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Tri-Met Budget Hearings

Raising bus fares 25% to a minimum $2.59 fare withiout round trip is grievous for the poor and unemployed in a time of severe recession. High management salaries could be cut. Unnecessary city or county programs could be cut to remedy the shortfall. Human needs should trump profits. Come to the public hearings and make your opinions known.
Budget Public Hearings

Give formal public comment on proposed changes to fares and service
In March, we will be taking official public comments about the proposed changes to fares and service effective in September at hearings around the metro area.
Monday, March 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Clackamas Town Center Community Room, Lower Level*
12000 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR

*Getting to the Clackamas Town Center Community Room: If you're already on the lower level of Clackamas Town Center, walk down the hallway between the Buckle and AT&T stores. The Community Room is located in that hallway across from the restrooms and next to the Mall Management Office. If you're coming from the upper level and need to take an elevator, take the elevator next to Panda Express in the food court down to the first floor, which puts you in the hallway where the Community Room is located.
Tuesday, March 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Beaverton Library Auditorium
12375 SW 5th St.
Beaverton, OR

Wednesday, March 21, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Portland Building Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Ave.
Portland, OR

Thursday, March 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Multnomah County East County Health Center, Sharron Kelly A & B
600 NE 8th St.
Gresham, OR

Tuesday, March 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Multnomah County Library, North Portland Branch, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
512 N Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR

Communication aids
If you require a sign-language interpreter or other communication aids at a meeting, please call 503-802-8200 (select option 4) or TTY 503-802-8058 (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

homepage: homepage: http://www.trimet.org
address: address: http://www.storyofstuff.com

Fare strike? 17.Mar.2012 09:00


When the working class are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back! Maybe when Trimet and the city realize that they're going to lose more money by moving forward with these cuts, they'll find the money somewhere else. They're also doing away with fareless square, a vital means of transportation for the homeless and disabled who live in the city center. If you're going make budget cuts, how about starting with the police department?

Settlements 17.Mar.2012 12:58


Is anybody keeping running total on how much Portland has had to pay (in-court & out-of-court) to settle cases of police violence?

Check out OPAL's Campaign 19.Mar.2012 15:37


OPAL has been spearheading a transportation justice campaign for some time. OPAL is an environmental and transportation justice nonprofit organization.

See  http://www.opalpdx.org

OPAL will be holding a transportation meeting (Bus Riders Unite! Membership Meeting):
Tuesday, March 20
Starting at 6:00 p.m.
OPAL office
2407 S.E. 49th Avenue (and Division) (inner-Southeast Portland)

There apparently will be a coalition website at www.weallridethebus.org with downloadable fact sheets and flyers.