Video Feature – Neil McFarlane Interview – Part 4

Here is the next segment in our interview with TriMet’s new General Manager, Neil McFarlane.

Today’s installment takes a look at transit modes such as BRT and future technology, and discusses issues related to rider involvement in agency decisions.

The complete list and schedule, after the break:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Part 1:
Introduction, Safety and Priorities
Part 2:
Funding, Capital Projects and Budget Concerns
Part 3:
Health Care, LIFT Service and the Fare System
Part 4:
Mode Choice, Technology and Rider Involvement
Part 5:
Future Planning, The Big Picture, and…
6 Comments

6 Responses to Video Feature – Neil McFarlane Interview – Part 4

  1. Joseph Santos-Lyons
    July 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm Link

    Hey Portland Transport –

    Love these videos, we’ll be showing them to our bus riders unite groups!

  2. Bob R.
    July 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm Link

    Thanks, glad people are finding the videos (at least somewhat) useful.

  3. Dave H
    July 23, 2010 at 1:24 am Link

    Thank you Joseph. I put a few hours into this, and Bob put in a lot more effort and time than I did (and it was all his equipment), so it’s great to know people are watching these videos.

  4. Jason McHuff
    July 25, 2010 at 3:14 am Link

    FYI, the pictures with my name on them actually came from the TriMet archives. I just put them online. Also, I have documents that show TriMet has considered artics. I think the biggest issue was needing to remove parking and do other things to extend bus stops to doors further back.

  5. david johnson
    March 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm Link

    PLEASE CONTACT ME BY JONAH4422@YAHOO.COM EMAIL ME, ASAP! I AM A DEAF THAT I NEED VIDEO FEATURES DOCUMENTS BECAUSE OF THAT I UNABLE TO HEAR FROM VIDEO FEATURES, I DO NOT KNOW IF INCLUDED ELECTRIC TROLLEYBUS OR ARTICS UPDATE, SO PLEASE JASON MCHUFF CONTACT ME IF HE CAN. LET ME KNOW PLEASE, WHAT DO TRIMET WITH ARTICS UPDATE?

  6. Bob R.
    March 13, 2011 at 10:51 pm Link

    Hello, David –

    As I recall, very little was said about trolleybuses in the last interview (in July 2010). There was definitely no new information.

    In our next interview (scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th), we’ll try to include something about trolleybuses.

    Are there any volunteers available to help transcribe the next video into text?

Leave a Reply

By posting a comment, you are granting a license to Portland Transport for your comment. Please refer to The Rules.