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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

KEN WOLF

KEN WOLF from al m on Vimeo.

MO MONEY MO MONEY MO MONEY

The only Trimet patrons that never face fare increases are fareless square riders.
That's transit equity isn't it?

ATU 757 OFFICERS OFF ON ANOTHER JUNKET

Word is that John and Yvette, (the two are inseparable nowadays apparently)have scheduled some more travel of questionable content. This time they are heading out of town to attend the woman's and black caucuses.

Now here is an interesting idea!

Instead, Gustafson thinks perhaps it's time to scrap Free Rail Zone entirely and replace it with a free bike zone (a.k.a. a bike-share system).
"One of the things you could do is get rid of Free Rail Zone, but replace it with a readily available bike [share] program so people could still circulate for 30 minutes at no cost." Or, put another way, "Reshape the fareless zone to put a greater emphasis on carbon-free circulation; and the best free circulation in the Central City probably ought to be on bikes."

 http://bikeportland.org/2011/04/26/how-bike-sharing-could-spur-revamp-of-transit-fares-in-portland-51109

What the Fukushima

http://bojack.org/2011/04/what_the_fukushima.html

Janked rats cried for blood and the prosthetic hand of love waved good-bye to reason

Luckily for the rat keepers of global capitalism, they have little to fear when it comes to American moths being attracted to the candle of reason. Reason is boring stuff in a nation -- and increasingly, a world -- whose cultural glue is television, and whose main diversion is profoundly simplified emotionalism and conflict. In fact, in the American rat race, reason is not only a fatal weakness, but is also generally unavailable to a people who stay janked every waking moment, ready to take on the next rat, then go home and watch more rats do each other in on television, in a steady diet of visible conflict, both overt an implied. Given that the human nervous system is programmed to respond instantly to conflict, there simply is no mental space left for much quiet thought to take root. Not when your nation's cultural values resemble those of Tamerlain or Aleric the Goth -- tribal, hierarchical, aggressive and acquisitive.
Whether in Belize or America, neither the owners of government nor their subset of social and financial managers are going to respond to any well reasoned, socially beneficial cause unless they are forced to do so -- with emphasis on the word force. Social progress and a humane environment is antithetical to the success of the owning and governing classes -- both being exactly the same thing in a nation whose Constitution is essentially a guarantee of the rights of property.


http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2007/03/in_the_reign_of.html 

IPHONE SPYING ON US!

A pair of iPhone users have filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming that the company is secretly recording movements of iPhone and iPad users. The suit comes a week after technology researchers revealed that the iPhone had been designed to secretly track a user’s location and store information on the device for a year, without the user’s knowledge. Attorney Aaron Mayer said, “We take issue specifically with the notion that Apple is now basically tracking people everywhere they go. If you are a federal marshal, you have to have a warrant to do this kind of thing, and Apple is doing it without one.”

THE VENERABLE JEFF WELCH OF PUGET SOUND OPERATORS BLOG SUCCUMBS TO ATTACKS

PTONews (formerly Puget Sound Transit Operators is on hiatus until further notice.  After a long year of many articles covering many topics, I’m taking a break from online communication, and have gone “off the grid”.  I’ve even deactivated my FaceBook page.
While I’ve enjoyed the cathartic nature and some of the feedback generated by the blog – many have used the content I’ve put out here as fodder to render personal attacks against me, and far more people have taken the time to send me negative feedback than positive.  With that in mind, I’m re-grouping to re-discover the job that I truly love without quite so much focus on the irritating stuff, and may return to posting at some point in the future.
The content of PSTO has been preserved here, so all archives remain available.
-Jeff Welch

http://pstonews.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/on-hiatus/

SOCK PUPPETS AGENDA

TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE RIGHT WING NETWORK BEHIND THE WAR ON UNIONS

Ross, Steve posted this story:
HERE!

Why Wall Street Wins

Editor’s Note: Many Americans feel helpless in the face of the organized power of the elites, whether it’s the neocon dominance of foreign policy or corporate control of the economy.
And, when a safety valve is needed to relieve the pressure of public discontent, those same forces manipulate the voters to go after social spending or government regulation, explaining why the elites continue to win, as Danny Schechter notes in this guest essay:
HERE!

UNREAL!

At least 177 corpses have been recovered in the last few weeks, most of them, officials now say, passengers snatched from interstate buses, tortured and slaughtered. Women were raped before being killed, and some victims were burned alive, according to accounts from survivors who eventually overcame their fears and came forward.
The slayings have horrified a Mexican public already awash in violence and led commentators to call them "our Auschwitz" and a "Mexican genocide." 
Worse yet is the realization that the killing in Tamaulipas state has been going on for months — including the brutal slayings of bus passengers — and no one, not the bus companies, nor the police, nor the officials in charge, acted to stop it .

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-mass-graves-20110425,0,3171055.story

Youths attack bus with rocks

Sydney Morning News

Monday, April 25, 2011

Portland makes this list

The Top Ten Green Cities in the World

APRIL 25

4/25/11 from al m on Vimeo.

