Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

America heading to China standards-China heading to American standards

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/opinion/07iht-eddongfang07.html?_r=1

Postal workers next to feel the heat

http://www.wtva.com/news/national/story/U-S-Postal-Service-strikes-deal-with-labor-union/DpYQw7uzW0qeIan4ZXN6iA.cspx

RANTINGS OF A BUS DRIVER-APRIL 6

RANTINGS OF A BUS DRIVER-APRIL 6 from al m on Vimeo.

What if Unions Got into Public Transit Activism?

http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2011/04/06/what-if-unions-got-into-public-transit-activism

Union Leader: On Transit, First Two Years of Obama No Different from Bush

http://transportationnation.org/2011/04/06/union-leader-on-transit-first-two-years-of-obama-no-different-from-bush/

Rally to Keep Dr. King's Dream Alive

Washington, Oregon and Canada Rally in support of Wisconsin

The Peasants Need Pitchforks

That is the harsh reality obscured by the media’s focus on celebrity gossip, sports rivalries and lotteries, situations in which the average person can pretend that he or she is plugged into the winning side. The illusion of personal power substitutes consumer sovereignty—which smartphone to purchase—for real power over the decisions that affect our lives.
Robert Scheer

HARRY DOING THE BUREAUCRATIC SHUFFLE!

It appears that our new safety 'director' has taken my concern for road reliefs having proper time for operators to set up the bus and sent it around to the same people that already told me to "write a yellow card".
This is my response to Harry:

The case was closed out because they didn't hear what I was saying!
Let me try again.
Neil Macfarlane has said safety is too be a "cultural" value.
That means every aspect of our operation must have safety as its #1 concern.
With that said, having a road relief with no time programmed into the relief for an operator to set up the bus FOR SAFETY before hitting the road is NOT SAFE!
The institutionalization of "putting enough time into the route" to make up for things like this is DEFECTIVE!
The thinking needs to change.
That is what Neil Macfarlane has been preaching is it not?

Al Margulies
#2387

‘Labor Law Still Matters,’ NLRB Chairwoman Says

http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/04/05/labor-law-still-matters-nlrb-chairwoman-says/

The Undemocratic Practice of Union Secrecy

JEFF WELCH

WILLIAMS AVE ABOUT TO GET WORSE FOR BUSES (and cars)

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

JoAnne Kloppenburg has declared victory over incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser.

UPDATE: The Wisconsin Supreme Court Race

http://ericcompas.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/kloppenbergprosser-election-results/

TRIMET IS SO BROKE

TriMet is Seeking High School Seniors For Paid Internships in Engineering or Architecture

(At least they don't have to pay benefits right?)

PROSSER VS KLOPPENBURG-CIVIL WAR IN AMERIKA

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_county/WI_Supreme_Court_0405.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS

PROOF POSITIVE THAT NOT ALL OREGONIAN COMMENTATORS ARE STUPID

http://trimetgooglealerts.blogspot.com/2011/04/positive-proof-that-not-all-oregonian.html

THE ELITE CONTINUE THEIR WAR AGAINST ORDINARY AMERICANS

Republicans have unveiled a budget proposal for 2012 that cuts more than $5.8 trillion in government spending over the next decade, while gutting the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The plan also calls for reducing the top corporate and individual tax rates to 25 percent.

Another Day at the Office #4: Customer Complains, Pants Ablaze

JEFF WELCH

Trimet By Deutschenwelle

http://wn.com/TRIMET_by_DeutschenWelle,_english,_23112010

HAPPENING NOW

http://www.oregontransit.com/

Michael Anderson

The bike/transit alliance: The good, the bad, and the experts

Walker orders lobbyist's son to return to previous job

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/05/6413846-walker-orders-lobbyists-son-to-return-to-previous-job

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project enters ‘Final Design’

Rail.co

Seems TriMet is trying to steer you from Twitter

http://punkrawker4783.blogspot.com/2011/04/trimet-is-trying-to-steer-you-from.html

Kloppenburg has narrow lead over Prosser

As of 10:40 a.m., the Associated Press had results for all but 1 of the state's 3,630 precincts and Kloppenburg had taken a 224 vote lead after Prosser had been ahead most of the night by less than 1,000 votes.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119308059.html 

Backlash at the polls in Wisconsin

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/06/6418638-backlash-at-the-polls-in-wisconsin

STEALING FROM THE FAREBOX

http://www.keprtv.com/news/local/119222819.html

THIS LOOKS INTERESTING

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-04-05-mobile-payments.htm