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Man on a bike struck by TriMet bus operator on transit mall – Updated (Photos)

Photo from the scene.(Photo: Bill Jackson) At about 7:30 this evening, a TriMet bus operator collided with a man biking on 6th Avenue in downtown Portland. According to TriMet spokesperson Mary Fetsch, the bus was traveling north on 6th and was taking a left turn onto SW Morrison when the collision occurred. The person on … Read more


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TriMet bus operator who wrote offensive blog post returns to work

(Photo © J. Maus) Dan Christensen, the TriMet bus operator who wrote an essay titled, “Portland: Kill this bicyclist!” on his personal blog is back behind the wheel. After learning of the post on July 22nd, TriMet placed Christensen on administrative leave and notified the District Attorney and the Portland Police. According to TriMet spokesperson … Read more


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Exclusive: TriMet bus operator placed on administrative leave following blog post

Screen grab from Christensen’s blog post (before it was taken down). TriMet has placed a bus operator on administrative leave after they determined a blog post about an interaction with a man on a bicycle that was published to the operator’s personal blog earlier today was inappropriate. TriMet has also referred the issue to the … Read more


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One year after Austin died: What has the BTA done?

The ghost bike for Austin Miller.(Photos: Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons) On February 11, 2008, 15-year old Beaverton high school student Austin Miller was collided with a TriMet bus when he merged from a sidepath on Murray Road into a bus stop on SW Farmington Road. The tragedy sent shockwaves through the region. It raised questions about … Read more


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“I don’t hate bikes”; Rose Quarter petitioner reaches out

(Photo © J. Maus) The TriMet bus operator who started a petition hoping to stop a plan to allow bike access through the Rose Quarter Transit Center has just left a comment here on BikePortland.org explaining his views. Dan Christensen wrote that he loves to bike and that “one of the best times” of his … Read more