Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, December 2, 2011

TRIMET BULLSHIT-PART 3

They could use employees, and should. I am against First Transit, Vieola and all those for-profit companies. we can certainly better fund employees with taxpayer dollars instead of giving taxpayer dollars to overseas corporations.

Here at Metro, Ride Checks are done by uniformed supervisors, ADA checks are done by chiefs (person right below the person in charge of the base), who try to do it incognito, and dont have uniforms. All in all, our stuff is done by employees. Even that link I sent you some time ago about San Diego doing secret checks are at least employed by MTS, not a contract agency.

At TRIMET they have a whole department full of who knows how many Trainers!
This sort of evaluation should be done by our training department, not low paid workers for some profit making contractor!

Jessie Martinez retirement party @ Merlo Garage


















A great selection of food which included beef,rice beans,onions,tortillas and peppers was provided today for Jessie Martinez's retirement ceremony.We all signed his 17 year old TriMet jacket as a going away gift.Good luck Jess.Enjoy your free time.You earned it.

MAX FAQS BLOG TACKLES BUSES

Our average bus age is about 13.5 years. As a peer comparison, the average bus age at transit agencies similar to TriMet is 7.4 years. The interesting thing about our fleet averaging over 12 years is that for a 40' bus, 12 years is considered the service life (linked article is very long, but interesting). Most 40' buses across a wide variety of agencies which were surveyed in that study (LA Transit Authority, MBTA, NYC Transit, Toronto Transit Commission, WMATA, Austin Metro, and several rural agencies) are retired around age 13, and about 9% are still in service at about 15 years. So the large proportion of old buses in our fleet is subs tandard compared with other transit agencies.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

Woman run over, killed in Vancouver C-Tran bus crash

http://www.kgw.com/news/Pedestrian-killed-in-Vancouver-C-Tran-bus-crash-134921468.html

TRIMET BULLSHIT EXPOSED PART 2

This freaking company, which has neglected it bus fleet for so long, which pleads poverty and preaches service cuts, somehow finds $300,000 for a disposable "secret rider" program when that money could be spent on actually installing automated stop announcements.


I don't know about the rest of the people working here, but I am convinced this company is consciously using the ADA as a way to torture the drivers here.


They have all the money in the world to fix the problem, but yet they won't spend it?


Ethics?

Not at TRIMET that's for sure!

TRIMET BULLSHIT EXPOSED!

 You'll never believe who is doing the secret  "CAUGHT YA" program 

I just realized that this contract is from 5 years ago!
Either the contract has been renewed "in perpetuity" of they gave me the wrong "public information"!

http://www.box.com/s/cy8g7zbup53ph011vbj1

For the price they are paying these people they can buy 5,950 audio recording devices and end once and for all the disputes about weather we are calling the stops or not.
Oh yea, but then they couldn't "set up" people they don't like could they?


Automated bus stop announcement programs are sold for....your not going to believe this....


$200 per unit! 
 

Jon Hunt court documents

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LEADERSHIP CRISIS AT ATU 757 FORCING JEFF ACKERSON TO RECONSIDER RUNNING

Union members are concerned about the leadership crisis happening at our union and have been asking Jeff to reconsider his decision not to run.

After further discussions with his wife Jeff has agreed to take on the job of running a campaign and if members want him as their VP he will work tirelessly on our behalf

Those of us that have worked with Jeff as union rep know this guy is smart, tough, and has the guts to take on a job like this.

It's time we get some effective leadership at our union local.

BART limits cellphone service blackouts

BART on Thursday became the first public transit agency in the nation to prohibit cellphone blackouts in stations except in the event of "extraordinary" threats.

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19445437 

Dear America, we need more public transportation |

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VLOG-THURSDAY-part 2

http://vimeo.com/33016362

Rail Fail

.@trimet you can expect this at 7th
foursquare :: Christopher @ TriMet Sunset Transit Center

VLOG-THURSDAY-part 1

http://youtu.be/JcXbmUFMFwU

That damn streetcar

Streetcar/Foothills — costs are too high