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Friday, January 21, 2011

Gulags of Amerika

Lawsuit: Federal Prisoners With "Unpopular Political Beliefs" Isolated, Abused

N=1,022? huh?

When Trimet Drivers Snap???

Here!

(I don't get it?)

This is the interesting statistic

About half (51%) of riders say they use a combination of buses and MAX, 37% use MAX only, and 13% use buses only.

This answers one of the main questions I have had.
How many riders originate on the bus then move to the max.
That looks to me like 51% of Max ridership actually originates on a bus.
I have extreme doubts of anybody driving to a park and ride to get on a max and then get on the bus after.   

So what about these stats? Do we believe them?

  • 81% of riders say they have a car available but prefer to ride TriMet, or they choose not to own a car because they prefer TriMet.
  • 81% of residents in the TriMet service area (age 16 and older) say they ride TriMet to some degree, and 43% ride "a couple of times a month or more."
  • About half (51%) of riders say they use a combination of buses and MAX, 37% use MAX only, and 13% use buses only.
  • 83% of frequent/regular riders say they approve of the job we're doing.
http://trimet.org/about/performance.htm

Tri-Met board goes full steam ahead on Milwaukie MAX

BOJACK

ATU INFORMATIONAL PICKET UPDATE

Don't miss the next action packed excitement extravaganza called the TRIMET BOARD MEETING

 (Or maybe don't bother?)

http://trimet.org/meetings/board/index.htm

What will be discussed?

Bikini barrista stories

Man Steals From Bikini-Clad Barista
OR bikini barista says she chased thief onto bus
Bikini barista chases thief onto bus
Bikini Barista Says She Chased Thief Who Stole Her Tips onto Bus

People get killed by transit buses

Toronto pedestrian killed by bus - The Globe and Mail

Stay Back

Chris says hi

January 20

Untitled from al m on Vimeo.

TRIMET WATCHING IT'S OPERATORS!



This is weird

According to TRIMET data, there were There were 7.8 million trips taken on buses, MAX and WES in December 2010.

According to Wikipeda Portland  has an estimated population of 582,130

That would mean that every single person living in Portland boarded our system 13 times?

His excellency explains

The Federal government has revised the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to change the definition of a “service animal” to “a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability.”After consideration by our Committee on Accessible Transportation, the TriMet Board is expected to adopt the new definition at its meeting next week. Operators, field supervisors and customer service personnel will receive detailed information about this change before it goes into effect March 15.  The topic will also be addressed during bus operator recertification, which begins in April.
TriMet Code has always been modeled on the ADA guidelines. The ADA’s “service animal” definition formerly lacked a species restriction and allowed for “comfort animals,” defined as any species that provided emotional support or comfort to a customer. The new definition is more restrictive and provides greater clarity when it comes to what animals can be used. Note that the new definition does not prohibit specific breeds of dogs.
The revised Federal regulations include one detail which has captured the attention of the local media: An exception for miniature horses. Although this kind of service animal is becoming slightly more popular across the country, we are unaware of any miniature horses working as service animals in the Portland area. The new Federal regulations provide a list of factors to assess , including  whether: (1) the miniature horse has been individually trained to perform a task for the benefit of a person with a disability, and the task they perform relates directly to the person’s disability, (2) our vehicles can accommodate the type, size and weight of the animal, (3) the person has sufficient control of the animal, (4) the animal is housebroken, and (5) the animal’s presence in a District vehicle does not compromise legitimate safety requirements.
TriMet has established an administrative rule that outlines how we will handle exceptions to the service animal definition. We will follow this process for any non-canine requests for exception. A person using a TriMet-approved non-canine service animal will be issued a TriMet sticker that designates the animal as allowed to ride on our system outside of a closed container. They would, of course, still have to behave appropriately. We do not expect that this administrative process will be used often, and all exceptions must be approved by the general manager.  
Since the TriMet Board will officially adopt this revision next Wednesday it is possible we will continue to hear more about this in the media. I wanted you to know the reasons for the change and that we will have procedures in place to deal with exceptions. We believe these changes help clarify this issue for both our customers and operators, allowing us to enforce our code more clearly and promote civility on our system.

