TriMet has officially nipped all fareless square buses in the bud. Start January of 2010 there is no more fareless square as we know it. Only rail (which I’d rather it have gone paid only also) will be fareless. I suspect this will generate a few extra million per year (contrary to the absurd claims it would only recoup about 900k) and will also prove that the riders of fareless square aren’t what some have said they are.
I for one, say good riddance, maybe those downtown can pick up taking transit without as much fear of the transients, bums, and ghetto kiddies wondering aimlessly around harassing riders.
…well, maybe. But either way, good riddance.