Am I the only one wondering why when a bus Operator is involved, the name is public.
But what is the name and past record of the MAX operator that caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage and potentially put all sorts of people in danger by failing to stop his train properly, running into a track bumper and shaking a substation building 20 feet away when his train came to a stop by a concrete walkway?
We all know who Sandi Day is.
We all know who Claudeen Hendren is.
But who is the mystery MAX operator?
Why isn't HIS photo on the front page of The Oregonian; why isn't Mary Fetsch talking about HIS personnel records; why was he not put IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT DELAY on administrative leave; what are his drug test results (he was drug tested immediately, wasn't he? S.O.P. for a major mechanical incident...all CDL license holders are drug tested after an accident regardless of cause). Why isn't his name in big bold letters?
How many days elapsed until TriMet released the names of the MAX operators in the "child left behind" incidents... How many minutes elapsed until TriMet releases the name of a bus operator?
And more importantly...why is there ANY difference between bus and MAX?
It's no wonder there is a bus versus MAX culture in Portland. And it all starts with one man:
General Manager of TriMet (excuse me, General Manager of MAX, and has to put up with a bunch of buses.)