TriMet’s response seeks to reassure riders by pointing out that even drivers who choose to work a lot of overtime are in compliance with the agency’s hours of service policy, which is approved by the Oregon Department of Transportation. TriMet also says that any complaint about a sleepy driver prompts a “field fit-for-duty check on the operator.”
Do you ride TriMet? Do you have experience as a bus or MAX driver? What’s your response to the article in The Oregonian?
- Joseph Rose: Columnist and staff writer for The Oregonian
- Shelly Lomax: Executive director of operations for TriMet