Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, December 8, 2011

VLOG-THURSDAY

http://vimeo.com/33388027

King County Metro + Sound Transit != TriMet

Transit Slueth
(2010)

Wanna open a business?

TriMet: Concessions Opportunities

COME TO THE BOARD MEETING AND SPEAK

STEVE FUNG SHAKES UP THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 My statement to the Trimet board of Directors on Vimeo

We are hoping that there will be more than us three present to speak directly to the TRIMET board of directors!

MAX GOES DOWN-AGAIN!

How many service disruptions have we had this week? This is unbelievable!

Due to an incident involving a MAX train and auto at NE Holladay and Grand, MAX Blue, Green and Red Line trains are disrupted. Shuttle buses will transport riders between Rose Quarter and Lloyd Center stations. Riders should expect delays.

Lake Oswego citizens repeatedly are saying ‘no’ to streetcar

Citizen testimony at public hearings ran two to one against streetcar. Email correspondence to council ran approximately three to one against streetcar. The Citizen Budget Committee voted to eliminate any streetcar/Foothills funding. Now, a professional survey of Lake Oswego citizens identified that 82 percent of the citizens think other things are more important than Streetcar. This should be more than adequate information for the mayor and his majority on the council to listen to the citizens and understand that Lake Oswego does not want this streetcar.
Story is here!

Jack Bogdanski commentary

East side streetcar goes Wapato

TOP BUS NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Eight dead in Thai bus crash | Business Recorder
Seven killed, 22 Injured in Bus Crash in Algeria
Teenager comes to the rescue when bus driver falls asleep
School bus blown over and roads blocked by debris from 80mph storm
Privatizing of Long Island buses shows flaws in system | 7online.com
19 killed when bus hits Afghanistan mine
All news is here!

Drivers robbed punched, thugs threaten family

A Hamilton bus driver was tailed and punched by an angry motorist, while another had threats made against his family by gang members who boarded his bus late at night and demanded to be taken where they wanted.
Full story here

LOVE IT

When some of the themes I use show up in other places around the net!
Transit funding 101: no money, mo’ problems | Streetcar Named Disaster

LOW FLOORS A HAZARD?

Vendors near Ajmeri gate shouted slogans against the authorities. "The basic flaw with these buses is that its engine is on the backside due to which many a times you don't get an idea that the bus has come nearer. I think in order to avoid such accidents these buses should be banned in Jaipur. Likewise, they should have trained and skilled drivers," said Vishnu Sehajwani, a vendor.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/60-year-old-man-run-over-by-low-floor-bus-driver-arrested/articleshow/11026001.cms 

Stroke can’t beat former bus driver

http://democratherald.com/news/local/stroke-can-t-beat-former-bus-driver/article_a911c98c-20a0-11e1-8bf2-0019bb2963f4.html

FIRST TRANSIT SCREWS THINGS UP

GLTC to start looking for new management | The News & Advance

San Francisco coughs up $8M in Muni health costs

Under the old San Francisco City Charter, members of the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A were entitled to annual cash allotments from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to help pay for health, vacation and pension costs. Operators at the union could receive up to $3,000 each from those payouts.

Farewell Fareless Square

http://portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=132329670840488900

58 riders suffer on TRIMET's decrepit bus service

Tough commute on line 58-city center: bus breaks down SW Canyon Rd; riders get off and on new bus; then 2nd bus breaks down