Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I'm sure glad Trimet has loads of $ for newspaper insert advertising but not our health insurance!

Truth in Advertising

My very own Trimet luggage tag!

Bike&ride- 9 parked outside the facility!

BTC bike&ride-1 bike

Pedestrian struck by MAX train in Hillsboro

http://www.oregonlive.com/hillsboro/index.ssf/2011/07/pedestrian_struck_by_max_train_in_hillsboro.html

Man uses fists for random attack on women at Gresham MAX platform

http://www.koinlocal6.com/news/local/story/Man-uses-fists-for-random-attack-on-women-at/W_L8hfzbUEKfJi5WdJMpLA.cspx

Checking out the new Trimet head lawyer-Jana Toran

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6RBoUG_qQo

Time for my performance report

It appears another year has gone by and now its time for my performance report. I guess it looks alright?

Mass Transit Is Good For Poor People

http://thinkprogress.org/yglesias/2011/07/26/279850/mass-transit-is-good-for-poor-people/

Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Mass Transportation Infrastructure Must Drastically Improve Before Any Terrorist Attacks

Click Here!

Erik Halstead comments on the Trimet Red Line celebration

ERIK HALSTEAD: TriMet celebrates MAX Red Line: 10 million passengers to PDX

Bus driver pleads guilty in death

Story here!

RAIL FAILS AT TRIMET TODAY

Max Train hits a pedestrian at Washington.


Car crash in Beaverton stops WES service.


Bus bridge in Hillsboro due to another pedestrian collision.

Trimet pats itself on the back

TriMet celebrates MAX Red Line: 10 million passengers to PDX | OregonLive.com

Transit executive likes porn at work

Metro chief suspended over adult content

Crumbling America

America Will Lose Thousands Of Jobs And Billions Of Dollars To Weak Infrastructure

Rail and switch review

MAX FAQS

VIDEO LOG-JULY 27

http://vimeo.com/27015179

July Trimet Board of Directors

Trimet board of directors-July 2011 from al m on Vimeo.

ANOTHER SILLY EVENT GOING ON AT THE AIRPORT RIGHT NOW

A blogger in attendance comments:
The whole thing was very masturbatory when you consider neil was in charge of capital projects for the red line, so his speech was essentially thanking himself

Light rail news: Art committee, NDA leaders debate public input, giant deer art

Full story here!

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES DEPICTS TRIMET'S "DARK SIDE"

3 summers ago many of us "overpaid" Trimet employees suffered through a grueling heat wave. I became physically ill during that summer due to the disgraceful working conditions at this company. The company that is supposedly the "world leader" in transit. Well those of us that work here know the ugly truth about Trimet.
The only thing they are the world leader of is PROPAGANDA TECHNIQUES. There is a dark underside to Trimet's shiny downtown rail bonanza facade, and it was captured in this film by Dave Stubblefield, staring me of course. The funny thing is, not a thing has changed as far as equipment is concerned in the two years since this was filmed. Culture of safety? My ass!
THE DARK SIDE OF TRIMET THAT THE WORLD DOES NOT SEE.

NEW TRIMET PODIUM SPOTTED AT AIRPORT

Our political elite selling our lives away, Americans go to sporting events

Richard Wolff: Debt Showdown is "Political Theater" Burdening Society's Most Vulnerable

Race is everything in the land of the "free"

Wealth Gap Between Minorities and White Americans Doubles After Housing Crisis, Recession

Bus Haiku #7

http://trimetdiaries.com/2011/07/bus-haiku-7/

Trimet legal department loses appeal

http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/A141388.pdf

WAKE UP AMERICA! - The Real U.S. Budget Problem: Defense & War Spending Equal 94% Of All Federal Income Tax Revenues




I thought this kind of puts things in perspective. In 2010, the US government collected $898 billion in federal income tax revenues. The same year, we spent $847 billion on useless wars and national defense. That means that 94% of all federal income tax revenue is equivalent to what we spend on the Pentagon. Who out there thinks it was money well spent?

Also, just to piss you off a little bit more - defense spending is equivalent to 443% of what we collect in total corporate taxes

George Carlin warned us!

This is going in come hell or high water

TriMet, cities sign off on agreement to begin Lake Oswego streetcar refinement work | OregonLive.com

REST IN PEACE ALAN TOWNSEND


Alan Townsend was a pal that I met on the group BUS EMERGENCY, this is the post that I made on that group.

One of the very first people that I met online and became pals with I met right
here in BUS EMERGENCY.
Those of you who have followed this group might remember that occasionally
someone would post some wise ass comments always directed at me, his name was
Alan Townsend, he lived in Seychelle Canada.
We became friends and chatted often via video chat. I even drove up to Canada
and visited with him. As time went on we chatted less and less but always kept
in touch with each other.
I got word today from his daughter that he died.
Rest in peace old pal