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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Whjy can't we do stuff like this at the trimet board meeting?

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--A rowdy group of about 200 union protesters shut down a Mortgage Bankers Association conference for about 10 minutes Wednesday, taking over the stage to protest against homebuilder PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) before leaving peacefully.
The protest led to some head-scratching among attendees, who wondered why a mortgage-banking conference was targeted. The protest appeared to be triggered by the presence of Debra Still, chief executive of Pulte's mortgage unit and chairman of the mortgage bankers' newly created council on residential mortgage servicing issues.

Unions sue the governor!

South Carolina governor sued over hostility to unions | Reuters

TSA GOING UNION

Federal Eye - TSA union vote tentatively set for March/April

TRIMET DEBT SERVICE

ADRI CHANGES THE NAME OF HER BLOG

http://trimetrider.blogspot.com/

Have you seen this new show called "Portlandia?"

Pretty sad if you ask me!

http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/

Two of my favorite Trimet people!

EVA
HERB

Two suns will be visible?

Click here!

Something nice to look at

http://www.dump.com/2010/11/30/highest-waterfall-in-a-kayak-189-ft-video/

THE BULLSHIT LIES OF ELLEN FOX- QUOTES FROM HER SLANDER BLOG

I don't know anything about flame-wars. Not interested in participating. Not interested in negativity, name-calling, character assignation or anything else to belittle, degrade or hurt another human being. I'm more interested in supporting, nurturing and loving the human spirit. 

On the same page this pathological liar says the following:
Everyone's pretty much aware of the damage he's caused our Union over the years. His connections to the conservative anti-union,  anti- tax, anti-rail people. Publishing numerous videos over the years  bragging about our benefits when in reality we have far less benefits then the City or County.  This guy's twitter followers and followers on his other blogs were/are people from Common Cause Oregon (Golden Fleece Award), Lars Larson and others. In fact, according to Jon Hunt a couple years ago, he called the guy into his office on three different occasions to ask him to quit talking about our benefits and contract on his blog.  After one of those talks he came out with this video admitting and apologizing for his involvement. The apology lasted less then four days and he was back at it saying he had "Freedom of Speech" and so it went... 
All complete delusional lies made up by an unstable personality!
She's a liar with no conscience CLICK HERE!

Not so sure I would ride on this bus route!

video

BUS NEWS REPORTS: BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD-updated 1:53pm

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS REPORTS

Here's an idea!

Personal rapid transit in Newport News? - Daily Press

Chris Parker advocates for the disabled!

Chris Parker advocates for the disabled! from al m on Vimeo.

30 transit veteran comes to work drunk and gets busted!

Story here!

LETTER TO ATU PRESIDENT HUNT

Dear President Jon Hunt,
 
As I think about the voting process I have witnessed it has brought up many security questions about the true outcome of our members voting.

I have witnessed blank ballots handed out to members before a vote. I don’t recall if a count of the total ballots is taken. Once the issue at hand is presented to the membership then members are asked to place their vote and turn it in.

I have witnessed some ballots not filled out or turned in and just held by a member for the next vote. It is not clear if a total count of returned votes match the number of ballots put out.

For the next issue any member that kept ahold of their blank ballot has an opportunity to receive another blank ballot and vote twice on that issue or more on another.

After all issues are addressed and ballots are returned and sealed in a labeled envelope they are placed in a large briefcase along with blank ballots and blank envelopes. Upon the ending of the meeting I lose sight of the briefcase and I am not aware of how many chances officers have to get access to these votes.

I am in need of a detailed security breakdown about how our voting process is handled and what opportunities there are for tampering. I have already pointed out a few and the security of our membership is important.

A timely response would be deeply appreciated. -Chris Day

Who's looking?

THIS IS THE KIND OF BULLSHIT THAT WE HAVE TO PUT UP WITH AT THE HANDS OF ELLEN FOX


ELLEN FOX OBVIOUSLY HAS THESE SYMPTOMS:

Paranoid schizophrenia is a schizophrenia subtype in which the patient has false beliefs (delusions) that somebody or some people are plotting against them or members of their family.  The individual may also have delusions of personal grandeur - a false belief that they are much greater and more powerful and influential than they really are.


An individual with paranoid schizophrenia may spend an extraordinary amount of time thinking about ways to protect themselves from their persecutors. 

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY 

The Influence Ellen Has on Some People.

And I thought I was slandered by Ellen Fox !

Going Back to TRUE Union Values

Preferring of Charges

Well everything is in motion now. I have done my part and now for our union officers to do their part. I do have some concerns about how much control union officers have over voting. The fact that ballots are sealed in an envelope than are taken from our sight does not sit well with me.

Going Back to TRUE Union Values

Guess where this door leads?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Fun at Disptach

Trimet bus dispatch call library

Max discusses the Trimet bike and rides


Max Campos discusses the Trimet Bike and Rides from al m on Vimeo.

Forget transit, give us development

Same as it ever was (Jack Bog's Blog)

Downtown Portland Oregon

Do they really think this?

