Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ALTHOUGH MACFARLANE AND TRIMET HAS GONE PYSCO OVER SAFETY-THIS CHART PROVES BUS TRANSPORTATION IS SAFE

http://nats.sct.gob.mx/nats/sys/tables.jsp?i=3&id=12

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION RIDERSHIP REPORT

http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Documents/Ridership/2010_q4_ridership_APTA.pdf

23Share Honolulu Transit Chair Says He Has Serious 'Concerns' About Rail

Too bad the Portland people can't stand up like the man in Honolulu.

http://www.civilbeat.com/articles/2011/03/23/9830-honolulu-transit-chair-says-he-has-serious-concerns-about-rail/

Third MAX line stabbing reported in 5 days

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Man-stabbed-on-Eastside-MAX-train-platform-118715429.html

Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnX-D4kkPOQ&feature=player_embedded

Macfarlane gets booted out of this event-here is what he says about it

http://www.thoughts.com/HR202/macfarlane-gets-booted-out-of-this-event-here-is-what-he-says-about-it

OPAL BEGINS ORGANIZING FOR BUS PROJECT!

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/671428/17f6320f0d/1527506891/0112740493/

OUR TAXES GOING TO MAKE RICH DEVELOPERS EVEN RICHER...AMERIKA

Yet the project is unlike any in the United States, in both price and ambition, to link a big city and suburb by streetcar. As Portland and Lake Oswego leaders prepare to endorse the project, it remains steeped in unanswered questions: Does privileged Lake Oswego need a streetcar line to Portland? Should a publicly funded transit project be so closely tied to benefiting developers?

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/03/lake_oswego_streetcar_project.html 

BUS RIDERS GET WHACKED HARD IN LA

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bus-cuts-20110325,0,2110781.story

PEGGY HANSON QUITS AT JEFFERSON COUNTY-HEADS TO DC TO EXPLORE OTHER OPPORTUNITES

http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=28890&SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&S=1
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=28921

TRANSIT "NERD" CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/transportation/detail?entry_id=85745

LETTER TO THE EDITOR IN CANADA THAT IS RELEVANT EVERYWHERE

I would suggest that, before any members of the transit commission be allowed to make decision on transit routes, they should make a commitment that they and their families will only use OC Transpo for business and personal transportation for at least two months.
In addition, OC Transpo boss Alain Mercier and all his senior officials who contribute their advice to the routes and usage, should also make the same commitments.
Only when the people and their families have experienced the same trials and tribulations as regular OC Transpo users can they make informed decisions about what is needed by those users across the city.

WISCONSIN FASCISTS WANT TO IGNORE THE COURTS!

http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/03/wisconsin-union-law-published-despite-court-order-0

Demonstrations across U.S. express solidarity with Wisconsin protesters

Slide show here!

All eyes are on Wisconsin

The GOP agenda, “we want to do whatever is necessary to keep our money, make more money and protect it from taxes, and any other responsibilities such as paying workers fair wages, providing health benefits and safe working conditions. And then we want to protect OUR rights (money) by being allowed to fire workers, when it doesn’t benefit us for any reason that we want (right to work laws).

http://milwaukeecourieronline.com/index.php/2011/03/26/all-eyes-are-on-wisconsin/ 

Walker Sued by Wisconsin Unions as Law ‘Published’ in Defiance of Court

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-26/wisconsin-s-walker-sued-by-unions-as-labor-law-published-1-.html

PDX UNCUT PICKET AT MILWAUKIE BANK OF AMERICA BRANCH

PDX UNCUT Picket was held at the Bank of America Branch on SE McLoughlin on Saturday March 26.  I forgot to charge the batteries in the camera, so I only got a couple of pix.  For more information on the US UNCUT movement go to the website http://usuncut.org

BRITS DON'T MESS AROUND!

Protesters break into bank, clash with cops as London march turns violent

Video of thousands in London protest march as paint bombs, flares fly

Out in Force: 300,000 to march in London anti-cuts protest

SOME PRANK HUH?

Noxious school- bus prank ends with shooting threat, panicked students

Sting Puts Brake on 11 Bus Drivers

(couldn't happen here could it?)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704517404576223090686590766.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

TRANSIT BUS KILLS DELIVERY MAN IN NY

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/03/26/2011-03-26_city_bus_fatally_strikes_biker.html

IN SERVICE FILM---(stay calm fascists, not my stuff)

Trimet WES Commuter Rail (Portland, OR)
Trimet WES Commuter Rail (Portland, OR)
Trimet WES Commuter Rail (Portland, OR)
Trimet WES Commuter Rail (Portland, OR)
Trimet WES Commuter Rail (Portland, OR)
Portland Streetcar (Portland, OR)
Portland Streetcar (Portland, OR)
Portland Streetcar (Portland, OR)
Portland Streetcar (Portland, OR)
Portland Streetcar (Portland, OR)
Portland Streetcar 1

TRIMET MARCH BOARD MEETING

TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS-MARCH 2012 from al m on Vimeo.

(aka sock puppets meeting)
A 2LonelyGuys Production

RANTINGS OF A BUS DRIVER-MARCH 25

MARCH 25 from al m on Vimeo.

TOM CHAMBERLAIN TALKS WITH JON HUNT

LYN LERBACH-THE VOICE OF SANITY ON THE TRIMET BOARD

Portland flunks disability standards in the transit mall

DARLA STURDY

LIGHT RAIL ELECTRIFICATION-traction power simulation in Portland

http://viewer.zoho.com/api/urlview.do?url=http://trb.org/publications/circulars/ec058/14_05_Porter.pdf

Oregon Rail Heritage group gets more funding for historic-trains center

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2011/03/25/historic-locomotives-closer-to-getting.html