Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One Day on the F’in’ Bus

Hard to stop the Church of Light Rail

$3.1-million LRT study for system between Victoria and Langford draws fire from critics

Here come the part-time Muni operators!

One of the biggest changes management sought and won was to cut costs by using part-time drivers instead of having more drivers earning overtime. This also gave bosses more flexibility in deploying operators when they're needed most.

Another blow to the defense in the Sandi Day trial!

AC Transit has agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who was severely injured when she was hit by a bus in North Oakland in 2008, her attorney said Monday.
Abby Nichols, 23, was walking across Telegraph Avenue at 51st Street in a marked crosswalk when she was hit by a bus turning right, according to her suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland.

Coburn May Look to Block FAA, Highway Funding Deal in Senate

Sept. 12 (Bloomberg) -- An agreement to keep U.S. aviation, highway and transit programs operating may be challenged by a senator who wants to stop requiring states to spend money on highway beautification and bicycle lanes.

VIDEO LOG-September 12

How much to use bike sharing in Portland? About $60-$95 per year

Merlo garage has one of the all time great executive board members


Portland Transit Authority: TriMet's Troublesome Transit Tax

TriMet's payroll tax is also different from most transit agencies in that the tax rate goes up by a small amount each year automatically. Over the next 12 years the rate will gradually increase from .6918% to .8218%. This system has been a key to TriMet's success in building out its frequent bus network and MAX light rail system, since in normal times they have been able to rely on a steadily increasing stream of revenue over time. The recent drop in employment, however, has exposed some problems inherent in using a revenue source that only gradually increases.


These windows are full of filth and mold.
They create numerous safety hazards especially since bus operators are required to close them.
They do not close easily, you can get back strain and/or broken fingers trying to get these closed. 

A Portland Visitor's Transit Fare Calculator


Looking back on 9-11

Monday's rant

A old pal shows up-ROSS RACER!

Dueling Camera's

It's the Merlo Mars Show