I had the nicest conversation with my uncle Mark, a 25-year TriMet veteran. He operated the bus, the light rail, and even the street car (back when it was a trolley).
He started driving in 1982, when things were pretty different in Portland.
This episode is actually two parts – the first half is my uncle, the second half is his girlfriend Pam. Pam is a lifelong Portland resident and also worked at TriMet for many years. Stay tuned for her episode next week.
Thanks for listening!