They were dressed up in sporty yellow and black nylon cloths that look kids' halloween costumes. To me an officer in a real uniform projects an "professional" image deserving more respect than some fancy columbia sportswear getup. Just my humble opinion though.
I guess I'm a little pissed that Tri Met wants to blow a bunch of our tax and fare money out their ass on putting light rail on the "bus mall" This will just further clog things up and slow them down. The "Bus mall" could use a little "sprucing up", but do they really expect the assorted scumbags to run away when they see the train.
The Bus mall works- it gets us knuckledraggers to work and home again. Theres a huge stigma against riding the bus among the polite white society. Building them a special train on the backs of all of us just rightfully gives public transit a very bad reputation of inneffeciancy. We could spend a very small fraction of that money to advertize the bus as being cool.
How about electric busses with a pandograph and overhead wires above 5th and 6th. You could call it something other than a bus and suburban shoppers would ride it. Anything but tear up the street for rails and then go slower than the bus like the "streetcar".
Tri-met Please make the monthly passes significantly cheaper for those of us who depend on the bus/ train. Stop wasting our money subsidising gentrification.
Beaverton Police- please wear your grown-up uniform when you check the train and more folks would smile and wish you good morning rather than sneer or laugh at you.