Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

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!