Friday, September 27, 2013

Ticket printers rip off riders

The readers of this blog already knew that of course.

Members of the local bus rider's union say the change did something else: It cut the value of a weekend bus transfer by an hour.

And organizers with Bus Riders Unite say that amounts to a quiet fare hike for TriMet's poorest riders in East Portland, who are no longer able to travel downtown and back on a single $2.50 bus transfer.

"They're stealing our precious time," says Nicole Johnson, youth organizer for OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, which runs Bus Riders Unite.


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