Trimet drivers, get the winning slogan and win this INCREDIBLE PRIZE!

TWO POSITIVE STORIES ABOUT TRIMET DRIVERS IN ONE DAY?

Its a freaking miracle!


Report from a driver who went through the 'recertification' is that its a JOKE! Why am i not surprised?

Ouch!

A woman just fell in front of a MAX train at Willow Creek. Operator sounds shook up; is having to tend to her.

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE TRANSIT ACTIVISTS WHO DESTROYS THE IDEA OF LABELS WILL SPEAK ON WEDNESDAY

GET FOCUSED!

Metro is currently recruiting TriMet riders to participate in a focus group about walking, bicycling, and transit use. TriMet is helping to extend this opportunity to participate in the focus group to be conducted on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The group will be facilitated by the non-partisan research firm Davis, Hibbitts and Midghall (DHM) in Downtown Portland.
DHM is specifically looking for TriMet riders who live in either Washington or Clackamas County. Participants will be joining residents from Multnomah County.
If you think you might qualify for this paid research project, please call DHM at 503-220-0575 Monday through Friday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. and ask for Jenny or Rebecca.
Japan's bullet train resumes service

How American Health Care Killed My Father

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/09/how-american-health-care-killed-my-father/7617/
Dispute over pay raises pushes Kelowna toward transit strike - The Globe and Mail

Wednesday's Anticipation

Cameron Johnson

The Right-Wing Network Behind the War on Unions

Inspired by Ronald Reagan and funded by the right's richest donors, a web of free-market think tanks has fueled the nationwide attack on workers' rights.
http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/state-policy-network-union-bargaining

No sympathy

For passengers who do not move when the bus is ready to let them on.
The driver leaves, and that is the passengers fault, not the drivers!

Max train hits Canadian goose!

Per dispatch!

God help us! (dispatch)

A deboarding deaf person collided with a blind person getting on the bus 12 at Barbour Transit Center. Deaf person was getting off because they were upset with the operator after being told the HC card was expired. Operator gave the person a transfer but told them the card was expired.
(I thought those cards were good for another year yet and if the person is obviously deaf or blind WTF does anybody need to see the damn card for!?)

The news nobody's reading

http://bojack.org/2011/04/the_news_nobodys_reading.html

Posts of interest

COMEDY CLUB EVENT FOR DANIELLE SALE-RAW UNEDITED FOOTAGE
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC'S CLASSIC TRIBUTE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
WARNING! BUREAUCRATS AT WORK!
Trimet Board of Sock Puppets Meeting
More from the safety documents
Low floor heads down the highway
More pork disguised as safety
I submit my 2nd safety assessment

They can always find you!

Congressman Edward Markey of Massachusetts has called for a congressional investigation into the computer giant Apple after researchers revealed the iPhone was secretly collecting and storing detailed location information on the phone. The iPhone controversy continues to grow. The Wall Street Journal reports today that the iPhone is collecting and storing location information, even when location services are turned off. Last week, the Journal reported that the iPhone and cellphones powered by Google Android software were also directly transmitting their locations back to Google and Apple.

OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun releasing thousands of secret documents from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The documents reveal the Bush and Obama administrations knowingly imprisoned more than 150 innocent men for years without charge. In dozens of cases, senior U.S. commanders were said to have concluded that there was no reason for the men to have been transferred to Guantánamo. Among the innocent prisoners were an 89-year-old Afghan villager and a 14-year-old boy who had been kidnapped. Some men were imprisoned at Guantánamo simply because they wore a certain model of Casio watches, which had been used as timers by al-Qaeda. The documents also reveal that the journalist Sami al-Hajj was held at Guantánamo for six years partly in order to be interrogated about his employer, the Al Jazeera news network. Al-Hajj’s file said he was sent to Guantánamo in order to "provide information on...the al-Jazeera news network’s training programme, telecommunications equipment, and news gathering operations in Chechnya, Kosovo and Afghanistan."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Time for Attention

I wonder how wise this wanton inattention probably isn’t. The United States has a grave racial problem that isn’t getting better. The problem is not the black middle class, which is about like any other, but the dangerously angry underclass of the graveyard cities—Newark, Detroit, DC, Chicago, Trenton, Dade, Richmond, Atlanta, on and on. I’ve spent many nights in such places. It’s ugly. And it’s explosive. Depending on your politics, you can blame blacks, whites, God, terrorists, or sunspots, none of which changes anything.

http://fredoneverything.net/Baltimore.shtml 

BLASTS FROM THE PAST-FROM THE ARCHIVES

Movies brought back from private viewing during past inquisitions.

http://rantingsblasts.blogspot.com/2011/04/september-2009.html

FROM THE ARCHIVE-ONE OF TRIMET'S BEST-SUNSET BOB-THE END OF THE CEDAR MILL SHUTTLE

Also starring Ross Racer!

