That another thing Lane has
been useful in helping us all to remember - these people are "Officials"
of a supposed "Public Service". ORS 267 tacitly allows TriMet to act
as a private transportation company that has no direct accountability
to, or transparency for the people of this community. None of its Board
of Directors or top officers are elected, or in any other way held to
account except through the media, and particularly alternative press
like Rantings, Portland Afoot, and Portland Transit Lane. If TriMet is
also allowed to define who is a journalist, then they control their
propaganda in the corporate media.