Friday, September 19, 2014
|Trimet officials in true form don't know spelling very well, its RODEO, not roadeo|
Thursday, September 18, 2014
As a 21st-Century commuter, you’ve already downloaded all the available transit apps to your handset or personal computing device. You’ve got apps that tell you what time your bus is going to be there, and, well, another app that tells you when your bus is going to be there. What you’re really anxiously awaiting is – you guessed it – the update to the app that tells you when your bus is going to be there, with fancy new graphics and a button that lets you tweet when your bus is going to be there.
2 retirements for #Trimet general mgr's cronies Nuthin but cuts for the people that work pic.twitter.com/HD4aBtELyN
— AL M (@AlYourPalster) September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Occupy your mind 2 days ago
Don't blame this NO-ON-TRIMET vote on anti-MAX Luddites or Lars Larson or anyone else...but TRIMET and METRO. Both those bureaucracies spend millions of your tax dollars on extensive public relations departments and they couldn't even mount a halfway decent public education campaign to make Tualatin-Tigard voters aware of the advantages of light rail access to the economic hub of Northwest Oregon.
These votes came out the way they did not because of Larson or the Cascade Institute or a few ignorant anti-MAX geezers but IN SPITE of them.
TRIMET and METRO would rather spend their PR budgets glorifying themselves and their bureaucrats than developing a first-class public education campaign to make citizens aware of the issue of metropolitan overpopulation and the role that railed transit can play in alleviating its problems. This is inevitable outcome. Lay the blame where it belongs. On the bureaucrats who lost these elections.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Tualatin voters in a Tuesday night special election were overwhelmingly passing Ballot Measure 34-220, which would prohibit the city from using its resources on the financing, design, construction or operation of light rail without first getting voters' approval.
Partial returns posted just after 8 p.m. showed that nearly 75 percent of more than 2,800 city residents voted "yes." Turnout was under 25 percent.
a new type of tactile strip (LOL)to warn them when they are walking too close to the edge of the platform. They will also see the foundation for equipment for TriMet’s future electronic fare system.
Monday, September 15, 2014
by Ron Swaren
Please note I am not referring to a copy of I-205 placed on Portland’s west side or any Westside Bypass Freeway. However, when the Columbia River Crossing task force eliminated competitive proposals the central reasoning seemed to be that these were “not in the (I-5) bridge influence area.”
But aside from tearing down the I-5 bridges, wouldn’t we want any supplemental structure to be outside the “influence area?” I’m not talking about Idaho, simply at other points within the Metropolitan area. And there is no good reason to tear those existing bridges down.
@bgrmosaic The Clackamas Town Center bus stop is a pathetic joke. Washington Square is unsafe - too narrow and too many pinch points.— Erik H. (@sp_redelectric) September 14, 2014
"all the while spending $250,000,000 PER MILE to build this silly
light rail line to a town of 20,000 people"
As you should know, the Portland Milwaukie light rail line only has
one station in Milwaukie, and it is quite far south of downtown. The
rest are either in Portland or unincorporated Clackamas County.
Thus, it really isn't a "silly light rail line to a town of 20,000
people", but a silly light rail line to an intersection where there
happens to be an Elks Lodge and not much else. Milwaukie failed to
act fast enough to purchase the old middle school property to convert
to a station, and thus unlike all other light rail lines TriMet has
built there will be no actual station at the population center.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
MaxRedline: Tri-Met Driver In Hot Water UPDATE
Saturday, September 13, 2014
|$30 million of YOUR tax dollars to come up with this new bullshit|
Friday, September 12, 2014
People that have not actually been a bus driver do not understand that it is human nature to start rushing when the bus you are driving is running late. And the later the bus gets the more the urge to speed up takes over.
This is the fundamental flaw in the Trimet 'safety' program. Every single bus that is running late is a safety hazard due to human nature. Yet the powers that be completely ignore this very basic tenet of a safe operation. To intentionally defy human nature asking for disaster
Do you think riders that have been waiting for a bus that is more than 10 minutes late will be happy? Absolutely not.
Rushing drivers/upset riders= operator stress which equals eventual disaster.
There is no safety at Trimet, and that's a fact
MAX Blue, Green and Red lines experiencing delays due to a mechanical issue at Rose Quarter. Expect 15 minute delays.— TriMet (@trimet) September 12, 2014
WES, TriMet’s only commuter train service, connects Beaverton to Wilsonville, and operates on a 14.7-mile section of track owned by the Portland and Western Railroad.
All trips on TriMet are subsidized by taxpayers, but trips on WES are subsidized seven times as much as bus rides and 20 times as much as each ride on a MAX line, according to documents on TriMet ridership.
“WES is a total boondoggle,” said Jared Franz, Transportation Policy Associate at the enviornmental nonprofit OPAL. “We are subsidizing premium service in this more affluent corridor.”
Below is an example of Trimet excellence in fare collection methods.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This case was never about me making some extra spending money but rather an attempt to end one of the many tyrannies that Trimet operators suffer at the hands of Trimet management.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Californian indicted in Tigard hash oil explosion | KOIN.com
STOCKHOLM — The first target stumbled through the Hornstull metro station here with her nose in her purse, too harried to notice the man sidling up behind her.
Haunted House's Proposed TriMet Ads Mock Street Fee, Fluoride and Reservoir Urination
With $1.8 billion in debt and unfunded liabilities and budget shortfalls that forecast a 70% cut in bus services, the financially troubled Portland transit agency,unable to adequately maintain its aging Light Rail system is not known for efficiency, economy, or innovation.
Yet they are expected to develop a multi-year custom hardware / software system to handle financial banking services, credit/debt sales processing, electronic fare collection, call-center operations, back-office operations, marketing strategy, customer communications, outreach, fare policy enforcement, governance structure, auditing, fare distribution, privacy, security, cost sharing, revenue collection and distribution, central server systems, card-based reader systems, application program interfaces, data processing, IT support, central database management, transit vehicle integration and development for TriMet Light Rail, Portland Street Car, the Portland Aerial Tram, the Portland Bureau of Transportation, the City of Portland, … and C-Tran.