Learn about TriMet, including ESG Priorities, Featured News, Major Projects, and Finance Team.
District Size
533 Square Miles
FY2025 Budget
$1.75 Billion
Bonds Outstanding (as of 7/31/2024)
$ 964,485,000

About TriMet

TriMet provides bus, light rail (MAX), commuter rail (WES), and  paratransit (LIFT) service in the Portland, Oregon region. Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution — making our region a better place to live. More information about TriMet's services can be found here

Quick facts about TriMet:

  • TriMet was created by the State of Oregon to serve over 1.58 million people in a 533 square-mile area across three counties in Oregon.
  • By using renewable electricity for light rail trains and electric buses, and renewable diesel to fuel fixed-route buses, TriMet is expecting to reduce more than 155 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions every year—the equivalent of taking more than 15,000 cars off the road.
  • Some 65% of TriMet riders say they ride to recreational destinations and more than 40% indicate they commute for work.
  • TriMet’s light rail lines have helped spur more than $21.9 billion in development within walking distance of stations.
  • TriMet riders can save up to $14,298 per year in transportation costs when compared to owning an operating a motor vehicle on a daily basis.
  • More than 1,270 employer worksites offer transit passes as an employee benefit.
  • TriMet transit-oriented development program has helped facilitate the building of 718 new residential units, 477 (66%) of which are affordable units (i.e., for residents with incomes <60% AMI) near MAX light rail stations, with another 222 affordable housing units under construction.
  • TriMet’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program serves as a national model for creating opportunities for women and people of color.
  • There are more than 8,000 security cameras on our transit system, on board every bus and MAX train and at many stops, stations and transit centers.

TriMet Ridership by Mode of Transit:

For the year ended June 30, 2023

        Bus SERVICE Light Rail Commuter Rail Paratransit
 Lines           76        5          1  On-Demand
 Stops/Stations        6,080      94          5  Door-to-Door
 Weekday Boarding Rides      110,900  64,800        466  1,769

ESG Priorities

Learn about our environmental, social, and governance program, and how we bring those values to life with green and sustainable projects.

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Major Projects

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Finance Team

Cara Fitzpatrick, CPA, CFE

Director of Financial Services

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Eric Mireiter, CPA

Senior Manager of Financial Services

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Kingston Sprague, CPA, CFE

Manager of Debt and Treasury

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