Daily Stank Image Bank: "Blood on The Max"

C-Block sent this iPhone picture over to me. Perhaps it was “Some Guy” upset about the Fairless Square “fare increase disguised as a solution”. Come on “Some Guy”, our fair transportation system threatened by blood….“Like THAT's going to happen!”

tri-met, portland oregon max,

"I snapped this photo this morning. It looked like freshly-caked blood. This wasn't ketchup nor was it salsa — this was the B-to-the-L-to-the-double-O-D.

How do I know this? ‘Cos C-Block knows all."

Yes, the C-block has a way with words…

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5 Responses to Daily Stank Image Bank: "Blood on The Max"

  1. Christian January 22, 2008 at 16:45 #

    This was drippities and droppities of blood that I saw on the morning of January 22nd at the 102 & Burnside Max station. What happened, I do not know. If only these MAX Platform Walls could talk…

  2. Rachelle January 23, 2008 at 18:11 #

    Notice “102nd & Burnside Max station” NOT FARELESS SQUARE! Anybody else notice Tri-Met’s major issues are not in the Fareless Square???

  3. Notorious Kelly January 24, 2008 at 09:46 #

    Eliminating fareless square will boost Trimet’s revenues.

  4. Christian January 24, 2008 at 16:47 #

    @Notorious Kelly:

    Actually making the people who ride for free pay-up would boost their revenues tremendously. Yesterday I saw fare inspectors for the first time in, six months? And you know what they did? Just stood there. Didn’t check one fare.

    This is while everyone around me squirmed about and tried not to make eye contact with them.

    If they paid several people $10 – 12 an hour…. and did routine fare inspections every day… I’m positive their revenue would shoot up through the ROOF.

  5. Portland Worker January 27, 2008 at 20:49 #

    I’ve ridden MAX since I was in college at PSU back in the early 90’s, and even back then the inspectors were a rare item, and I swear half the people on the train were riding for free even back then. (And there was blood on the stairs back then too.)

    Why can’t they just have an “in” door and an “out” door, and if you don’t have a magnetic pass or something, you can’t get on. (OK, I know that sounds stupid and won’t work, but it made me feel better to say it. LOL)

    I like this better, increase the gas tax in the tri-county area, so that people who don’t use Tri-Met have to pay for it, that way all of Tri-Met would be in “Fairless Square”…. (Wait, don’t they already take a bunch of out tax money for that???, Shouldn’t it already be free?)

    As a worker in downtown Portland, I love MAX and have no problem paying to ride it, and a little blood on the train is actually exciting once in a while when the ride gets boring…

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