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Good luck with that. If it's posted no trespassing near the gate entrance and a security camera sees you from any bus facing the gate, your fucked :(Oh, and most of those new bus cameras are all high definition and very tattoo identifying friendly.
"A security camera sees you from any bus facing the gate"Let's see. I throw on my balacava so that my face is covered. Wear a generic looking jacket, hat, jeans and shoes. Run in as quickly as I can, take the bus and drive it off. In and out in about 45 seconds.All the cameras are going to show is some guy wearing a face mask (that I purchased at Costco for $15), and no other identifying marks.I take the bus to a rural, remote location, pull the license plates off and remove the TriMet marks.Congratulations, I own one of a large number of plain white New Flyer buses that are virtually indistinguishable from another plain white New Flyer bus.
There's also the CAD/AVL which can be used to track the bus if the person doesn't successfully disable it.But I think someone would notice and possibly question a TriMet bus being where they usually don't go, especially if not driven by somebody in uniform.
OCC can hear and see everything on that bus aswell as gps, speed, everytime the doors open and a counter of how many go in and out of the doors aswell as ramp function also the bus number on the roof is huge plus the trimet paintjob and ontop of it all can you drive it?
A person could steal a bus anytime an operator is taking a bathroom break..this is a ridiculous non-story
Me thinks that "DailyCyclist" is Lane Jensen in sheeps wool.
This is the most ridiculous story ever. Anytime a bus is unattended anywhere in the Metro area anyone can steal it. Why is the garage such a big deal? Al, has there ever been a bus stolen? Curious to know.
Not a Trimet bus that I know of. 2 have been 'hijacked' i believe.
Thanks for the info. Wow, hijacked wish I could find something on that ..would be really interesting to know more
Those incidents happened before the rise of the Internet so there is no actual documentation about them available to the public
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