Ever since the first light rail line opened, TriMet has had trouble with winter operations. For over two decades, they've diverted billions of dollars to building more fixed-rail. You voted them down twice, so you don't get to vote any more. Some things are simply too important to entrust to voters.
Every time there's a storm and the trains stop running, TriMet says they've learned. They throw a few million more into the lines, and then another storm comes along, and...
“This is one of those ‘lessons learned,’ ” said Steve Banta, the regional transit agency’s executive director of operations.
They repeat the same mantra, every time.