Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I'm always surprised by the casual nature of TRIMET management in creating mayhem at their transit system.
Most supervisors reported no snow in most of the service area, yet all the buses went out with chains.
Buses didn't show up, buses were late, and people were left standing, all for no reason.
What's the matter with this management?
Why are they so callous to the needs of its riders?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

TriMet is "a municipal corporation of the State of Oregon", with powers to tax, issue bonds, and enact police ordinances and is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Governor of Oregon.

Long-range transportation planning for the metropolitan area is provided by Metro, an elected regional government. Metro also has statutory authority to take over the day-to-day operations of TriMet, but has never exercised that power, as past studies of such a merger have found it to be problematic.[18

And you said McFarlane went to Salem seeking help?

And the new director of personnel is an expert in corporate mergers?

Makes a guy go humm in his sleep...

Who else could bail out TriMet and who else has such as many chips on the table?