Our attorney, Devin Robinson, was a guest of Anna Canzano of KATU News in Portland on January 24, 2014. The topic was a local contractor that Portland’s TriMet hires to drive “Lift” buses, a shared-ride public transportation service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains due to a disability or disabling health condition. The contractor is First Transit, LLC.
In 2012, Law Offices of Devin Robinson, P.C. brought a lawsuit against First Transit, LLC. The Complaint alleged that the Plaintiff was injured as a passenger on a Lift bus operated by First Transit when the driver missed a driveway to a shopping center and decided to “hop over” the curb instead of turning around or finding another entrance.
First Transit is currently in hot water for an incident involving allegedly leaving a 92-year-old woman at a store that was out of business, with no way to get home. Obviously, if these allegations are true, this company appears to have some issues with either its hiring, training, or instruction of drivers.