May 3, 2007
Mel Gets His Numbers
As reported yesterday in the O. Here's the official statement from Mary Fetsch of TriMet:
TriMet has provided ridership data for years. Post 9/11, the issue of what is sensitive security information (SSI) has changed, and continues to evolve. We were directed to withhold information that was considered SSI. Now that the TSA office in DC has clarified that specific time-of-day ridership information is not considered SSI, we can more easily fulfill data requests.
TriMet Communications Director
May 3, 2007 11:10 AM
Michael D. Setty Says:
I'm looking forward to what Mel produces, and critiquing it, of course.
May 4, 2007 11:53 AM
From casual observation, it seems ridership went up soon after gas hit $3/gallon. It would be interesting to see the actual numbers.