The 70's FEEL GOOD idea of a FARE LESS SQUARE has longed outlived its usefulness.
Now that citizens within the district are facing serious service cuts its an ABOMINATION to be offering free services to that special class of citizens that happen to inhabit downtown Portland.
Fare less square should be COMPLETELY ELIMINATED!
It clogs the system for actual commuters that are trying to LEAVE fare less, it provides a rolling shelter for people that have no where else to go, and its a enforcement nightmare.
I hardly believe the commentators remark that it is the ENVY of other cities.
The only problem with Fred's decision is that it doesn't go far enough, GET RID OF FARE LESS COMPLETELY!