Monday, August 1, 2011

Shame on Trimet

I think it's highly unethical that Trimet officials give no leeway to riders that do not have the correct pass on the 1st of the month! Checks don't come in till the 3rd of the month for many riders! People that have passes for years but didnt get them on time for the first have gotten ticketed!

Email Received: Service Alert: MAX Blue, Green and Red line delays due to switch problem

Due to switch problems at Gateway Transit Center, MAX Blue, Green and Red line trains through that area are experiencing delays. Delays are most significant for eastbound trains along I-84. Riders should consider alternative options. Check for updates.

Dave says: Riders are advised to consider alternative options...yet none are given.


Funny joke of the day; Jack Bogdanski has me on his "candidates for mayor" list!

Bus held together with duct tape!

Safety tip of the day

Don’t watch her behind. Keep safety in mind!

Midday bike and ride report-8 outside the facility 2 inside

People want to use this, just not deal with the bureaucracy involved with it. It would have been much smarter to just leave it open for public use and have one of the numerous BTC's  camera's aimed right at the facility.
As all government seems to do, they made it too complicated for people to bother with.

Preferring Charges against President Jonathan Hunt

Today I am making it known of my intention to “Prefer Charges” against President Jonathan Hunt for nonfeasance in office. I have created a PDF file that has all the required documentation to bring this action forward. I am in need of ten (10) signatures from members of ATU757 who are in good standing and in support of this action. Please read all the documentation and if you are in support fill out and mail the last page to me as instructed in the instructions of the that documentation. Thank you for your support. -Chris

The Route 20 passengers get boned this morning

Our good pal Jeff,had to drive this old clunker for a 5 hour shift today.What is wrong with this picture? It turns into a #4 at Gresham.No ramp,no air conditioning on a crush load paddle.As Mr.T would say,"Pity the Fool."


Agencies to review bus driver's death -


Metro board to meet to discuss wage dispute - Dr. Gridlock - The Washington Post

TriMet adding new service...but not where anyone actually uses the bus!


To improve service beginning Monday, September 5, there will be additional trips added traveling to SE School & Fireman Way leaving Gresham Transit Center at 7:35 a.m. and at 5:20 p.m. There will also be additional trips added traveling to Gresham Transit Center from SE School Ave & Fireman Way at 7:49 a.m. and 5:36 p.m. Further improvements include new signs at 25 bus stops.
Because Line 84 serves a rural area, operators will continue to serve customers who flag the bus at non-posted locations. View the preview schedule

Meanwhile, TriMet is reducing service frequency on the 76/78 line (35 minute headways instead of 30 minute headways) despite the promise to add service due to WES?

No restoration of ANY service cuts.  No restoration of "Frequent Service".

This makes sense...HOW??  Adding service to a bus route that has virtually no ridership, while continuing to ignore riders passed up due to crush load conditions?

All I can say a rider to an Operator, PLEASE do your part and call in your crush loads so that the data exists.  If you don't call it in, TriMet could care less if the customers themselves complain.

His Holiness (aka Trimet General Manager) talks about increasing bus service

Amerika's elite sells its serfs down the river

Paul Krugman
The Diminished President -
‪'US going down next after Greece'‬‏ - YouTube
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "Despite Democratic control over the White House, despite Democratic control over the Senate, despite overwhelming opposition from the American people, a small minority of the members of the Republican-controlled House have successfully pushed an extreme right-wing agenda onto the American political landscape. It is an ideology which believes that despite the fact that the rich are getting richer, the middle class is shrinking, and poverty is increasing, all of the burden should rest on the backs of working people." 

Layover at Forest Grove

This garden property is owned by Woodfold Mfg and is managed by the Forest Grove Community School.It is a place for students and the community to learn.