Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, October 9, 2011

FED'S FLUNK TRIMET LIGHT RAIL?

Apparently TRIMET has flunked some sort of federal inspection and has three weeks to correct the errors?
This comes from the latest union meeting.
Jon Hunt did not mention this at the second meeting!
I wonder why? He wouldn't intentionally put out false stories would he?

HERB WAS RIGHT-PART 2

The way of the world

Crazies riding transit buses in New Zealand

Bus indecencies raise indignation - National - NZ Herald News

Union meeting

John Hunt says that his stopping members from having financial reports is because the union is "going green". (funny)

They want to hand out $5500 to the political hacks that in reality do nothing to help our or any union cause. (of course the members will vote yes, as always)

BUS HITS TRANSIT WORKER IN THE GARAGE!

Bus hits HRT employee at HRT garage | wavy.com | norfolk

What city has the worst transit system in America?

DETROIT

Chicago to city employees: TAKE THE BUS

City employees will be required to take public transportation to meetings and assignments during the work day or explain why not, under a strict new mileage and travel reimbursement policy tailor-made to save $1 million.

Take the bus: City employees ordered to use public transportation - Chicago Sun-Times

ODE TO THE TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Tea Party and American Exceptionalism

If I were to speechify to a conclave of Tea Partyers, “America is the free-est...the most democratic...the best educated and most dynamic country the world has ever known, an example to all mankind,” the assembled would hoot and hooroar and applaud in dizzy exaltation. Here is the soul of the American approach to existence, bottomless self-admiration devoid of knowledge or curiosity, wrapped like a psychic burrito in the patriotism of overwrought middle-schoolers. And there are many, many of them.

FRED REED HERE 

Don't forget the union meetings today and tomorrow

You too can watch as the officers spoon feed you information with questionable value.

Watch as the president rules you out of order or just cuts short any discussion that he doesn't like.

Have fun, I won't be there for this farce.

FOR ALL TO SEE

…where was any media coverage of Joel preventing a fatality? Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled that this is at least getting internal recognition at TriMet. Donna said it, I’ve said it (more than once), and now Joel, and who knows how many other operators that I just don’t have links for – TriMet bus and rail operators really are saving lives every. single. day by compensating for the poor attention of / decisions made by the public around the buses and trains. This is not news to any operator, but it’s nice that this was distributed to other TriMet employees who don’t see it the same way since they’re not out in the field.
But Joel is right – if an operator does something stupid, there’s no end to the media coverage of it, and no official support from TriMet in the media for the rest of the operators who do their jobs, and do them well. The fact that operators prevent hundreds of horrific accidents every day, well, I guess that doesn’t sell as many newspapers as “look at the dumb thing this bus driver did!” TriMet bus ridership averages around 61 million boarding rides per year, the overwhelming majority of which DON’T make the news. Then one woman in August and another in September had negative interactions with bus operators when their small children were being fussy, and now somehow it’s fair that the public is viewing all bus drivers as baby-haters?

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Passenger pees in seat on my bus







On my final run of the "44", a customer let me know of an accident towards the rear of my bus. I was told to put caution tape around it,write up a work card for disinfecting the seat and alert the shagger. I hate myself.