Author Archives: Dr. Jeff

About Dr. Jeff

Dr. Jeff, in real life Dr. Jeff Guardalabene, is a Portland-area psychologist, who logs 300-plus miles on TriMet each week. He often live-tweets his commute to avoid intellectual stimulation. He lives with his wife and their five children and blogs about psychology issues at Follow @Doctor_Jeff on Twitter.

Choice Rider?

For TriMet aficionados such as myself, and likely many of you, these are interesting times. There’s a massive budget shortfall in the wind, and if you’re paying attention, you’re hearing all kinds of things – lines being cut, transfers done … Continue reading

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TriMet TV?

I’m not much in the habit of picking up random bus garbage. If you’ve ridden for any length of time, you’ve come to accept that there will be the occasional piece of interesting-looking junk at your feet – a newspaper … Continue reading

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Panic on the Blue Line!

One of the advantages of being a modern-day commuter is the wide array of communication choices. Twitter, my Trimet Disaster Warning system of choice, lit up like a Christmas tree the other night. It started out innocuously enough, some bits … Continue reading

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Like every last one of you, I’ve already failed all of my new year’s resolutions. Mine, predictably enough, were mostly TriMet-based. Here’s my shameful list of broken resolutions. 1. Quit getting irked when someone assigns their bag its own seat … Continue reading

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Regina’s tale

My regular posts on this site, combined with my general disposition as an indefatigable optimist and leavened with 1,400 miles of transit commuting have marked me as an upbeat transit advocate. Sure, there are downsides to riding the train, and … Continue reading

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