Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday


Steve Fung's Christmas Card

Maybe TRIMET can try this for extra revenue

Bus Zone Photo Ticket - People Behaving Badly - YouTube

Driving the blue light special tonight!

Gotta love that Trimet equipment!

Neil to tweet!

Oh god.... Thurs at 6pm, neil is going to be hosting a town-hall style chat on twitter about the budget

 TriMet: Live Twitter Chat with General Manager Neil McFarlane January 12, 2012, 6-7 p.m.

ELECTION NEWS

Election Dates and Information:...
Christopher Rafael Day 12:33pm Jan 6
Election Dates and Information:
http://www.atu757.org/ has posted the Nomination date for the 2012 ATU757 Elections. Here is the information as provided by the site and ATU757 bylaws:

Nomination Date: May 20, 2012
Note about bylaw statement: Section 13 of ATU757 Bylaws clearly state that “Nominations shall be held at the first regular Union meeting in May every three (3) years. They shall be held at the 7:30pm meeting as set forth by the financial Secretary-Treasurer.”
The interesting thing about this is that we no longer have a 7:30pm meeting. The Charter meeting is now held at 3pm so the time of Nominations must be clearly posted as well and/or a correction to the Bylaws to reflect the actual time of the event.

Section 14 of ATU757 Bylaws clearly state that “Election ballots are to be counted no sooner than 20 days nor later than 25 days from the meeting at which nominations were made.

This means that ballots must be made, mailed out and returned as soon as June 9, 2012 as late as June 14, 2012. Between these two dates a counting date must be made and all ballots must be in by 9am the date of the counting. Ballots must only be mailed in to the post office and no ballots will be accepted any other way. Only Ballots collect from the post office box will be counted.

So that is the date information as of current. Get the word out about how important every members vote is. Last election on 52% of the membership voted.

TRIMET SHORT $17 MILLION BUT FINDS $10 MILLION FOR THIS?

Funding includes $110 million in state bonds through the Oregon University System  , $83 million from OHSU supporters, $92 million from OHSU and $10 million from TriMet, the regional transportation agency. 


OHSU collaborative sciences building makes big splash - Portland Business Journal

SHOULD ATU 757 PRESIDENT JON HUNT BE RE-CALLED?

3PM   THIS SUNDAY 3645 SE 32ND AVE

Trimet board briefing coming up

Wouldn't it be nice if they gave the public at least a weeks notice!

Light rail construction

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trimet using enourmous post-hole digger for new light rail route.

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Rockwood

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You can stop wondering why @trimet machines are always broken. They run on Windows. 148 at Quatama

http://twitter.com/#!/mattg/status/154963249601847298/photo/1

One perilous rail crossing

OREGONIAN EDITORIAL BOARD

HOW TO GET PEOPLE TO RIDE TRANSIT

So many people have told us they are willing to take an express bus if there was Wi-Fi and more comfortable seating," said Ken Yeager, chairman of the Valley Transportation Authority board. "We're doing it now, and we're hoping this increases overall ridership levels."
The VTA will roll out about 10 buses Monday and a total of 20 by the end of the month. They will be easy to spot, as they are candy-apple red and silver, with "VTA Express" and "Hybrid" written on each side.
The VTA is taking a cue from Yahoo, Google, Cisco and Apple, Silicon Valley titans that contract with private bus lines to ferry workers to their campuses in plush, worker-friendly buses.

FULL STORY HERE! 

A case of REAL cyber bullying

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