Adams Brokers Deal with TriMet on YouthPass

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Mayor Sam Adams' gambit to save the YouthPass has worked.Three weeks after the mayor threatened to raise the transit agency's bus-shelter fees by $2 million unless it agreed to restore free bus and train rides for Portland Public Schools students, the city has brokered a deal. The cost is split three ways: The city will pay TriMet $200,000, and Portland Public Schools will pay $950,000. TriMet swallows ...   More
 
Friday, July 20, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Gimme Shelter

Adams’ play to restore TriMet’s YouthPass for city students leaves the region’s leaders steaming.


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Mayor Sam Adams doesn’t usually attend Metro’s Joint Policy Advisory Committee on Transportation—the board of elected officials...   More
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 AARON MESH

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