The regional transit agency is ending paper and mobile tickets, but exchanging existing ones for

COURTESY TRIMET - TriMet is phasing out paper tickets.TriMet is phasing out paper and mobile tickets but giving riders several opportunities to exchange the ones in their possessions for equal value on a Hop Fastpass card.

The regional transit agency is hosting a series of events in its service district where exchanges can be made. The next one is Tuesday, May 14, from 3:30 to 6 p.m at the Sherwood Senior Center, 21907 S.W. Sherwood Blvd., Sherwood.

Unvalidated, foil-stamped tickets and passes can be exchanged in person In person at the TriMet Ticket Office,

located in Pioneer Courthouse Square,

701 S.W. 6th Ave., Portland. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Unvalidated mobile tickets are also accepted.

Exchanges can also be done by mail at Ticket Exchange, TriMet Ticket Office, 701 S.W. 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97204. You can find the required form here.

The following future exchange events are also scheduled:

• Tuesday, May 21, 3:30–6 p.m., Troutdale Library, 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Rd., Troutdale

• Monday, June 24, 3:30 to 6 p.m., West Linn Public Library, 1595 Burns St., West Linn.

• Wednesday, July 24, 3:30 to 6 p.m., Estacada Community Center, 200 S.W. Club House, Drive, Estacada.

The deadline for exchanges is Dec. 31, 2019. You can learn more here.

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