BLASTS FROM THE PAST-FROM THE ARCHIVES

Amatuer Trimet historian Jason Mchuff rides the last Cedar Mill Shuttle and talks with Sunset Bob
Amatuer Trimet historian Jason Mchuff rides the last Cedar Mill Shuttle and talks with Sunset Bob-2
Amatuer Trimet historian Jason Mchuff rides the last Cedar Mill Shuttle and talks with Sunset Bob-3
THE LAST ROUTE 60 ENTERS THE TRASH BIN OF HISTORY

BLAST FROM THE PAST

BLAST FROM THE PAST

Meeting Rules for Managers

http://www.jesterhat.net/uk/1000823.html

Canada’s Health Care: An Alternate Universe

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/20-0

TriMet Deaths, One Year Later

What to do with David Sale? He needs to spend an entire shift with a Trimet bus driver, someone like Dan Christensen would be great. He needs to see the world of bus driving through our eyes. He will never understand until he does something like that. I do not and never will agree that our culture is "unsafe". US News and World report debunks that the concept of Trimet being an unsafe transit district.  Yes we have a few "clowns"  that seem to have eluded all the layers of bureaucracy and ended up working were they should never have been, but basically we operate a safe system.

Portland A-Foot

Can't believe the number of fare disputes going on

There are so many calls coming in to dispatch about fares I can hardly believe it.
Interestingly, they are all coming from the east side of the district.

Check out Punkrawkers Trimet photo's

http://www.flickr.com/photos/punkrawker4783/sets/72157624796938883/

Enrollment in Oregon's food stamp program now reaches record high of 750,000 statewide

http://www.oregonlegaljournal.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=45&ArticleID=305

Unfair Square

http://www.portlandmercury.com/portland/unfair-square/Content?oid=3783881

Public transit’s problem is overstaffing, not wages

Click Here!

Happy Easter

WHO'S BEEN LOOKING AT THIS BLOG THIS WEEK?

Iran starting to show up regularly!

CLIPS OF BUS DRIVERS GETTING ABUSED AROUND THE WORLD

http://busemergency.blogspot.com/2011/04/april-24.html

ASSAULTS AGAINST BUS DRIVERS A WORLD WIDE PROBLEM

Holy shit!

http://youtu.be/NzMdArkYBx8

Is this maneuver safe?

http://youtu.be/2S4tYls_loc

Cyclists watch out on the tracks!

Bicylists need to be careful riding near train tracks! from al m on Vimeo.

Cyclists vs Buses

YouTube - Bus Driver getting upset at cyclists speed Stockport Road

One of my favorite bus drivers

Bus driver scared of passenger!

YouTube - Bus driver with a NASTY ATTITUDE!!!! Wont open the doors.

Portland A-Foot

The life of a bus driver

Chinese workers fight back while American workers cave

While we "march" they ACT!

Chinese Trucks Idle as Protests Continue - WSJ.com

THE ANTIDOTE TO APATHY

Stop the attacks on the working class

Fascist agenda spreading in the states across America, Americans get what they voted for

States with new GOP majorities see wave of bills on social issues - The Boston Globe

COMEDY CLUB EVENT FOR DANIELLE SALE-RAW UNEDITED FOOTAGE

Didn't see any Trimet executives there, not surprising of course.
The only two people I recognized were Portland A-Foots Michael Anderson and ATU 757 Vice president Sam Swartz

Memorial for Danielle Sale from al m on Vimeo.

Raw footage, event at Comedy Club in Downtown Portland

"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC'S CLASSIC TRIBUTE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Another One Rides The Bus from al m on Vimeo.

Why TriMet should be using artics, even on a Saturday (14 OB) on Twitpic

Punkrawker

Saturday, April 23, 2011

BEANY AND THE BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS

WARNING! BUREAUCRATS AT WORK!

And now for something completely different...check out these pics...u can panorama them!

PICTURE NUMBER 1
PICTURE NUMBER 2
PICTURE NUMBER 3
PICTURE NUMBER 4
PICTURE NUMBER 5

Trimet Board of Sock Puppets Meeting

http://trimet.org/meetings/board/index.htm

Chris Hedges

http://vimeo.com/22783059

Portland man "goes wild"

It wasn't the girls going wild at a Michigan bar.
Police say a 51-year-old Portland, Ore., man attacked a Girls Gone Wild tour bus after he became disgruntled due to a lack of women at a party at the Red Horse Bar in Saginaw Township on Wednesday night, the Saginaw News reported Friday.
According to cops, the man tore the side mirrors off the pink tour bus, decorated with huge images of scantily-clad women on the side, while it was parked outside the bar.
Police said the man became irate because fliers said there would be barely-dressed women at the party. A co-owner of the bar told the newspaper the event was a "shim-sham" and no women from Girls Gone Wild entered the bar, despite patrons paying a $10 cover charge.
The man was arrested, but there was no word on charges.

