Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, April 27, 2011



Hybrid on the 48?

A snazzy TriMet promotional photo showing one of the two Hybrid buses at Orenco Station.

Question, though: has a Hybrid (2561 or 2562) EVER operated on the 48 line?

Service with a smile

"This bus does not go to PCC"

This morning I saw the YCTA 44 bus go by with their full-size Eldorado National Axess bus in a full body wrap for Portland Community College.

It appears that at the Tigard Transit Center that there's been some confusion over what that bus is, so YCTA made a small change. On the right side window next to the entry door is now a large YCTA logo, and underneath it are the words:

"This bus does not go to PCC".

Of course there's also the destination sign above it that reads "44 LINK" (or the inexplicable "45X Link Express", since YCTA's timetables don't even mention a line 45)...then "To Tigard via Newberg" (or "To McMinnville via Newberg"), and then the sign blanks out.

It reminds me of the timetables for TriMet's old 201 route (now 87s) which would state in big bold letters "This bus does NOT serve Portland International Airport, please use route 12S (or in later years, MAX Red Line)."
3 max trains broken down during rush hour today!

Trimet general manager says he is pleased that the culture "values" safety
New research says bikes on transit most cost-effective approach

A142060 Butler Block, LLC v. TriMet

Sauvie Island Bridge


US Uncut KBOO Interview from al m on Vimeo.


Portland Oregon
Sat Apr 30th 2011 

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Added on Tue Apr 26th 2011, 5:23pm UTC — last updated Tue Apr 26th 2011, 5:23pm UTC 
Hello Uncutters!! Portland is at it again!
A demonstration is planned for Saturday, April 30th on Se Hawthorne. Please visit the facebook event page for details or visit us on facebook to socialize & meet other uncutters @ PDXUNCUT.
A large number of Uncutters also plan to join the Mayday March in downtown Portland on Sunday May 1st as well to fly our anti tax dodging colors!! Join us!
Meeting placeFred Meyer Parking Lot (37th & Hawthorne)

Big US Companies: Hire Abroad, Fire At Home

The companies cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department show. That's a big switch from the 1990s, when they added jobs everywhere: 4.4 million in the U.S. and 2.7 million abroad. 


The State of Vermont has moved one step closer to becoming the first state to establish a single-payer healthcare system that guarantees coverage to all residents. On Tuesday, Vermont’s Democratic-led Senate voted 21-8 to support the healthcare bill. The Vermont House has already passed a similar measure. Once the two bills are reconciled, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is expected to sign the bill into law.


In business news, oil giant BP is reporting it made just $7 billion in the first quarter of the year, a 17 percent increase in profits. BP’s profits come at a time when the price of a gallon of gasoline has topped $4 in many parts of the country. On Tuesday, President Obama called for an end to $4 billion in tax breaks for the oil and gas industry.


Train Kept a Rolling

10 Best Cities To Find A Job


Sauvie Island Layover


4/26/11 from al m on Vimeo.