Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rose City Garden Railway Tour - 2011

Operator Training equipment


Joseph Rose error

"Meanwhile, on Saturday, TriMet moved more people than on any day in the
agency's history. There were more than 285,000 boardings on buses and MAX on
Grand Floral Parade day."
-TriMet set ridership records in May, during Rose Festival | OregonLive.com
-http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2011/06/trimet_sets_ridership_records.h
tml

Daily ridership         324,080 (FY 2009 weekday average)

-TriMet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TriMet
(he may have meant "any Saturday")


--Jason McHuff, http://www.rosecitytransit.org/

Remembering Fred

Business Journal-Portland | October 29, 1990 | Jones, Steven D.

Fred Hansen DEQ chief works to defuse the agency's controversial role

In 1987, Fred Hansen, director of the Oregon Department of Environmental
Quality, was determined to run in the New York Marathon despite troubles
with a fractured foot. He trained carefully, gradually adding miles to his
workout until he felt confident he could handle the 26-mile event.

Layover at Pier Park



Panic in Needle Park

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project Overview


Tri-Met repeats Portland's population growth lie

Yesterday we called the City of Portland planning mafia out on its spurious claim that the city's population is expected to nearly double in the next 25 years. Based on population growth within the city limits over the last 10 years and the last 20 years, the growth over the next 25 can be projected at less than 30%. Somebody at City Hall noticed that we had noticed, and they took the false claim down.

"Lord Hutton" lectures UK workers

When was the last time this guy worked for a living?


Lord Hutton warns unions against a general strike over pension changes - Telegraph
Op of 1703 got spat on at 21st & Pettygrove over expired fare (person always a problem)

Electric buses

http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/13/proterra-kleiner-perkins-30m/

Bus driver shot to death in Philadelphia

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/124122169.html

Seattle: man sentenced for punching disabled man on city bus

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Seattle-man-sentenced-for-punching-disabled-man-1429857.php

Bus assault suspect arrested

A man who police say beat and robbed a Capital Metro bus driver last week has been arrested.
Rickey Desean Walls, 31, has been charged with aggravated robbery by assault, a first-degree felony, according to an arrest affidavit.

What kind of day was it yesterday driving a bus for Trimet?


BEE EMERGENCY AT PORTLAND BUS STOP


Dublin Ireland bus riders fight back bus cuts

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0618/breaking3.html

Brits fighting back against the financial terrorists

U.K. public-sector workers are prepared for "indefinite" industrial action on a scale not seen since the 1926 general strike to challenge government pension plan changes, Dave Prentis, head of the country's largest labor union, said in an interview with the Guardian.

CTRAN buses, on 405 northbound over the bridge just before it rejoins I-5. I'm looking at YOU.

http://damnportlanders.livejournal.com/17652040.html

Rantings of a Trimet bus driver


Lake Oswego voters need to demand streetcar vote

Somehow, our quiet, safe, beautiful suburban town is not good enough for Mayor Hoffman. He wants to remake it into his own vision of "new urbanism" via streetcar and Foothills, as his "legacy."

http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2011/06/my_turn_lake_oswego_voters_need_to_demand_streetcar_vote.html 
oh ya and forgot to tell u about lady and her 2 kids brought a swimming pool on the bus( 1 of those big round plastic ones that r big and dont fold down).haha

$159,000,000 please

TriMet Resolution 11-06-34

WEEKLY READERSHIP REPORT

Welcome Switzerland and Macau

HEALTH CARE WASTE


The twilight of the antipodes

(This is an excellent and important presentation)

Bills signed by the Governor in the 2011 session

http://gov.oregonlive.com/bill/signed/2011/