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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Where is the MAX train that crashed at Expo?

It appears that it is still out of service!

8 comments:

Erik H. said...

And...what is the name of the Operator that TriMet continues to cover up???

Max said...

As I said (several times?) before, nobody has put in the FOIA request to get it. If you care so much, maybe you should.

A said...

The names of bus drivers in incidents have been released by TriMet, yet for this *special* MAX operator we would have to put in a FOIA request to get it?
Don't know about you guys, but that doesn't sound right and equal to me.

Erik H. said...

MAX - why should I have to spend money on an FOIA request (yes, TriMet actually charges for that request) when TriMet had no problem issuing a press release (multiple, in fact) with Sandy Day's name all over it?

TriMet voluntarily published her name. Why is TriMet involuntarily publishing the MAX operator's name?

And, why should I have to pay - I already pay enough to TriMet as it is (payroll tax, property tax, annual pass for me, 12 monthly passes for my wife, the share of federal gas tax that goes to paying for MAX projects, state of Oregon contributions to TriMet...)

Max said...

1) You need to make the case that TriMet was first to provide Sandi Day's name, and that (in general) they provide bus operator's names but not MAX operator's name. This was clearly not the case for Claudine, so thus far you're wrong.

2) You should file the request because you seem to care what his name is -- even though nobody else does. If you want the name, then ask for it and/or pay for it if necessary. If you don't care, then stop bringing it up.

Max said...

A -
Please provide evidence that what you're saying is correct. So far what we know is that no name was released for the MAX operator, and Claudine's name was released only as a result of a FOIA request. Thus far, this is consistent with TriMet's stated policy which makes no distinction between MAX and bus operators.

A said...

This story broke at 11:25pm tonight.
http://www.kgw.com/news/TriMet-bus-driver-suspected-of-shoplifting-at-mall-136469553.html
looky there! We already know her name!

Max said...

A -
Can you show that it was initially provided by TriMet as opposed to the Clackamas County Sheriff's office?

TriMet said "The news media has access to police reports and can get an employee's name from that source."