The Oregonian reported today that the new TriMet buses are equipped with on-board microphones.  According to TriMet spokesperson Mary Fetsch, audio recording came standard on all 55 of the new 3000 series buses.  The audio recording system will complement the six video cameras on the new buses.  While older TriMet buses had the ability to…

In downtown Portland, Gresham or the Beaverton Town Center, bus operators have to stay vigilant to avoid hitting pedestrians or cyclists who are often distracted by texting or talking on their phones.  It is a growing concern, and some TriMet bus drivers have had to make hard stops to avoid collisions.  This is a danger…