I don't want to be a spoil sport here since the street car did come through in this particular emergency.
Of course there are plenty of scenarios that would knock the streetcar COMPLETELY OUT OF THE BALLPARK!
But what I am trying to say is the buses WOULD HAVE RUN FINE IF THE STREETS WERE CLEARED!
So why were the [expletive deleted] streets not clear?
Because the CITY OF PORTLAND (and Washington County) does not prioritize this in their budget!
The streets were not cleared for the same [expletive deleted] reason that the pot holes are not filled!
This sort of management has to stop. It's inexcusable.
The mismanagement is rampant among all of our governmental agencies and gives ADRON HALLS free market theory much credibility!