It appears that NEIL MCFARLANE has won something called the RAY LAHOOD AWARD. It says its for advancing the careers of woman in the transit industry.
Not sure what Mcfarlane has actually done to advance the careers of woman? Lomax and Devine were already at Trimet . I guess the new CFO is a woman but why is that a big deal. I can't think of anyone else that was female in Mcfarlanes 'inner circle'
My guess is the "powers" wanted Mcfarlane to get an award so they gave him this one.
These transit 'professionals' are always giving themselves awards for all sorts of stupid things.
They'll all have their usual dinner and gala 'celebration', probably another Mcfarlane speech