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/04/23/man-attacks-girls-gone-wild-tour-bus-cops
Common Man News: Budget austerity and democracy

More from the safety documents

Also - Hiring and Training Practices: A review is in progress to determine if and how TriMet can
improve its hiring process to better assess behavioral, attitudinal and fitness compatibility
with the demanding roles as a bus or rail operator. Investigation to date shows that TriMet
does well in this regard relative to peer agencies.

I would love to see the data that confirms this conclusion!

New low floor heads down highway

MORE PORK COMING UNDER THE GUISE OF SAFETY

Instead of this PORK, how bout installing some driver fans in the trimet buses without air-conditioning?

I SUBMIT MY SECOND SAFETY REQUEST

The first request went nowhere, got the bureaucratic run around which is what we always get here at Trimet.
Even the highly exalted HARRY SAPORTA ended up just ignoring my request. (at least as of this date)
                                                                                

A walk on Portland's famous NW 23rd Ave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP4_et8Ni8U

SAFETY APPARENTLY NEEDS MANAGER 'RETREATS'

(another excerpt from a Trimet document)

While the culture of safety assurance lies with every aspect of TriMet operations and management, day to day responsibility is centered in its Operations Division. An all-hands retreat of Operations management staff was held in November 2010 to determine how the Task Force recommendations might best be translated into a detailed work plan. Today, that plan calls out approximately 200 tasks, which are being implemented and tracked. TriMet is committed to not only implementing, but in sustaining these changes.

SOMEBODY SHOOT ME PLEEEEZE!

(excerpted from a Trimet "official" document and sent to me)

In the year ahead, the safety-oriented work program will mature into a “Safety Management System”, departing from the very useful framework of recommendations provided with the Safety and Service Excellence Task Force recommendation. This will be part of a maturation process that will move TriMet from reaction an integrated and sustainable approach that is proactive and eventually predictive.

JOHN&YVETTE FLY OFF TO SEATTLE?

To attend a shop stewards training seminar?
Why did  our two executive  officers go and why did they decide to fly over there rather than take the company car and save some dough?
Union elites are still elites and function for their own pleasure rather than ours it seems!

Protesters converge on city hall over high water bills

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-3Nbypb5SY

STEVE FUNG'S MOVIE OF THE WEEK!

BOJACK REPORT

On stalks of clover
Mission impossible
Uprise -- blood pressure edition
Calculate what the Portland school tax ballot measures will cost you
Japanese nuke types make believe everything's o.k.

IMF Austerity Is Headed to America – Watch Out!

This is America's future, one of government-induced privation and societal misery. Study the dominant social themes of the elite, its recent fear-based promotions, and one begins to get a sense more fully of what is being prepared. The signs are increasingly visible.

http://www.thedailybell.com/2135/Anthony-Wile-IMF-Austerity-Is-Headed-to-America-Watch-Out.html 

APRIL 22

APRIL 22 from al m on Vimeo.

FLASHBACK - Phil Donahue debates Bill O'Reilly on Iraq War

YOU CAN ALWAYS CATCH UP ON THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL BUS NEWS

HERE!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Jersey To Rehire Transit Worker Fired For Burning Quran

According to settlement papers released by the ACLU, Fenton will get back his $86,110-a-year position, receive backpay at a rate of $331.20 per day since he was fired and he'll receive $25,000 for "Mr. Fenton's pain and suffering." The settlement also states that Fenton will not have to "disavow or recant that conduct" and will not have to undergo any "sensitivity training."
"Our government cannot pick and choose whose free speech rights are protected, based on whether or not they approve of the content of our statements or actions," Fenton said in a statement. "This is the very essence of the First Amendment.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/04/22/135635324/new-jersey-to-rehire-transit-worker-fired-for-burning-quran

Safety Slogan Contest?

Insanity continues its grip on Trimet management. 

Their newest crazy idea, a contest to come up with Trimet's new safety slogan!

The winner is going to receive their winning safety slogan PRINTED ON A T-SHIRT!
WHOOP DEE DOO!

Health and Safety Hazards for City Bus Drivers

Work Factors Associated with
Stress-related Health Problems

  • traffic congestion
  • constant time pressure
  • little or no input into how work is organized or implemented
  • disorderly passengers
  • threat of physical assault and crime
  • work schedule interference with home life and leisure activities
  • social isolation on the job

TEA PARTY VS. UNIONS

news4_rally_3724

Click here to read story

Sunset Transit Center's 'Bike and Ride' is a lonely cage

Potentially 74. After eight months, the bike and ride averages 1.2 bicycles a day, according to TriMet records of users swiping prepaid cards to access the locked facility

Sunset Transit Center's 'Bike and Ride' is a lonely cage | OregonLive.com
Wally Feist retired

Trimet Director of Transportation responds to my request for clarification

Al,
Sorry for my slow response.

