TriMet looking for mother who was thrown off bus in Hillsboro
UPDATE • Transit agency wants to interview woman with crying child
TriMet is trying to find the mother reportedly thrown off a bus because her baby was crying.
The driver, a 10-year veteran, reportedly made the mother leave with her baby because the crying was a distraction. The woman reportedly called her husband to pick her up.
"While TriMet continues its investigation into the incident involving a mother and crying child being asked to leave the bus on Thursday evening, Sept. 29, TriMet is asking for help in getting in touch with the mother," the agency wrote in an Tuesday press release. "It would be beneficial to hear directly from her regarding the incident. We request that she contact us at 503-238-RIDE (7433)."
TriMet has received several complaints from passengers who say they were on the bus. They say that when it neared the Hillsboro Central/Southeast Third Avenue Transit Center, the driver stopped the bus and made the mother leave because she could not stop the baby from crying.
All of the other passengers also got off the bus in protest, says one passenger.
TriMet policies allow drivers to exclude passengers for safety reasons but not those considered vulnerable, including babies.
Fox 12 contributed to this news story.