So I admit I concentrate on the not so positive news on Trimet. The reason for that is the mainstream media puts out plenty of 'positive' (if you want to call it that) stories about Trimet loveliness.
And Trimet has its very own multi-million dollar marketing department which plasters stuff everywhere and issues its own 'news releases'.
Mainstream media just loves stories where operators screw up, but stories about mismanagement and injustice are extremely rare
This blog concentrates on the stuff that nobody else covers, and all that stuff falls into the 'negative publicity' category.
But I will give the Trimet board and technocrats credit for lowering youth fares.
That's the first action I can remember that actually benefited a segment of the Trimet ridership.
It fell short however because Trimet continues forcing students above high school to purchase $2.50 or $5.00 fares, which is considerable for full time college students.
Trimet needs a 'student' fare, not just a high-school fare