OK, just about everyone in the nation has heard about the not-too-smart driver who read a Kindle while driving.
Sure, he screwed up. Why are you making such a huge deal about it? If a Bus Driver saved someone's life you wouldn't make such a stink about it. At least, it wouldn't be nationwide. We can hardly get a good story of a local bus driver in a paper, for God's sake.
If you're going to Fire him, Fire him. But Can the city, no, the nation ever let TriMet do that quietly?