TriMet: Should Fareless Square Hours be Limited?

TriMet has scheduled public meetings regarding Fred Hansen’s recent proposal to limit the hours of operation of Fareless Square:

In response to recent security concerns TriMet’s General Manager has outlined a new security plan as part of a multi-faceted strategy to improve safety and security at night throughout the transit system. An important element of this plan includes limiting fareless hours to 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Much of the disruptive and threatening behavior that is witnessed on MAX occurs at night between downtown and the Lloyd District. The proposal is specifically targeted at passenger safety in the downtown core, and to substantially reduce the type of undesirable behavior that impacts the safety of our system.

See the full meeting notice here.

The scheduled meetings are:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 16

    Liberty Center Auditorium

    650 NE Holladay St, Portland

    11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16

    Portland Building Auditorium

    1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland

    5-7 p.m.

The meeting notice web page also lists alternate means of providing public comment, including phone and email.

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