Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, July 28, 2014

Bridge to nowhere time lapse

Set to my favorite mystery music since everything that goes on at Trimet is a mystery

Trimet trying to figure out what makes a good bus drivers seat

You'd think by now with all the decades of experience there would be a standard prototype seat that would be medically designed to reduce driver injuries. Apparently that is not the case

Bus safety? Where? Not at Trimet

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Trimet covers up windows at Center St

Information is that Trimet is worried about people watching the loading and unloading of money, they intend to change the paper to frosted glass

Financial problems? Where? Trimet has been lying all along?

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Friday, July 25, 2014

The Washington County Fair-part 1


Look who was on my train today

Trimet paid hit man Robert Romo

Trimet has no morals

Max riders to endure 4 days of hell

Good old unreliable light rail, 

Monday, August 11-15, crews will replace a MAX track switch located in the intersection of NE 11th Avenue and Holladay Street. MAX will not run between Rose Quarter/Convention Center and Lloyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX stations.
TriMet: Lloyd District MAX and Bus Service Disruption

I had a Trimet adventure today-part 1

Off to the Washington County Fair. Always brings back memories when I get on the Trimet system

The pure stupidity of street cars

With Detroit suffering from massive population loss and an inability to keep up its basic infrastructure (see the water crisis, or the city's many non-functioning traffic lights) it certainly seems odd to be spending tens of millions of dollars on a short new streetcar line. But while Jim Epstein's Reason article asking "Is Detroit's New Light Rail Line America's Greatest Boondoggle?" raises many good points about the project, the sad reality is that it's not even close to being the most egregious boondoggle going. The current fad for streetcar construction is actually bequeathing quite a large number of terrible projects to the country. And the very worst of these — like Washington, DC's maybe-opening-soon streetcar line — aren't just expensive, they actually make mass transit worse. And bad transit helps trap poor people in poverty.
The original sin of every bad streetcar program is this: it doesn't have a dedicated lane.
Without a dedicated lane, a streetcar can't really run much faster than a bus under ideal conditions. And since unlike a bus, a streetcar can't shift out of its lane to avoid an obstacle, in real-world circumstances it's likely to move slower than a bus. There are some objectives related to real estate development and tourism that this kind of project can serve, but they're nearly useless in terms of transportation.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Why in the world did they rip up all the seats at the Sunset TC?

Talk about rude and inconsiderate this is it. Taking out every seat while  working on the platform? That's incredible

More useless Light Rail propaganda

Why would anybody care about this?
The barrage of pro light rail propaganda never ends in this city. And it works, people slowly loose their ability to think straight on this issue under the constant bombardment. This huge government boondoggle project to put in the light rail to a town of 20,0000 should make people hopping mad actually. It was totally unnecessary and basically useless.

Look at this ridiculous story about a 'pedestrian crossing' as if that is something that is worthy of any news coverage at all. 
Propaganda sourec here

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TRIMET DUPES THE PUBLIC

Best of the Trimet Tweets

The very best tweets from users of the world famous TRIMET system!


Trimet has a long history of abusing its employees

BALLARD v. TRI-COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OF OREGON | Leagle.com

FARRELL v. TRI COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OF OREGON - FindLaw

What the hell was this all about?

TriMet, Portland, Oregon, USA

A Natural Step Network Case Study

TRIMET is guilty of this exact crime

Driving blind 

Did a driver or a long-ignored bus-design flaw kill Vince Miller?

Fred may have been greedy and self absorbed...BUT....

He did have some very good ideas including the ones highlighted below

Debunking Portland

Yes its Randall O'toole but there is very valuable information in this document. A thinking person does not eliminate a point of view because it comes from an 'ideology' that you do not agree with. A thinking person reads and processes all points of view.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Same shit different year

One of my very first videos from 7 years ago. In it I talk about how unreliable public transit is. I was trying to be funny back then

Our Trimet scanner Twitter account is wildly popular

LANE JENSEN CLASSICS

Time for another Lane Jensen Classic!

TRIMET AND TANZANIA USE THE SAME COST CUTTING MEAURES

Isn't it nice to know that we live in the equivalent of a third world country 
 DailyNews Online Edition - Unions oppose cut in retirement payouts

The pure brutality of being a Trimet driver

I don't know how anybody can work over on the MAX. They all say they are treated better over there but MAX drivers are routinely beaten up mercilessly by MAX controllers. You have no right of expression whatsoever as a MAX driver.

OOPS

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Meet world class transit

Much hullabaloo about Trimet being 'one of the best transits in the world'. Anyone who has been in any world class city knows that is a joke. Trimet is not even a world class transit system never mind one of the best in the world.

Travails of a Trimet bus driver

We've been tracking 57/69 all sign up. This is an interesting fellow, he runs 30 minutes late 1/2 the time and the other 1/2 the time he blows right through time points like they don't exist. A nice peek into the culture over there and management impotence to do anything about it. Obviously the poor fellow has no idea that he is being tracked, not that it would matter if he did.

MAX RIDERSHIP DOWN BUS RIDERSHIP UP

No fancy press release for June's ridership statistics. We know why that is right? Of course we do, its because the beloved MAX ridership is still falling. Not very hard to believe really, they've made riding the MAX sorta like riding trains during the Nazi era in 1930's Germany. And rather than getting on a moving train to check fares they hold up each train which means riders are late with many of them missing connecting buses. We won't mention how often the MAX breaks down lately either

Interesting library of various bus driver incidents

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Trimet could care less

Coolant leaks on C-Tran bus, sprays passengers

And something you will NEVER see from TRIMET-they actually released the video, and they did it fast. Never at super secret Trimet will you see anything like this.

TRIMET PHONY FACT CHECKS-REPOST

Nothing Like a Trimet 'fact check' 'news release' to brighten up our day at blog central. For comedy there is nothing better. We should send these to the comedy channel and have them make up some skits around their crazy shit.

First the Trimet 'fact check'

RIDER THREATENS DRIVER


Why Trimet cannot provide truly world class service

The answer has nothing to do with union benefits although that's what the oligarchs want you to think. The real answer is that Trimet is over bureaucratized with layer upon layer of managers, specialists, planners etc . Look at the list below, if everyone of those positions was converted into an actual driver position this company would be able to provide truly frequent service (every 8 mins or less) and run late into the night. And many of the positions below have multiple personnel in that job description. It's criminal that the oligarchs have turned a once proud transit agency into this pork filled  tax funded bloated bureaucracy.

Trimet pissing contest

A pissing contest is any argument that just goes back and forth between two individuals but never gets resolved.

This is an interesting phenomenon and we are doing a post on it so consumers can get a glimpse into trimet culture. The people that pay are the consumers of Trimet services

Monday, July 21, 2014

CHECK MY TWITTER FEED


Most of my activity is now on my TWITTER FEED rather than my blog so make sure you check that periodically!

THE FARCE BEGAN HERE

Do you remember when the bullshitters tried to tell us that the search for a replacement for Fred was going to be WORLDWIDE?  Well I do. As has become clear since that time Trimet is run on the crony principle. People we don't know need not apply! From PORTLAND TRANSPORT April 12, 2010:

Trimet ticket app fail!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Best of the Trimet Tweets

Everybody loves Trimet huh? I don't think so! This has been a monumental week of failure for Trimet, or course they did 'apologize', whatever good that does. This is some of the very best Trimet related tweets. Remember most Trimet riders don't use twitter so you can imagine how many pissed off riders there were, Makes no difference to the Trimet executives. They can fail over and over and still pull their six figure salaries. Nothing like being in charge of a tax funded monopoly.

Trimet is a liar

And no, I'm not the only one that says that!