Before I start this column, I would like to say that I’m a huge fan of public transit. I haven’t owned or driven a car since I was 21. Without public transportation, my experience in Portland and in many other cities would have been dull and bland. Saying that, there are some unsettling trends developing in Portland.
TriMet is proposing raising the fares for Honored Citizen passes from $1 to $1.25.
Honored Citizens are anyone 65 or older, people on Medicaid along with people experiencing mental or physical disabilities.