In 2014 there was a small scandal about Mcfarlanes consistent pay raises while he was gutting services, raising fares, and reneging on Trimet union retirees promised retirement health insurance.
His reported salary at that time was $229,000.
In 2015 his reported salary was was $268,000, a $40,000 increase from his 2014 salary.
We know that he was granted yet another salary increase in January 2016, making his obscene salary in the neighborhood of $300,000/yr.
He also has $170,000 in "unused vacation" (another scam used commonly by the executive class) which he will be paid in cash the day he decides to abdicate the throne.
All of this while he has abrogated promises to his union retirees, service quality and reliability is the worst ever, and the fare structure is amongst the highest in the country.
The point of this post is to illustrate how the executive class of Trimet, basically parasites, make obscene profits for themselves while the riding public suffers horrible service quality.
The executive technocrats of the American public transportation industrial complex live and retire in luxury while the public continually suffers with very marginal services.
Next time these technocrats come to you looking for you to open your wallet to them, be afraid, be very afraid. Giving them more money is the equivalent of throwing your money down the sewer