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Trimet

As Portland’s regional bus and light rail transportation system, Trimet carries more people than any other US transit system its size. But even with its growing pains it has remained a national leader and a model that other cities follow.

When Trimet came to us their Max Light Rail system was experiencing breakdowns at intersections because of a part called a crossing pan. This critical part allows for routes to criss-cross each other and keeps the train’s power lines moving. But the crossing pan was also unreliable and even worse, came from a company in distant Australia. So we recreated the part with better materials and even made a few improvements so they would be more reliable and last longer. Now Trimet has their own local supplier for crossing pans that cost substantially less.

www.trimet.org