Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, August 19, 2011

New paint job on a 1600



BEAVERTON BIKE AND RIDE REPORT


OREGONIAN WINS LAWSUIT

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca9/10-35751/10-35751-2011-08-15.html

CENTER STREET PEOPLE

The final brown bag session to discuss new dates for PMLR’s impacts to Center St, Holgate and Holladay St is Thursday, August 18, 12-1 p.m., Center St conf rm. C/D.  All employees welcome

TRIMET-THE EARLY YEARS-STORIES FROM EMPLOYEES

The response from employees for stories about growing up riding the system was overwhelming! There were too many to fit into the August 17 paycheck flier. More stories appear below. You can add yours in the comments section.

Trimet official notice about fare changes coming up

Help customers prepare for September
Some changes—mostly positive for customers & operators—to many bus lines;
some fares increased; trip info available online and on paper
HIGHLIGHTS: SERVICE CHANGES as of 9/4/11

A Grass Root's Win in Wisconsin


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-worth/a-grass-roots-win-in-wisc_b_931002.html

War on the Workers


Drunken fool punches out bus driver

Drunken rider attacks Calgary transit driver | Calgary | News | Calgary Sun

As roads, transit fall apart, Congress once again stalls

But, just when it's critical to move beyond the Eisenhower-era mind-set, some conservatives in Congress are resisting support for more efficient and innovative modes of transportation. And they apparently also want to undo Eisenhower's greatest achievement as president: the interstate highway system.

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20110819_DN_Editorial__A_Daily_News_editorial.html

Businesses hurt by rail construction

Tacoma rail project disrupts Pacific Ave. businesses | TOP BUSINESS - The News Tribune
Sounds like a 45 and 4 other Merlo runs may be cancelled

BART vs. Anonymous: Dumb and dumber

You might as well declare BART a separate country with its own laws. Also: No criticizing BART's on-time performance, or they'll lock you in one of those disgustingly filthy toilets.

 http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/bart-vs-anonymous-dumb-and-dumber-170087

Government tyranny in action


Donations pour in to help woman with bone cancer | Community Spirit | Salem News

Fill it to the Rim with Brim




My cup runneth over at 136th and Holgate layover.

'Flash mobs' pose challenge to police tactics

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-08-18-flash-mobs-police_n.htm

Los Angeles Public Transit Access Top Among Major Metropolitan Areas, Besting Even New York

Portland not the best? Sheesh!  BUT WES RIDERSHIP IS UP 555%

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/18/los-angeles-metro-transit-access_n_930835.html

Study: 700,000 have no access to cars or public transit

Brookings Institute

SPREDELECTRIC {aka Erik Halstead}

Northbound WES train at old Greton
Southbound WES train at old Greton

MACFARLANE HEADS TO FLORIDA

http://www.techzone360.com/news/2011/08/18/5714424.htm