Sunday, May 27, 2012

Trimet operator ruins bathroom

Joy of Laundry is a small business in North
Portland at the end of lines 4 and 44. To express his appreciation for TriMet’s service and
operators’ hard work, the owner makes his restroom available to operators on layover. Last
month, this small business owner had to pay a big plumbing bill because a TriMet employee
apparently used the restroom when it was marked “out of order.” What had been a broken
water main became an even messier problem. This unfortunate story is a reminder that the
familiar rules really do matter:
• Don’t flush what shouldn’t be flushed
• Don’t use a restroom labeled “out of order”
• Don’t give access to non-TriMet personnel
• Leave no trace—no litter, graffiti, spills, etc.
In other words, treat layover facilities as you would your own property—or better! Thanks for
doing your part to keep these facilities available.


Anonymous said...

Unbelievable story, I can't imagine any bus driver doing anything like that...

Bus drivers are good people, the cream of the crop, the best of the best and the caviar of commercial operators.

aren't they?

Steve Fung said...

Good post Al.I speak from experience here.I can't tell you how many restrooms are degraded by drivers that I have seen in 4 years
of vacation relief driving.