Ok, so TriMet gets these new buses. TriMet also gets the WES trains. During the last 3 months I’ve seen and TriMet has received the following. They’re shorted train vehicles and the buses are breaking down left and right. I’ve seen no less than 2 busses on a tractor trailer being hauled off for maintenance. I’ve also seem no less than 5 of the new buses stopped and being worked on. I’ve only seen 2 of the old buses broken down lately. In addition to the busted buses the WES Trains have had weeks of downtime and had to call in bridge buses. WEEKS! Not days, but weeks of total downtime so far.
I just wanted to blog this observation real quick and then I’ll be back to something interesting again. Seriously though, has anyone else noticed this?
The light rail trains, the new ones, do however seem to be holding their own. I haven’t seen them being towed about yet. Time will tell, but I sure hope TriMet gets their vehicles fixed up and running well. At this rate it seems we’ll be out a commuter train and down a few dozen new buses.