Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BUS SUCKS! RAIL GREAT! (so says the Ministry of Propaganda)

CRASH!

Macfarlanes report to board

http://vimeo.com/29069537

TRANSIT MALL TROUBLES

Drew Blevins-Ken Zatarian-Alan Lehto

Neil Macfarlane says "pay your fare!"

Macfarlane wants "safety climate" committee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zncovRhQCno

“an actual conflict of interest”

Milwaukie council split over $5-million payment to TriMet

STEVE FUNGS MOVIE OF THE WEEK

COME FOR THE MUSIC

TRIMET LOSES THE UNFAIR LABOR PRACTICE

TRIMET has lost its case of bargaining in good faith regarding its first, last and final offer!
http://www.oregon.gov/ERB/orders/UP01611.pdf
TriMet broke state labor laws in contract dispute with union, Oregon board rules

Facebook's Pre-Crime Scanner Technology: On The Street Report

TheAlexJonesChannel

Land of Democracy and 'Freedom'

New government census figures show the number of Americans living in poverty has hit a record 46.2 million — one out six people. Nearly 50 million are without health insurance, the highest total in over two decades. The overall poverty rate has climbed to 15.1 percent from 14.3 percent, and from 2007 to 2010 rose faster than any similar period since the early 1980s. The percentage of Americans without health insurance rose from 16.1 percent last year to 16.3 percent. The gap between the rich and the poor has also grown. While the average income for the top five percent of the population dropped 1.2 percent, the same figure for the bottom fifth of households fell 4 percent.

HOW MUCH OF THIS IS GOING ON AT TRIMET?

Transit officials were surprised earlier in the year when they discovered that transfer information was being shared by bus riders through social media.
The old transfers — paper tickets that allow passengers to change buses without paying an additional fare — were stamped with a randomly assigned letter of the day. Some transit users had cheated the system by collecting several tickets of each letter. They then used those accumulated transfers for free bus rides by using the appropriate transfer for the posted letter of the day.
"I actually had a guy who had a glass case who had everything [all the transfers] alphabetical. So he would just go on to Twitter in the morning and find out what the letter of the day was and he'd use the transfer all day," Achadinha said. "The bus drivers were the ones who flagged it to me."

Bus driver wounded by crossfire

A SEPTA bus driver was injured by shattered glass during a shooting Tuesday night in the city's Cedarbrook section, only a week after another SEPTA driver was shot in South Philadelphia.
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/129779023.html

ATTENTION JON HUNT! ATTENTION JON HUNT-

Here is how you hold an effective protest:
About 50 transit workers and union leaders barged into an MTA office building in downtown Brooklyn Monday morning for a brief but boisterous protest rally over wages and benefits.
The sudden surge of protesters, and their refusal to leave the lobby of 180 Livingston St., was the first in a series of demonstrations Transport Workers Union Local 100 plans to carry out over the next several months, union leaders vowed.
"This fight starts now," Local 100 President John Samuelsen bellowed to bus and subway workers who chanted "Fight Back!" and waved union placards in the vestibule.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/09/13/2011-09-13_transport_workers_union_local_100_battle_with_mta_with_protests.html#ixzz1XwafQGDw

Capital projects is us!

This position reports to the Sr. Manager,who then reports to the head manager, who then reports to the executive manager blah blah blah blah...


$6,967.33 Monthly

Letters

I want to commend Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, for her position on the Columbia River Crossing. I, like her, also want to have a countywide vote on the CRC as soon as possible.
I especially want to vote on the issue of light rail being included in the new bridge crossing. For the cost of light rail we could purchase dozens of C-Tran or TriMet buses and they could run more often than the trains and take people closer to their job sites than light rail could.
So hats off to Herrera Beutler for sticking to her position on the CRC and light rail. Wake up Vancouver and demand a countywide vote on the CRC before we end up with the light rail boondoggle.
David A. Johnson
Vancouver

Ron Paul-he looks better and better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xfU7QFRZvc

VIDEO LOG-September 13

http://vimeo.com/29030524

Take a ride on the 58

This is NOT my movie nor did I participate in the production of this movie!