June 26th, 2012 | by AARON MESH News | Posted In: Transportation, PDX News

Driving and Crying: News-Times Says Same TriMet Driver Kicked Off Another Mother

     
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Last fall, the Metro area was abuzz with the story of a TriMet driver kicking a mother and her screaming infant off a No. 57 bus on a September night, saying the baby's crying was a distraction.

The Forest Grove News-Times now breaks the news that the transit agency is investigating the same driver, Claudeen Hendren, for ejecting another mother and her four children off the same bus line on June 7.

The story says:

In September, TriMet driver Claudeen Hendren served a 10-day suspension after she berated a young Forest Grove mother about her crying child. The young mother got off the bus in Hillsboro and several riders left in protest about what they viewed as Hendren’s unprofessional behavior.

Now TriMet is investigating the latest incident in Forest Grove that has striking similarities to case last fall. In the new incident, a woman and her four children (ages 2, 6, 11 and 13) were told to leave the bus at about 11 p.m. after an argument about a fare with a Line 57 bus driver. The mother and her children were in tears during the incident.

Read the full report here.
 
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