In this particular incident Scanner won's hands down on Trimet with its alert but when the incident was over there was no chatter on the scanner. (unless we missed it) so Trimet got exclusive rights to that tweet. Trimet never had twitter alerts on weekends or M-F after 4:30pm. Lately we have been seeing Trimet step into off time alerts, which you would think they would have been doing all along.
We think that Trimet instructs personnel to keep service resumption notices off the air so Trimet can be the first to announce it. Obviously in response to Scanner's performance that shows how badly Trimet is dropping the ball.
Crash blocking #trimet MAX at 14th and Morrison— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) August 31, 2013
Red/Blue MAX Lines are delayed due to a non-TriMet related vehicle collision at Yamhill and 14th. Riders should expect delays.— TriMet (@trimet) August 31, 2013