"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
In these times of economic suffering, it would serve the public well if Trimet would recognize that many people are unable to start a new job because they haven't the initial fare to get there. It can be 2 weeks or more before a struggling potential employee can even afford a one-way trip.How about free pass vouchers for those beginning new work? I'm sure the 'executives' would worry about the loss of revenue while working on their chip-shot...Instead, such people are heavily penalized for their struggles. Typical one-per-center's.
I think there are places that will give out tickets. Whether there's enough to meet demand, I don't know.
One thing that KATU has failed to reveal is who receives the money from the fines. At a rate of $200+ at roughly 40 per day (just the number of citations reported by KATU for today) ends up being quite a lot of money. The Trimet execs won't be suffering, that's for sure.
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