It rained here on Halloween. Almost two inches. This being Portland, the streets flooded. And since Tri-Met's light rail innovatively runs on the streets, you don't need a degree in rocket science to figure out what happened next:
Tri-Met, of course, denies that they ordered operators to proceed through the standing water at low speed - as though they ever exceed ten miles an hour downtown anyway - while the operators claim that's exactly what they were told to do.
Meanwhile, instead of two-car toy trains, they're running one-car "trains" as the others are checked for damage. As the woman who shot the cell-phone video remarked, "It seems kind of stupid to run an expensive toy through flood waters like that."
Portland: it's not a city, it's a punch line.