Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Saturday, April 2, 2011

FIRE TRUCK CRASHES INTO BUS

BLUE OREGON

Respecting All Riders Revisited

20 DEAD IN PERU BUS CRASH

You thought you had infrequent service?

British bus runs only 4 times a year (the 5th Tuesday of the month, and only a few months will have that many Tuesdays).

Suddenly my lack of TriMet bus service on weekends doesn't look so bad...

WHATS' WRONG WITH THIS SCHEDULE

NEIL MACFARLANES HAND GIVES A SPEECH

NEIL MACFARLANE ANNOUNCES NEW SIP POLICY PUNISHMENT FOR DRIVERS THAT ARE NOT SAFE

FRED HANSEN PREACHING HIS RELIGION

A slow start for transit strategy | Adelaide Now

THE JOY OF PAYING TAXES


3-D

TRI Met Bus, in Portland, Oregon by lancewaveman - Google 3D Warehouse

AMERICANS LOVE WAL-MART

Discrimination and the Supreme Court: Wal-Mart case could undermine workers' rights | OregonLive.com

HARRY SAPORTA ACTUALLY GIVES ME A DECENT ANSWER ABOUT MY SAFETY ISSUE

MAYBE THIS GUYS WILL ACTUALLY BE GOOD!

Al,
Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention.  I will look into the time allocation for relief operators.  I will also be placing this issue in the Request for Safety Assessment (RSA) system.  I will be sure to get back to you next week with an update.
Harry
-----Original Message-----
From: Margulies, Al
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 2:59 PM
To: Saporta, Harry
Subject: Safety concern
I am aware that you have now started in your position as the safety director.
I want you to know that road reliefs that have no time built into the relief so a bus operator can properly set up a bus (adjust seat, mirror, etc)are a definite safety hazard. Operators that are forced to leave the relief late will feel pressure from schedule and operators that do not take the time to do the proper adjustments risk increased chance of accident.
Maybe you can do something about this.
Al Margulies
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REMEMBER JOSE MEJA POOT?

I sure do, like it was yesterday. This whole tragedy started over a fare on one of our buses, if i remember correctly, was 25 cents short.
It turned into a police call, they hauled him off to jail, then to the mental hospital, where he was killed by the police which then closed down the hospital.
I was very embarrassed that one of our bus drivers created this mess over chump change.

http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2011/04/01/somber-anniversary-a-decade-since-the-police-shooting-of-jose-mejia-poot
First Read - WI Dems say they have the signatures to recall GOP state senator

HOW WAS YOUR TRIP TODAY?

Rantings of a bus driver-April 1

RANTINGS OF A BUS DRIVER-APRIL 1 from al m on Vimeo.

CLUB ORLOV

Nuclear Meltdown 101
Plundering the middle class-video
Financial Totalitarianism

YOUR THE BUS DRIVER

BUS DRIVER from al m on Vimeo.

HAPPY FRIDAY

Italian transit workers in 24-hour strike

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/04/01/Italian-transit-workers-in-24-hour-strike/UPI-81421301683865/

Dispelling the Myths of light rail

 Light rail transit (LRT) has become a fad among urban planners in mid-sized North American cities. They argue that LRT is a happy medium between buses and subways. In reality, LRT combines the disadvantages of both. LRT is slow, inflexible and expensive. Moreover, the CTrain has exacerbated the very problem it is meant to fix: rampant urban sprawl.

http://www.fcpp.org/publication.php/3704

The high cost of Calgary’s low-cost transit

The episode, aside from the awfulness of the accident, highlighted one of the costs of a city grown dependent on commuter rail. When serious disruptions occur, the repercussions can be enormous: tens of thousands of people can be made late for work or appointments when a train crashes into an automobile, as happens occasionally, or when a pedestrian is seriously injured or killed on the track, which, sadly, seems to happen nearly as often. It makes it all the more urgent to consider a report put out this week by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy providing a critical analysis of the costs of Calgary’s widely celebrated C-Train system and recommending that its expansion be halted in favour of more flexible, responsive and affordable alternatives. It’s something other cities, most of which these days seem to be fixated on LRT build-outs, should seriously consider, too.

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/04/01/kevin-libin-the-high-cost-of-calgarys-low-cost-transit/ 

Gallup poll finds more support for unions than the governors seeking to curb them

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-gallup-labor-poll-20110401,0,641609.story