Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

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!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Something you will never see from Trimet

Trimet being the most super secret transit district in the USA will never release a video like this. Trimet wants to hide behind its facade. Nothing 'shocking' is ever released by our transit agency. Video such as the one below are common publicly in most transit districts throughout the country. Just not in Portland Oregon

This guy makes the Trimet kindle driver look safe



Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask the Trimet Bus Driver

 Very weird

Trimet Facebook fans unload

Sometimes I almost feel sorry for my alma mater but then I think 'hey the people that run Trimet run right over employees and riders' so I stop feeling sorry for them.

Bells and whistles time

Just a paltry $30million to catch up to where plenty of other transit agencies already are. If they pick a vendor like their TVM's we can all rest assured it will be a huge pain in the ass. Isn't it odd that Trimet finds millions upon millions for all sorts of things that they actually don't need?

I guess double dipping Dave Auxier has made enough travel money

How long has Dave been the 'interim' CFO? 2 years? Or 3 years?

Weird Trimet alerts!

#75 LINE 75 Northbound: Chavez is blocked by an accident between Burnside to Glisan. Please detour best U can for now until we get something official!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Trimet maximum failure-max control comm center

This is from 5-7pm

OPAL'S version of the FTA decision

TriMet refused to conduct a fare equity analysis when changing its transfer policy. As a result of FTA’s decision, low-income riders won the right to be protected from discriminatory impacts from changes to the transfer time policy. This directly contradicts the position of TriMet board members and equity staff, who publicly stated that changes to the transfer policy did not require a fare equity analysis.
While FTA determined that TriMet had not technically violated Title VI in its 2012 decision to reduce transfer times for weekend bus riders, this was only because FTA’s new guidance manual had not yet been published, giving TriMet a pass. (in other words Trimet would not be able to pull that shit again)

Read OPAL's side of the story here

Federal Transit Agency covers for Trimet

Does anybody actually expect any agency of the city/state or federal governments to actually side against Trimet. Government agencies cover for each other, that is standard operating procedure. The FTA has a big stake in Trimet as Trimet does the bidding of the federal government. Not surprising at all, just more of the same old same old. Just like the secretary of state, odot and everybody else connected to Trimet.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today dismissed a Title VI complaint against TriMet that had been filed by the community advocacy group OPAL and the Center for Intercultural Organizing. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance.
The Title VI complaint filed last December with the FTA claimed that TriMet failed to conduct a transit equity analysis before the agency standardized all transfer times with the installation of ticket printers on buses. In today’s FTA decision, the federal agency concluded “FTA does not find TriMet noncompliant with FTA’s Title [VI] requirements for the 2012 transfer policy change.” 
Joe Rose coverage here

CLASSIC TRIMET FAIL

One of the worst Light Rail Trimetgeddons in recent history. As we already know, there is no price to be paid by the people running the Trimet system. Mcfarlane and his well paid cronies can sleep well at night knowing  their fat paychecks and pensions will be paid no matter how badly they screw things up. Government at its best. Since Trimet is a monopoly they have a captive audience. No private business would be able to continue to function

Trimet is a liar

The delays were more than 3 hours for some people, Trimet is never truthful about their problems. And you'll notice that they said 'expect delays through at least 7pm' which translated means delays for the rest of the day. I just don't understand why they think its OK to lie to the public.  Their whole program sits on top of this MASS DELUSION that they created about being one of the best transit systems in the world and being honest about the reality of their operation might destroy that illusion.

Why Trimet sucks in reality

There is only one bus on the route 39 and due to a 'mechanical issue' they cancelled the entire service.
I wonder how many people got stranded this time by Trimet.
And it wasn't due to a 'mechanical' issue, it was due to Trimets concentration on hiring executives for Mcarlanes little empire and to hire as many people as possible for the Trimet "bells and whistles" department

Classic tweets

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lane Jensen news

Lane has just been appointed the safety compliance officer at his job. That makes him on a par with Harry Sapporta!
Need I remind readers that Trimet tried to destroy Lane's life by making up a phony harassment case against him. Luckily we were able to prevent that from happening

Trimet's brand new work assignment information

Who's the spanish voice on the MAX?

Meet Enrique Andrade, the 'Spanish voice of MAX' for Portland area transit riders

Todays MAX fail

Trimet big time MAX fail

Here's a sampling of pissed off riders

Monday, July 14, 2014

TRIMET IS HIRING! MEET THE PORTLAND LOONIES UP CLOSE

Yes when you work at Trimet you never know what you will be confronted with! Here a bus driver gets to watch a man put a screwdriver up his penis!

You meet the most interesting people on public transit

A 52-year-old sex offender who is accused of exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl and her mother on a TriMet bus appeared in court Monday to hear the charges against him.
Karl Fredrick Deickmiller was arrested Friday on accusations that he exposed his penis while sitting across the aisle from the girl and her mother about 11:30 a.m. July 7 as the No. 17 bus traveled through downtown Portland.
“(The girl’s mother) noticed her daughter was covering her eyes,” reads a probable cause affidavit written by prosecutor John Copic. The girl’s mother saw what the man was doing, so she yelled at him and he quickly left the bus, according to the affidavit.
Full story HERE!

Northwest Digital Video LLC reports on the plight of Trimet retirees

Finally someone has been able to accurately tell the story of the Trimet retirees that will suffer as the result of Trimet's broken promises

Eucharia Nwerem spits on Trimet drivers

Twelve thirty four of course
Fist reported on TRIMETSCANNER and posted to THIS BLOG the media has picked up this story.
It's amazing how often that seems to happen.
It all started as a fare dispute, of course. (when will bus drivers learn to let that shit go?)

Police: Woman spit on TriMet bus driver, fought with officers - KPTV - FOX 12

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Unfounded rumors

I have a hard time believing this.
I know what Trimet is capable of but this is over the top. However it came from a very reliable source who got it from a very reliable source so here it goes:

We all remember the numerous incidents where bus drivers were stabbed.

 Trimet is convinced that in one of those incidents the bus driver made it all up and stabbed himself.  And if you can believe this---->Trimet actually offered the bus driver $50,000 to come clean !
(I personally have a hard time believing that)

TRIMET IS HIRING-get pushed and spit on by transit riders and crappy medical coverage!

And NO DEFINED PENSION, 3 years before you get to full wage, you will NEVER get christmas week off and it will be about 7 years before you get Christmas off. You will never have a defined job schedule because every three months there is a new 'sign up' which is totally unpredictable. Be prepared to work in the cold/heat/rain and snow. And as an added bonus you probably will be getting up at 4am or working till 1am!  All this can be yours by  Visiting  trimet.org/careers!

Lane Jensen classics

TriMet Way Award


Welcome To Trimet's new luxury building at Center St

One thing that Trimet never scrimps on, capital projects and we see yet another extravagance at their Center St facility 

Dancing on your grave does an ODE TO TRIMET