Trimet wields its tremendous power and influence due to the huge amount of cash that goes through it.
Millions upon millions is handed out to all sorts of places and companies.
Actually its billions.
Anybody ever wonder why Trimet NEVER publicizes its board meetings?
Obviously they would rather the public be ignorant of the goings on.
Trimet is a huge industrial complex enriching many different organizations and people.
At today's sock puppets meeting the following cash was handed out:
$7.5 million in "pass through" dollars, which Trimet gets a cut obviously
So when you hear these heartless souless overpaid technocrats talking about "not enough cash to pay your benefits" or "not enough cash to beef up actual transit services" remember
ITS NOTHING BUT A LIE