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


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


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. 


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. 



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


4/19/11 from al m on Vimeo.