Dr. Know: Classically Trained

What's the thinking behind playing classical music at MAX stops?


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Every morning as the MAX doors open at Lloyd Center, I hear the sounds of opera. I think I know the thinking behind this, but could you please illuminate us on whether the strategy is working?&nbs   More
 
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 MARTY SMITH

JUICY SUITS: Portland Cop Tasered A Disabled Man on TriMet

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The City of  Portland, TriMet and Multnomah County face a federal civil-rights lawsuit that claims a Portland cop Tasered a developmentally disabled man on a public bus. Police reports obtained by WW in a public-records request fill in the cops' side of the story.According to the suit filed July 21 in U.S. District Court in Portland, Calbruce Jamal Green was on his way home from Gresham to his ...   More
 
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 JAMES PITKIN

TriMet Halts Audible Bus Warning for Pedestrians Because It Didn't Work As Planned

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 TriMet says it's putting a halt to a new system that is supposed to warn pedestrians that a bus is turning. The  safety feature began in March after the death last year of two pedestrians struck by a TriMet bus in Old Town. TriMet says in a press release this morning that the system failed to work as is should.Here's what the agency says"After nearly three months of testing an audible pedestrian ...   More
 
Friday, May 27, 2011 WW Staff

Victims of TriMet Tragedy Remembered

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 AILIN DARLING

How TriMet Bus Riders Want to Fight Back

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On a night when many Portland residents were enjoying the final hours of a three-day weekend, about 70 TriMet riders rallied Monday night to kick off their campaign for a longer transfer time on the bus and MAX. To chants of "What do we want? A Fair Transfer! When do we want it? NOW!" OPAL Environmental Justices' Bus Riders Unite! volunteers met in Southeast Portland as part of their drive to gather ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 TIFFANY STUBBERT

Update on Talks Between TriMet and Its Union: They Can't Even Agree to Meet


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If you're wondering what the latest is in the long battle over negotiations between TriMet and its union, this email today from ATU Local 757 president Jon Hunt to TriMet general manager Neil McFarlane should catch you up. The essence of the email, which the union put on its website, is that the union doesn't even see any purpose in meeting. Here's Hunt's entire email: Neil, I received ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 HANK STERN

Trimet Faces Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit in Pedestrian Deaths


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TriMet faces a lawsuit from the family of a pedestrian run over and killed by one of its buses on April 24 in Old Town and from another pedestrian injured in the incident. The lawsuit seeks $10 million from the public transit agency for each of the two victims. The suit (PDF) was filed Tuesday on behalf of two residents of Vancouver, Wash. Danielle Sale, 22, was killed in the crash. Erik ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Got a Beef with TriMet? Become a Bus Rider Advocate ... and Get Paid


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Calling all bus riders: OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is willing to pay you a $600 annual stipend to be on its advocacy team in 2011. The community organization is seeking TriMet bus riders who depend on public transit and want to help TriMet improve its system. OPAL co-director Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons says his organization hopes to assemble five to 10 bus rider advocates. He expects ...   More
 
Monday, December 27, 2010 REBECCA JACOBSON

Three Things You Should Know as 2011 Approaches


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WW would like to offer you, dear reader, three New Year's particulars to keep you on your game tomorrow night: 1. Bar hopping? TriMet's bus and MAX service will be free after 8 pm. And MAX trains will run until 3 am. 2. Spending big? No worries. Oregon's minimum wage will rise by 10 cents on New Year's Day to $8.50 (that's $208 more in 2011 for the full-time worker.) 3. Resolving to bike ...   More
 
Thursday, December 30, 2010 STACY BROWNHILL

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