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“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown

TtiMet’s Death Spiral

Predicting TriMet’s Death Spiral


State audit finds TriMet needs to take 'extremely urgent' money, safety problems more seriously


TriMet's MAX trains knocked off track by expensive, deferred maintenance, records show (video)

Draft of the 54-page audit by the Oregon secretary of state's office

Read a PDF of the entire audit report and McFarlane's response.

The Oregonian's 2013 investigation into the growing risks of bus and train operator fatigue,

Last year, as TriMet cut bus service for the fifth time in four hard years and saddled riders with the biggest fare increase in the agency's history, its managers discreetly gave themselves $910,000 in pay raises.

A list of the top 50 non-union pay increases (PDF)

TriMet overtime: 'Exhaustion has become part of the culture' at transit agency

"You're jeopardizing TriMet's future," Wyss told Walsh. "We can't afford it." Without a change, employee health costs will probably consume more than 50 percent of TriMet's annual payroll-tax revenue for basic operations by 2020


Federal judge sanctions TriMet for hiding evidence from victims' families in fatal bus crash    

The idea that TriMet's obligations to produce documents were excused because they are electronically stored information, as opposed to paper, "is a completely meritless argument," he said

Agency policy requires an extensive examination into major crashes, detailing investigation techniques, contributing factors and recommendations, according to court documents. "But in this case," the victims' attorneys state in a recent filing, "Trimet chose not to document it."