Posted on September 14, 2010
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A pager on the hip of TriMet’s new general manager steadily churns out a feed of information concerning any trouble spots for the transit agency’s buses and MAX trains. Neil McFarlane knows when a passenger is having a medical emergency. He knows if a bus is having mechanical problems. But beyond the daily in-and-outs of TriMet’s operating system, which served over 324,000 people each weekday last year, McFarlane has had more on his mind. Much more.