TriMet: Testimonials

BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

UPDATED 5:01PM

Faking injuries on transit

T to fakers: We’re watching - BostonHerald.com

Seattle bus tunnel security firm cited

Seattle Times Newspaper

Our constitutional right to cheap public transit | Full Comment

 During a recent meeting of the Toronto Transit Commission to discuss cutting service on under-performing bus routes, Councillor Maria Augimeri declared: “We’re not here to run a business. We’re here to be a social service. We are a service provider. We can’t just cut routes because they don’t perform. Wheel-Trans doesn’t perform, it costs us $35 per ride. Do we cut all those routes? It’s a ridiculous proposition. People who say a political venue should offer a business-like approach really don’t know what they’re talking about. We are not a business. We are not here to make money.

 National Post

Portland 23rd worst commute

Survey: How Portland's commute ranks in U.S. | kgw.com | News | Portland, Oregon

Transit buses collide!

Broward County Transit bus crash: Two Broward Transit buses collide in Lauderhill injuring three riders - OrlandoSentinel.com

JANUARY 21

January 21 from al m on Vimeo.

RACHELLE "ROCKS"

Feedback needed on new way for Bus Operators to raise safety concerns

Posted by Peggy LaPoint at Jan 20, 2011 09:00 AM | Permalink
Small teams of managers are working to implement the recommendations of the General Manager’s Safety & Service Excellence Task Force. This winter, some of these teams are making ‘Safety Exchange’ visits to frontline employee work areas to gather input on decisions they’re weighing. An Operations team is creating an additional way for bus operators to request assessment of a safety concern and would like to hear your thoughts about:
* A draft of the "Request for Safety Assessment"
* Process for the review of requests and responses to operators.
Look for this group conducting a Safety Exchange at the Center report area during bus operator signup:
* Thursday, January 27: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
If you can't make it to the Safety Exchange gatherings, you can talk with an assistant manager or add your comment here.

TRINET ACCOUNT HOLDERS CAN CLICK HERE 

This was my comment:
It seems to me that safety concerns fall into several categories,
 For example:

a-bus stop safety
b-right or left unsafe turns
c-equipment causing safety issues
d-schedules that defeat safety
e-passenger loads creating safety hazards
f-road reliefs that create safety hazards
AND ANY OTHER CATEGORIES,
My suggestion is that a form be created and placed in the pouch that is only for
safety issues with categories such as those listed above.
Then an area for explanation of safety issue.
DO NOT OVER-COMPLICATE IT AS  THE BREAK TIME REQUEST FOR EVALUATION FORMS!
It needs to be easy to fill out!
Obviously if management is serious about safety then these forms would need to
be addressed in a timely manner, say 24 hours at most.
If the operator request is rejected there needs to be a thorough and concise
explanation as to why this request is rejected.
The safety request needs to be scanned and placed in a data base that is
available for all operators/staff to review as needed, both rejected and approved requests.
These issues need to be tracked accurately and openly.
The yellow cards are a complete and miserable failure as answers would come back
that were disrespectful and then there was no way to track whether or not other
operators were making the same requests.
Management does not drive buses, making rules can only go so far.
Words on a piece of paper do not always translate into real life actions.
Having meetings does not make anything safer.
Listening and responding to those behind the wheel will allow operators to "own" the safety structure at Trimet and will genuinely create a 'CULTURE OF SAFETY'!

The Ministry of Propaganda

The Ministry is among the best in the world for highlighting the good and ignoring the bad. Here is a list of glowing reviews of our wonderful transit system. Keep in mind that all these articles are speaking of Portland,  which absolutely has a damn good transit system.
It's the rest of the Trimet service area that suffers so Portland can get nice little articles like those listed below.

Google, Inc., The Official Google Blog, Dec. 7, 2005
Sunset Magazine, 2005
The Economist, Aug. 31, 2006
USA Today, July 27, 2006
BBC News, Aug. 15, 2006
grist.org, July 19, 2007
USA Today, Aug. 18, 2008
Popular Science, 2008
SustainLane.com, Sustainable US City Rankings, 2008
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, July 1, 2009
forbes.com, Sept. 21, 2009
FastCompany.com, Feb. 22, 2010
RealSimple.com, Mar. 15, 2010
USA Today, Aug. 30, 2010
GOOD Magazine, Sept. 28, 2010

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

We were talking about excessive waste of funds by Trimet executives when Rolf gave an example of a bridge that connects two fields at the Sunset Transit Center.
I didn't remember the bridge that Rolf referred to but here it is, on Google earth.
We go under this bridge every time we come in and out of the Sunset Transit Center, and it actually does connect two fields! I drove by this bridge on my way home tonight and you can see that at the end of January 21 movie.


Regarding Ellen Fox

For readers that are not familiar with Ellen Fox and her history, it needs to be stated that she was fired from Trimet. She was able to get her job back, the details of how she got her job back are unknown to me. From what I have been told, an administrative blunder secured her re hire.
However, she was fired, and that doesn't happen just because they don't like you!
She continues libeling me with impunity and now this very troubled woman has  Chris Day as her target.

This guy not happy with his bus driver

 (The gentleman that made this video dd not publish my comment which was as follows: "don't you think you are being a little bit hard on this woman?" I stand by that comment.

YouTube - Trimet Driver distracted

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

JANUARY 14
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JANUARY 11
JANUARY 10

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!