The relevant SOP is B804,Leaving a Bus Stop,

6. Turn your head left for a second scan of the left side and mirror. Scan the interior center mirror as you sweep your vision back to the left to check that your customers appear ready for the bus to move. Look over your left shoulder and rock and roll (lean) in your seat as you scan left to increase what you see in the mirrors, and to see around vision barriers.

What I understand this to mean is this:

It is not our policy that the bus cannot be moved if someone is standing instead of sitting.
We ask operators to observe whether a person "appears ready for the bus to move," that is, appears steady and will not fall if the bus is moved.
Thus senior citizens, disabled citizens, or customers not holding on to a stanchion would be passengers that might cause an operator not to move until they were seated or clearly "stable"

If there is a fall before someone is seated this would not result in an automatic PA because such factors as mentioned above would need to be reviewed to determine if the operator was using good judgment.  A reckless maneuver might be an operator pulling away from the curb at a sharp angle while a senior citizen with a cane is still walking down the aisle towards a seat and not hanging on to a stanchion.

MOVE YOUR CAR-trinet account holders only

https://trinet.trimet.org/expressline/posts/temporary-employee-parking-space-closure-on-april-27th-28th

Nothing to do for an hour, well you can always watch this exciting feature

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

Drivers are getting spit on and shot at, but hell, at least you can get transit data, which is what the managment really cares about anyway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeowOaJTr_8

Not sure if this is a Trimet involved accident or not

http://youtu.be/1OXnNt_u5Fw

RECERTIFICATION CLASSES BEGIN

Operators are receiving letters at home telling them when they will be "required" to take this ridiculous class.

In the past operators could chose the times that they would attend these required classes, no more apparently.

Management is structuring the classes during your work shift so you have no choice but to attend since your shift is your required attendance in any event.

Many operators have already expressed outrage over this latest power trip by our beloved management.

They are working hard to get rid of as many "old timers" as possible, it should be obvious to most of us that have been here for some time now.

Get the old timers out of here, get in the new blood for less pay, less vacation, and most of all, less benefits.

Trimet is nothing but another corporation, interested only in money, expansion, and the comfort of its elites, aka, top executive management.

TYRANNY AT TRIMET BEGINS WITH THE SANDI DAY INCIDENT

It was the mistake of one operator, just one, in 42 years of providing services to the Portland area that began the reign of terror by the management against its operators.

OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK

In Pakistan, U.S. drones have killed 25 people in North Waziristan. The dead reportedly included five children and four women. The attack strike came two days after a visit to Islamabad by U.S. Admiral Mike Mullen.

Trimet general manager "digs" it!

Click Here!

On eve of tragedy anniversary, TriMet launches 'safety dashboard'

JOE ROSE HERE!
they r starting the recertification classes!...whopeeee!....assholes..we get a letter in company mail telling us wen we go..no more signing up ourselves...text recieved!

A Confusing Intersection for a Reroute


Interstates and States of Grief-A poetic essay and video

http://vimeo.com/22377038

APRIL 21

4/21/11 from al m on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

BUS GETS SHOT!

http://twitpic.com/4nsl9v
North Portland shooting injures 1, halts TriMet bus
 Man, TriMet bus shot in North Portland
TriMet bus hit when shots are fired

What’s it cost to run a TriMet vehicle?

Portland AFoot

GO BY STREETCAR!

http://trimetrider.blogspot.com/2011/04/go-by-streetcar.html
in case you didn't get it over BDS, shooting NE Fremont & Williams, shot a
#24 bus.

No apparent injuries to driver or passengers

TRIMET MANAGEMENT VIOLATES ITS OWN POLICY!

It is a violation of state and federal law, as well as TriMet policy, to retaliate against employees or
customers who have filed a complaint of discrimination, participated in an investigation of unlawful
discrimination, declared misuse of public funds, or engaged in other legally sanctioned, appropriate
behavior.

- Stefan Molyneux

YouTube - The State of the Nation

Ridership holds steady

Cut home heating subsidies for elderly, but pay for this!??????

The Obama administration has announced plans to send $25 million in aid to the Libyan rebels as part of a broadening international effort to help the fighters in their campaign against Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the money would be provided for so-called "non-lethal aid."

CRASH!

Dave's bus pix

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davesbuspix/

Measure of a good employer

We all know what distinguishes a good employer from a bad one. A good one provides four basic things. First, it makes sure that everyone has a proper job to do. Second, it pays them fairly. Third, it makes employees feel that their efforts are recognised. And fourth, it gives them nice people to work with. That’s all: there is nothing else. 

Financial times report on cities that are working to reduce dependence on cars

http://media.ft.com/cms/0c08e8b0-61a5-11e0-88f7-00144feab49a.pdf

Portland Transport

Portland Transport: Thinking about solutions for the Beaverton-Wilsonville corridor

Killed by bus turning left-faces jail time

You sure you want to be  a bus driver? Think twice before getting into this business!

