The TriMet board of directors on Wednesday adopted a $510.5 million budget for the 2016 fiscal year that promises to continue expanding and restoring services.
At the same time, the only fare increase pass by the board this year targets the agency's most financially vulnerable riders. Meanwhile, transit managers and other non-union employees will receive pay raises of up to 3 percent.
Gotta pay for two-car "trains" and streetcars somehow, and the best way to do that is to jack up fees on those least likely to be able to raise a ruckus. And hey, raises all around!