Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Steve Banta gets caught acting like a transit executive

 Remember Steve Banta? I sure do.
I liked the guy a lot. 
We had some good times together.

 It appears he has been spending tax payers money in vain. 
And he's not in Portland where the money flows like water, he's in Arizona which doesn't take kindly to democratic spending principles. The local paper did an actual investigation (something they don't do around here) into his spending habits and voilĂ , it turns out he's acting like a transit executive.I'd sure like to know what those extra checks to Mcfarlane totalling $10k+ were for.

How is this possible?

This man occupies various offices whereby he reports to himself? Can that happen?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Jonathan Maus stirs the shit

Jonathan knows how to create controversy
Jonathan has been around a long long time, longer then even me! And he knows how to stir up the shit when he wants to. His blog BIKEPORTLAND is one of the top Portland blogs, if not the most popular blog in Portland. Anybody that has lived in Portland knows that the bicyclist community is more like a CULT and has tremendous political influence in this one party rule city. Maus has direct lines into all the influential political leaders.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

TRIMET refuses to provide even basic safety precautions at MAX pedestrian crossings

I contend that Trimet executives have intentionally ignored very basic safety equipment that could prevent most of these light rail tradgedies. Trimet executives would rather main and kill the public and traumatize it's operators than spend the money to stop these things from happening

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Santa Bob" retiring

Bob Foster, a guy I liked very much while working at Trimet. One of my favorite people actually. Bob is also one of the few Merlo  people that still talk to me after the last ATU757 election.

Bob Nelson going back to New Mexico Mcfarlane hires fired Translink executive

Bye Bye Bob, you didn't do much did ya?
Good old Bob came back from New Mexico (I knew it was somewhere around there) because his buddy Neil Mcfarlane didn't want  to take responsibility for all the service failures anymore. Mcfarlane decided to create a brand new job called Deputy General Manager. As we know good old Neil did a hell of a lot of restructuring at Trimet. From my point of view (and others) Mcfarlane has been a disaster for Trimet. Service quality has gone down the tubes since Mcfarlane took over. Mcfarlane never had a clue how to run a transit system and all the old guard jumped ship over the last years leaving only Lomax behind. She's doing just as badly a job as the rest of them. Lucky for Mcfarlane and all his pals he (and them)  are  not held accountable for anything and the puppet Trimet board is finding as many ways as possible  to stuff Mcfarlanes's pockets on his way out. His contract is up next July, most likely will go away then and collect his huge pension and payoff. Maybe he can get a nice fat check from one of his crony contractors who he made BILLIONS for over his career at Trimet

Interestingly enough Mcfarlane has hired the ousted COO of Vancouver Metro's organization, Doug Kelsey. (and raised the salary of course)  Why is that interesting? Because Kelsey was thrown out of his job  because the public had lost faith in the transit system up in Vancouver . To make a long story short, the public didn't trust Kelsey so he had to go. You can read a couple of articles about Kelsey HERE and HERE and there is a video of the man below the break. He sure has the Canadian accent but does he have a green card?

Trimet pretends that parking problems at max stations is something new

Deception after deception. Amazing how easily the people of the Portland area are fooled by these expert propagandists

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Another one gets hit by MAX

And TrimetScanner once again gets the information out to riders in a timely manner while Trimet is doing who knows what!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Confirmed-A Trimet bus did hit a pedestrian at aproximately 6:40 am Saturday

atu757 news

The savviest politician in Oregon

Yes its Earl Blumenaur, the Don of the light rail mafia. A key figure in getting pork from the federal government, now trying to  keep things rolling along here in Portland. This guy will have his congressional seat for life because there is never a challenge  against him. His carefully scripted "show" is a beautiful thing to watch. With his "nice guy act" and his "bicycle pin" he exemplifies the Portland myth. His schtick goes unchallenged in the mainstream media. Trimet just got a tax increase in case you forgot. But that's not enough for the light rail mafia, they need YOUR MONEY! AS MUCH OF YOURS AS THEY CAN GET!

When you drive a bus for Trimet you got stuff like this happening

Trimet Max gets another victim

The good thing about the design of the MAX is that when stuff like this happens they ALWAYS can blame the victim and not the design. Pretty ingenious if you ask me

Not a good day for Trimet

Friday, November 13, 2015

Things have only gotten worse since good old boy Bob Nelson came back

Neil's got his buddies and  he likes giving them nice  jobs. Bob here was supposed to improve service and we all know now that nothing has improved, if anything service has gotten worse. The scuttlebutt around Trimet is that Bob will be taking over for Mcfarlane when his contract runs out, which is next July. Bob was supposed to be "temporary". We know how that goes around Trimet. No need to be honest about things, nobody can touch any of them no matter how much they lie to the public