SamTrans bus driver charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter - San Jose Mercury News

Killed by bus turning left

Pedestrian killed by Edmonton transit bus - Edmonton - CBC News

Who knows why Trimet won't consider this

Pittsburgh-area transit agency ordering more larger buses to ease crowding on ...

Bus violence in Seattle

This job gets more and more dangerous......

Police searching for suspect after man shot on Metro bus | KING5.com | Seattle Area Local News

Facebook auto generated groups

Tri-Met Computers (3)

Republicans Share Their Bigotry



Here are those bigoted Republicans,the right-wing claims don’t exist,proudly declaring their conservative values.

APRIL 19

4/20/11 from al m on Vimeo.

What makes a great bus line?

Portland Afoot

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

4-20 mount tabor according to bus passengers!
Max disruption going west created a whole bunch of
Upset people. No announcements of course!

10 Most Awkward Political Gaffes

I propose this new motto for Trimet-RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

Substitute TRIMET for BORG, in reference to the Pork going to the richest community in our area, LAKE OSWEGO!

Worried about safety on Trimet? Check this out!

Authorities said a group of 20 to 25 youths boarded a MARTA train bound for Atlanta's airport, and viciously attacked the passengers.
Police said one of the teenagers bashed one rider in the face with a soda-pop can, pushed him down and stole his wallet. Another passenger on the southbound train was punched in the face.
Police said both of the riders who were attacked work for Delta Air Lines, and have been staying at a hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The Delta workers - including one from Gig Harbor, Wash., and the other from New York City - suffered cuts in the attack late Saturday night south of downtown Atlanta.
MARTA spokesman Lyle Harris said police are still investigating, and no arrests have been made.
--The Associated Press
 http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/04/20-25_teens_storm_georgia_train_attack_riders.html

HR TESTIMONY COMPLETE

Nothing to report, Carol Jolly took the information and asked questions.
She will investigate and make her report back to me, she has no power to impose any sort of decision, she can only fact find and send her findings over to operations, the same people that I filed the complaint on.
I have a valid complaint of harassment against the management, who collectively have distorted past meetings and stretched HR rules with obvious intent, which is to stop me from engaging in my off work hobbies.
The threat of termination is obviously intimidation for a "legally sanctioned" behaviour.

If this goes nowhere the next step is BOLI

HOW DOES TRIMET TREAT ITS EMPLOYEES?

In Farrell, Frank Farrell bus driver suffered from diabetes, eczema, asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In relation to these medical conditions, Farrell repeatedly asked for time out, your employer has not granted always. Farrell said that the repeated negative not only violate their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (“used”) but they caused Farrell to develop a disorder of anxiety and depression.
Because the Court reasoned that the jury based its award to Farrell in real wages lost as a result of Tri-Met’s repeated denials, the Ninth Circuit confirmed the award of the jury. Thus he met Tri should pay an indemnity of Farrell.

http://www.health-articles-news.com/they-used-not-to-foresee-back-door-prize-of-emotional-injury 

JACK BOGDANSKI ON THE LATEST PORK BARREL STREETCAR PROJECT

It's classic Williams-Dame. You get your call girl politicians to keep voting yes, all the while saying "It's just for further analysis -- we can always say no later." One morning the song is suddenly switched to "It's too late to turn back now." That's what Tri-Met has done with the mystery train to Milwaukie, and that's what a slim majority of city council members are doing in Lake Oswego. Whether they realize it or not.

http://bojack.org/2011/04/homer_williams_scam_script_pla.html 

GREAT GRANPA PLAYFAIR HEADING OUT TO PASTURE!

http://www.governmentjobs.com/view_job.cfm?JobID=316879

TRUE?

Portland Afoot
Creaky fleet: TriMet has retired 20 buses in the last year that it didn't plan to.
1 hour ago via TweetDeck

Living in Public

.... I remember some planning guru arguing that most Americans live their lives in three boxes: house, car, and workplace. His argument was that we were limiting our connections to our community in the way we structure where we live, where we work, and how we get to and from those places. I’m not doing his argument justice here, but I think there is some truth in that. But not only do we try to keep the physical aspects of our lives neatly compartmentalized; we also try to box our successes and failures, and our grief and our joy. If you spend any time on public transit, you’ll quickly realize that there is a portion of the population that isn’t boxed up in the same way ...

Interesting perspective from Suburban/Urbanist

APRIL 19

4/19/11 from al m on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

PORTLAND AREA ELITE PASS THE LATEST PORK PROJECT

Although the vote was "close", there was never any doubt that this would pass see http://youtu.be/fTahZE4q90U
 
Lake Oswego endorses streetcar; Portland votes on Wednesday
in morn never showed and she was late to work!.Jose was driving my run and they pulled him for awhile!..TRIMESS..always filling for max!..crazy asses!
did u know they cancelled 6 or 7 runs this morn?..max was down so they just pulled ppl. off some of the runs to do a bus bridge..1 lady that rides in morn

Portland pork barrel transit district

YouTube - Lake Oswego streetcar project decisions due soon

Trimet's most excellent Ministry of Propaganda

CLICK HERE!

