What do you see when you look around the "bull pen" at your garage? Out of date
notices and other useless information is one thing that I see. There are some
that I would like to see that would assist me in my job- one is a big ol' map of
I got the call to deadhead out to Tigard from the Powell Garage Monday morning
fill a 45 out of Merlo, and my first thought was- If I get on 84 and go through
center of town- I'm screwed- I have an hour to get there and there's no telling
long it will take if I get stuck in the rush hour commute. While it may seem
to some of you, I only had a notion of how I could get around on 205 through the
and up into Tigard. I actually live about half a block off of what I considered
potential deadheading route in that direction, so I parked the bus on 92nd, ran
my office, and looked at MY big map of Portland. In 60 seconds I had figured,
the end, North on I-5 to 217 and a little jog and BAM! TTC! So easy. Took me
25 minutes! A big map would also serve as a point of constructive discussion,
would give us a way to explain routes to newer operators, and would be.....
I have other ideas but I have to go do something- see ya!