In October of 2001, Tri-Met
compared a bus that used re-refined oil for 12 months with a bus that used virgin oil during the same period.
With an average of 2,300 passengers a day, Tri-Met
spokesman Bruce Soldberg says, the line is meeting projections.
official says adopting this plan "was the easy decision.
Some types of employers are exempt in LTD's territory, but not in the Portland area's Tri-Met
At least that's what Metro and Tri-Met
are counting on.
Aside from LTD, the other major recipients include: Tri-Met
in Portland, $7 million for passenger shelters and bus replacement; state Department of Transportation, $2 million for replacement vehicles for rural transit agencies; Salem Area Mass Transit District, $600,000 for bus replacement.
LTD pioneered the program, which was mimicked by similar operations at Tri-Met
in Portland and Cherriots in Salem-Keizer.
The company, founded in 1932, was a predecessor to Tri-Met