Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vera's bus joke

http://youtu.be/FUMb-SPuoLU

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Latest "How we Roll" photo shoot

These are kinda cool, but its pure propaganda financed by our tax dollars.

John Fall rides the 8 bus

Gotta love DEE ANN SANDBERG!


After third MAX-related stabbing this year, TriMet plans to increase security

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/after_third_max-related_stabbi.html

MARY FETSCH RESPONDS TO LATEST INCIDENT ON MAX

Protests are a bonanza for the cops and Trimet supervisors

I'm sure people are aware just how much money these protests make for the cops and the Trimet supervisors, both groups basically stand around and watch.

Occasionally a Trimet supervisor will direct a bus or train through something, but most of the overtime is just for standing around and watching.

There has got to be a better way to protest that won't make a bunch of overtime for government bully boys.

Grinding your operators into the ground all the while pretending safety is a value

The following is a transcript of a recent dispatch call which was sent to me.
It's significant because it proves, once again, that safety is only hype at Trimet.
The management continues its unsafe practices and attempts to put all the blame on the operators when things go wrong.
 They keep getting away with it because our corporate media is very quick to point the finger at union labor.
The following shows quite clearly that the management has been fostering unsafe operating conditions, they've known about it for months, but yet they let it continue.
Is it possible that this sort of callous management contributes to operators "breaking down" and acting rude to the public"
You better believe it!

1972 Flxible New Look Tri-Met #361

http://youtu.be/7actxSJix-I

Jack Bogdanski commentary

Taking a stab at safety (Jack Bog's Blog)

Woman arrested after reportedly stabbing man on MAX early Sunday

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/10/woman_arrested_after_stabbing.html

The bus stop dance

http://youtu.be/TFNRAPceO54

Funkshone - 'Stop The Bus'

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THE GREEKS WROTE THE BOOK ON RESISTANCE TO FINANCIAL TYRANNY

Greek Unions Vow More Building Take-Overs - ABC News
Greece: TV news halted as Protestors interrupt broadcast... - YouTube
ΜΑΤ - Ένοχοι για εγκλήματα κατά της κοινωνίας - YouTube
Violence erupts in Athens during Greek strike - YouTube

Nepal Bus Crash Kills 42: PHOTOS

http://ca.ibtimes.com/articles/231280/20111014/nepal-bus-crash-kathmandu-42-killed-photos-thursday.htm#page1

Foreign language driving tests to be banned after soaring accident rates by motorists who can't read road signs

Story Here!

Transit courtesy campaign-1930 version

CASE 1. A Passenger Complains that Your Car (or Coach) Starts and Stops Too Suddenly.
“The best thing to do is take stock of your driving and see if the passenger is not right. Tell him that it is your desire to carry everyone in the greatest possible comfort. Above all things, don’t try to tell the passenger that you are giving him a smooth ride when you are not. This is one feature of service about which passengers are usually right.
“EXAMPLE - ‘I am sorry that it happened. I didn’t realize that the operation was rough.’’’

Courtesy campaigns travel well on T - The Boston Globe

I wonder just how much money does go into developing this fluff?

TriMet: News Release - TriMet launches first-of-its-kind multimodal trip planner

Abusing tax payers money

How many 'communications' specialists does this MONOPOLISTIC transit district employ?
TRIMET IS A MONOPOLY...THEY DON'T NEED ANY MARKETING PERSONNEL!

There are 125 "public affairs specialists" alone on the state payroll. Their wages, not including health insurance and other benefits, cost $7.5 million annually.

Toss in top-level communications and public relations managers, along with employees who work in design shops, and the roster of officials devoted to state messaging swells to more than 220 employees collectively paid nearly $13.5 million last year.