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TriMet overtime: 'Exhaustion has become part of the culture' at transit agency

“Reports of drowsy drivers, including three with multiple incidents, are just one sign that Oregon's largest transit agency is playing a game of chicken with fatigue. The newspaper's eight-month examination found that the budget-battered agency allows operators to manipulate work rules to log as many as 22 hours in a 24-hour period, filling open runs and fattening paychecks but crashing vehicles and terrifying riders along the way.”

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