Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Trimet board meeting-part 1

45 minutes of picture and no sound. I guess they didn't want us to see the budget hearing. Stay classy you pieces of shit that run Trimet

Testimonies against the Trimet jail and Mcfarlanes painful response

 Mcfarlane and his sock puppets are incapable of understanding the plight of regular citizens

Sorry citizens, you don't get to hear our budget presentation

I think its intentional myself. This is how they roll over there. 
They get away with murder because nobody is paying attention.
 (well enough to matter to them anyway)

Some more weird TriMet service alerts

My apologies I haven't been posting these regularly, but these are some of the more interesting ones (and doesn't include many which have wrong turns or directions that don't work out)

The many (bad) Line 35, etc alerts from 4/7

This was the day of the wind storm when a large tree came down onto SW Harrison and the Portland Streetcar line.  This doesn't include ones for other lines elsewhere, or the work dispatchers and supervisors had to do to run the bus bridge, or all the other issues and incidents that occurred during the time.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Who's getting Trimet cash tomorrow

Environmental Business Solutions gets $1,065,000 for cleaning bus shelters. The contract is a 5 year contract. Why isn't this in house?

Orgo-Thermit gets $1,388,925 for "rail grinding services". This is also apparently a 5 year contract. The interesting thing about this is that it is basically the services of one man who operates the machine. I don't know how much the operator of this machine is getting paid but I bet its not $400k a year. Again. why isn't this in house

AECOM gets $400,000 to "design bus stop improvements along Powell and Division. This doesn't say anything about the pork barrel Powell BRT. This isnt even coming out of Trimet funds. So it appears they intend to redesign this corridor twice! Once with this and then again with the pork contract for BRT

VOESTALPINE gets $1,167,552 for special track-work materials related to steel bridge and rail repairs 

This is just the design phase, the total cost of this 'project' is $6,300,000

J.E. DUNN gets $110,040.00 for "pre-construction services" for the Powell bus garage replacement. Trimet pencil necks don't do anything so this has to be contracted out I guess.

RIDE CONNECTION gets a second contract for 5 years at a total of $13,000,000 (funny how the number comes out so round) to provide "volunteer and community based transportation services".
I wonder why its so expensive to provide "volunteers"?

Bus driver getting assaulted at Trimet is just another day

Why Metro employees don't all use TriMet

It has been argued that the sizeable parking garages underneath and next to Metro's headquarters building are used to provide free car parking to employees and that they all drive whether for commuting or business purposes.

This picture shows that many do in fact bike to work and represents only a portion of the bike racks that are scattered all around the garage as well as outside for visitors, both in the public garage and a special covered area.  In addition are the many employees who utilize the free access to TriMet and the Portland Streetcar that all regular employees get.  Also, it is my understanding that employees do in fact have to pay to park cars, and that the public garage serves all of Lloyd District (for example, there's many spaces assigned to the Land Rover dealership across the street).  Lastly, I believe the parking areas predate Metro's use of the site and are from when a Sears store was here.

Monday, April 17, 2017

More on Patrick Preusser-apparently his nickname was "diaper boy"

I see some things never change. Darth Deely is thinking he's the Emperor and ruling over the employees with his "Iron Fist"and his lap dog Pat Pruesser (I hope I spelled that right) thinks he's Anakin Skywalker and this is "his new Empire".,964043,963509

patrick 'king of reverse lodging' pressuer. looks like he is 15 years old hins the nickname diaper boy.,976038

Interesting comments below the break