This info comes courtesy of the Portland Mercury Blog, which has posted a TriMet Press Release. As of this writing, the press release is not yet available on the TriMet web site.
TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen may have skipped two public hearings on the matter, but apparently he got the message: Portlanders don’t want TriMet to curtail Fareless Square, cutting it back to 7 am to 7 pm, as a stop gap measure that TriMet says will shore up public safety. Hansen has killed that proposal.
TriMet will, however, do a “comprehensive review of fareless” over the next 18 months, as previously announced.