Saturday, August 4, 2012
TriMet's new 3000 series buses undergoing extensive testing
You will also notice TriMet's key attention to detail - the decals right next to the entrance doors have the correct fares posted for the fares in place today. Of course, TriMet's very extensive testing period takes months and months, so by the time these buses actually see revenue passengers, those decals will have to be replaced. Not to worry, TriMet has a large number of bus routes that stand ready to be eliminated and bus shelters that will be removed to free up the capital funds necessary to replace those decals.
And finally you'll notice that TriMet is already allowing advertising on these buses...notice the Gillig license plate frames, already mounted at the factory. TriMet, in its search for finding money under every nook and cranny it knows about, had these buses already advertising before the bus entered the State of Oregon.