ELGL Thanks TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane

Many thanks to Neil for taking time to speak at today’s ELGL forum. Our conversation with Neil touched on numerous topics including the just released TriMet budget proposal, labor relations, and his transition to general manager.

Make sure to “Weigh In” on the TriMet budget proposal.

TriMet is facing a shortfall of up to $17 million in the next budget year because of lower-than-expected revenue from payroll taxes, anticipated cuts in federal funding, and unsustainable health care costs for union employees. This funding instability comes at a time when there is increasing demand for transit service.