Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oregon: Study Finds Light Rail System Rarely Used

     "Light rail is actually a low-capacity system, and the streetcar is simply irrelevant. TriMet's buses carries two-thirds of all regional transit trips on a daily basis, and that's the service that should be recognized as high-capacity transit. Unfortunately, bus service is being sacrificed by TriMet in order to build costly new rail lines that carry relatively few people."

What do you have to say to that, TriMet?
My only wonder is if this is credible information?

Finally have some time to watch the board briefing!

I have never seen such a bunch of mutual back slapping and self congratulations in my life!
My god, its almost funny to watch!

Trimet management leaves ATU 757 ouf of the safety structure says trimet...

Head Butting!

Snippy customer service!

Matthew House, J.D.
The customer service on the platform at Beaverton TC today about detours was horrible. Snippy attitude!

Remember when most of us got hired?

They took all of us on the road in a bus THE VERY FIRST DAY of training!
According to Shelly Lomax they no longer do that, all trainees have to spend the first week in the yard driving around the parking lot!

Going the other way on fares


  • Make the adult fare $2 but only give 90 minutes of riding time (and not boarding time; the equivalent of about 1 hour in the current system)
  • Charge $2.50-$3.00 for a fare valid for 3 or 4 hours
  • End the zone system
  • Make Ticket Vending Machine- and operator-sold fares follow the same policies
  • Make youth and honored-citizen fares the same and 1/2 the price of adult fares
  • Put ticket printers in buses to replace transfers
  • Maybe eliminate 14-day and half-month passes, instead also offering a discount 7-day pass for youths/honored citizens
  • Possibly offer a discount day pass for youths/honored citizens

Standard&Poor rate Trimet an "A"

How can a non profit governmental unit be rated by a company that serves business?

SAN FRANCISCO (Standard&Poor's) May 16, 2011-- Standard&Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'A' rating to Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet), Ore.'s $130.3 million series 2011A and 2011B capital grant receipt revenue bonds. Additionally, Standard&Poor's affirmed its 'A' long-term and underlying rating (SPUR) on TriMet's capital grant receipt revenue bonds series 2005. The outlook on all bonds is stable. "The ratings reflect our view of the TriMet system's essentiality to the Portland metropolitan area and the pledge of historically stable federal transportation funds," said Standard&Poor's credit analyst Robert Hannay. The bonds are secured by a pledge of TriMet's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 urbanized area formula fund receipts and federal grant funds transferred

C-Tran awards $1.5 million contract for Vancouver bus rapid transit study

http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2011/05/c-tran_awards_15_million_contract_for_vancouver_bus_rapid_transit_study.html

Introducing your TriMet Board of Directors

(Somehow this got past me when it was originally published at PortlandTransport)

http://portlandtransport.com/archives/2010/12/introducing_you.html

AMERIKA-THE NEW SOVIET UNION

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp2n7XzNT7A

MICHAEL ANDERSON INTERVIEWED ON "THE SPROCKET"


Michael Anderson on The Sprocket Podcast from al m on Vimeo.
Edited, excellent profile of Michael Anderson&Portland A-Foot

THE ORIGINAL SPROKET BROADCAST IS HERE!

TRIMET FAIL

TriMet's busiest MAX stations

http://portlandafoot.org/w/MAX#TriMet.27s_busiest_MAX_stations

STEVE FUNG'S VIDEO OF THE WEEK

BUS DRIVER ON THE RUN IN HIDING

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2011/05/16/photo-bus-driver-journalists-death-released-155766

AMERICA'S GREATEST SOCIAL MOVEMENTS HAPPENED BECAUSE OF BUSES

CLICK HERE!

Sherwood Layover on the 12







10 accidental discoveries

http://www.businesspundit.com/10-accidental-discoveries-that-generated-great-wealth/

WHEN THINGS GO BAD AT RAIL.....EVERYBODY IS SCREWED

TriMet: Blue, green and yellow MAX trains out, but delays continue after derailment | OregonLive.com

How Fuel-efficient Is the Pentagon? Military’s Oil Addiction

A B-52 bomber gulps down 86 barrels per hour. F-4 Phantom fighter/bombers devour 40 barrels per hour. At peak thrust, F-15 fighters burn 25 gallons per minute. An F-16 jet on a training mission ignites more fuel in a single hour than the average car owner consumes in two years.

To reach supersonic speeds, a pilot turns on the plane’s afterburners which can triple a jet’s speed and increase fuel consumption twenty times. With its afterburner kicked in, Cutler states, the "relatively fuel-efficient" F-15 fighter torches fuel at the astounding rate of four gallons per second — 14,400 gallons per hour. And as the military opts for bigger, faster, more sophisticated weapons, fuel efficiency continues to plummet
http://http://www.envirosagainstwar.org/know/read.php?itemid=593

Remembering Joe, a redneck revolutionary

Soon after Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential elections, Socialist Review called him up for his opinion on the matter: "I always say that if Obama was delivered to the White House with Jesus Christ, a five-piece band and six gilded seraphims holding up his fucking balls he still won't be able to do anything because the country's broke and Congress is bought and sold."

http://www.joebageant.com/joe/2011/05/redneck-revolutionary.html 

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