Here's a factoid for you: Since 1998, TriMet has cut bus service by 3,940 hours and cut 16 lines. Light rail service, on the other hand, has doubled, and TriMet's opened three new rail lines. I have a piece in this week's paper about how some locals, like environmental justice group OPAL are crying foul about bus service getting the axe for the past decade while money is poured into expanding light rail.

The newest cuts (two bus lines are getting axed and hello five cent fare hike!) go into effect on September 1st and OPAL is celebrating in style with a protest and rally at Portland city hall:

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