|A MAX train goes through the water underneath the Morrison Bridge, Oct. 31, 2015. Photo by Kate Kralman.|
Okay, nobody got fried, nobody got hurt. I heard that the electrical system is isolated from the passenger compartment, but I'm pretty sure being submerged in water negates that. The only damage is that a dozen trains have been pulled from service while they are cleaned and inspected, which of course means major disruptions in service. They don't have a huge surplus of these things.
Now we are gearing up for a political fight. The union blames Tri-Met, Tri-Met blames the union. I suspect Tri-Met is going to get the blame and they will have to sacrifice one of their number to the mob. I would just as soon they scrapped the whole organization. I am not a big believer in commuter trains. I am a big believer in automated parking garages.
P.S. I could have put in a link to any of several news stories, but every single one of them is loaded with ad-ware and take a year and a day to load, and I can't abide that kind of slovenly behavior.