Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

86@10:12pm

86@10:12pm

88@9:03

92 at 8:12pm

96 in the bus 7:13pm

Neils "note"

MAX @ 25

On Friday, we celebrated with many TriMet veterans and partners the 25th anniversary of the opening of the line that started it all -- the Banfield light rail project. It was terrific to share the event with many TriMet retirees and project veterans. 25 years ago I was on the trains, with tens of thousands of our neighbors -- and a new era was born in public transportation.

Harry sends a memo

With the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks approaching, I wanted to remind all TriMet employees and contracted operations personnel of their important role serving as the "eyes and ears" of the system.
Although there are currently no known security threats to the TriMet system, your vigilance is always needed. Please take a moment to review the security and H-O-T item protocols on the back of your TriMet ID badge and always remember that if you “See something? Say something.”
Immediately contact the Operations Command Center (Dispatch/Control) via TriMet radio or XXX upon observing:
• Security threats, including suspicious items, persons or behavior; and/or
• Criminal behavior and unbadged persons in a TriMet workplace who do not belong.
Thank you for your help keeping TriMet safe and secure

Dealing with the heat

Portland demographic

White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 83.6% 72.4%

A New Plan for Public Toilets Shows Promise

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/02/us/02bcjames.html?ref=sanfranciscobayarea

September 5, 1986: MAX Light Rail Debuts

http://portland.daveknows.org/2011/09/05/september-5-1986-max-light-rail-debuts/

MLR BUREAUCRACY GETS ITS REAMS OF PAPER WORK READY

Milestones reached in Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project

TRANSIT EXEC GOURGES HIMSELF ON PUBLIC'S DIME

Dick Spotswood: SMART chief's eye-popping pay package - Marin Independent Journal

Congress creates a transportation time bomb

That's a far more meaningful deadline than any one-day delay in rolling out the jobs proposal — particularly given the likelihood that House Republicans will nix whatever Mr. Obama wants to do to improve the economy anyway. Unless Congress extends legislation to fund highways, transit and air travel, the economy could lose 1 million more jobs.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-highway-impasse-20110906,0,410601.story

Our marvelous 19th-century fixed-rail system

MaxRedline: 25 Years Of Light Rail

O-BAMA

PRESIDENT URGES HOUSE TO RENEW TRANSPORTATION & FAA BILLS IN ORDER TO PROTECT JOBS AND PUBLIC SAFETY | East County Magazine

HIGHLIGHTS

REVIEW OF TERMINATION AND DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY TRIMET 2000-2009

LOCATED HERE!

TRIMET MANAGEMENT GANG OF RACISTS?

Bargaining unit members were shocked to read the TriMet general manager's announcement that the agency had created two new big-paying positions of "Director of Diversity and Transit Equity" and "Multicultural Program Manager." It seems like a peculiar thing to do since "poverty" is management's continual cry when it comes to improving the lives of TriMet workers - many of whom are minorities. So why did TriMet management choose now to create two more management jobs?
What follows is a “backstory” that could lead a cynic to say it was management trying to head off media inquiries about TriMet’s history with regard to racism. Certainly, cynicism lay behind management’s claim that this new team “will continue TriMet’s regional and national leadership in transit equity...”

Read the rest of the article here: TriMet and Race - The Back Story