Friday, October 26, 2012
How do you get a shelter at your stop?
A: TriMet only considers placing shelters at stops with 50 or more daily boardings. "Once that threshold is met," said TriMet spokeswoman Roberta Altstadt, "a planner evaluates the public right-of-way to determine if there is sufficient space to safely place a shelter." There has to also be adequate room for pedestrians and bus boardings, Altstadt said.
Most of the new shelters you're seeing, including the one on 72nd, actually replaced old, worn-out ones.
Maybe you can persuade more of your neighbors to take TriMet to work. Of course, considering the dubious state of bus service in the suburbs these days, you'll need some mad pitching skills. Until then, invest in a sturdy umbrella.
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