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Video Feature – Neil McFarlane Interview – Part 5

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

Today our series concludes with a discussion of TriMet’s future plans, some “big picture” issues, and… Michael’s question!

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…

Correction: An earlier version of this post and video referred to “Lenny’s Question” when, in fact, the question came from Michael. Correction to the correction: An apostrophe was rounded up and placed inside “Michael’s”.

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…

Video Feature – Neil McFarlane Interview – Part 3

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

This time, we discuss TriMet’s health care obligations, the financial future of LIFT Service, and whether and how to replace the current fare system.

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…

Video Feature – Neil McFarlane Interview – Part 2

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

[Corrected] Today’s Topic: Funding, Capital Projects and Budget Concerns.

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…

Video Feature – Neil McFarlane Interview – Part 1

Last week, we sat down with TriMet’s new General Manager, Neil McFarlane, for an interview featuring your questions.

We have over 40 minutes of material. So that people can digest this via YouTube and comment, the interview has been divided into five segments, the first of which is shown today:

This segment provides some background and context, and gives Neil a chance to speak about his priorities. There’s not much Q&A here — reader questions begin in the following segments.

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…