Category Archives: Transit Tips

Karma Rides the 35

Schadenfreude is the German word for taking pleasure in another person’s misfortune. I was guilty of that today. Every TriMet regular has their personal pet peeves about other riders, and mine is the two-seater, the person who sits in one … Continue reading

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TriMet Mind Tricks

This story was submitted anonymously – no one wants to be known as a fare dodger! There was the time I got away with riding the MAX without paying, by using Jedi mind tricks on a transit policeman. Now before … Continue reading

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The Journal, Stranger Repellent

Since I’ve been living in Lake Oswego for about a month, I’ve been riding public transit more and more. This is fine with me– Trimet does well getting me to the few destinations I pursue that I can’t access on … Continue reading

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Call It A Loan

It’s scary out there! At least, that’s what some people believe, especially when it comes to traveling on mass transit. A cursory glance at the headlines inspires terrifying thoughts of roving gangs of teenaged girls, threatening dudes with knives, rambling … Continue reading

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Commuting apps I’d like to see

As a 21st-Century commuter, you’ve already downloaded all the available transit apps to your handset or personal computing device. You’ve got apps that tell you what time your bus is going to be there, and, well, another app that tells … Continue reading

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