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Tri-Met, Fail!!11!!!

Posted by Fritoy on May 10, 2009

Over the past week or two I have seen the helpful billboards that hold the bus schedules have been  disappearing.

Well it turns out that they have been updating them

Making them easier to read bolder print blaa blaa blaa.

One problem though, Macadam is a ways off from here.

While the info is interesting, it’s hardly useful, it seems the bolder print wasn’t that useful after all.

Now I did try and call Trimets 503-238-ride but the automated voice unit hung up on me after telling me I called after office hours.

P.S.  if anyone from trimet happens apon this, If the dang computer hadn’t hung up on me I probly wouldn’t have bothered with this .

(edit: as of 4pm today the right schedule is in place.)


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Your Tax Dollers At Work In Tigard

Posted by Fritoy on November 7, 2007




How About some numbers on this.

Federal Funding- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $58.65 million
State of Oregon Lottery Bond Proceeds – – $35.34 milllion
TriMet and GARVEE Bonds – – – – – – – – – – $15.56 million
Local Cities and Washington County – – – – – $7.75 million
TOTAL – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – $117.3 million

Then There is this little Bit.

Weekdays every 30 minutes during morning and afternoon rush hours

Travel time
27 minutes between Beaverton Transit Center and Wilsonville

Train speeds
37 mph on average, with a top speed of over 60 mph

Average daily ridership
An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 trips by 2020, with half of the riders new to transit

TriMet and Washington County also will contribute a total of $4.1 million to annual operating costs.

You can find this info and more here. (pdf)   Plus Tri-Mets web page with much more.

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You’re Tax Dollars at Work.

Posted by Fritoy on June 3, 2007



Its about time something is done here.

So this project cost 117.3 million and is 14.7 miles long. So if I can trust my calculator  thats  8 million a mile (rounded up) to build this on a existing right of way?

That is the cheapest we taxpayers have gotten ripped off for yet in the light rail swindle.

You can get the PDF here.

The info site for the “Commuter line” is here.

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The things you hear on Tri-Met

Posted by Fritoy on February 12, 2007

Sometimes you just can’t believe the things you hear on the Bus.

“We have de-evolved because we no longer run throe the woods and eat berry’s.”

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