|Early Monday morning - no mention of Cherriots|
By contrast, Portland Bureau of Transportation plugs it strongly.Going to the @trailblazers game tonight? Please consider taking @trimet, biking or walking. Temps will drop tonight. #pdxtraffic #pdxtst— PDX Transportation (@PBOTinfo) January 5, 2016
Even Portland's traffic engineer in charge of signals lauds it.
This is generalizing from a small sample, so it's not like it's a statistically valid inference or anything, but the difference in tone between a couple of public statements on transit is striking.Bus ride to/from work was seamless, no chains for commute home, no traffic. Thanks @trimet for the safe travels #pdxtst— Peter Koonce (@pkoonce) January 5, 2016
As for commuters, [Cherriots GM Alan] Pollock had one piece of advice.By itself, a greater awareness of Cherriots in our City social media won't necessarily change much, but as an indication of differences in deep civic culture and values, it says volumes: We treat transit as a fringe thing rather than a core form of urban mobility.
"We encourage people who are not comfortable driving in these conditions to give the buses a try," he said, stating that they are a safe way to get to work.