Saturday, January 15, 2011

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



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.

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  1. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
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Some great pics of great operators!


Canada goes with BRT

Express buses placed ahead of LRT

NY transit mishandled thier snow emergency

NY Daily News

Unions Mobilize Against Curbs

Rat wakes up Homeless man on the subway


Civic Drive


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

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

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

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!