Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday


Jack Bogdanski

Lake O. streetcar suddenly in critical condition (Jack Bog's Blog)

Another MAX ATTACK!

Transit police looking for girls behind vicious YouTube attack on Portland TriMet train | OregonLive.com

2900 series

Getting out of PCC Rock Creek is HAZARDOUS for the 67 bus!


Attention Neil Macfarlane-WE CAN'T SEE OUT OF THESE MIRRORS!


Huh?

@newRVs
Rail event in Portland: TONIGHT! 1/10/12 6:30pm PBOT & TriMet talking streetcars at Bridgeport Brewpub: 1313 NW Marshall

STEVE FUNG'S MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Mary Fetsch babbles away on Joe Rose Article...AND...

We caught the Oregonian changing its WES picture from one lonely rider to a picture with multiple riders? Now why would they do that?

“It’s a safe environment where you can be texting or be on the phone or reading a book without the stress of being behind the wheel,” said spokeswoman Mary Fetsch. “People just may be enjoying taking transit more these days.” (ya right Mary, people just love riding transit sooo much cause its so great to be packed in like a sardine during rush hour, and they love missing their connection to a bus that runs once an hour because of some incident on the MAX line.)
Original picture in Oregonian article
 
Now go read the article and look at the picture HERE!

TRIMET RIDERSHIP UP!

1,060,900 trips on the bus which is 58% of ridership!
749,800 trips on the MAX which is 41% of ridership!
43,900 trips on the Green line which is 2.45% or ridership! (although we don't know how many boarded where lines overlap)
7,250 trips on WES which is .04% of ridership (Trimet claims 22.9% increase)
Note: WES actually is falling;  WES ridership in November - 8000/week.  WES ridership in December - 7250/week.



Max Campos calculations:

You're calculating the weekly green line ridership by adding weekday (21,700) + weekend (24,200) to get a total of 45,900. If I followed that method for calculating total ridership for the entire system then you'd add weekday (301,650) + weekend (309,700) = 611,350! We know that the correct figure is 1,870,950, however.

It looks like TriMet's stats show "weekday" as meaning *1* weekday. "weekend" means Sat + Sun. To calculate total ridership:
301,650 * 5 + 309,700 = 1,817,950 (that's correct)

So Green line ridership is:
21,700 * 5 + 24,200 = 132,700 (7.3%)

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WES:
7,250 / 1,870,950 = .003875, which (moving the decimal 2 places) is .3875%, rounded to .4%.

JACK BOGDANSKI

Freedom of speech, but not too loud (Jack Bog's Blog)

A great blog article on baby strollers and buses

Your Wheels, on the Bus | Sightline Daily

FIRST TRANSIT MISERABLE FAILURE IN COLORADO

Weld residents frustrated by problems with First Transit | Greeley Tribune

TRIMET=TRANSIT RACISM?

The Impact of Poor Muni Service on Transit-Dependent San Franciscans | Streetsblog San Francisco

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Monday


SHOWDOWN LOOMING OVER FIRST TRANSIT DISPUTE

Sources are telling me that there is a showdown looming over the First Transit dispute.
Macfarlane should not be fooled into thinking that president Hunt does not have the full support of all of us regarding this issue!
I, and everybody I know fully support our president in this dispute!

Stacy&Witbeck take over the world

SMART board approves construction contract -- work begins Tuesday - Marin Independent Journal

Interested in some facts about MAX?

Look no further than MAX FAQ's!