Honor system goes away with new MAX Orange line

TriMet will implement a pay-to-enter system.

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TriMet’s much-anticipated MAX Orange line brings with it some changes.

Notably: Passengers will actually have to pay to ride the train.

TriMet plans to install turnstiles at two Orange Line stations once the agency’s $30 million e-fare system, featuring electronic tap cards and mobile phone payments (hello, Apple Pay on transit), goes live in 2017.

(SOURCE: OregonLive.com)

The opening of the Tilikum Crossing will also improve connections for cyclists and provide more access to the East Side.

For years, trains have been forced to turn around at OMSI and backtrack across the river to the Broadway Bridge. But with Tilikum Crossing providing the missing link in the city’s streetcar loop, it will be easier for west side residents to explore restaurants, shops and other attractions east of the Willamette. 

TriMet has spent about $65 million to improve connections for bicycle commuters.

(SOURCE: OregonLive.com)

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