That another thing Lane has been useful in helping us all to remember - these people are "Officials" of a supposed "Public Service". ORS 267 tacitly allows TriMet to act as a private transportation company that has no direct accountability to, or transparency for the people of this community. None of its Board of Directors or top officers are elected, or in any other way held to account except through the media, and particularly alternative press like Rantings, Portland Afoot, and Portland Transit Lane. If TriMet is also allowed to define who is a journalist, then they control their propaganda in the corporate media.
In regards to this comment by Mary Festch: TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch says her agency doesn’t consider Jensen to be a journalist.