The only blog on the internet that takes a critical look at Trimet operations and does NOT just spit back Trimet press releases
Yet...the PERMANENT bus stop for the 12 and 44 buses at 4th and Hall has two clearly marked parking spaces directly in front of the signed and sheltered bus stop (complete with parking meter), so all buses using that stop must stop short to the confusion of riders.Add to that, the area is frequently used as a loading zone (since it is not signed for buses only)...I've seen buses forced to load and unload in the travel lane which would of course be a problem for someone who needs ramp to curb access.)Yet - TriMet not only has known that this bus stop has been a problem, but even forced a permanent re-reroute of three bus lines specifically because of the bus stop - and yet, they can't figure out how ridiculously STUPID it is to mark a downtown Portland bus stop on the PSU campus (TriMet's largest transit generator) and put parking spaces where the bus stop is...
Does TriMet get to decide where parking is (and isn't) going to be placed? No, the city does and I've seen instances where (due to pressure from businesses/property owners) the city was objecting to removing parking.But, I believe this sign is at Gateway, where no autos should be in the first place. And 2:30 seems like an odd start time, unless it was due to construction or something.
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