Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Sunday, April 3, 2011

BIKE MADE OUT OF SHOPPING CART

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

ONE OF MY FAVORITE TRANSIT BLOGGERS WITH HIS SON

KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE RALLY

Before the Monday, April 4th Charter meeting, join us at Director Park in downtown Portland for the Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive Rally. Stand up against the Koch Brothers who helped put Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in office and are holding up contract negotiations for our brothers and sisters in Oregon at Georgia Pacific and at the Wauna paper mill. This is your opportunity to stand strong with federal workers whose jobs are uncertain so long as anti-worker elitists in Congress refuse to pass a reasonable budget.
Join the Oregon AFL-CIO, the Northwest Oregon Labor Council, the ILWU and your fellow union members to keep Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream alive on the anniversary of his death. This rally will begin at 5:30 pm and will be moderated by Carl Wolfson, comedian and host of The KPOJ Morning Show at Director Park, at SW 9th and Yamhill. Afterwards show up for the union meeting at the Salvation Army Rose Center.

STREETFILMS

Streetfilms | Guangzhou, China: Winning The Future With BRT
L.A.’s Orange Line: Bus Rapid Transit (plus bike path!)
MBA: Bus Rapid Transit
The Slowest Bus in New York City

NEIL GLOATS

TRIMET GENERAL MANAGER VERY PROUD OF HIMSELF - thoughts.com conversation engine

FUNNY

http://elrellano.com/videos_online/4624/circo-roncalli.html

LET'S SEE HOW MANY COUNTRIES YOU CAN GET RIGHT

Drag each countries name to the correct spot on the map!

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html
Box Cutter Bus Brawl Sends Three To Hospital: Gothamist

MAX FAQS

Overhaul (for real this time)

Sputnik Sweetie

http://www.sputniksweetie.com/2011/04/trimet/

STUPID AMERICANS JUST DONT GET IT

CEO pay soars while workers' pay stalls - USATODAY.com

Thom Hartmann: Must see! The TRUE story of the Tea Party

Labor Pains and the GOP

There's a joke making the rounds and it goes like this: Big Business, a Tea Partier and Organized Labor are sitting around a table. A dozen cookies arrive on a plate. Big Business takes eleven of them and says to the Tea Partier, "Pssst! That union guy is trying to steal your cookie!"

http://truthout.org/labor-pains-and-gop/1301814000 

HOPELESSLY LOST AS A NATION

Yet America remains a nation at war, and it’s important for Americans to understand the cost of its longest war in history, in Afghanistan. As ThinkProgress previously reported, the FY2011 cost of the Afghan war is $113 billion, approximately 40,000 times the cost of NPR’s federal grant money that Republicans have sought to defund and enough money to fund the employment of 1.9 million firefighters for a year.

 http://truthout.org/592-americans-have-died-afghanistan-president-obama-announced-surge/1301727600

TRIMET PICS

http://connect.in.com/portland-trimet/images.html

SF CHRONICLE COVERS MUSIC AT MAX STATION

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/n/a/2011/04/02/state/n130727D22.DTL&object=%2Fn%2Fp%2F2011%2F04%2F02%2Fd5f7f752-47e6-4946-8bb6-7e59f027c88d.jpg

Here There Be Giants

http://maxredline.typepad.com/maxredline/2011/04/here-there-be-giants.html

PORTLAND'S "MOST LOVED" BUS DRIVER WRITES AN EDITORIAL

Hopefully this will be the first of many from Dan Christensen!
I seriously wonder if they staid up all night trying to game out all the different ways this very small area at the end of the train can be used. did they have some sort of Arthurian round table of high paid managers working late into the night, sleeves rolled up working on a list of who could use the bike area, or.. and I think this is more likely, just before someone went home on friday they suddenly realized that they had a policy changed and no excuse other then “Hey lets stick it too em” 
This has all the hallmark of someone looking up from their computer seeing they had only two minutes to go until the end of friday and shouting. “Hey someone give me a couple of other uses for the bike area? 
“Strollers” shouts one employee grabbing up their car keys.


http://sonnetoptics.net/trimet-confidential/2011/4/3/portland-cyclist-are-right.html 

A CANADIAN SPEAKS BUT IT MIGHT AS WELL BE RIGHT HERE IN AMERIKA

Balancing the budget on the backs of the weak and needy: Is this not a form of class warfare?
Put another way: people who can afford to never take the bus, like city councillors and $200K public "servants," taking it out on people who are stuck on OC So-So. Asking the elderly, in particular, to bear the burden of a cooked-up budget crisis is pathetic.

SUPPORT THIS EFFORT!

$7.00 IS ALL IT TAKES!

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/recalltherepublicans?refcode=DFA-e3-ValW7

'Pure' bus rapid transit in Vancouver might not solve Fourth Plain's problems, consultant says

http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2011/03/pure_bus_rapid_transit_in_vancouver_might_not_solve_fourth_plains_problems_consultant_says.html

UFO'S SIGHTED ON BUS RIDE!

A Portland, Oregon, witness riding a bus westbound at 6:45 a.m. on March 29, 2011, over the Ross Island Bridge reports watching three bright white lights "that seemed to flicker or flash rapidly" and nearby observed a "cluster of bright colored lights "that blinked and seemed to tumble around each other," according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

http://www.examiner.com/ufo-in-national/light-clusters-reported-moving-over-portland 

WHO'S BEEN LOOKING AT THIS BLOG THIS WEEK?

IRAN THIS WEEK!

TRIMET IN A NUTSHELL

http://twitpic.com/4gbpdr

RADIATION UPDATE

http://public.health.oregon.gov/Preparedness/CurrentHazards/Pages/index.aspx

PORTLANDS MOST FAMOUS LANDMARK-MACDONALDS, 18TH AND BURNSIDE

Late Saturday night, do not go in there unless you are brave!

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

STEVE FUNG MAKES THE NEWS! (about golf)

TRIMET.ORG STATISTICS

http://www.sitelogic.info/site/trimet.org

In Our View: Light-Rail Lesson

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/apr/03/light-rail-lesson/

TriMet Various On-Call Services

http://www.pbsenv.com/services/geotechnical-engineering/trimet-various-on-call-services/

Sunset Transit Center




The clouds and sky were spectacular last evening before my final run on the 89.

POLICE MISCONDUCT ON THE BUS

Bus driver caught in the middle of a DPS trooper's tirade speaks out | kvue.com | KVUE News home | KVUE.com | Austin news

TRANSIT DISTRICT CENSORSHIP

US judge rules for Muslim defector bus ads - wsbt.com