It just makes me sad

Cameron Johnson

Thursday, January 20, 2011

THE MILITARY IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN

Suicides Rise Among National Guard, Reserve

New figures show a major increase in suicides among members of the U.S. Army National Guard and Reserve. According to the military, suicides by reserve and National Guard soldiers almost doubled to 145, from 80 deaths the year before. For active-duty troops, the number to take their own lives fell slightly to 156 from 162 in 2009.

: BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD-updated 1:27pm

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS REPORTS

Transit garage bursts into fire in Seattle

Story and video here

Light rail light rail and more light rail....and more light rail.....

Tigard begins planning for high capacity transit stops

KATU report on horses on Trimet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqYS-SzaBT8

Light rail light rail and more light rail....

Forest Grove will consider Orenco Station style project in hopes of bringing light rail to town | OregonLive.com

ACLU of Wash. sues King Co. over bus ad ban

Bloomberg

Hit by transit bus in Atlanta

Police: No charges against bus driver in accident that cost woman her leg  | ajc.com

Bus burns up in Seattle

Local News | Metro bus being serviced caught fire early Thursday morning | Seattle Times Newspaper

Off one transit bus killed by another

Dallas-Fort Worth Communities - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News

More evidence of Chinese future dominance in world affairs

Robert Reich: The Real Economic Lesson China Could Teach Us

Even the doctors go on strike in Greece!

New strikes in Greece over labor reforms - Bloomberg

Polar Bear Express ready for service!

Bus delivered to Alaska

Original post here!

Federal regulations regarding service animals

Department of Justice

ONE HAS TO WONDER?????

The Trimet luxury WES service has been an albatross hanging around the neck of Trimet patrons since it began.


Sucking down money seemingly forever, money that has come directly out of operations to keep this thing going.


Now they have completed the upgrade of the old style Polar Express cars!


So TRIMET, in the interest of TRANSPARENCY, how much was the final tab to get these things going and where did that money come from?

January 19

January 19 from al m on Vimeo.

TriMet Tries Fighting Crime With Classical Music - Portland News Story - KPTV Portland

News video here!

WHY SERVICE HORSES MAKE SENSE

Service animals cost tens of thousands of dollars to raise and train. And service horses live twice as long as service dogs. Simple as that.

Portland AFoot 

Service horses

Despite the fact that I don’t think anyone in the Portland area even has a service horse – and if they do, I’ve never spotted them on a bus or train – the news is making it sound like if TriMet allows service horses on board, your afternoon rush hour MAX will be overrun with tiny ponies (which, incidentally, would be awesome.)

MAX FAQs

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THESE RUNNING!

OPERATORS FINALLY GOT OFF THE PHONES!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bus news from around the world-updated 3:00pm

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS REPORTS

Talk about feuding bus drivers!!

Jersey City stabbing suspect and victim were both NJ Transit bus drivers | NJ.com

What if you had to pay to park your car at Center Street Garage?

Muni workers spared parking costs for now

Seeing eye horse? yup!

Click here!

Is Our Secret Voting System Secure?

Editorial here!

Indepth article on Trimet Trainer Stewart Joliffe

Mass Transit Mag

BUS DRIVER SAVES CHILDS LIFE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ3xHwP2l38&feature=related

NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE CLAUDINE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Mhv1xbcM0

DID YOU KNOW????

That when a "secret" ballot is held at one of these union meetings all the ballots are placed in an envelope.
Eventually all the ballots from all the properties are counted, by only the treasurer!

That is no way to ensure the integrity of an election! 
One person has control of all the votes and then only one person counts all the votes?


That needs to change!

ATU INTERNATIONAL CONSTITUTION

http://www.box.net/shared/static/iu9hyngfgr.pdf

ATU 757 BYLAWS

http://www.box.net/shared/static/3voso0ygia.pdf

A GREAT COMMENTARY HEALTH BENEFITS

My Understanding of Benefits | One Mom's Balancing Act

January 18

January 18 from al m on Vimeo.

TriMet's New Service-Animal Rule Could Allow Miniature Horses

Willamette Week | Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

More thoughts on TriMet seat hogs

Joe Rose

C-Tran responds to security questions

The Columbian

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CITY OF PORTLAND LEAF REMOVAL PROGRAM A JOKE

CLICK HERE!

