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I use the MAX line because it is closest to my house and gets me to downtown Portland, my usual stop. TriMet can't do anything about the types of riders who are noisy or rude, but I wish they could remove the Spanish announcements to cut down on the noise factor. There are plenty of people who speak Spanish and English and can translate for those who MIGHT need help with where the doors will open or what the name of the stop is. Why do all of the rest of us have to suffer with the endless Spanish announcements? I've heard TriMet say that they are required by Federal rules to provide the announcements in Spanish because of the large number of Hispanics that ride, but how do other cities in this country avoid doing that? I will choose my car over MAX as long as those announcements are recorded in languages other than English.
posted 2 years, 6 months ago
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