Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Supporters of the Campaign for Fare Transfer speak to the Trimet board

Activist asks board member to stay
Kaiser Permanante supports campaign for fare transfer
Supporters of the Campaign for Fare Transfer speak at the Trimet Board meeting-part 1
Supporters of the Campaign for Fare Transfer speak at the Trimet Board meeting-part 2

Chris Hedges Occupies Wall Street

http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_occupies_wall_street_20110926/?ln

Transit bus shot at

AC Transit bus shot at with BB gun in Oakland

Jack Bogdanski commentary

Portland bus riders getting cranky

Can't say as we blame them. A once-proud bus system has been chopped up and decimated so that Tri-Met can become a rail company. This looks good in The New York Times and makes life easier for Earl Blumenauer when Neil calls.
But the folks who ride public transit on rubber tires are starting to fight back. It will be a long, losing battle, of course. Go by streetcar!

Another one bites the dust

The 're-evaluation' has produced the exact same result as the first evaluation of my safety request

TriMet to study OPAL's Campaign for a Fair Transfer

It's easy for transit agencies to be caught up in the dreaded death spiral; but reversing such spirals and driving demand often requires investments to be made. TriMet is willing to make such investments for expansion of its rail system. It should be equally willing, and not so quick to plead poverty, to keep the core of its customer base happy--and to treat them like customers instead of like hostages.

Portland Transport

Longshore workers make a stand for labor

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/27/EDLN1L9JTD.DTL

Under pressure from riders, TriMet promises to consider longer transfer times

Although the board voted unanimously to look at the feasibility of expanded transfer times, the vote is far from an endorsement. With the economy and its budget still teetering, TriMet considers the idea an epic policy shift that could cost more than it's worth. 
Under pressure from riders, TriMet promises to consider longer transfer times | OregonLive.com

Rail Fail

Escape from New York: Signal problems lead to NJ Transit commute from hell | NJ.com

MUNI sanctioned!

Muni, CPUC meets Thursday to discuss investigation into railway operations | Will Reisman | Under the Dome | San Francisco Examiner

Punkass kid

http://www.portlandmercury.com/IAnonymousBlog/archives/2011/09/27/punkass-kid

Oregon City left behind by Trimet

OC sends wish list to Amtrak, TriMet

Why light rail was rendered USELESS all last night

Police in standoff with man who threatened people with gun

VIDEO LOG-September 28

The beauty of fixed rail

Due to police activity at SW 16th and Yamhill, MAX Blue and Red line service is disrupted. Shuttle buses are carrying riders between Galleria/SW 10th Ave and Goose Hollow stations. However, the police perimeter is not allowing buses to stop at Kings Hill/SW Salmon St or JELD-WEN Field. Riders should expect delays.
(this has been going on for HOURS now)