Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
PORTLAND, Ore. - A 65-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after getting struck by a TriMet bus.
The incident happened just after 4 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 21st Avenue and Northeast Multnomah Street.
After speaking with witnesses, police believe the TriMet bus was in the process of making a turn when it struck a woman who was crossing the intersection with the walk signal.
The bus driver told police she stopped for the pedestrian and continued the turn after she thought the woman had finished crossing the street. Investigators believe the driver lost sight of the pedestrian and continued her turn while the woman was still in the intersection.
The woman who was hit has been identified as Patricia Smith. She was taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.
The TriMet bus driver has been identified as 42-year-old Tracey Hughes. Police said they may issue citations once the investigation is comple
Friday, January 25, 2008
Actually SETRABUSESRULE, moderator of BUS EMERGENCY, has always stood on my side when the rest of the blogging world is trying to destroy me! Alas, I have no picture of the venerable founder of BUS EMERGENCY, previously titled 911 ALERT! (which by the way, was destroyed by a jealous woman!)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
>except they need to get rid of the zone structure completely<
If TriMet is sincere about crimes and not trying to wage a class war at the behest of the suburban middle-class politicians and the PBA, prove its sincerity by (1) provide low-income reduced fares; (2) eliminate zones on weekends and off-peak hours; (3) donate at least 10,000 tickets each month to various social service agencies and churches; (4) impose a 5-year moratorium on fare increases; (5) eliminate fines for fare evasions and replace with court-mandated community service. Can you think of more?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 2:56 PM
To: Hansen, Fred (GM)
Subject: operator comment
However you came to the decision to retain fare less, I think you did the right thing from a customer relations standpoint.
I would like to recommend to you however, that your "review" not be limited to just fare less Square, but should include the entire fare structure employed by this organization.
The ticket/transfer/zone/pass structure as it is employed now, is really a disgrace and needs to be overhauled.
This would be a good time to do it.
Just my 2 cents.