Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Suddenly, cops show up on MAX

A reader who lives way out on the Idaho side of Portland writes
 I am seeing instant results with this new Operation Cool Down. I ride the train every day. Now I see officers on many train rides. Yesterday evening and again this morning there were multiple cops arresting gang-banger types at my MAX stop. They are finally cleaning these sc**s off the street.
And it's really nice. Things seem less depressed, and it makes the outlook optimistic. I think citizens should demand we keep this up and fund even more officers. I am sure we can find the funds from pet projects. The first thing our leaders should be worried about is the safety of the citizens. To have other top priorities would be insanity.

"Don’t Believe the Hype About U.S. Debt":

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/6/13/dont_believe_the_hype_about_us_debt_sally_kohn_says_increasing_the_debt_is_a_good_idea

Buses leave cars in the dust

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/buses-leave-cars-in-the-dust-123798249.html?CFID=827&CFTOKEN=39253181

BUS DRIVERS STRIKE/THEN GET FIRED

http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/2011/06/arlington-bus-drivers-strike-lose-jobs?CFID=827&CFTOKEN=39253181

SUING AND WINNING YOUR TRANSIT DISTRICT

Graniteville woman settles case with Transit for $300,000 | SILive.com

ORANGE COUNTY CUTS PENCIL PUSHERS/KEEPS SERVICE

County’s transportation agency approves $1.1 billion budget | million, budget, octa - News - The Orange County Register

ARBITRATOR VOTES AGAINT MUNI WORKERS...(we are next)

Arbitrator imposes contract rejected by Muni workers

Could you imagine Trimet actually doing this? NOPE!

BART posts online survey to gather feedback on potential general manager | Will Reisman | Under the Dome | San Francisco Examiner

TRANSIT WORKERS IN WISCONSIN TO BE EXEMPT FROM COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RESTRICTIONS

Latest union proposal exempts Wis. transit workers - Forbes.com

TWITTERS

@yalestar yalestar
Apparently it's Trimet policy to have the cabin be at least 80 degrees on every bus? Oy!
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Ah the republicans

First Major Republican Presidential Debate Focuses on Obama, Jobs, Healthcare, Afghan War and Tea Party

Pdxrailtransit's Blog

Call the Transit Company ! - Call the Police !
Coast Starlight
Full House at the Terminal Company

HISTORICAL CHART FOR BUS&MAX RIDERSHIP

Charts by Jason Mchuff

Gerald Celente

Not “Business as Usual” In the 1920s, US President Calvin Coolidge declared, “The business of America is business.” Four score and 10 years later, the business of America has become war: The forty-year War on Drugs; The ten-year War on Terror; the Afghan War (longest in American history); the eight-years-and-no-end-in-sight Iraq War; the covert wars in Pakistan and Yemen; and most recently, the “time-limited, scope-limited kinetic military action” in Libya.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE!

GOTTA LOVE THE MINISTRY!

“By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise”
Adolf Hitler quotes (German Chancellor, leader of the Nazi party, 1889-1945)
http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/jun/13/trimet-sets-ridership-records-in-portland-ore/ 
TriMet set ridership records in May, during Rose Festival | WOPULAR
TriMet sets rail ridership records | Portland Business Journal
TriMet sets ridership records in Portland, Ore. - Connecticut Post
TriMet sets ridership records in Portland, Ore. - NewsTimes
TriMet sets rail ridership records :: Niuzer
TriMet set ridership records in May, during Rose Festival | WOPULAR
TriMet sets ridership records in Portland, Ore. - San Antonio ...
TriMet sets rail ridership records :: Niuzer
TriMet sets rail ridership records – The Business Journal
TriMet sets rail ridership records - Business in Portland ...
TriMet sets rail ridership records |

RANTINGS OF A TRIMET BUS DRIVER-JUNE 13

SUPPORT GRESHAM BARLOW DRIVERS!

What's this all about?

Seen earlier today (6/13), around 11am , 5th & Morrison.  The woman on the right is Tommye Gilbreth, I'm wondering if the dark haired balding guy is Harry Saporta. Guy in the trench coat is familiar, but I can't place him.  Think they might actually be doing something about the mall?

THE "REAL" STATS

Get on the Bus with Portland Rising on June 30th for a fun-filled, action-packed Day!

http://www.jwjpdx.org/misc/portland-rising-get-on-the-bus