Out of the Pan and Into the Fire Dept.

It seems TriMet, in Portland are playing the part of rubes by hiring former TransLink president and general manager of its subsidiary British Columbia Rapid Transit Company Ltd.,Doug Kelsey. I believe TriMet will soon have buyers remorse because under Kelsey’s leadership, Vancouver’s light-metro system suffered many shutdowns due to lack of maintenance and poor management.

TriMet has problems with reliability, just wait, the real screw-ups are yet to begin.

Well the joke is on them and yes, no refunds given; caveat emptor, let the buyer beware!

Please note: SkyTrain does not run to an advertised schedules, unlike MAX and stoppages of ten minutes or less are never reported in the media.

MAX hits new low for reliability in 2015

By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on January 09, 2016

Tara Sager has been a daily MAX rider for seven years, for most of that time happily relying on the light-rail system as part of her commute between Hillsboro and Tigard.

So TriMet should be nervous when she says this: “Maybe I should start driving again.”

Plagued with delays and disruptions, MAX is coming off its worst year in at leastAi??a decadeAi??for on-time service. One in five trips were late, according to numbers obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive, and November was MAX’s worst month since 2003 ai??i?? the earliest records were available ai??i?? for reliability.

Even though TriMet promotes MAX as a faster, more reliable travel option, buses were more likely to show up on time in eight of the last 12 months. That marked a reversal, of sorts. From 2008 to 2014, there were only six months when buses were more reliable than MAX.

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