decades forsaking the bus and the train for the convenience and privacy of cars, Americans are now finding that the buses, streetcars, trolleys and trains that they left behind are strapped for cash, if they still exist at all."

We are lucky to have well-run transit systems like TriMet and C-Tran here, but do you think their are "significant cracks" in our region's transit systems?  What could our region do better for transit?  What is functioning well?