Bus Driver Punches Lady In Head And Kicks Off Bus In Blizzard For Smokin...

Egypt goes in the opposite direction of USA

Egypt govt mulls raising workers' incentives in bid to thwart labor strikes | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt

Chinese workers (slaves) waking up to their reality

asahi.com(朝日新聞社):Rights-conscious Chinese pose new labor challenge - English

70% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE HEALTH CARE BILL

According to the Associated Press, just 30 percent of Americans say they strongly oppose the healthcare law, and only one in four back a full repeal. A poll earlier this month showed that a majority supported repealing Obama’s healthcare by a margin of 46 to 40 percent.

TRYING TO EDUCATE THE ROUGE (aka ELLEN FOX)

Ellen Fox, who specializes in spreading lies and distortions against people she has personal problems with, calls me a "cyber stalker".

Apparently her ignorance is so profound, that she cannot translate words into meaning, so let me try to explain what a cyber stalker is.


Definition

Cyberstalking can be defined as threatening behavior or
unwanted advances directed at another using the Internet and other forms of online and computer communications.


At no time have I made a threat to Ellen Fox.
At no time have I made an unwanted advance to Ellen Fox.



Ellen Fox maintains a blog, about me, with a web
address that uses my initials, and continues to spread
lies about me and my character.

Ellen Fox is a nobody to me, a obsessive compulsive personality that maintains
a personal grudge against me.

Failing to manipulate the courts for her sinister purposes,
she resorts to libel.

I am not the first victim of this severely deranged woman.

Now, somebody is finally trying to do something about her, and I support the action 100%!

TRIME'T ONLY FEMALE GRAND MASTER CHATS WITH HER LIL SISSY IN DISPATCH

AUDIO HERE

PEOPLE'S COURT

IT'S TOO BAD THE PEOPLES COURT IS NOT RELEASING THE EPISODE WHERE ME AND FOX APPEAR !  I WON THAT CASE COMPLETELY,.

IN THE FIRST CASE ELLEN GOT A PALTRY $100 OUT OF A $7500 CLAIM.

ELLEN IS VERY GOOD AT MAKING UNFOUNDED CHARGES AND LIBELOUS STATEMENTS.

WHEN IT COMES TO FACTS, ELLEN IS LACKING ANY SORT OF ETHICS OR MORALS.

MY HISTORY WITH ELLEN FOX IS HERE!

PLEASE, BY ALL MEANS, HAVE THE ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME!

IT'S UNBELIEVABLE! IT'S GOT A NEW NAME!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Portland Streetcar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_syk1Oy214
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gnZUoStPqA

Trimet #71 Bus To Parkrose TC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amD5KehYTuQ

Steve Fung's week at Trimet

BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS REPORTS-updated 8:17pm

HELLO! THIS IS STEVE!

Nobody can figure out TRIMET'S MLK DAY service schedule

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an7N8LoAqkY

Why Demonize Public Employee Unions? -

CBS MoneyWatch.com

Labor Board to Sue 4 States Over ‘Card Check’ for Unionizing

NYTimes.com

Making fun of Portland

Click here!

Love stories the thing these days

Calgary Transit contest looking for passenger love stories

What the heck is a "modified" Saturday schedule? Confusion reigns at Trimet

Video here!

Latest interesting dispatch clips

Click here!

WWU students students developing high-tech bus

Seattle Times Newspaper

EDITORIAL: Protect workers from union bosses

Washington Times

UPDATE 1-Greece's public sector union calls Feb 10 strike

Reuters

I'm sure this public hearing will be a nail biter

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project: Get Involved

JOE ROSE ON MLK SERVICE

Why can't TriMet get its schedules straight for MLKJt Day? | OregonLive.com

ERIK HALSTEAD ON MLK SERVICE DELIVERY BY TRIMET

http://erikhalstead.blogspot.com/2011/01/on-mlk-service.html

January 17, 1914: Ride the Red Electrics

Dave Knows Portland

Tribute to MLK: Public Transportation as a Civil Right

As we pay tribute to the past, it’s important to remember that disparities still exist in public transportation. “While African Americans are no longer required to move to the back of the bus or surrender their seats, public transit continues to be central to the struggle for civil rights,” writes social justice advocate Tyler Falk, based in Indianapolis, Ind., where “the city’s poor and non-white communities are being left behind because of the dismal transit options,” similar to the situation in many other places.

