The TriMet board of directors will vote next week on a proposal to extend transfer times past two hours for the first time in 30 years.
At the same time, advocates for low-income and transit-dependent riders say Bethel’s comments are just the latest example of the transit agency suddenly – and subversively -- trying to rewrite how single-fare tickets can be used.
Officially, TriMet works off what it simply calls a “time-based” transfer policy for a basic $2.50 adult fare. With a two-hour transfer window in place since 1982, the agency said the policy was designed to give riders enough time to get to a single destination.
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