Thursday, September 27, 2012
THE CASE OF DR JEFF GUARDALABENE
He had a whole bunch of tickets with him, the inspector was not impressed.
You might remember that Dr Jeff raised funds to provide transit fares for people less fortunate than himself.
Now why is this important? Because if there was ever a rider who DID NOT DESERVE to be cited it is Dr Jeff.
But this is not how TRIMET ROLLS these days. Trimet used to be a 'laid back' sorta transit district. Minimal enforcement and a huge fareless square.
Trimet transit district now practices SCORCHED EARTH policy.
That is too say, no leniency with its riders or its employees.
Trimet transit district is now a fully functioning publicly owned private corporation.
It expects its employees and riders to follow a strict code of conduct.
The problem is TRIMET TRANSIT DISTRICT RUNS LIKE SHIT THESE DAYS.
The standards that the executives expect from the public and its employees do NOT APPLY TO THEM.
Endless problems with fare machines, mass confusion with transfers, buses and trains that never show up, stranded riders its all just business as usual for TRIMET TRANSIT DISTRICT these days.
It's truly pathetic, unbelievably pitiful, Trimet is a wretched sort of place now.