Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Spotter shack at Powell garage tonight



This capped a totally ugly day on my last #20 for a while.

More violent crime on MAX

http://bojack.org/2011/10/more_violent_crime_on_max.html

For protesters, a platinum opportunity

http://bojack.org/2011/10/for_protesters_a_platinum_oppo.html

1087 transit professionals graduate-some with honors!

Congratulations to all 1,087 bus transportation employees who completed the 2011 recertification campaign! On Thursday, October 27, the 131st and final class completed the recertification which focused on some vital safety concepts - how, when and where to scan. Operators were instructed to:


· Scan before they get to a turn


· During their turn


· After completion of their turn


· One other key point trainers focused on - instructing operators to go into turns slower, especially the tight left and right hand turns. This allows plenty of time to do these three scans properly.


Midway through the campaign data showed operators who had completed the class received 10 percent fewer safety-related customer complaints than those not-yet recertified. In all, 1,022 bus operators and 65 managers/supervisors completed the training.

photo:(removed due to I could get fired I guess)

Better not let this happen to you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7s8-BvI_iU

And the winners are.............

Spooky bus to haunt the Halloween streets of Clarksville

http://www.theleafchronicle.com/article/20111028/NEWS01/110280323/Spooky-bus-haunt-Halloween-streets-Clarksville?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

CRASH!

Union busting First Transit gets award

First Transit - Current Company News, Issues and Transit Service Information | First Transit

Here comes $8,000,000 but I guess this doesn't stop any cuts

TriMet: Public Meetings & Hearings - Special Transportation Advisory Committee (STFAC)

BUDGET CUTS COMING TO THE 'GREEN' CITY-ALL STORIES

TRIMET ANNOUNCES BUDGET PROBLEMS!!

BOARD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS-tweets by Joseph Rose


BULLSHIT IS A VALUE AT TRIMET

IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY EYESIGHT?

Macfarlane's report to board

BUDGET PROBLEM IMMEDIATE FIXES-revised

Trimet financial officer speaks to board

Dan Christensen shows up in Beaverton

Rantings of a Trimet bus driver - YouTube

TriMets Budget Woes

Will transit's gloomy future hasten the biking boom?

Three ways TriMet could close a budget gap without bus cuts

What does MACFARLANE do about the so called "crisis"

TriMet, facing another budget gap, looking for places to cut -- with some exceptions

A Perspective from Portland, Oregon: TriMet, facing another budget gap, remains disinge...

HOW WE (don't) ROLL

Getting Priorities Straight

Northwest News: TriMet to cut millions from budget but spendy public art stays;

Confessions of an Actual Man

Like a wolverine digging at a rabbit's hole, this column seeks truth, wherever it lies. (Of course, if truth lies, how can you trust it? These are deep waters.) To this end, I have been reading feminists about what slugs men are, and bandits, and slaves of vanity, and cause loose fillings and sunspots and roach infestations. In the past I dismissed these tiresome viragos as mere creatures of bile and ill-breeding. This time, I thought, maybe I should listen to them. After all, ugly short-haired unmarried women are people too. Pretty close anyway.

FRED REED 

Consider TriMet for Clark County

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/oct/28/letter-consider-trimet-clark-county/

Northwest News: TriMet to cut millions from budget but spendy public art stays;

Well, not quite everything, reports staff writer Joseph Rose. Turns out the agency's budget for public art won't get the axe. And, Rose reports, the agency's tough times didn't keep administrators from hiring "four executive and manager positions, totaling $495,000 in annual salaries."

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/10/northwest_news_trimet_to_cut_m.html

Getting Priorities Straight

http://ti.org/antiplanner/?p=5783

HOW WE (don't) ROLL

http://howweroll.trimet.org/2011/10/27/budget-shortfall-expected-due-to-stagnant-economy-federal-funding-and-labor-contract/

Rantings of a Trimet bus driver