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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

HOUSTON TEXAS TRANSIT POLICIES MAKE TRIMET'S LOOK LIKE IT EXISTS IN A COWTOWN

All the directors are nominated and approved locally!
They have a video archive of all their meetings.
They publish monthly financial reports that are available on demand.
It's incredible the amount of information that is available in Houston Texas.
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Oregon runs its transit agency like Portland is a cow town.
Basically no transparency (except the executives like to use the word plenty)
No attempt to bring any of the board proceedings public.
Appointed by a hack in Salem rather than any local officials.
Secret deals by the directors and the executives (those despicable executive raises)

METRO Board of Directors
They don't seem to like their employees much though Too Big to Comply

5 comments:

Unknown said...

Texas is a REPUBLICAN State. AL

Al M said...

Ya I know yet look at how they run their transit agency!

Oregon looks like the republican state to me.

Unknown said...

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/09/drivers_protest_as_metro_contr.php
TWU local 260,is going threw its own issues as we are, shameful, http://local260.twu.org/currentnews/tabid/928/vw/1/itemid/747/too-big-to-comply.aspx
HB

Al M said...

Not good!

Max said...

Ryan & Al:
Houston isn't totally conservative. The last time Houston had a non-democrat mayor was 32 years ago (1981). The current mayor was the first openly gay mayor of a large US city. (Sam was elected before her, but Portland isn't a large city).

Still I agree with Al, it's good to see that Houston provides the transparency that TriMet does not.