I wonder what they'll say about the little "blow up" that occurred at Barbur TC this afternoon about 5:10 PM or so. Karen commuted on TriMet for the first time ever starting a new job and as we left the Barbur TC there was a HUGE explosion from the bus area (with smoke shooting up).
When we drove around on Barbur, all we could see was one abandoned vehicle 1430 with a bunch of people standing around it. Vehicle 1430, if you may recall, is the one that left me stranded in the center of Barbur Boulevard while a TriMet Supervisor stood outside smoking a cigarette (at least he was wearing his safety vest) and left the Operator to say "Well, I can't keep you on the bus, but if you left you're on your own." Never mind the Ford F-150 truck that the Supervisor showed up in had big orange flashing lights that could have been used to SAFELY evacuate the bus...
Had the bus blown up in NYC, there'd be heads rolling...but in Portland I guess scaring the crap out of transit users in the parking lot is OK (at least one woman was running in horror).