Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

videoBTC bike&ride report


Wow - police shoot man's pitbull @ Interstate & Lombard as he tried to get
on a TriMet bus.

WARNING! UNSAFE DRIVING CONDITIONS EXIST FOR MANY TRIMET DRIVERS TODAY

CURRENT CONDITIONS

PONDERING THE MIND OF NEIL MACFARLANE

Neil has come out with another "memo". It's an amazing document. He talks about fiscal "uncertainty" in one sentence and in another sentence he adds a bunch of new bureaucrats. He's on track to beat FRED HANSEN in creating bureaucratic bloat to this agency.

HERE'S NEIL~~~>Put bluntly, we face some challenging budget times but I’m optimistic this proactive approach will make a significant impact.

And here is the next part~~~> The two biggest changes include the formation of a new Public Affairs division that will house Government Affairs, a new Policy and Planning Development department, will consolidate our internal and external communications, and will also house Marketing, and Customer Service. The second big change is the formation of a new division called Labor Relations and Human Resources. Recruitment for a new Executive Director for this division is underway.

How many goddamn directors do we need around here?

ATU PICNIC

ATU757 annual picnic at Blue lake park this Sunday, August 28th at 9am.
20500 NE Marine Dr. Fairview.
Here is a link to Blue Lake park showing other activities there and directions.
http://www.facebook.com/l/LAQCEiBfKAQAhMp-7jhh7KmbfCvEaVfG38mCpo7W7sQ3bHg/oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=149
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)

TransitTracker by Text still having technical issues


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TAX MONEY AVAILABLE---PLACE YOUR BID

TriMet: Bidding Opportunities

WORST GOVERNOR EVER

http://www.worstgovernorever.com/

MLR

Re: Milwaukie light rail commitment based on 'quicksand of lies,' (Aug. 17 issue), Milwaukie can be accused of bag attention from "blight rail" to plastic bags.
The plastic bag issue is an obvious diversion from critical issues, e.g., TriMet's MAX Orange Line, a superfluous light rail incursion wherein an "unmistakable majority believe should be halted in its tracks completely – or, at least terminated at the Clackamas County line."
For sure, the egregiously costly $200 million-per-mile construction project to Park Avenue is NOT in Milwaukie's best interests, even though Mayor Jeremy Ferguson, also a TriMet employee, "twitches" that issue be inconspicuously bagged and/or flushed down into some twilight zone where voters don't know squat. Ha!
Folks, show the governmentium politicos the d'oh and encourage common-sense thinkers like Ed Zumwalt to lead in restoring common sense in Clackamas (vs. Calamitous) County, and free good folks like DaVinci's, et al, from the transit agency's cancerous metastasizing, please!
"wnd"

TRANSIT WORKER BEAT TO A PULP

TTC employee viciously beaten | Posted Toronto | National Post

LIGHT RAIL DISEASE INFECTS CANADA NOW

Forget AIDS or SARS, there’s a new billion-dollar contagion popping up across the country. Symptoms include visions of grandeur, severe loss of reality and a propensity to enact massive tax hikes. It’s called LRTS: Light-rail transit syndrome.
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.

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/08/23/light-rail-disease/ 

HOW FAR DOES TRIMET PROPAGANDA REACH?

All the way around the country, this headline is from a national news service:

Oregon 
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.
 

What I find incredible is how the media just spits it all back to the public. Actually folks, its fascism in the flesh, government and business extolling the virtues of each other.

TRANSIT ADVOCATES IN SF CREATING PROBLEMS FOR POLICE

August 22 demonstration against BART - the second Anonymous #opBART protest
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


Bus drivers to go on strike in Arizona

http://www.chron.com/news/article/Passengers-told-to-be-ready-for-bus-strike-2139164.php

Congress heads for another showdown over transportation funding

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/congress-heads-for-another-showdown-over-transportation-funding/2011/08/23/gIQAUoYEaJ_story.html

Mayor vows to keep public transit safe

LA Times

San Francisco Transit Board Developing Cell Phone Policy

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/24/san-francisco-transit-board-developing-cell-phone-policy/

VIDEO LOG-AUGUST 23 (part 2)


Campaigning Reality Check

I am getting word back from people saying how crazy I am to think that it would cost $20k - $30k to run a successful campaign. 

CHRIS DAY HERE

MAX ATTACK



STORY HERE!

Somebody on the 58 line screwing with bus drivers

I was accused of "driving impaired" (although it was the wrong 58 it turns out) and yesterday another 58 driver was accused of "driving impaired".


Too strange to be just a coincidence.


Somebody has it in for 58 bus drivers!

VIDEO LOG-AUGUST 23 (part 1)


Mental Health Association of Portland

Portland Cop Tasered A Disabled Man on TriMet

Oregonian spits back the propaganda

Light rail ridership up last month -- especially Green Line and WES, TriMet says | OregonLive.com