Vigil planned

TRIMET MANAGEMENT GETTING PROACTIVE AT CATCHING TRANSIT THUGS

This is the second incident where publicity about riders who seem to think the transit system exists for their amusement, has lead to their arrest and public humiliation.
Trimet management should be congratulated on putting these thugs out in the public domain.
We need them to continue to follow this procedure when these sorts of incidents occur!

Arrested!

TriMet police arrest 27-year-old woman suspected of spitting at line 71 driver | Oregon Live
One down, one to go. What about the fare evader with the woman? Does he just get off scott-free or what?

It’s TriMet tax day, too. What are we paying for?

  Because TriMet has been allowed to write its own definition of new service, the blue line includes new debt payments for rail construction and bus replacements and rising benefit costs for LIFT drivers.

http://portlandafoot.org/2011/04/its-trimet-tax-day-too-what-are-we-paying-for/

FIND THESE PEOPLE

Blaming the recession instead of the bus cuts for declines in bus riders a transit trend

MTA bus ridership declines in recession | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

inShare0 ReprintPrint Email Font Resize San Francisco bus rolls down hill in Daly City, hits car, injures woman trapped in vehicle

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_17877504?nclick_check=1

Arctic Whisper - First fast-charging hybrid electric bus debuts in Sweden

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-arctic-fast-charging-hybrid-electric.html

Jack Bogdanski is doing an excellent job covering the crisis in Japan

While they poison the ocean (Jack Bog's Blog)
Why not radiation-test West Coast fish? (Jack Bog's Blog)
Fukushima's future (Jack Bog's Blog)

When elites fail

Part 1
Part 2

Bus shelters disgraceful!

Bus shelters are a mess in Hillsboro. | YouNewsTV™ - Your news. Your voice. Be heard. YouNews™

Art screws up rail

Power Outage Delays MAX Trains - Portland News Story - KPTV Portland

Mary Festch

Tri-Met seeks woman who spit on driver | kgw.com | News | Portland, Oregon

IS THE TEA PARTY PHENOMENON OVER?



Why does the mainstream media and our elected representatives still pander over them? Click here to read story.

MORE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE SONG AND DANCE

Offshoring American Jobs:An Ongoing Economic Catastrophe

This is what Americans were told some time ago when good manufacturing jobs were offshored (largely courtesy of the National Association of Manufacturers).
We were told that we were entering a new economy that had nothing to do with manufacturing. The offshoring was part of the "maturation of our economy." And so we were handed a promissory note that read as follows:
"Dear American: We don't like unions or high-paying union jobs, so we're sending manufacturing jobs offshore. We're not going to support the communities that this will disastrously impact when all those jobs are lost. We're going to do little or nothing to retrain the individuals who have lost those jobs due to offshoring. But don't worry. The stock market will do better, and trickle-down theory tells us that someday, somehow, good jobs, different jobs, will come back to America.
"Signed,
Mr. Nobody"
The rest of the story
http://http://www.progressiveliving.org/editorial_offshoring_American_jobs.htm

Nasty Little Narrow Republicans



Catch Mike's show on KPOJ @9pm M-F.

JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER

I have never lived in a time when so many false narratives competed for supremacy of the collective mind-space. Omnipresent as it is, reality seems to elude us, and certainly its supposed interlocutors - figures such as presidents, his highest appointed officials, their voluble, strutting opponents in the other party, the glamorpusses behind the Cable TV news desks, poor dim Bill Keller at The New York Times, and, of course, the necromancers of economics on campuses from Cambridge to Palo Alto.

Gaming Our Own Asses - Clusterfuck Nation

APRIL 18

4/18/11 from al m on Vimeo.

Portland Rising rally!

Portland Rising 1. The march starts: Good Jobs For All 4.16.11
Portland Rising 2. The march: Good Jobs For All 4.16.11
Portland Rising 3. The march: Good Jobs For All 4.16.11
Portland Rising 4. Rally Terry Shrunk.: Good Jobs For All 4.16.11
Portland Rising: 5 Terry Shrunk rally ends: Good Jobs For All 4.16.11

Monday, April 18, 2011

Slide show of the fugitive spitter!

TriMet Transit Police Seeking Riders After Spitting Incident - Photos - KPTV Portland

Oregonian editorial board actually makes some sense

Get off the LO streetcar | OregonLive.com

CENTER ST FACEBOOK?

http://www.facebook.com/pages/TriMet-Center-St/178380565527354

THE MONEY THAT IS SOLD ABROAD IS YOU

http://youtu.be/Cd-SLRyuRq0

LAND OF FREEDOM

New figures show the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the developed world, while ranking ninth worst in social spending. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States imprisons 760 of every 100,000 citizens, more than five times the OECD average.

