Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

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."