TriMet Cans Driver Caught with Kindle


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TriMet this afternoon fired Lahcen Qouchbane, the driver who navigated Interstate-5 on Sept. 16 while seemingly reading a Kindle. TriMet announced the decision this afternoon saying Qouchbane, an employee for 10 years, posed "an immediate threat to public safety" and violated TriMet's policy that "all personal electronic devices be turned off while operating a bus or train." The videotape of ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Latest Trimet Audit Highlights Rising Cost of Healthcare


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All eyes may be on TriMet's upcoming bond measure and today's news that the feds gave the transit agency $6 million to buy new buses. But TriMet faces a bigger financial hurdle than getting voters to approve a new $125 million bond amid a recession. The agency's latest annual audit [PDF] from the Moss Adams accounting firm brings the transit agency's growing health-care costs and ongoing labor ...   More
 
Monday, October 4, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Protest and TriMet Alert: The Obama Edition


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Here are a couple of things readers should know about President Obama coming to Portland this Wednesday Oct. 20 to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber at the Oregon Convention Center. 1) Anti-war protesters plan to rally from 3:3o pm to 6:45 pm near the convention center urging the president to end both wars and close the Guantanamo Bay detention center. 2) TriMet ...   More
 
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Jason Slotkin

TriMet Employees Picket Meeting


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With less than a week before voters decide whether to approve TriMet's $125 million bond request, the agency had to deal publicly this morning with one group that's clearly unhappy—its own employees. More than 100 TriMet employees converged outside the Portland Building this morning before the board meeting. The members of Amalgamated Transit Union #757 demanded the transit agency continue ...   More
 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Jason Slotkin

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