Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

REST IN PEACE ELLIS SIPLE

For the record

I continue to listen to dispatch communications. I share these with other people that enjoy them.
What they do with them is not in my control!
I follow the rules as they were given to me.

DOUBLE STANDARD?

It appears that Trimet management has been using bus CCTV video of operators having accidents for other Trimet employees to see.

Some of these incidents are "embarrassing" to the employee involved in the incident.

These employees did not give "express permission" to Trimet management to use their images publicly for other operators to see.

These images are not available publicly, as dispatch communications are,yet the management decides to discipline me but uses "private" images with impunity?

House GOP expected to ax transportation funds

The next flash point in the debate over the nation’s will to live within its means may emerge this week as House Republicans present a long-term transportation bill expected to cut funding for highways and mass transit by almost one third.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/house-gop-expected-to-ax-transportation-funds/2011/07/05/gHQAt9HkzH_story.html?CFID=2942&CFTOKEN=88935671

Is Los Angeles Metro throwing bus riders under the bus?

No mode of transport in this country gets more disrespect than buses. Also low in the pecking order in this country? Women, immigrants, and domestic workers.
http://www.grist.org/transportation/2011-07-06-is-los-angeles-metro-throwing-bus-riders-under-the-bus

Bus driver stabbing suspect arrested

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11187/1158408-53.stm

Now here is an idea for Trimet

The latest move by the transit agency? MBTA brass is considering GPS-controlled radio ads on buses, the Boston Globe reports. It's the second time the T has tried audio ads aimed at riders. Response against the first go-round was overwhelming.
“We’re going to take a look at it. We haven’t made a decision, but it’s something I’m interested in," T General Manager Richard Davey told the paper recently.
Radio ads on the MBTA buses? Thank goodness for my car. | Boston Business Journal

How do I ride a bus at 4th and Hall?

12 and 44 stop blocked by construction.  Absolutely no Rider Alert posted at the stop.  The 12 bus ended up stopping a block and a half short (with no notice); there's no temporary bus stop sign up, nor a "Bus Stop Closed" sign at the designated stop.  Nothing on Twitter, Facebook or http://www.trimet.org/.

Whatever happened to the "culture of safety"?  Oh, that's right.  Just eliminate bus stops.  If the bus can't stop, people can't get on the bus, and they won't ride, so we won't need buses.  "See where it takes you" is taking on a new meaning...

(Waiting for Jason's know-it-all explanation as to why TriMet should unilaterally close off bus stops - WITHOUT WARNING - and deny boarding to would-be riders for no reason...)

THIS IS TRULY FUNNY

One of my rant films created when I was enraged over my being disciplined for "creating a hostile workplace" has been featured on site selling books called THE HOSTILE WORKPLACE!

July 5

Rant

For about a year starting today, NW 6th Avenue will close to auto traffic between NW Couch and NW Davis

For about a year starting today, NW 6th Avenue will close to auto traffic between NW Couch and NW Davis for building construction. The following bus lines will not serve the stop on SW 6th and Burnside but will instead serve a temporary stop on NW Broadway between Couch and Davis. The stops on NW Everett and 6th and on NW 6th and Flanders will be open. The MAX Station at NW 6th and Davis will remain open.
4-Division/Fessenden
8-Jackson Park/NE 15th
9-Powell/Broadway
17-Holgate/NW 21st
33-McLoughlin
35-Macadam/Greeley
36-South Shore
44-Capitol Hwy/Mocks Crest
94-Sherwood/Pacific Hwy Express
Check trimet.org/a for details related to each line.

Tanker collides with South Florida bus, 25 injured

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/90053433?Tanker%20collides%20with%20South%20Florida%20bus%2C%2025%20injured

BUS 2931

Defrosters blow out HOT AIR! 
ALL THE TIME!

Fort Vancouver Tour

Fort Vancouver tour from al m on Vimeo.

Sent in

Trimet code re:seniors

Ordinance No. 316 updating TM Code Chapter 19 - January 2011 - TriMet

$$$$ Everywhere but for our health and bus service!

The work is expected to cost around $600,000 to $700,000