"He has no problem making PUBLIC comments about the WES system, but where is he about the BUS system? "
~~~Funny you should ask that because I just saw Fred up on 21st Avenue today around 1pm!
I'm 90% sure it was him! So what's he doing? I presume he is "on vacation".
OREGONIAN, WILL YOU PLEASE FIND OUT WHAT FRED HAS BEEN DOING SINCE SATURDAY!
"WES should have been abandoned."
~~>I agree, it should never have been started. Now we hear from Fred the following;
""First, I am asking for a 5% reduction in continuing expenses in both service and division budgets. This would result in a savings of approximately $11 million.
Second, we will lengthen the pension funding to soften the impact of recent market losses for a $7.7 million annual savings.""
So Fred has started new "rush hour" service while he can't even keep what we have going!
"62% of riders use both Bus and MAX, 23% are MAX-Only, and 15% are Bus-Only."
~~~I gotta tell ya, as someone who has followed Trimet news for quite awhile now, I am suspicious of Trimet statistics. Has there ever been an independent audit of the statistics Trimet provides?
FRED wants to cut existing service while starting new service.
Fred is following the Corporate line right now. Blame everything on the stock market, can a bunch of your low level employees, then do whatever he wants with the bailout money.
How long are American's going to stand for this?
This is mismanagement of the first degree.