Friday, September 2, 2011
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
September 1, 2011
Line 84-Kelso/Boring gets added trips, improved stops
TriMet will improve bus service in the Boring area beginning Tuesday, September 6.
Additional trips will be added to the Line 84-Kelso/Boring.
- Two trips will be added traveling to SE School & Fireman Way leaving Gresham Transit Center at 7:35 a.m. and at 5:20 p.m.
- Two trips will be 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 changes to bus stops.
- The addition of new signs at 25 bus stops along the route.
- Signs with stop ID numbers have been added along 257th Avenue/Kane Drive, Powell Valley Road, Orient Drive, Bluff Road, Kelso Road and 282nd Avenue. The signed stops give riders and operators visible areas to provide service.
- Because Line 84 serves a rural area, operators will continue to serve customers who flag the bus at non-posted locations.
New schedules are posted at trimet.org.
With my first year as TriMet’s General Manager completed, I want to update you on the
direction I’m taking the agency.
Navigating tough economic times
Under Federal Railroad Administration regulations all employees who inspect, test or repair railroad rolling stock used on the general railroad system of the United States must be trained and certified as QMPs in order to perform these tasks alone.
On the new defect card, operators are asked to document conditions, odor type, and other potential odor source in detail. The mechanics requested this change in the card to help them more efficiently diagnose and fix any related mechanical issues.
Aligning Recognition Programs with Safety and Service Excellence Goals
TriMet’s adoption of safety as a core value means that safety must define everything we do as an agency. The recommendations made last year by the Safety and Service Excellence Task Force have guided many of the actions we have taken to ensure that safety steers our decisions.
TriMet invites community to a party celebrating 25 years of light rail | OregonLive.com
Previously, McFarlane had served as TriMet’s executive director for capital projects since 1998. In this role, he led the development, design and construction of TriMet’s capital facilities, including the Airport, Interstate, I-205 and Portland Mall MAX extensions, and WES Commuter Rail. From 1991 to 1998, he was TriMet’s project control director for the 18-mile, $963 million Westside light rail project.
Prior to his time at TriMet, McFarlane worked for Metro and helped manage construction for the 500,000-square-foot, $90 million Oregon Convention Center with landmark twin towers, successful public art program and cost-effective design.
February Luncheon: Neil McFarlane, TriMet General Manager | Emerging Local Government Leaders
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
After careful review, it is my finding that the negotiated Hours of Service Policy between TriMet and the Union is in compliance with Oregon Law and Oregon Administrative Rulses. We are not aware of any changes in the law or administrative rules since the policy was originally negotiated, submitted to and approved by ODOT.
Quite frankly, it appears that the deficiencies noted in the August 16, 2011 ODOT letter are more directed toward TriMet’s reporting performance, rather than policy non-compliance issues with applicable Oregon Law and Oregon Administrative Rules.
Full post here!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Bus stops were crowded and lines longer than usual as commuters re-engineered their morning routines.
At 6 a.m., some people at the New Rochelle train station either hadn't heard train service was suspended or came to the station hoping that it would resume.
"They said maybe - maybe - they'll start," Roberto Valencia, 41, of New Rochelle said of the trains. "So far there's no trains."
Morning commute: Bus the only choice for some | The Journal News | LoHud.com | LoHud.com
Thousands of travelers stranded as flights and trains canceled - The Boston Globe
TriMet raises fares, adds service and cracks down on fare cheaters in Portland area | OregonLive.com
Monday, August 29, 2011
And before I get the smart ass remark from Jason - Tigard does not use AMR meters. So someone has to walk onto the rail right-of-way once a month, pull the cover and read the meter.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
At age 12 success is . . . Having friends.
At age 17 success is . . Having a driver's license.
At age 35 success is .. . ... ..having money.
At age 50 success is . . . Having money....
At age 70 success is . .. . Having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . ... . Having friends.
At age 80 success is . . .. Not piddling in your pants.
Bus service in Manhattan and the Bronx was slowly starting to be restored on Sunday afternoon, and fares will not be charged for the rest of the day, transit officials said. Buses are leaving depots in those boroughs as drivers arrive, although that is no easy task, given the lack of subway service.
New York Expects Lengthy Recovery of Transit System - NYTimes.com
Saturday, August 27, 2011
New Yorkers brace for a big hit from Irene: No public transit - latimes.com
So ron Heintzman anjon hunt went to Merlo to defend jeff hunt over fraud the mechanics at Merlo are pist no more hunts!
Is this accurate?
Friday, August 26, 2011
These are simple links that give you access to some documents to help you stay current if you are not able to make it to a meeting.
The subway system cannot operate under conditions that involve sustained winds of more than 39 mph, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the mayor said that Irene is expected to strike the city as a Category 1 hurricane. A storm of that magnitude has winds of at least 74 mph.
Bloomberg said that service may not be restored in time for rush hour on Monday and urged employees to contact their employers about what proper steps they should take for the start of the business week.
"That for me is the great concern," says Harold Feld, Legal Director for Public Knowledge, a DC based public interest group focused on digital technology. "It does not seem to have occurred to them that they were messing with the phone system."
While the Obama administration has been desperately seeking to spend $53 billion on so-called high-speed rail lines, private businessmen have developed Chinatown and Megabus lines that provide intercity service that has attracted legions of price-conscious travelers.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A TriMet Customer Service employee was spotted this afternoon at 5th and Hall and boarding the #94 bus to announce new schedules and handed out the new schedules to riders who wanted one.
AND...new signs have been posted at the stop!
Could this be...could this be...TriMet...actually...starting to take its role seriously as a multi-modal transit agency? Stay tuned...
Transit officer shoots and kills Pit Bull
Transit police shoot aggressive dog near North Portland bus stop
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
HERE'S NEIL~~~>Put bluntly, we face some challenging budget times but I’m optimistic this proactive approach will make a significant impact.
20500 NE Marine Dr. Fairview.
Here is a link to Blue Lake park showing other activities there and directions.
Hope to see you there. Wear your Vote for Bruce if you have them, if not contact Bruce. Shirts available for $5.00(100% of the money goes toward Bruce's campaign)
City planners infected by LRTS, however, come to believe tracks have the magical power to transform drivers into eager transit users, regardless of local evidence, density or geography.
Light rail ridership up last month -- especially Green Line and WES, TriMet says
TriMet's light rail scored another success in July, with ridership up across the board and in some cases by double digits, but the number of passenger trips on buses slipped slightly.
San Francisco BART arrest Anonymous protesters
Anonymous - Operation BART Protest
Anonymous - Operation BART Protest(2)
pt.5 San Francisco BART protest Monday, August 15, 2011
SFBG August 22 BART protest
pt.3 San Francisco BART protest Monday, August 15, 2011
SFBG August 22 BART protest
BART Protest August 22nd 2011 San Francisco COMPLETE
Too strange to be just a coincidence.
Somebody has it in for 58 bus drivers!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Congratulations Trimet, you've done a very good job extolling your virtuous and wonderful light rail service, at least with your deceitful statistics.
The buses haul most of Trimet riders at 1,103,500 or 55%.
The green line hauled 51,500 trips or a measly 3% of all Trimet riders.
The WES hauled 8,100 trips or less than 1% of Trimet riders.
The WES and the GREEN LINE are headliners in the Trimet ministry of Propaganda news release. Will any media challenge it? NOPE!
It’s a bus’s version of a midlife facelift.
Metro union workers to get pay raise soon
I agree that handing out fines for first time offenders is just government out of control. Everybody deserves one warning no matter what the violation given the fact that TRIMET had a 'anything goes' policy for over 40 years.