Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, October 10, 2011

FRANK FARRELL v. TRI-COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

This has been posted before so this is a re-post:

Past rulings- Joseph Midgett vs TRIMET

254 F.3d 846

Past rulings- Trimet vs ATU 757

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD OF THE STATE OF OREGON

IS TRIMET REALLY A SAFE PLACE TO DRIVE A BUS?

Based on the findings of this study, a discernible pattern was observed that shows that there is a correlation between preventable collisions and the length of transit operator driving hours.

According to this study TRIMET is hardly a safe environment for people to operate buses. There are very few 8 hour shifts here, most employees are forced into working long hours. SAFETY IS NOT FIRST IN THIS ORGANIZATION ACCORDING TO THE STUDY!

FULL DOT REPORT IS HERE!


IS TRIMET REALLY A SAFE PLACE TO DRIVE A BUS?

CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT DOT REPORT

following distances). But crashes and observations of driving performance show that 97 compensatory strategies are not sufficient to remove all excess risk (8). 98
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The most general factors that cause fatigue are lack of sleep, bad quality sleep and sleep 100 demands induced by the internal body clock. Besides these general factors, prolonged driving 101 (time-on-task) can increase driver fatigue, especially when drivers do not take sufficient breaks.

Interesting

That Boring's withdrawal from TriMet is on the retreat agenda, but not the full board meeting agenda.

Watch those turns

Board of Directors coming up

TriMet: Board of Directors Meetings

Should Seattle spend millions to plan more streetcars?

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016457737_streetcars10m.html?prmid=head_main

Bus driver hauling Occupy Wall Street protest prisoners can see both sides of tension

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/10/2011-10-10_bus_driver_hauling_protest_prisoners_can_see_both_sides.html

Light rail fail

Truck wedges under Light Rail bridge in Bayonne; third incident this year | NJ.com

My hometown makes national transit news!

Sharon In Early Talk Of Bus Service To Train Station - Sharon, MA Patch

Dumping expensive light rail for more efficient less costly bus service

The Marietta Daily Journal - Light rail shoved to ‘back burner’ Cobb’s roundtable reps opt for ‘premium’ bus bus rapid transit service

California orders camera's pointed at operators, one more reason to avoid this occupation

Operator surveillance ordered by state will cost BART, Muni big | Will Reisman | Local | San Francisco Examiner

Making space for bicycles

Mertolink rolls out 10 new 'bicycle cars' | 89.3 KPCC

DOT ORDERS-TriMet Language Implementation Plan

TriMet Language Implementation Plan

As part of its application for a cooperative agreement under the FTA’s Transportation Equity Research Program (TERP), the Tri-County Metropolitan Transit District of Oregon (TriMet) developed the attached plan in 2006. The plan’s contents are consistent with the guidance on an effective language implementation plan expressed in Section VII of the the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Policy Guidance Concerning Recipients' Responsibilities to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons [Federal Register: December 14, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 239)]. The attached plan directs a cross-section of departments within the transit agency to undertake language assistance activities including the following activities that are recommended in the DOT LEP Guidance on an implementation plan:

Seattle Metro

Bus drivers accounted for just 30 of Metro's $100,000 employees last year; and just 1 percent of all bus drivers made $100,000. Supervisors, managers, engineers and planners accounted for most of the transportation department's six-figure workers.

Missed stories

Crews to begin installing traffic signal at dangerous Aloha intersection | OregonLive.com