BE A TRIMET BUS DRIVER-GET SPIT ON

TriMet seeking woman who spit in bus driver's face in Southeast Portland | OregonLive.com

BOJACK REPORTS

How Tom Moyer will get your sewer bill payment (Jack Bog's Blog)
Banana republic, here we come (Jack Bog's Blog)
Bad news from the robots (Jack Bog's Blog)
 Another inconvenient truth (Jack Bog's Blog)

DER FUHER SCOTT WALKER

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is reportedly preparing a new effort to further weaken the public sector in his state. According to Forbes magazine, Walker’s camp is drafting legislation that would allow for a takeover of local municipalities that fail a financial stress test. Walker could then appoint emergency managers empowered to cancel union contracts, dismiss elected officials and school board members, and take control of entire cities and towns. Walker would also have unchecked authority to cancel government services, including safety net assistance. A high-powered Wisconsin law firm is said to be drafting the plan. The plan would mirror a law enacted in Michigan last month.

GAS COUPONS GOOD FOR ONE GALLON OF GAS

GUESS WHAT TIME IT IS IN HOLLAND RIGHT NOW



FORD ASSEMBLY LINE 100 Years Ago

http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=S4KrIMZpwCY

Morale to the Left, Morale to the Right, and Not a Stop to Think

Different jobs attract different personalities. The Mike Tysons of the world do not go into ballet, nor do the Mother Teresas become tank commanders. The career military attracts people who run from the merely abnormal to the frankly weird. For example, they place extreme value on ritual and ceremony, on ribbons and medals and colored things more appropriate to a Christmas tree than to a human being. They are authoritarian by nature, comfortable in a rigid, hierarchical, and conformist society that most of us would find equally unbearable and absurd. Suppose your boss told everyone in the office that they had to wear exactly the same clothes and stand at attention in the morning to that he could determine whether they had dressed themselves correctly. Militaries start with odd material.

http://fredoneverything.net/Losing.shtml 

Trimet general manager will scan with his eyes!

http://www.thoughts.com/HR202/trimet-general-manager-will-scan-with-his-eyes

Get on the Bus: Transit Union Looks to Ally with Riders

http://www.labornotes.org/2011/04/get-bus-transit-union-looks-ally-riders

Losing gamble to rigged market capitalism: Keiser Report Extra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csvECHC3zxo

DRIVE A BUS-GET A ROCK THROWN AT YOU

I drove the Hybrid




There is a big difference in the braking/acceleration characteristics compared to the traditional low floors.I enjoyed driving it for 6 hours.

TYRANTS CONCEDE THAT PASSENGERS WALKING INTO THINGS ARE NOT THE OPERATORS FAULT?

We have been informed by reliable sources that the tyrants who are currently running Trimet Transit District and have been blaming operators when careless passengers injure themselves by stupidly walking into an wheelchair lift that is in operation, are now conceding that the carelessness and stupidity of the public is not the fault of the operator after all!

This after they have tyrannically punished numerous operators for accidents when the bus is not even moving!

It's unbelievable! It's incredible! Can Trimet management actually be using logic and reason? Are they finally waking up to the fact that NOT EVERY SINGLE THING THAT HAPPENS IN THE BUS IS THE OPERATORS FAULT!

Hallelujah and praise the lord! It's a miracle!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Who's looking this week?

TRANSIT DISTRICTS ASSIST BANKSTERS IN AVOIDING TAXES!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-15/wells-fargo-can-t-claim-115-million-tax-deductions-court-rules.html

The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Super rich see federal taxes drop dramatically

Palin: Wis. gov doing the right thing with unions

Hundreds of labor supporters surrounded the rally, trying to drown Palin out with chants of "Hey-hey, ho-ho, Scott Walker has got to go!" and "Recall Walker!"
"Hey, folks! He's trying to save your jobs and your pensions!" Palin yelled into the microphone. "Your governor did the right thing and you won! Your beautiful state won! And people still have their jobs!"
but Sara Palin..?

PORTLAND RISING RALLY AND MARCH GETS SOME PRESS



http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-26954-oregon_unions_put_their_fists_in_the_air.html

ATU MEMBERS AT PORTLAND RISING MARCH

ANOTHER SLOPPY BLUNDER

Trimet thinks this is the 300 block of W Burnside: CLICK HERE FOR MAP ORIGINAL

FACTS ABOUT YOUR PENSION

http://www.box.net/shared/static/zickolus3h.pdf

WANNA GETTOUTTA HERE?

Calculate your pension HERE! (trinet account holders only)

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)

As I prepare my case for Human Resources I am also getting the documents ready to file a complaint to BOLI in regards to the retaliatory behavior by our tyrannical management.

http://www.oregon.gov/BOLI/CRD/C_Crcompl.shtml

COMMENT ON CENTER STREET CLEANUP

Request for Comments

SCREW THE PEOPLE BUT FATTEN UP THE MILITARY

YouTube - 'War lobby won $700 billion budget boost, wants MORE as collapse looms'

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE SONG AND DANCE