If I were on the interview committee for TriMet’s General Manager position, here’s what I’d be asking:
- How will you ensure that the agency has sufficient financial reserves to whether economic downturns without extensive service cuts?
- How would you develop a series of measures to determine if transit service is being provided equitably across geographic areas and socio-economic groups of customers? How would you balance priority for these measures with maximizing ridership and providing efficient service?
- How will you get health care costs under control?
What would you ask?