Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ODE TO TRIMET JUNKERS

Crazy Trimet notices-(67)

Guess who?

I'll be meeting with this gentleman next week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Adqr3lXyg

As is apparent, I am very disappointed with Trimet management over my latest warning letter.
Hopefully Hayden will see the errors that are so prominent and authorize the necessary changes.
It is my hope that fairness and facts will prevail!
(this is not my video!)
Light Rail Crashes!

Is this the future of bus service in Portland ?

Click here!

And here!

Where would we be without the union?

ANOTHER EXHAUST VICTIM

It has been reported that another Trimet driver was poisoned by toxic fumes from the bus last night at the Tigard Transit Center. Apparently some passengers were affected also.

The bus fleet is falling to pieces and makes a mockery of the safety initiative that Macfarlane keeps talking about!
Carolyn Young, big bucks executive

And here is why there is no money for anything, THE RICH HAVE IT ALL!

A REAL SNOWPOCALYPSE

Service Suspension of Rt15, with 7 trolleys stuck in 4 blocks
The patience of a TriMet driver 
(you see joe rose getting on the bus)
TriMet training supervisor David Reis

Meet Mr Safety

http://www.thoughts.com/HR202/harry-saporta

Seoul's colorful buses & logical route system

In South Korea, buses are color-coded to let travelers know what kind of bus it is (long distance, feeder route, express, circular). On top of that, they divided the city into 8 zones, and number the buses based on how they travel between zones with the bus's ID as the last digit. So for example, bus 048 travels from zone 0 to zone 4 and is ID# 8. Very simple system for people to get around, especially if they don't speak Korean.

Could TriMet do something like that here?

SNOWPOCALYPSE WITH SUNSET BOB

SNOWPOCALYPSE WITH SUNSET BOB-THE MOVIE from al m on Vimeo.

HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON IN MONTANA

NUTJOBS EVERYWHERE
STREETCARS, BICYCLES AND LIGHT RAIL MAKE FOR A BETTER COUNTRY (i guess)

Hell Freezes Over-Fox Gnus host gets it right

Shep Smith: Wisconsin Fight Has Nothing Do With Budget, All About Busting Unions
On Wednesday's "Studio B," Shepard Smith said the battle over union rights in Wisconsin was all about busting unions and securing Republican political power, not about the state's budget deficit.
It was a take that placed Smith squarely in agreement with people such as Rachel Maddow, who has repeatedly argued essentially the same thing on her show.
Speaking to a mostly-in-agreement Juan Williams, Smith said the fight was "100 percent politics."
"There is no budget crisis in Wisconsin," he said, adding that the unions "[have] given concessions." The real point of the fight, Smith said, could be found in the list of the top ten donors to political campaigns. Seven out of the ten donated to Republicans; the other three were unions donating to Democrats.
"Bust the unions, and it's over," Smith said. He then brought up the Koch brothers, the billionaires who have bankrolled much of the anti-union pushback in Wisconsin. The fight, Smith said, "started" with the Kochs, who he said were trying to get a return on the money they donated to Walker's campaign.
"I'm not taking a side on this, I'm just telling you what's going on...to pretend this is about a fiscal crisis in the state of Wisconsin is malarkey," Smith said.

ESTATE OF AUSTIN MILLER GETS $400,000 DUE TO LAW WHICH LIMITS LIABILITY

Will David Sale run into this problem? Trimet has made settlements in excess of the $200,000 limit before, so how and when this law applies is not clear.

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A142393.htm