Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, October 7, 2011

RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPr_iVWnIHc&feature=related

Meanwhile, our fellow citizens are battling the machine

PioneerSquare
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I seem to be on the wrong side of public opinon, again

We count as our treasures what we have been socialized to count as treasures, though they defile our lives and make robots of us all: the automobile, the TV, the encapsulated suburban existence, the gleaming high buildings, the ever-rising GNP, 'fast' food. [To which we might add: the terrible legacy of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg--"heroes" only in an upside-down world.] We are moving in the wrong direction for human beings."

Morris Berman

Interview with the Second mom kicked off Trimet bus -Oregonian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dAN1lWG__k

Portland A-Foot with yet another baby story?

OCCUPY PORTLAND

Occupy Portland protesters plan to remain downtown - Koinlocal6.com

TRIMET EMPLOYEES DOING GOOD WORK OUT THERE!

The Electric Trolleybus: a Sustainable Choice for Portland

Portland Transport

9,000+ views on that one post!

Oct 2, 2011, 32 comments
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Do you think this silly little contest actually motivates anybody to come to work?

In it to Win it Continues!
Fall Attendance Campaign
Our summer attendance campaign was a great success. We saw improved attendance in Operations this summer. Thank you for supporting our customers and each other!
We’re on the right track, now let’s keep moving. We launched a fall attendance campaign on September 1. Like the summer campaign, during the months of September, October and November, we will have prize drawings for $100 or $25 gift cards; all operators, supervisors, and maintenance employees who have perfect attendance during each month will be entered into the prize drawing.
What about employees who make it through all three fall months with zero chargeable time loss? Those folks will have a chance to win paid time off!
Review notices at garages or contact your manager for more information.
(It would have no bearing on my behavior, I couldn't care less bout those 'prizes')

Shelly Lomax says

At a recent TriMet board meeting a customer came forward with her laptop and played a snippet of video and audio from a bus ride. The audio and video were played without context, but as you may imagine, it was intended to cause raised eyebrows about an interaction on a bus. This sharing of video was on the heels of a photo sent by a customer to the local media making news.
Both of these incidents serve as a stark reminder that with pocket video cameras, smart phones and the like, every interaction has the opportunity to become a "YouTube" moment.
Please continue to use good judgment out there, stay off your cell phones when driving and stay calm when dealing with difficult people (contact Dispatch for help when you need it). Let the only thing they "catch you" at is doing a great job.
From RANTINGS OF PEOPLE WHO USE PUBLIC TRANSIT IN PORTLAND OREGON

Gresham Transit Center changes explained

Attention operators of lines 4, 9, 12, 20, 80, 81, 82, & 84: Bay assignments at Gresham TC have changed
The bay assignments at Gresham Transit Center changed on October 2. Previously, some buses were turning south onto Kelly from 10th Avenue (or Gresham Terrace Rd). The timing of this maneuver over the MAX tracks resulted in occasional contact between TriMet buses and the crossing gate arm.
To remedy this safety issue, the Transit Change Review Committee approved changes to the bay assignments at Gresham Transit Center. These changes improve the timing of bus movements across the tracks and minimize the potential for contact with the crossing gate:
• Line 9 arrival bay is now located on 8th Avenue.
• Line 20 arrival bay has moved to the Transit Center driveway.
• All lines that are deadheading from GTC or returning to the garage now serve the “Arrivals Only” bay located on 8th Avenue.
• Do not layover at the “Arrivals Only” bay. This bay is only for passenger drop-off prior to deadheading or returning to the garage.
Your paddle outlines these changes. A map of the new bay assignments has also been posted at the garages and is being displayed on the flatscreens.
If you have any questions about the new GTC bay assignments, please contact your manager or Dispatch.

Trimet digital fail

All of our digital information displays are down throughout the system. We're working to identify the problem now.

TRIMET'S BABY INCIDENT MAKES IT AROUND THE WORLD-ALL THE COVERGE


THIS IS A ROUNDUP OFF ALL THE STORIES REGARDING THIS INCIDENT COVERED ON THIS BLOG.
Coverage is in reverse order!
Read from bottom up for actual story time-line.
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RATS TAKING OVER SUBWAYS IN NYC

MTA To Launch New Cleaning Initiative To Combat Rat Infestations - NY1.com

STRIKE!

GO Transit union announces strike date - CityNews

Stupid bus drivers on cell phones

Passengers Say Driver May Have Been On Phone During Nebraska Bus Crash | Fox News

Ireland covers the baby story, right after "dad pulled sons teeth" story

Dad in court after son pulled teeth - World News - Independent.ie

Seattle Times coverage of Baby incident

Nation & World | Oregon bus baby story stirs public outcry | Seattle Times Newspaper

Oregon gets props on jobs training program

Transportation repair programs can put disadvantaged on the road to good jobs | OregonLive.com

United Kingdom "daily mail" does comprehensive coverage of the baby incident!

Now second mother claims she was thrown off TriMet bus by female driver because her child was crying | Mail Online

Turn down the music!

Macedonian bus drivers told to turn off turbofolk | Reuters

Light rail station attacked!

Shots Fired at NJ Transit Light Rail Station | NBC Philadelphia

Light rail fail in Denver

High Winds Cause Problems, Disrupt Light Rail - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver

San Francisco gives what Portland takes away

Free Muni for youths a step closer

Boring getting ready to bolt

http://www.sandypost.com/news/story.php?story_id=131777867674205700

VIDEO LOG-October 6-part 3

http://vimeo.com/30177397

Architects honor Transit Mall renovation

They have to honor something about themselves I guess! Personally I think the design stinks and eventually somebody(s) will be killed down there.

TRIMET stops for nobody!

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/7RjS-L1b4DQO4j05iB6lSg?select=c9UJH_AYf1AoQv75xEAaVA

Prestigous Washington Post runs story on the baby incident

Ore. transit agency had earlier case of bus driver ejecting mother and fussing child - The Washington Post

ATTENTION BUS DRIVERS! WANT A PAID VACATION WITHOUT USING YOUR VACATION?


Kick a mother and her child off your bus and trimet will give you A FREE WEEK OFF WITH FULL PAY!

VIDEO LOG-October 6

Part 1
Part 2

Award winning operator TOM Hall talks about the baby incident