@apmargulies Thank you, Al. Driving a bus should not be a survival exercise though.
— John St. Clair (@johnboy6073) August 5, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Or, there were problems with the lower deck of the Steel Bridge, too (among other things)
Amtrak Train 14 (northbound Coast Starlight) was recorded as leaving Salem at 4:22PM and didn't get into Portland Union Station until 9 o'clock. Over 4 1/2 hours to get from Salem to Portland.
A rider's companion notes that 1/2 hour or more was spent sitting on the other side of the Steel Bridge waiting for heat-related issues to be taken care of. It was also heard that a woman rider with a walker did not make it off the train in Salem.
In addition, southbound Amtrak Cascades train 507 arrived in Portland late due to heat/weather issues where it was held for the Steel Bridge issues until almost an hour after the next southbound train, 509 had arrived.
They are the most annoying people in Portland Metro, they need these cards to educate themselves, I got nothing but rage for them sometimes, but we must coexist......to a point, LOL