The City Fix

That picture may have more to it than the picture

Story here!

SPECIAL: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words

DEMOCRACY NOW

CHARGES FILED AGAINST ELLEN FOX!

 I, Christopher Day as a member in good standing of ATU757 am requesting that charges of conduct unbecoming a member placed on Ellen Fox. Miss Ellen Fox has been continually making accusations about me to other members and in public postings. These postings and statements have been continuing since mid-2008. Miss Ellen Fox’s damaging accusations towards me has created a bulling, intimidating, harassing and slanderous environment for me. Without documentation to prove her accusations as truths it is considered Defamation, Libel and Slander to my character and can result in damages this next union election. Her actions have not been limited to me; she has taken similar actions upon other members to create a bulling, intimidating, harassing and slanderous environment for them as well. Most members that have been exposed to these actions have not step forward because the lack of documentation and how isolated most events had been. These other members have found it better to just stay clear of her actions and to avoid her.

Click Here!
And here!

Needless to say, I will be a signatory on these charges

Sunday, January 16, 2011

TriMet driver helps out citizen in need

Latest Dispatch posts

MYSTERY WOMAN

Commuting alone? Produces more greenhouse gas than riding trimet

Video

The weekly rants

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Hatred for bus drivers

Detroit bus driver suspended for having lady friend on his lap

Maybe we can get Neil McFarlane to apply for this job

Metro talks with Sarles, 2 more for top job

THE GOOD OLE DAYS

We are descended from monkeys. There is no other explanation.

 Note that China has that perfect government, an intelligent dictatorship concerned with advancing the country. The American government consists of self-interested lobbies and Wall Street looters. China is run by engineers, America by lawyers. Watch.

Fred On Everything

My ride home from the January 11th Trimet emergency-with narration!

Drive home during the january 11 disaster from al m on Vimeo.

Management/union cooperation is possible

CT Transit workers avoid strike

FROM THE MIND OF THAT OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE WHO'S BLOG IS DEDICATED TO ME

My history with Ellen Fox here!

(she just keeps on making up stuff as she goes along living her obsessive compulsive life)

Performer's union bucks anti union tide

Performers’ Unions Approve Contract - NYTimes.com

ATU President Hanley and ATU VP Baker's Activities

HanleyBakerWatch's Blog

Jared Got a Gun

Clusterfuck Nation

TriMet's Performance Dashboard

A Perspective of Portland, Oregon

TRIMET IS SUBSIDIZING ZIP CARS NOW?

PressZoom.com - Global News Service - News and Press Release Distribution

VIEWERS THIS WEEK

Milwaukie light rail project in "salvage" mode

BOJACK.ORG

TRIMET MANAGERS TORTURE SANDI DAY

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Trimet's only female grand master gets pissed at kid giving her the run around

YouTube

RATIONAL OR HYSTERICAL?


God knows how much money and time has been spent on the new safety initiatives.
One person has an accident that hasn’t occurred here in the last 42 years.

One person!

Trimet has gone through its usual hysteria in response to this tragedy but this time they have spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours of staff time and will continue to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and thousands of hours of staff time in response to the accident that one person had!

There had been no other accidents of this sort before the fateful event and there have been no other accidents since.
I seriously question the wisdom of all this new process and procedure because one person screwed up!
While the new procedures outlined by Shelly Lomax do have some good points, I personally think this organization has acted more out of blind hysteria than logical rational thought.

(hĭ-stĕr'ē-ə, -stîr'-) pronunciation
n.
  1. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
  2. A mental disorder characterized by emotional excitability and sometimes by amnesia or a physical deficit, such as paralysis, or a sensory deficit, without an organic cause.




TRIMET FIRED THE PERSON THAT ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD SAFETY!

Some great pics of great operators!

