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Monday, April 23, 2007

Does Brandon Mayfield ride the No. 57?

This is Portland, right? The city that's too progressive to be part of the joint anti-terrorism task force?

Ironic, then, isn't it, that the transit agency here won't give you rush hour ridership statistics for individual bus lines because that might help terrorists know where to blow up a bus?

It might also help someone prove that some pet pork barrel projects aren't worth it, but no. I'm sure it has nothing to do with that. It's all about, as George Bush puts it, stopping those "terists."

What will be made secret next? The location of the Tri-Met board meetings?

Comments (5)

The bigger secret is: do any CEO's ride tri-met?

please do not under estimate a "relaxed" city as a target. The max line's trip in the tunnel is very long. It was a thought of mine when I rode it everyday.

This is completely absurd. Terrorists actually scout for targets in person. It's not like they just sit at home and do google searches for ridership statistics. They actually show up and ride on the trains, making personal observations about where/when people congregate and so forth. Then they make practice runs (9/11 terrorists, Madrid bombers, London bombers), and everything. The idea that not publishing ridership stats is going to discourage bombings is one of the silliest things I've ever heard.

Zucker has debunked Tri Met with their own data time and time again. Guess they couldn't take it any more.

Has anybody else wondered when the AAA is going to check in on behalf of motorists.
Try getting a call back from them if you need statistics.
I expect them to be as effective as the NRA in advocating for their membership. Instead all I get is this "See the USA in your Chevrolet" mindset as though nothing has changed since the 60"s.

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