Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Is it just me, or do these look more like jail inmate photographs?

These and other photographs were taken at TriMet's "This is how I roll" photo extravaganza at the Clackamas Town Center MAX Station and Garage (and bus stop) a few days ago.  These three specific photos were taken at the bus stop, arguably one of TriMet's absolutely worst designed bus stops ever.  It seems that these all look at jail inmate booking photos; while the pictures taken around the MAX platform or on the walkway to the MAX platform are bright, sunny, full of children and families and smiling folks.  And these three?  I swear I'm at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office inmate website.
Dispatch:Also, operator shook up after looking up and seeing car flying through air


In response to THIS post.

Home run. Truer words cannot be spoken.

There is no REAL culture of support from the top. A memo comes out and then they wait for the dust to settle, the media to move on and all is peaceful in the valley again. If it makes the paper or media, we gotta act on it NOW! The O seems to run this organization more than anyone thinks.


Service Animals, Mental Health Problems Among Hot Button Issues as Landmark Disability Rights Law Enters Third Decade

Miller v. Tri-Met


It went exactly as expected, the judges were Jeff Hunt (not a big fan of mine I would imagine), Lyle Perierra,  Don (the ******) Allison and Bruce Duncan.

My case is clear, but this is TRIMET, trying to use logic and facts gets you nowhere. Who cares how it comes out, plenty of ways around their bullshit!
I'm starting to like Robert Romo however, don't ask me why.

The worst Trimet riders

Official notice

Remember safety and professionalism on Halloween
Halloween is a festive event for many people, and is sure to bring out customers young and old who will look to TriMet to provide them with safe transportation to and from their activities. Remember that operators are the face of TriMet, and your contact with customers is important to how they view our organization and our service:
• The wearing of costumes is not permitted while operating a TriMet vehicle, or performing work as a TriMet employee.
• Be especially alert for children and families who may be out trick or treating on Halloween.
• Some of your customers may be wearing Halloween costumes. TriMet does not prohibit passengers from wearing masks and facial coverings. Masks or facial coverings, in and of themselves, are not considered to be “obviously suspicious” under the H-O-T protocol. It is suspicious behavior, not appearance, which prompts the H-O-T protocol.
If you have any questions, please contact your manager. Thank you for your hard work, and have a safe Halloween.

Michael Krupp takes the Portland City Council to task

What IS customer service?

Erik Halstead

Wanna work as a transit bus driver?

Police: Metro bus driver stabbed during fight with passenger - Crime Scene - The Washington Post

RIPTA bus driver in crash in stable condition -

Wasting time and money at TRIMET

Today will be my 'step three' grievance hearing, where I am contesting TRIMETS assertion that they have the right to regulate my off duty behavior, in my house, at my personal desk, on my personal time, using my personal computer, accessing publicly available information for this blog.

I am under threat of termination if I continue doing this particular  activity.

Other than the complete absurdity of putting me through this, (while other drivers throw mom's and babies off buses) JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN, lets look at the cost involved with this.

There will be three union personnel and three management personnel in attendance, all on the clock, getting paid and taking time to deal with this. (And me, on my own time without pay of course)

All of that costs money, but at TRIMET money is no object when it comes to the whim of the management that control this place.

Sacrifice is only for the "little people" around here, namely the riders and the drivers.

The BONANZA continues for everybody else like hogs at the trough.

CTA continues cutting managment to save money, exactly the opposit of TRIMET

About 200 white-collar jobs are being cut at the CTA and sick and vacation policies tightened for non-union employees to save millions of dollars, the transit agency announced Monday.
The staffing reductions, some of which were announced in July when some senior management positions were eliminated, will save about $22 million annually, officials said.

CTA cutting 200 jobs, tightening vacation and sick days -

Trimet orders operators to perform illegal left turn?

Here is the POST where Trimet tells operators how to make a left turn, read the comment after studying the post.

Why the Elites Are in Trouble

The lords of finance in the looming towers surrounding the park, who toy with money and lives, who make the political class, the press and the judiciary jump at their demands, who destroy the ecosystem for profit and drain the U.S. Treasury to gamble and speculate, took little notice of Ketchup or any of the other scruffy activists on the street below them. The elites consider everyone outside their sphere marginal or invisible. 

Video log October 10-part 2

Video log October 10 part 1