A collection of Trimet material from the point of view of a former Trimet bus operator and current Trimet blogger-sorry for all the typo's no time to proof read this stuff
Or was TriMet just planning to let people find out the hard way and simply not tell anybody unless they were looking around on their webpage for no reason (like i was)? TriMet: June 2011 Service Changes
||SERVICE ON 12 BUS LINES TO BE ADJUSTED, AND MAX MALL SHUTTLE CANCELED STARTING JUNE 5, 2011||
There is a widely held belief that more rail equates to more transit. In fact, the opposite is true. Out of the top 10 ranked metropolitan areas in the Brookings Institution report, six do not have a rail system. Of the four that do, their bus systems carry far more passengers than do their rail systems. There are only a handful of very dense cities where rail carries more people than buses. Even the much vaunted Portland light rail about which we have heard so much in Houston carries only about 65 percent of the passengers Portland's buses do.
The art is “inspired by the site's history of hosting the Multnomah County Fair and its large amusement rides, as well as the bold colors of cultures represented in Rockwood and the universal symbolism of the sunrise,” said TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch.