Special Coverage of the Albright v. Trimet Lawsuit

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TriMet-Albright lawsuit: One year later

Posted on January 17th, 2007 at 7:44 am.

The punch that started it all. It’s been one year since the news broke of Randy Albright’s lawsuit against TriMet. The story sparked a heated local dialogue, garnered national media attention and had a major impact on this site and the Portland bike community. At the time, it was by far the biggest story I Read More »

TriMet adds bike section to Bus Operator Manual

Posted on January 9th, 2007 at 10:12 am.

This Saturday (1/13) will mark the one-year anniversary of when we all first heard about Randy Albright’s lawsuit against TriMet. That lawsuit — which was spurred by Albright being buzzed by a bus on the Hawthorne Bridge — has had a lasting impact on our community in many ways. It led to an “I Share Read More »

Decision reached in Albright vs. TriMet

Posted on November 9th, 2006 at 1:09 pm.

[Partly Randy’s fault.] Gregory Zeuthen, the arbitrator brought in to decide the case between Randy Albright and TriMet has come to a decision. He finds both parties negligent in the infamous events that transpired on January 22, 2004. Here are key excerpts from the official memo Zeuthen just faxed to the attorneys in the case Read More »

Albright case progresses, decision coming next week

Posted on November 3rd, 2006 at 7:19 pm.

[Randy Albright] The case between TriMet and Randy Albright took a step closer to resolution today. Albright, a reporter from the Oregonian, and lawyers from both sides met this morning in downtown Portland for an arbitration session. I was subpoenaed by TriMet’s lawyers for my reporting on the case but I could not attend today’s Read More »

Sharing donuts, sharing the road

Posted on January 27th, 2006 at 1:45 pm.

It was an amazing morning of bike love here in Portland. We had a great turnout at both Breakfast on the Bridges: Driver Donut Edition (photos), and the “I Share the Road” rally (photos). The sun even came out to lend its endorsement to the proceedings. And I’m sure it didn’t hurt that the events Read More »

TriMet passenger talks to the Tribune

Posted on January 27th, 2006 at 1:17 pm.

Someone just emailed me a link to Phil Stanford’s column in the Portland Tribune. They got an interview with the guy that beat up Randy. Turns out his nickname is “Gater” and he’s an ex-boxer! Here’s an excerpt: “Gater says he was on his way to work that morning when this guy – who’d been Read More »

City calls for civility and unveils new campaign

Posted on January 26th, 2006 at 8:21 am.

The City of Portland will hold a rally tomorrow morning to “recommit community support for all modes of transportation” and officially launch the “I Share the Road” campaign. According to the official statement (PDF here) from the Office of Transportation, the joint effort has brought together a diverse group including; the Mayor of Portland, and Read More »

Cyclists to TriMet: “Want a donut?”

Posted on January 25th, 2006 at 7:58 pm.

A group of cyclists intends to put a TriMet twist on this Friday’s Breakfast on the Bridges. The event (which happens on the last Friday of every month) usually consists of volunteers handing out free coffee and pastries to early-morning bike commuters on the Hawthorne and Broadway Bridges. However, in light of recent events organizers Read More »

Witness says bus driver “didn’t like cyclists”

Posted on January 23rd, 2006 at 9:12 am.

The TriMet/bike incident has the spread across the country, but unfortunately of all the parties involved only the cyclist has made a statement. TriMet has been silent (they sent me a statement but it did not address this issue specifically), the driver is deceased, the passenger has not been found, and no witnesses have stepped Read More »

Reactions to the maelstrom

Posted on January 20th, 2006 at 4:50 pm.

[From the Oregonian] It’s been a crazy week around here. The Randy Albright/TriMet thing has spilled over from my site to the local media, the blogosphere, and now to the national media (someone saw the video on Fox TV in Utah). The result is an avalanche of comments (101 on this blog at last count) Read More »