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Comments On: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings by Sarah Mirk



Comments On: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings by Sarah Mirk



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Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Sun, 13 Jun 2010 22:27:47 -0700

I rode the #44 and #45 lines for a few years, and I suspect their lack of reliability score results from factoring in winter performance, for they both operate in hilly areas greatly affected whenever there is ice or snow.
Posted by Amanda Bandana



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:56:25 -0700

I ride the 20 a lot, and the iphone trimet app has accurate arrival information time 99% percent of the time. I'm sure they have an android version too. I think this information just needs to be more widely disseminated, since I think trying to stick to a fixed schedule creates unnecessary constraints for already burdened bus drivers.
Posted by towski



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 23:54:45 -0700

Hey, pulling my head out from under a launch-induced avalanche to thank you for the shout, Sarah! It's an honor to be competing with you.

And @rabblevox et al, we're on it ... I would LOVE to get crime and safety figures, but they're hard to shake out of TriMet, which conveniently doesn't track most of the things you mention. Rest assured they're on our list ... and if you have other ideas for what we should cover, let me know. Michael@portlandafoot.org.
Posted by Michael, Portland Afoot



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 16:21:37 -0700

Nicest / safest-feeling to ride of the ones I've taken reasonably regularly:
1. #8
2. #15
3. #77
4. #14
5. #6
6. #72
7. #4
Notice the correlation with the wealth of the areas they travel through?

Posted by Stu



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:37:57 -0700

Try riding the #72 up and down 82nd ave every once in awhile. The sea of defeated faces and bodies on those buses will either send you spiraling into a state of near catatonic depression, or forcefully pull you out of such a state as you realize just how fucking good you have it, and how petty your problems are compared to some.
Posted by Snagglepuss



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Sat, 12 Jun 2010 09:34:07 -0700

For dangerous crime wise, #4 Fessenden is the reason I bought a car it was horrible; the #75 in North PDX, #6 MLK used to be worse but since MAX came in they are just busy. MAX took all the glory for being full of shitheads likely to rob you.
Posted by Peebody



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 23:31:00 -0700

I've noticed that the accuracy of transit tracker has taken a nosedive in the past 4-5 months. Buses either won't show up at all or are 5-10 minutes after they say they will.

Hey I don't care [much] if a bus is delayed, but why bother with the transit tracker if it isn't going to be helpful?

The 45 is one of the scariest rides. Seriously, catch the one going at about 8:30 through hillsdale. Chick does a good 45 down Beaverton Hillsdale HWY to Barbur.
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Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 18:39:30 -0700

@rabblevox Why?
Posted by Reymont



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 17:30:57 -0700

Sarah, what we NEED are the rankings for most dangerous routes.

Which routes had bus drivers hitting pedestrians, bikers, or cars most frequently?

Which routes had the most criminal activity complaints?

Which routes had the most police/security interaction?

THOSE would be good numbers to rank.
Posted by rabblevox



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:40:04 -0700

Thank you for confirming what I already knew about the 6.
Posted by Commenty Colin



Re: The Official TriMet Bus Route Rankings

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:34:00 -0700

Notice something about the five most reliable? They're all fairly low ridership lines since they're placed out in the suburbs or in areas where commuters mostly drive their own vehicles. I can tell you the 20 and 6 are very heavily used by commuters (and transients) and the 44 is heavily used by people going to PCC-Sylvania.

So in other words, if people are using the damn busses, they can't stay on schedule. No surprise there. The bigger problem is Trimet's inability to write the schedules accordingly.
Posted by el cubano