Pictures: SOME GREAT PICS

Canada goes with BRT

Express buses placed ahead of LRT

NY transit mishandled thier snow emergency

NY Daily News

Unions Mobilize Against Curbs

WSJ.com

Rat wakes up Homeless man on the subway

YouTube

Civic Drive

MAX FAQs

From "ATU Truth" (people involved in Hanley recall)

Greetings.
The matter now rests with the U.S. Department of Labor...
There are folks who, in good faith, were ardent supporters of the Hanley/Baker campaign slate. They did things that they believed, or were told, were legal and above-board. They may find themselves, however, being interviewed by U.S. Department of Labor investigators. If so, it is important to know that a person can do something legal and still be criminally liable if they are later untruthful to a government agent. That is the situation that sent Martha Stewart to prison. She was convicted, not for insider trading, but for being less than honest when talking to a federal agent:
Title 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any
matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or
judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly
and willfully -(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or
device a material fact;(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent
statement or representation; or(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the
same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent
statement or entry;shall be fined. . .[or]. . . imprisoned not more than 5 years . . . or
both.

State law proposed suspending licenses of any bus driver using cell phones

http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measures/hb2500.dir/hb2594.intro.html

But apparently the new safety director is not enough bureaucracy

"Talking" bus equipment being ordered?

Get ready for your new certification lessons! 90% at least to pass!

Document is here!

This seems perfectly reasonable to me, some good stuff in here!

Larson accuses TriMet of investing too much with the prospective returns being too little

PolitiFact Oregon

January 14

JANUARY 14 from al m on Vimeo.

#1 Trimet Station Agent!

I need to start checking my Trinet mail more consistently


As Trimet is improving its web capabilities I think we need to participate more fully then we have been doing.
Personally I’ve gotten out of the habit of checking my company mail, probably because I keep running into problems with management.
I just stopped participating completely and have pretty much developed my own external news sources.
I was checking my mail tonight and see that they have really improved their feedback capabilities.
That’s a good thing!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Debunking the propaganda

It's taking me some time to wade through this propaganda to find the actual figures but the chart on the left seems to be a month to month chart of the past year.


Now if I am reading this correctly, which I think I am, it appears that Trimet ridership is actually falling over the last several months!
The little news release talks about the wonderful increases in Max ridership compared to a year ago, but the reality appears to be that both bus and max ridership has decreased in similar patterns over the last 3  or so months!

PORTLAND TRANSPORT STARTS CENSORING SPEECH

  • Anything proposing, suggesting, or even hinting at violence is out of bounds.
  • Use of inflammatory words or comparisons ("tyranny", "fascism", "communist", "genocide", "Hitler", "un-American") in the context of discussing transportation or land-use issues, is out of bounds.

Portland Transport Here!

Jason Mchuff is missing again!

DON'T CANCEL LINE 84! It might not be a high ridership line, but there are still people who need it and use it!

Rantings from a Regular TriMet Rider

IT'S TRIMET'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!!

The Trimet Story


Latest excitment from dispatch-DISASTER OF 2011

100 buses stuck
Going sidways!
Going into brick wall
All the 77 buses are stuck!
Afraid to move bus
Chris slides into parked car
Are you in the ditch?
No stopping the bus-right through the stop sign
Rider steals all drivers transfers

Greeks riot for justice after state police murdered a little girl in Athens

YouTube

Cause and effect?

More testimony from Sandi Day

Joe Rose excellent coverage here!

Sandi Day Testimony from al m on Vimeo.

Tunisians rise up!

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of the Tunisian capital of Tunis today to demand the resignation President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Nationwide protests have erupted over the past month against unemployment, police brutality and government repression under Ben Ali’s 23-year rule. At least 60 people are believed to have been killed in the unrest. Today’s demonstrations come one day after Ben Ali offered unprecedented concessions, including a vow to not seek a fourth term in 2014. The Tunisian president also agreed to allow political freedom, refrain from censorship of sites such as YouTube, end police brutality, and cut the prices of food staples. In Paris, hundreds of Tunisians rallied on Thursday to support the protests in their home country.
Protester: "We want) to start with the departure of Ben Ali and his regime and the installation of a democratic regime that is elected by the people and which represents the people and which defends its social and economic interests."
An estimated crowd of 7,000 demonstrators have surrounded Tunisia’s Interior Ministry building today, calling for Ben Ali to step down. It is believed to be the largest anti-government protest in Tunisia since Ben Ali took office in 1987.

