Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, September 11, 2011

POLICE STATE OVERRULED BY COURT

Justia.com Opinion Summary: Husband learned of a problem on the school bus involving his 10-year-old daughter. He and his wife went to the bus stop, where they saw police cars and a school bus. They could not see their daughter, but saw their son being held against a police car.

The Mystery Train is having a meeting of its mystery advocates!

Be part of the CHURCH OF LIGHT RAIL!

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project: Get Involved

You wanna work in a lumbering bureaucracy? Come to Trimet!

Report to lift services Delivery manager who reports to operations manager who reports to director of operations etc etc etc

"Our budget is as tight as a drum"-Neil Macfarlane

TriMet: Jobs - TriMet Career Opportunities-Planner III

You want cash? We got cash!

TriMet Career Opportunities

TRIMET: "We couldn't care less"

Many of our fine drivers were forced to endure the uncomfortable heat wave this weekend in rickety old equipment.

Especially at the 'stepchild' of the {award winning} Trimet system, the west side, where the majority of buses are of the dinosaur model.

Dozens of air conditioned buses sit idle in the parking lots of Center and Powell St garages, tough luck you losers on the west side, suffer the TRIMET TORTURE TREATMENT, BECAUSE "we  couldn't     care less" about you!

10 best cities for public transit+ YOUR ONLINE DEGREE

Hahaha!
Online Degree: 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation

THE KOCH BROTHERS

THIS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED WITH THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE NAACP BOARD THAT THE INFORMATION IN THE EMAIL BELOW IS TRUE.
Brothers Charles and David Koch, with a combined worth around $35 billion dollars, are waging a war against President Obama. The Koch brothers are the majority owners in Koch Industries, America's second-largest private company with revenues of $100 billion in 2009, and 80,000 employees in 60 countries. Koch Industries main source of revenue is from the manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum. They are major financiers of the Tea Party. They also are providing money to run anti-democratic ads.

Weird stuff

"Stewardesses"
is the longest word typed with only the left hand
And "lollipop"
is the longest word typed with your right hand.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

GOOD STUFF TO KNOW

The man that originally sent this information is a computer tech. He spends a lot of time clearing the junk off computers for people and listens to complaints about speed. All forwards are not bad, just some. Be sure you read the very last paragraph.

Some reminders on Customer Service



Stop Rupert Murdoch

SIGN THE UK PETITION

Camping at the Troutdale Truckstop



While taking a restroom break on saturday,I noticed a whole family sleeping under the stars near the #77 layover.

And now for something completely different...

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=2HiUMlOz4UQ&vq=large

NOTHING EVER CHANGES AROUND HERE-BLAST FROM THE PAST

THIS CALL IS BEING MONITORED OR RECORDED

Are you aware that when you call into the garages your calls are recorded?

All the calls are reviewed and operators can be subject to discipline for things they say over the telephone!




Trimet management does not bother to have the phone's on any sort of pre-call messaging system that informs you that the calls are being recorded.
(funny how I can be FIRED for doing the exact same thing that they do openly)

Even on vacation, you can’t escape the foibles of transit

After a summer hiatus, Starts & Stops is back. (In the interim, I was working on a Sept. 11 project and making the most of vacation time.) I hear it was a quiet summer at the Department of Transportation while I was gone.
First, some summer-travel observations: Rapid transit rides in Sydney and Melbourne, in Australia, cost 2 1/2 times more than the T fare; Sydney has a great ferry system, but the trains I rode were even more trash- and food-strewn than the T’s.

How would you like to be a Blue Line bus driver in India?

Are Blue Line bus drivers androids or terrorists or a unique species? Painted on the outside of each bus is the legend: “Propelled by Clean Fuel”. What is not painted is: “Driven by demonic fury”.

Read the great article HERE!

Shoved Bus Rider Intoxicated: Report

The woman who videotaped a driver shoving a rider from a Metrobus spoke to the agency about the incident.
According to Metro, the woman said the ejected man had been intoxicated with either drugs or alcohol, and had twice fallen over onto other riders, one of them a two-year-old child.

Read the article HERE!

Bus commuters 'walk 11 marathons'

Commuters who catch buses to work walk nearly 300 miles a year, a report has revealed.

BAD NEWS FOR TRIMET IN THE SANDY DAY CASE

Just like drivers of personal vehicles, city buses have a duty to use reasonable care in avoiding pedestrians. Under New York law, pedestrians generally have the right of way on public streets (especially in crosswalks), and vehicular traffic must yield. As such, a person hit by a car or bus may be eligible to seek compensation for injuries caused by a driver's failure to use reasonable care or to obey traffic laws. According to testimony given at trial, Ms. Kusz responded to the pedestrian walk signal and crossed into the intersection before the bus struck her.

MTA MUST PAY $20,000,000 IN PEDESTRIAN DEATH

New technology taxi's hit the streets of New York

The Transit Connect Taxi is a fuel efficient, all terrain vehicle, available with an engine preparation package for conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied propane gas (LPG). Both CNG and LPG lower taxi fleets’ operating costs and are better for the environment.

 Ford Transit Connect Taxis Hit The Streets of NYC

Get rich working for the City of Portland

Government creates huge wealth for some people.

Meanwhile 14 million Americans can't find any job at all in the "land of freedom and democracy"

Who Are The Highest-Paid City of Portland Employees? New Salary Data For 9,000 City Workers

They sure love Portland out there

These are urban "planners" of course who always know what's best for us lowly citizens. It's possible that the guy writing this is another proselytizer for the Church of Light Rail, they are as fanatic as some Christian Fundamentalists that I know. Of course I have no objection to light rail, I object to making the oldest riders of TRIMET (the bus riders) pay the heavy cost of light rail here in Portland.
That is of course, less and less bus service.

Actually I asked the members of Portland Transport to provide me with the facts about development along the MAX line, blogger Jim Karlock was the only one who responded. It appears that this post actually answers my question, but its in FRENCH so I can't read it!

Portland A-Foot

10th anniversary 9-11

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Jon Stewart's Post 9/11 Speech - YouTube

9/11 REMEMBERED [THE 25 MOST POWERFUL PHOTOS EVER!!!] ...

9/11 - Tribute RIP - 9/11 10 Year Anniversary-

DIRTY BUSES GOT YOU DOWN?

People are tired of the lack of response from TRIMET and ATU757 regarding the lack of cleaning of the TRIMET fleet.
See some potential health risks on your bus, report it here:
Send pictures, documents, or any other information to this email 
dirtybus@atu757.info


Or text over your pictures and/or complaint to
503-893-9329



15 Examples of How 'The Little Guy' Is Getting Absolutely Killed in America Today

Those without a lot of wealth or a lot of power are getting absolutely killed in America today. The big corporations, the major financial institutions, the ultra-wealthy and those connected to the top levels of government are absolutely thriving even though the economy overall is in shambles. Meanwhile, "the little guy" is being abused, harassed, regulated, taxed and mistreated like never before. In general, the big corporations and the government don't spend a lot of time tangling with each other. Instead, mostly they seem content with attacking the weak members of the herd (the rest of us). In the United States today, wealth and power have become more concentrated than ever, and the big corporations and the government have figured out thousands of different ways to drain even more wealth and power away from the rest of us. Most of the time, "the little guy" is not even able to fight back. Most Americans have very limited resources and a very limited knowledge of the law. Meanwhile, the "big guys" have almost unlimited resources and can hire huge numbers of lawyers. So what does that mean for the rest of us? Well, it means that until society becomes a lot more just, you better do your best to keep from becoming a target of the "big guys".

Read the article HERE!