Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Two more photos to ponder







Everything is broken

The switch problem has been fixed. Yellow Line service between Union Station and Rose Quarter stations is being restored. Riders should expect delays on MAX Blue, Green, Red and Yellow lines as trains return to regular schedules.

The "transit exchange fund" (or how do I get a trip to Romania for free)

Trimet & ATU757 Contract states in
Articale 1 – General Provisions
Par. 14. Transit Exchange Program
The District shall pay the Association $1,000 per month
effective December 1, 2003, for the purpose of a program
to provide for the exchange of information and ideas
between national and international transportation industry
association executive officers. The District shall pay the
Association $1,000 per month effective December 1, 2003,
for the purpose of a Transit Exchange Program. The amount
of this payment shall increase to:
$1,100 per month effective 12/01/04
$1,200 per month effective 12/01/05
$1,300 per month effective 12/01/06
$1,400 per month effective 12/01/07
$1,500 per month effective 12/01/08

and as of August 2011 the Transit Exchange Account had $55,504.83 and about $4,500.00 should have been added to that for the past three months bring to a total of $60,004.83 and from my understanding the trip is going to cost close to $27,000.00
(thanks to Chris Day for providing this info)

Signal boost

MAX FAQs

Director Sweitzer says get ready for "service cuts" and "fare increases"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1zNYS3N0v0

Director Clark says "transparency & accountability" are the key

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZLgAUjE0JA

Director Lerbach says its "ashame that people demonstrate at anybodys home"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSheGvMyiY8

THE PETITIONER IN THE BORING WITHDRAWAL PRESENTS MORE DATE TO SUPPORT HIS POSTION

http://vimeo.com/32596126

Good old Neil

I want to wish everyone at TriMet a very happy Thanksgiving. I'm thankful I work for a transit agency that is a national model. A transit agency that is #7 in the country in per capita ridership -- that carries more riders than any agency its size. I'm thankful that we have 2400 people at TriMet dedicated to providing great service to more than 330,000 rides per day -- as well as building and developing a great system that serves the future of our growing region. With all of your help, we'll overcome the challenges we face, and have even more to be thankful for in the years ahead. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Best Neil

GENERAL MANAGERS REPORT FOR NOVEMBER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAcsDIZ2sQ

BUS IN TOW

Mary Fetsch demoted? She says no!

According to someone who spoke to her, the answer is no. she was not demoted, just "reorganized".
As part of that reorganization her job title was changed, her duties remain the same and her salary remains the same.

TRIMET LIFT ABOUT TO STRIKE

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/TriMet-Lift-drivers-threaten-strike-132699593.html

REMEMBER-OUR UNION OPERATES IN TOTAL SECRECY (using tax payer funds)

http://atu757.org/

There is no evidence that there has ever been a union meeting that has been published on the internet and there is no evidence that any union meeting has ever been recorded by anyone!

Everybody should prepare themselves for full body searches before entering the union meetings.

VLOG FOR TUESDAY

http://vimeo.com/32559617

Light rail on the street?

Two-car crash in Northeast Portland blocks MAX tracks; TriMet tells riders to expect delays | OregonLive.com

Steve Fung's movie of the week