Are You Scared of TriMet?
By now, you've probably seen the video of a teenage girl who got a severe beat down on a Green Line MAX train the day after Christmas. And just last night, a 15 year old who was waiting for a MAX train at the Rose Quarter got kicked by a man in a nearby car. Does this change your feelings about public transit?
I have lived in Portland all my life and have been riding MAX since I was about 12. Mostly my friends and I would take the train to go shopping or to concerts or to another friend's house. (Sometimes I'm surprised by the things my parents let me do alone but that's a topic for another blog!) In all my years of riding, I never encountered any sort of dangerous situation, and I've never felt unsafe. But those are just my personal experiences. Have you encountered dangerous situations while riding public transit? What did you do? Did it change your riding habits? Feel free to leave your comments below.