From TriMet, “Due to mechanical problems with one WES train, several trips this morning are being served by shuttle bus. The 7:49 a.m. trip north from Wilsonville and the 6:56 a.m. and 8:26 a.m. trips south from BTC will be served by bus. Buses will stop at all WES stations. Riders should plan to add 10 to 20 minutes to their commute.”
We have crap trains (it seems to be turning out) and Boston has crap drivers txting away. It appears there needs to be some serious enforcement over phone usage while driving. I still see it done by TriMet bus drivers here in Portland. I haven't however seen a MAX operator doing it fortunately. We already have the dozens dead on the commuter rail incident last year in California and we still have idiots running around as if it wouldn't happen to them. I hope these occurrences don't increase.
Seriously though, I hate that transit agencies are made to have their own police to fight crime, it isn’t their job. But hiring the appropriate personnel that will do their job and not be complete idiots as this driver was IS the agencies and authorities jobs!