JANUARY 14

JANUARY 13 from al m on Vimeo.

Sandi Day might be making headlines

But the reality is ignored.
This is a post to the Oregonian blog:

As usual, the sensationalism has gotten the best of everyone commenting here.
Lets look at some facts, something that most people don't want to bother with.
The latest full statistics are for 2008.
In that year there were 37,261 traffic related deaths.
14,587 were passenger car involved.
10,764 were light truck involved deaths.
677 were large truck involved deaths.
67 were bus involved death.
The rest are unclassified.

While Sandi Day makes headlines, the real threat is completely acceptable apparently.
"The media is the message"

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jack says Trimet "brilliant!"

Tri-Met makes major discovery (Jack Bog's Blog)

BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD-updated 4:04pm

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS REPORTS

Could this happen in Portland? (2)

Bus operator temporarily withdraws Barry service after stone-throwing attack (From Barry And District News)

Could this happen in Portland?

In 2008, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) bus driver Sunil Tambele of Ambegaon, conductor Madhukar Nande of Ghorpadi Peth and other PMPML employees allegedly beat up a family, including a six-month pregnant woman on Pune-Satara Road.
The family was heading to Shivapur in their tempo. The BRTS bus forced the tempo dangerously close to the Katraj zoo wall. After the tempo brushed against the wall, its driver Deepak Salunke (24) abused the bus driver. He left the bus behind and was near the Katraj junction when the bus hurtled towards the tempo at high speed and tried to ram it. The bus overtook the tempo at Katraj bus depot and forced it to halt. Three men, including the bus driver, alighted from the bus and began beating up the tempo occupants.

Here's an idea for all those students who can't get a student pass

Montreal transit accused of ‘age discrimination’ – - Macleans OnCampus

West Linners leery of streetcar plan

West Linn Tidings

SANDI DAY'S TESTIMONY-(joe rose)


