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Lane Jensen returns

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Board Meeting -- Texas Style

Looks like Houston's METRO posts video from all of its public meetings online; there's even a link from their front page!

Take a moment to watch the first 5-10 minutes of the 7/28/11 board meeting (the first public commenter & the board's response to him). Very similar topics as the TriMet board, but note how the board actually responds to the public! My favorite line is: "So you won't give me the list of the members of your organization, so I can meet with them and hear all of their good comments?" That's pure Texas, baby! haha....

Also, note how the public comment forum is up-front.

The guy with the blue shirt / red tie is their GM (who was just busted for looking at porn using the company internet access).

Bachman Boner Overdrive


 Infrared camera with sound at Beaverton TC

BTC report-3

THE TWITTERS


31  imagine_enigami: Train appears to be normal, but who the fuck knows... #trimet · Reply · RT

Is Harold Hut any relation to Harrison Hut?

Harold Hut just won an award for redesigning the CSI into the SIP policy!
BOOOO to Harold Hut, we want Harrison Hut!

Jack Bogdanski editorial

New chief lawyer for Tri-Met

It's Jana Toran, 50-ish, a hard-charging litigator with a reputation among some opposing lawyers of playing rough. That may be a good trait in courtroom battle, but now she'll be running the entire legal department of a transit agency, which requires a different set of skills. What's more, Tri-Met's a scary client to have these days, as it teeters toward bankruptcy with the tea party turning off the D.C. money spigot. We wish Toran luck as she takes on her new role. She's going to need it.
At last report, Toran's old salary was north of $162,000. The guy she's replacing, Brian Playfair, was getting paid more than $192,000. Go by streetcar, people.

http://bojack.org/2011/08/new_chief_lawyer_for_trimet.html

JOHN LUSK RETIRES-TAKE CARE JOHN

JOHN LUSK RETIRES-TAKE CARE JOHN from al m on Vimeo.

Soon we will all be riding the Milwaukie Mystery Train to see this!


Support the Verizon strike against corporate greed

Wednesday August 10th noon to 1:30 pm --Mall 205 Store, SE 99th and Washington Thursday August 11, 1:30 to 3:30 pm--Portland downtown store, 616 SW Broadway

Grown in Oregon? I thought it was China?

My fourth safety request is APPROVED

One of the buses was blinding me while I drove around the Canyon Rd curves at night.
I wrote it up as a safety defect, and believe it or not, I have received a letter that they are installing the correct lighting where I requested it!

Hallelujah, Thank ya Jesus!

Portland Cop Tasered A Disabled Man on TriMet

According to Welch's written report, Green had his hands tucked into the sleeves of his bulky jacket and refused orders to take them out. Green said "I just want to go home" and "I'm not doing anything wrong," according to Welch's report.

Story here! 

While bus service is in shambles...come celebrate the shiny rail!


Trimet bus repairs-part 1 (thank god for duct tape)


Trimet bus 'repair'-part 4 (leaks from roof cause flooding)


Trimet bus repairs-part 3 (wire holds pedals on)


Trimet bus repairs-part 2


The truth about the debt ceiling

Hidden Agenda: The "Debt Crisis Plan" was to Strike a Blow at the National Social Safety Net

FORGET FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Private Messaging Network Is Said to Link London Rioters - NYTimes.com

Meanwhile, back in Greece where all this current shit started

Factbox: Key political risks to watch in Greece - CNBC

Scott Walker-the future of a divided Amerika

Walker Union Fight Intensifies as Wisconsin’s Recalls Threaten Republicans - Bloomberg

Republicans get ready for next hijacking

US gasoline tax renewal fight in Congress imminent: House Democrat - Oil | Platts News Article & Story

Bart goes down due to glitch

BART service restored following computer glitch - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Muni starts live video transmissions from buses

Do Muni cameras infringe on your right to privacy? | abc7news.com

Philidelphia-most dangerous city to be a transit worker

Man shoots at SEPTA train; beaten man flees onto bus | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/09/2011

NOBODY QUESTIONS TRIMET OVER THIS SORT OF THING

http://www.examiner.com/headlines-in-toronto/toronto-transit-commission-hot-water-over-28k-subway-ads

ANOTHER TRANSIT STRIKE

This one over 'forced' overtime.

Beaver transit workers vote to go on strike

C-TRAN NEWS

Rally in support of public transit scheduled for this Saturday | OregonLive.com

TRANSIT MANAGERS ABUSING TRANSIT WORKERS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA

Joe Ayala, a driver for 18 years — who said he has driven more than 1 million miles without an accident — provided an example of what he described as a disciplinary approach that has managers second-guessing what's happening on the street.
Ayala pulled his bus to the side of the road so a woman could, for safety reasons, get control of her child. The woman instead got off the bus and called in to complain.
"I was suspended for two days," Ayala said, adding, "I know what I'm doing out there."

Mary Fetsch responds to Joe Rose, and then gets some responses to herself

Mary Fetsch TriMet August 05, 2011 at 3:56PM

Joe: I sent an update to you and Brent. Wanted to share with your readers more details about what happened.

Video Log-Monday


This is a photoshopped train to Portland Airport

I'm probably late to the game on this because I never pick up maps/schedules for the trains (given that I have no need of them..) But anyway, this is the map of the Red Line that's currently available. Do you see what I see?

MAX FAQS 

Further riots in London as violence spreads across England

BBC WORLD NEWS

HEAD FOR THE HILLS

BBC News - Asian markets tumble after share sell-off in the US