"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." ~Mahatma Gandhi
And here was TriMet's gold-star response: "I checked up on the "sand" you saw Tuesday evening. That was actually absorbent. We use it to soak up chemicals like from a transmission or radiator leak. If we don’t apply the absorbent immediately to the spill, chemicals get into the groundwater system (which is why we apply it as quickly as possible rather than wait until a more convenient time). Sorry if it delayed your trip."Well, no, TriMet. It didn't delay my trip. I was still downtown waiting for my bus to make it downtown and back up the hill on its last trip of the night....at 6:20. I had plenty of time to kill to watch and video tape the screwing up of the transit mall during rush hour. Hell, the pavement/bricks weren't even wet. And if it was really what you claim it to be, then why was the stuff being laid down in every single bus stop? You really must be trying to push bus riders away. All the bus stops around the area being worked on were un-usable because of the dust being worked up from the chemical mix. The buses couldn't access the bus stops. Passengers were confused about where to catch their ride home. Tell me, TriMet. What is it about the transit riders do you care so little about? It hadn't rained. The so called 'transmission or radiator leak' was not going to seep through concrete. You could've waited until there were AT LEAST less people and buses around before doing that. What fools do you take us for?
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