Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Guy takes a leak on the bus then expects to ride!


Call out the Bus fleet to save us!

Police action around the Multnomah County Courthouse downtown has halted MAX Green and Yellow line service on 5th and 6th avenues. Riders should board buses bound for Rose Quarter to continue their trips. Yellow Line trains are operating between Expo Center and Rose Quarter and then traveling east as Green Line trains to Clackamas Town Center. Riders should expect delays.

Trimet bus drivers battle each other!

Dealing with Trimet substandard buses

Dispatcher attempts to rationalize with Driver who wouldn't stop to take...

Latest international bus news

Bus Emergency News Archive

Here's an idea for Trimet (so much for free speech however)

Man Fined $500 for Swearing on Milwaukee Bus | Cleveland Leader

Church of Light Rail gets bigger and bigger!

 "There are very few major metropolitan areas in the country that aren't considering the installation of some sort of light rail system," says Robert Puentes, a transportation expert at the Brookings Institution. He stresses that the car is still king, but says politicians, businessmen and developers are looking to light rail to help guide development.
"Light rail stops create nodes and create opportunities for denser development," says Frampton. "So you don't end up using up roads and using up sewers, and building new police stations and water lines and so on."

Light Rail Transforming Cities, Guiding Development : NPR

And people that actually need transit get left behind, of course!

Light rail kills!

MTA taking steps to reduce Blue Line deaths |

People at the bottom lose the most in transit shutdowns

When snow stalls states, MTA transit, who's hit the worst? -

Bus drivers strike over Bolivian gasoline prices


Another incredible light show

YouTube - Sandstorm Christmas Lights Techno

Check out the Christmas lights on this house!

YouTube - The Amazing Grace Christmas Light House - Official Version

This is the remote that is under the "parlor" to put the Type 4 max trains in reverse

TriMet: Service Alert - New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Holiday Service

TriMet Ministry of Information

Official OPAL site announcement

OPAL Transit Advocates - deadline Jan 21

Surprise birthday party for RON HEINZTMAN?

Simplifying The Open Transit Data Debate

wake on this morning

Google Street View now shows bus stops

Greater Greater Washington

Got a Beef with TriMet? Become a Bus Rider Advocate ... and Get Paid

Willamette Week | Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

TriMet driver who rescued puppy from traffic in Forest Grove gets to keep it -- for free

The future of high speed rail


December 27

December 27 from al m on Vimeo.


from al m
to Marcus Griffith
date Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 10:34 AM

hide details 10:34 AM (0 minutes ago)

You want an interview?
We meet and do an on camera interview!

And I get to ask you one question for every question you ask me!


The Ed Bradley of the Vancouver Voice keeps bugging me!

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 4:39 AM, Marcus Griffith <> wrote:
Al Margulies:

I am a freelance journalist for The Vancouver Voice. Per my ongoing coverage of HR 202 and its potential free speech issues, I am requesting comments on the following points/questions:

1) Have you, or will you, file a HR complaint at TriMet regrading your concerns with HR 202?
(no comment)
2) Have you contact the ACLU, your union, or any other similar agency or orientation regarding your free speech concerns?
(no comment)
3) Did TriMet management inform you that you were no longer allowed to post photographs of TriMet employees (or customers) onto your blog?  If so will you comply with that instruction or do you feel such a regulation over steps TriMet's authority?
(I  comply with all regulations that Trimet has enacted to this date and have every intention to continue to comply with any future regulations )
4) How many hours of video do you make each day?
(It's a VLOG, video log, like a diary, there is no figure)
5) Can you confirm your compensation at TriMet is $35,000 in pay plus $16,000 in benefits, not including retirement? If the amounts are in error, what is the correct amount?
( can confirm the pay but the benefits I cannot)
6) What are your thoughts on public employees representing their agencies even in off duty status?
(no comment)
7) Do feel TriMet drivers should be held to a higher standard of conduct than the general public?
(no comment)
8) What is the message or general ideas you wish to convey through your blog?
(I'm a transit geek)
9) What makes a safe and professional driver? Do you feel you met that standard?
(part 1 is too complex but part 2 is a definite YES)
10) Do you work for the public?
(i work for my passengers first, company second, general public not at all)
Any other comments or points you would like to make?
(why do you keep pestering me? Why do you find this story of any interest to anybody? Do you have a grudge against me because of our feud which started at
I DO MY BLOG MARCUS BECAUSE ITS FUN FOR ME, is that so hard to understand?The reason it gets so much attention is because of people like you.
This is not news Marcus, its an internal Trimet matter!

-- Marcus Griffith

East Coast blizzard time lapse!

December 2010 Blizzard Timelapse on Vimeo

2100 bus roof has problems