Bus driver seen defecating in Tigard parking lot

Bus driver seen defecating in Tigard parking lot


MESSAGE AND THE PSA AT KOIN.COM. JEFF: AN OPERATOR BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A TRIMET BUS IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA USING A LOCAL PARKING LOT AS A BATHROOM. JENNIFER: IT HAPPENED AT A TIGARD BUSINESS PARK ON SUNDAY, INVOLVING THE DRIVER OF A LIFT BUS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISABILITIES. OUR LISA BALICK IS THERE AND SHE IS GETTING ANSWERS FOR US. LISA: IT HAPPENED SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE DRIVER DROVE INTO THE PARKING LOT. THE DRIVER OPENED THE DOOR AND SQUATTED DOWN IN FRONT OF THE WINDOWS. IT IS WHERE A WORKER IN THIS TIGARD BUSINESS PARK LOOKED OUT SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND SAW A TRIMET BUS MAKE A STOP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARKING LOT. SHE QUICKLY SENT PHOTOS TO HER BOSS OF THE DRIVER WHO STEPPED OUT IN FULL VIEW OF OFFICE VIEW AND SQUATTED DOWN. YOU WON’T BELIEVE THE WEIRDEST THING THAT HAPPENED. AND I HAD TO TEXT MY PLAYBACK AND SAY, WHAT? AND SHE SENT ME THESE PICTURES. IT SHOWED A PICTURE OF A TRIMET MINIBUS AND THE NEXT PICTURE WITH A DRIVER, SQUATTING AND ADVOCATING ONTO THE PAVEMENT. IT STUNNED ME. THE OFFICE PARK MANAGEMENT CONTACTED TRIMET. TRIMET TOLD US TODAY IT WAS A FIRST TRANSIT EMPLOYEE NOT A TRIMET EMPLOYEE. TRIMET HAS A LONGTIME CONTRACT WITH FIRST TRANSIT TO PROVIDE DRIVERS AND MANAGE SCHEDULING AT THE LIFT OPERATIONS CENTER. I WENT TO THAT CALL CENTER IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND WHERE TRIMET SIGNS WERE EVERYWHERE AND WAS TOLD TO CONTACT FIRST TRANSIT BY PHONE. THEY TOLD ME THE EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN REMOVED DURING THEIR INVESTIGATION. TRIMET TOLD ME IT WILL WORK WITH FIRST TRANSIT TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN. I ASKED ABOUT DRIVER REST BREAKS. I WAS TOLD THAT DRIVERS GET TWO, AS WELL AS A MEALTIME. AND IF A DRIVER NEEDS A BATHROOM BREAK THEY CONTACT DISPATCH AND ARE NOT DENIED. BUT THERE WERE PLENTY OF BETTER PLACES AROUND HERE TO GO. THE BURGER KING IS AROUND THE CORNER. AND WE HAVE PROPERTY BY THE RAILROAD TRACKS IF YOU REALLY NEED TO GO. BUT TO DO THAT IN THE PUBLIC IN A BUSINESS PARK? HORRIFYING. LISA: THE TWO BREAKS AND A LUNCH BREAK ARE REQUIRED UNDER STATE LAW THAT AS FAR AS OTHER BREAKS,

About the Author: Michael Flood

8 Comments

  1. I don't know about other people, but sometimes (rarely) one has a choice of going outside, or crapping your pants.  Personally I'll take the driver's method.  Oh yeah, and if a guy was pooping outside my office, I'd have other things to do, rather than take pictures. I think the voyeurs are the sick ones.

  2. A 2 minute local news story for such a major event does not seem like adequate coverage. Perhaps a 2 hour special would be more appropriate.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *