Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, January 2, 2012

You gotta see this

Many of them will sit there for hours, waiting for a bus that never comes, but convinced they left the oven on in the apartment they haven’t lived in for sixty years.
"You can't rely on rational arguments with dementia sufferers," Richard Neureither from a home in Duesseldorf told TV station NTV. "You have to enter into their reality."

Read the full story here!

Where the readers from?


New proposal for Lake Oswego-Portland transit

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:River-Ride_-_Budapest.JPG

Why people think TriMet's fares are convoluted

How to find the correct fare, the TriMet way:

Look at this map.  Figure out where you are.  Figure out where you are going.  Read the instructions below.  (Don't mind the Validator that's in the way.  Bend your neck as needed.)

How to find the correct fare, the Erik way:

"All Adult Passengers boarding WES at this stop MUST purchase an All-Zone Fare.

Youth ages 7-17, high school and GED students may use a Youth fare.

Honored Citizens, ages 65 and up, people on Medicare and disabled citizens, may use an Honored Citizen fare.

Children ages 6 and under ride free with a paying rider."

(And, the TVM should not allow any other option...and the sign should be on the front of the machine, or at least on an open side that is clearly visible.)

Free Rides New Years Eve...what's the catch?

Except that:

1.  New Year's Eve was on Saturday.  WES doesn't run on Saturdays.

2.  WES doesn't operate after 8:00 PM.  The last train of the day leaves Tualatin at 7:52 PM and arrives in Wilsonville at 8:02 PM.  So...if you can somehow board the train just two minutes north of the Wilsonville station stop, then you can ride those two minutes for free.

3.  Even if you left Wilsonville for Portland to celebrate...then what would you do?  SMART did not run any service at all on New Year's Eve, doesn't run at all on Sunday...so you'd have to pay for a very expensive taxi ride back home to Wilsonville.

What are those boxes under the seats on the MAX trains? / What's that buzzing sound?

MAX FAQS

Somebody fakes fireworks at MAX train (via facebook)

Huge transit bus crash in Maryland

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj1_sOF4Lwk

County may look at health impacts of bus transfers

http://www.portlandtribune.com/news/story.php?story_id=132554220073685800

Re-route on the 67-filmed by a rider


Word Press gives MAX FAQS a glitzy year end report!

http://maxfaqs.wordpress.com/2011/annual-report/
(to bad blogger doesn't do that)