TriMet ridership declined 5 percent over summer, even as more workers took WES | OregonLive.com
You don't really expect to get any actual objective information from Trimet right? There is always an external scapegoat for every one of their failures. The numbskulls in charge don't want to admit they made riding Trimet for short trips ridiculously expensive compared to other transit agencies, a nazi like fare enforcement and horrible bus service in the suburbs have contributed to driving people back into their cars.
I can't tell you how many tweets I see everyday from people saying they cant wait to get their cars back or get their license.
Trimet may have max but if you cant get to or from max what good is it?
Interesting observation about STREAM and its 100% subisdy. There are so few riders on WES that even a few hundred extra riders bump that by a decent percentage.
And when the new stats start coming out which take into consideration the end of fareless square that will give a very clear picture of what is going on.
The bus service decline cannot be explained by fare less square however, Trimet has done itself in, and the execs gave themselves a raise for the wonderful job THEY ARE NOT DOING.