Mr. Why: Tri Met’s Paid Blogger

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 She’s not just the “Manager of Project Communications at TriMet,” she’s a commenter at blogs and newspapers around the area! See, your money is, er, well spent by hiring a woman, an ardent lefty, who called two speakers against lightrail at a recent meeting, “teaba****s.” Stay classy, Diane. See her recent postings: 


dmgoodwin1 December 09, 2010 at 7:48AM

As a point of context, 50 percent of the project is funded by the Federal Transit Administration. The local funding partners include the state of Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro, Clackamas County, the cities of Portland and Milwaukie, TriMet and the Portland Development Commission. TriMet’s contribution is less than 5 percent of the total project costs. The action by the board was to approve the future sale of bonds. TriMet is not currently contributing to the project’s funding and won’t start until Fiscal Year 13.
Diane Goodwin
Re: TriMet board approval clears way for Milwaukie light-rail construction
The Project funding includes a $745 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration that would not come to this region but for this project. State and regional partners have made this project a priority and also are contributing.TriMet share is less than 5 percent of the total project cost and would not begin until FY13.

As noted, the project will not solve congestion in this corridor, because more and more drivers are being added to the region and will take the place of people taking transit, walking and biking. It will give our citizens a faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly travel option to driving the highly congested McLoughlin Corridor and the option to reduce their transportation costs.

“Diane Goodwin”

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Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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