Monday, November 12, 2007
back in the old days by dee baker
When I 1st started Trimet in 82, they didn't use transfer cutters. We punched the time on the transfers, and they were only issued upon request. They could only be used for one transfer, in one direction, no return trip. They had to hand them to the next driver. We stuck them in an envelope and were given to the station agent at the end of the day. Not long after that they went to the self serve honor fare system, with on board ticket machines. That's also when they started fare inspectors. The ticket machines were unreliable and were only used for a couple years. They have a couple on display at the Holgate Plaza break room, where our classes are held.