Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
everyone with diabetes should see him and what it has done to him. He's basically blind, can't read any more, paralyzed on his left side, can't walk, has a guard on his arm to be able to keep it from flopping, has lost so much weight his teeth don't fit and it was pathetic. Bus his spirits are good and the nurse said he still has his sense of humor. His family sold his condo, his gun (21) collection and over 6000 books. And he's still only 63.
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Actually, we met once several years ago.
I had written a tongue and cheek short story about a small altercation I had with a road supervisor at the coner of 5th and oak. I called him "little Napolean". You were not particularly happy with my analogy!
Thanks Very Much,
Director of Transportation Hansen; <HansonP@trimet.org>
There is a bus parking problem at
I would like to bring to your attention that there is an empty spot in front of the outbound 76/78 bus which could be assigned to the 45 alleviating this problem.
Currently that spot is being used for out of service buses.
I have made the following video’s which you might find helpful in reviewing this problem.
Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
Al Margulies #2387
Monday, July 21, 2008
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George Bush library:
Incredible pictures, pps
Bush’s Irish interview, never shown in
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
on Sunday me and a friend wanted to go to Ikea (Cascade Station on the red line max). We were already at the 7th AVE MAX Station, this station has two ticket machines, one for each direction. One machine was inoperable, the other one refused bills, and I'm sorry but I did not have two dollars of change on me. We boarded the train and went on anyway, but all the while I wondered if they could ticket us for fare evasion even though it was there poor maintenance that was causing this issue, I guess we could have gone down to another station or rode the MAX to the next one but that seems unfair that we should have to waste another 15 minutes waiting because the system TriMet uses to allow riders purchase tickets fails constantly. On the way back I tried (again) to buy two tickets, the machine on the side of the station I needed (westbound) was not working luckly the one on the other side refused to take bills (again) but decided that it would charge a debit card (which I still was very reluctant to use because I had cash on me so I could buy a ticket).
Anyway it just pisses me off that their ticket machines have issues about half the time I use them and TriMet has no clear or defined policy on what a passenger should do in those situations, I for one would have raised hell if they tried to fine me for being ticketless. I sent a request to TriMet as to what a passenger should do and explained the above example, and made it very clear that I know I can purchase tickets at nearby vendors WHEN they're open.
What do you do when (for whatever reason) you are unable to buy tickets?
This letter is in response to your complaint dated 2/12/2008.
TriMet is committed to provide excellent customer service to all of our riders.
We apologize that you are having numerous problems with our ticket machines, although, we have crews in place that service and maintenance the ticket machines on a regular basis.
Yes, all passengers are required to have proof of payment on both buses and trains. The TriMet Code requires that all riders must have valid fares or risk a $94 fine. In your case, the option would be to board the train at that station and deboard at the next station to buy a ticket.
If you are a regular rider, another option could be to purchase a 7-day scratch off pass, which does not need to be validated.
Hopefully, your future travels on TriMet will be more pleasant.