So I take my son Carter downtown to check out the Amtrak 40th Anniversary train. I decide to take MAX in from the Sunset TC since I was planning on doing some other things in Beaverton on my return.
On my return trip, the cash TVM at Pioneer Courthouse Square westbound was broken. OK, I'll give TriMet a pass here. I walk over to the new Finnegan's Toys & Games, then to Galleria & 10th. The cash machine there is broken too. WTF?
So I call 238-RIDE. I press option '5' to report a broken TVM. It plays through the spiel and right as it's supposed to put me to a mailbox...I hear the TriMet duh-duh-duh-da-duh jingle and the menu starts over. Now I can't even report a broken machine?
So, TriMet's officially out $1.50 because I tried to be a good guy and pay the fare even though my son just turned seven a few months ago. What happened to the machines that were supposed to be working?