I'm always amazed that whenever Trimet makes some sort of silly announcement the mainstream media treats it like its some sort of actual event.
This latest 'news release', which just happens to be released during a pretty bad day for Trimet commuters, is some sort of alternative to the current transit trackers that are available.
Who cares and why is it news?
When it comes to wasteful stupid technology Trimet is the industry leader. We have the cell phone app but that's not good enough for Trimet. Trimet executives have to re-invent the wheel with some new 'state of the art' fare collection system. It's all very nice until you realize that they are taking $30,000,000 out of the general fund for this.
Hey its tax funds, just spend it anyway you want Trimet executives, you own Trimet anyway.
HERE is the 'official' Trimet press release