Sandi Day is under direct questioning from defense attorney Michael Greenlick. She said she worked for six years as part-time bus driver before going to work for TriMet in November 2007.
The majority of her life, Day said she has worked in the “hospitality industry.”
During her training, she said she received no specific training that indicated left turns were any trickier than right turns. She also said bus drivers were “strongly encouraged to do courtesy stops.”
There was no specific training about which speed to take turns, she testified. A typical turn, she said, turn is 7 to 15 mph, depending on how much maneuvering is required.
11:40 a.m.
Day says she has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, which has affected her memory. She has started to break down and cry three times while trying to remember her shift before she struck the pedestrians.
12:10 p.m.
Greenlick: “Do you remember what you did?”
Day: “I began braking.” She begins to sob heavily. She says something that is hard to understand. Prosecutor Chuck Sparks asks her to repeat her statement. “I thought,” she said, “of hard braking over bodies.”
Day: “I stopped the bus. I remember someone on left side window, someone yelling and screaming for me to move the bus. I tried to think if I should move the bus.”
At that point, she said, the man screaming at her through her open window then punched her in the head, shoulder, neck and ribs. (Ryan Hammel has testified that he punched Day in the shoulder to get her attention after seeing his sister trapped under the rear wheels.)
Day: “I remember moving the bus. I don’t remember how far. I had a hard time remembering if I had made my emergency call. I remember talking to the dispatcher, asking for a supervisor. I remember thinking while the bus is running I might be burning them.”
11:59 a.m.
Day said she had worked the Line 14 until 2 a.m. on April 24. She returned to work at 3 p.m. and started the Line 9 at 5:55 p.m.
Just before midnight, she was making her last swing through downtown.
She recalls Peter Leiss, the security guard that she had picked up, requesting a courtesy stop. (Leiss has testified that he didn’t ask for her to stop off her normal route).
Greenlick asked why she chose the Line 17 stop on far north corner of Northwest Glisan Street, about 20 feet away from Broadway. “The only thing I remember is something that it was closer to his home. I really don’t know.”
She has begun to sob.
“Stops are the safest place to stop,” she said. Asked why unscheduled courtesy stops are important, she said: “Service to the community. It’s part of my job.”
She said she can’t remember turning from Northwest Sixth and Flanders onto Glisan before the courtesy stop.
By habit, she knew to “angle out” a bus at stops. She believes she left a little bit of the bus in the adjacent lane on Glisan, based on her view of bus surveillance video.
“I believe I saw people on the far corner during my scan” On a diagram at the front of the courtroom, she points to the southwest corner of Broadway, across the intersection.
Greenlick: “What do you remember after that?”
Day: “I remember seeing people in front of my windshield. … Right in front of me. A shadow here. A shadow with hair in front of me. And movement.”
The parents of Sale and Hammel are in the front row, sobbing.
Tears are streaming down Day’s cheeks. Her lip is quivering heavily. It’s hard to make out some of her statements.
12:15 p.m.
Day continues: “There was a lot of screaming.”
Asked if she recalled someone coming on the bus, she testified, “I do now remember someone coming on the bus.”
She says it was Stephanie Rilatos, whose earlier testimony was challenged because it was discovered Wednesday that her sister and boyfriend work at TriMet and she has applied for a job at TriMet.
Greenlick: “Do you remember what she said to you.”
Day: “I believe she told me to stay calm and I assume she told me they had been running in front of my bus.”
Greenlick: Why do you assume that?
Day: “Because I stated it to police.”
“I don’t remember anyone running in front of the bus.”
“I wasn’t even speculating” about how it happened.
Greenlick: Do you understand now how it happened?
Day: “No sir.”
12:25 p.m.
Greenlick asks Day to recall what happened after she was taken back to the TriMet Powell Street Garage after the crash.
Day says she was put in a room with four TriMet managers. She said they told her to give a verbal statement and to fill out written paperwork about what happened. She said she had trouble.
Sobbing, Day recalls,  “I told them I couldn’t … and one of them demanded that I do it now.”
“I realized I couldn’t say what really happened. I asked for my union rep.”
“All I know is that I saw them at impact, and I realize that’s all I should put on my paperwork.”
For days after the tragedy, she says she couldn’t sleep.
12:30 p.m.
Defense attorney Michael Greenlick asks if the sweeping left turn across a lane on Glisan and left onto Broadway was “consistent” with what she learned in her weeks of TriMet training.
Day says yes. In fact, she says, she did a very similar thing regularly while driving the Line 96, with a stop at Southwest Commerce Circle and 95th Avenue (TriMet moved that stop after the April tragedy).
She says she took that turn, moving across a full lane before turning, during he probationary period, when trainers and supervisors would ride with her. No one told her it was wrong, she said.
Greenlick: Did that experience factor into why you thought you could do that safely?
Day: Yes. And, she says, the fact that she is trained to use space as needed to keep a 4-foot cushion around bus as it turns.
Greenlick: So the turn from westbound Glisan onto Northwest Broadway was consistent with your training.
Day: “Yes, sir.”
12:32 p.m.
The questioning has barely started before she breaks down crying. Day: “I didn’t know that a lot of the things we were asked to do weren’t legal.”
12:40 p.m.
Sparks to Day: It’s apparent, you don’t know what happened. Day says that’s right.
Day says she habitually scanned every 5 to 8 seconds while driving buses. She tried not to get “into a fixed stare.” While turning, she says she scanned for “movement, risks, cars, bicycles, more things.”
Sparks: “You were trained to look around obstacles. It was your responsibility to scan around them before you proceed forward.”
“Yes sir.”
On the courtesy stop, Sparks asks if it’s her understanding that she needs to make sure a stop is safe and legal -- in and out -- before a driver makes it?
Day: “Yes, sir.”
Day said she knew the Glisan stop because she had driven the Line 17 before. She said she had to pull close to the right lane curb because Leiss appeared elderly.
Sparks: “Realistically, don’t you think 12 to 14 mph was a little fast to be turning into that crosswalk?”
Day: “I don’t know how fast I was going. I assume it was a safe and reasonable speed.”
Sparks asks Day if she thinks it’s her responsibility to know what is in a crosswalk? Wouldn’t driving that fast toward a crosswalk with pedestrians be unsafe at the speed?
Day: "Yes."
Sparks: “It’s true then that you didn’t know what was in that crosswalk?”
Day: “I thought I did.”
12:45 p.m.
Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Chuck Sparks has finished the cross-examination of Sandi Day.  No further questions.