No Targeting Yellow Line Passengers
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TriMet's management team has launched a new fare confrontation campaign that we believe is unsafe and unfair. Specifically:
Road and Rail Supervisors have been told that, each day, they must confront a minimum of 35 people in one hour, demanding to see their fares.
It is "expected" that these confrontations will result in each road and rail supervisor issuing at least 4 citations per hour.
These citations will cost the recipient $175 each.
We have been instructed that we cannot give warnings and no excuse provided by the passenger will allow us not to issue one of these expensive citations.
We have been given no meaningful or realistic training in how to perform this task in a way that is safe for us, those passengers we confront, and other passengers.
We have been instructed to focus our fare confrontation activities on the Yellow Line into and out of North Portland with an emphasis on the Albina/Mississippi stops as well as all stops along Interstate Avenue. We believe TriMet management's new enforcement policy is unsafe and unfair to us and to TriMet riders. We demand that TriMet cease setting citation quotas, restore the written warning for first time fare evaders and cease targeting certain geographic areas of our community for fare evasion enforcement. If you agree, please sign our petition.