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Name one incident of positive change from each of the four.
Name one incident of change from anybody who is not a Trimet insider.
Ummmm , let's see,A-Lane got Tiffany Sweitzer removed from the boardB-Cameron was one of the first transit dependent rider advocates later became a vocal member of OPALC-Al opened up the Trimet culture to the world, to this day is a valuable source of information that can not be found anywhere else.D-Alex was a frequent commentator at board meetings until he gave up Trimet for a personal vehicle.That's not to say that all 4 people don't have their critics, hell everyone has someone that hates them.
Yeah let's be critical of the people trying to stand up and do something, because we all know that so much more has been accomplished by sitting on your ass doing nothing except criticizing others anonymously.There are certain aspects of some of these people that I don't agree with / etc; but I do admire that at least they are willing to stand up for what they believe in.
The first comment is actually funny. Al and his merry band of misfits have created more chaos for the Trimet management than that bus drivers union ever did.
Yeah... I mean come on really? Even Lane, as insane as he was, actually got peoples' attention for valid things. Alex was probably the most articulate and calm of the group from what I've seen. Al does his thing and honestly you don't get more information and news about things than you do from him. And Cameron now does productive work in actual activist groups. They may just be four nerds obsessed with transit, but better to do something than to sit back and bitch about others doing nothing. Hint hint.
I'll take those last three comments as a compliment.Bottom line all four of us are indeed 'transit nerds'.We know more about Trimet than most people who work at Trimet.We do it because we enjoy it.Over a million 250 thousand views on this blog, somebody must be enjoying it but us...
I figured being calm and collective while getting to the bottom of things would help most. Turns out I was wrong. I laid out point blank what needs to be done and I've seen zero effort or evidence that I am influencing them. Bus service near me is extremely poor. No more choice riding for me, I'll enjoy my brand new 2014 Ford Fiesta with guaranteed air conditioning from now on.
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