Rick Van Beveran used to tell us occasionally that the TRIMET CHARTER does not require that the TRIMET BOARD listen to any testimony from the public.
That's a truly telling statement about the governance of our transit system.
They have been allowing testimony however, but its limited to 3 minutes.
They need to allow at LEAST FIVE MINUTES for members of the public to speak.
AND THEY NEED TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, NOT JUST SIT THERE AND LISTEN POLITELY!