Since this agency has two distinct operator functions one of which is clearly more difficult than the other Trimet should offer differential pay for the operators doing the more difficult work.
Driver that are forced to use old equipment and have the extra distracting burden of calling stops in addition to everything else that this position requires should receive additional monetary compensation.
This company has no problem finding $390,000 to hire spies to see if we who are driving the old antique equipment are calling the stops, but the company doesn't have the smarts to realize that for the same amount of money they could have equipped all the buses with automated technology.
Trimet calls itself a leader in technology, unfortunately for the transit division the technology has very little to do with operating a bus.
Witnessing the debacle of the WILLOW CREEK ART SUPPLIES CATASTROPHE of yesterday, it is obvious how pathetically unprepared and unmanageable this organization has become, god help us if there is ever a real emergency.