Friday, August 17, 2012
THE TRUE STORY OF TRIMET
Taken from the movie by the Transit Equity Coalition:
Once upon a time there was this wonderful transit agency that was known far and wide for its excellent bus system. They also ran a small railroad and the citizens of the lovely hamlet of Portlandia were pleased because they had this excellent bus system and sexy little choo choo they could ride hither and yon. Seeing how pleased the citizens were the executives of Trimet declared: "We must have more light rail, it's sexy, loved, and how we roll" "We will get the Fed's to pay 1/2 the cost and whatever funds we can't find, we will put on our MAGIC CREDIT CARD the bond market"