PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — New Year’s Eve is a big day for TriMet: free rides for party-goers and the end of paper tickets. Riders will also not see any fare increases in 2020.
Free rides begin at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and MAX trains will run until 3 a.m. New Year’s Day. The Portland Streetcar will also be free.
“December 31 also marks the last time that you can use these old style foil-stamped, non Hop tickets or the TriMet mobile app,” said TriMet’s Roberta Alstadt.
Both the paper tickets and the TriMet mobile app will be phased out at 8 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
From that point on, riders will need to use a Hop card or Hop tickets.
TriMet General Manager Doug Kelsey also announced there will not be fare increases during 2020. Officials said they have not had a system-wide fare increase in more than 7 years.