Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, December 5, 2011

MARS MAKES 30 YEARS AT TRIMET

One day before deadline, 54 of 57 streetcar riders say they’re unaware of plan to leave Free Rail Zone

PORTLAND A-FOOT

MAX voices

MAX FAQS

The Good Guys-Honoring the Epic Drivers Who Go the Extra Mile

After all, drivers are the lifeblood of the system. There wouldn't be anything to ride or use without them. They deserve a little bit back.

 That One Portland Transit Activist Kid: The Good Guys-Honoring the Epic Drivers Who Go the Extra Mile

MARK YOUR CALANDARS-SHOW UP AND SPEAK AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING DECEMBER 14


Some of us are tiring of the abusive work environment that has been designed by our management.
The union is only helpful with grievances, they are no help at all when it comes to our working conditions.
Let's make sure our board of directors is aware of our feelings.
MacFarlane is twisting the facts, its time we set the board straight!
We have a right to speak to the board of directors, the company cannot penalize us for speaking our mind.

Show up at the Portland Building on December 14 9 AM and sign up to address the board on the issue you feel is being ignored.!

City of Portland Building, Auditorium
1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 

VLOG-Monday

PART 1
PART 2

Kids blogging their Trimet adventures

http://trimetw.wordpress.com/

Portland students keep bus passes

TriMet YouthPass program, seen as key for many Portland students, gets reprieve | OregonLive.com
 City, TriMet, PPS near agreement to continue YouthPass (updated) | Portland Afoot

DRIVER PASSES OUT DUE TO EXHUAST FUMES

An operator passed out due to a "sulfur smell".
His name was Cliff M******.

More on the CTran accident

Woman struck, killed in Vancouver bus crash | kgw.com Portland

Several streetcar assumptions wrong

Portland Tribune

I wonder why the State of Oregon doesn't inspect TRIMET buses for violations?

LI Bus checks wreak havoc on riders

HOW TO ENFORCE FARES WITHOUT POLICE

TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis is defending the need to keep the Transit Police service even though a big part of the force's job – enforcing fare payment – should all but vanish when fare gates and smart cards come to the transit system.

BCLocalNews.com - Transit Police still needed but role changing: CEO

Portland #1 transit blog-PORTLAND TRANSPORT

Last Chance to Weigh in on Streetcar Fare Policy
Solar contractor defends TriMet's $366,000 panel array, calling it 'art'
APTA list ranks Portland #11 in nation for transit savings

TRANSIT BUS KILLS 5 YEAR OLD-heart wrenching story

"Everyone's walking around with their iPods, not hearing what's going on around them," Lacoursière said. "People don't look around. They are all living in their own bubble."
Lacoursière said city bus accidents are no more common than accidents involving other vehicles. Isabelle Tremblay, a spokesperson for the STM, refused to comment about the accident, except to extend her condolences to the family.

(notice the rational explanation rather than the demonizing of  the transit worker)

Bronx Man Charged With Assaulting City Bus Driver - NY1.com

STORY HERE!

What do TRIMET managers actually do?

Portland, Ore.-based TriMet says it has selected CH2M Hill provide on-call construction management services for the Portland to Milwaukie light rail transit extension project. The 7.3-mile, $1.4 billion project will connect Portland State University in downtown Portland with southeast Portland, Milwaukie, and north Clackamas County.

trimet_logo_2009.jpgEnglewood, Colo.-based CH2M Hill will provide construction, procurement and management, and risk analysis and management services, TriMet says. The company will also review construction proposals, conduct change order analysis, provide quality assurance and quality control, and lead safety and field inspections.
http://www.railwayage.com/breaking-news/trimet-chooses-manager-for-lrt-project-3774.html

Stacy & Witbeck always get their cut of the $$$

Each level of bureaucracy takes its "administration fee" off the top:
Click here!

Interesting map of road casualties across the country

http://map.itoworld.com/road-casualties-iframe-usa

COMPLAINT

http://twitter.com/#!/DoctorTink/status/143571886989770753
just saw a max operator with headphones on listening to music. 
10pm skidmorefountain/Gresham bound/ trains #216/ #213
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It just so happens that I have reliable information about this operator, he is one of the most senior operators on the MAX line.
The explanation of the "headphones" is that they are EAR MUFFS.
It gets COLD in the driver compartments in the trains, so he wears them.
Notice how the complaint says "listening to music". That is a perfect example of how someone would EMBELLISH a complaint. How would anybody know what the person is listening to?

But above all, we see just how poisonous the public atmosphere is towards transit workers. The public just can't wait to 'inform' on us.

It's sickening what has happened to transit workers in this city, pathetic, just how much more can we take?