Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Friday, January 13, 2012

Disappeared Portland A-Foot post


More on the MAX attack

TriMet beating of 14-year-old girl on MAX last month started with exchange over a boy, police say | OregonLive.com

MAX beating was ugly, but the reaction by some has been just as bad | OregonLive.com

4 arrested in TriMet MAX beating caught on video | kgw.com Portland

Mother and daughter accused in Thursday assault on Tri-Met bus arraigned in court | OregonLive.com

 TriMet steps up patrols in wake of assaults

Mother and daughter accused in Thursday assault on Tri-Met bus arraigned in court

TriMet beating of 14-year-old girl on MAX last month started with exchange over a boy, police say

 When a city is also the victim | OregonLive.com

TriMet promises new security missions

OH MY GOD-A MAN HAS A GUN "NEAR" THE MAX STATION

KATU crew records man with a gun being chased near MAX

Get ready operators! Bring your earplugs!

NO MORE LIP SERVICE


TriMet promises new security missions

PORTLAND TRIBUNE HERE!

ROME MAY BE BURNING BUT THATS NO REASON TO STOP THE PARTY

We were pleased to host FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff here in Portland over the last two days.  He was here to kick-off and attend the first ‘Streetcar Roundtable’ – we co-hosted the event with the City of Portland. It drew 55 city, transit district, and federal officials to share best practices in streetcar development.   

One of the highlights was a tour and ‘opening’ celebration for the reconstruction of Moody Street in South Waterfront.  Construction cranes and hard hats were evidence of the rapid change that District will see. The Oregon university system is developing a 265,000 square foot ‘collaborative life sciences building’ right at the future intersection of the Portland to Milwaukie light rail line, streetcar, our north south buses (now the 35 and 36), and our future bus lines using the PMLR bridge (9,17, 19).  The cranes supporting the construction of the bridge was part of the scene.   The new Moody is the kind of ‘complete’ street we’ll see more of in the region’s future.  It includes a cycle track, pedestrian way, streetcar, and auto lanes. Nice design – and good for transit.

In meeting with the Administrator, we reviewed the status of the PMLR project, CRC, and our growing ridership. He told me personally what he later said at the Moody Street event regarding the PMLR – “ …the money is on its way." Message couldn’t get better than that.         

I want to offer special thanks to the community relations team, particularly the staff in Ann Becklund’s department (but others as well), for the great effort in co-hosting the roundtable.   Their efforts made us look good once again to a national audience – and key stakeholders and funders.  
Great job all!
Neil
Docume

Trimet Diaries

The Detour

MONDAY IS MLK DAY-CHECK YOUR BUS SCHEDULE!

TriMet: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday Service, January 17, 2011

JACK BOGDANSKI

Rakeshia, Markishia, and their mothers (Jack Bog's Blog)

America's war on the poor via transit

Metro Bus riders attack service cuts - News - The Buffalo News

Oregonian Editorial Board

Lake Oswego plan rightly derailed

$3.70! WAS IT WORTH IT?


Trimet's latest humiliation happened yesterday on bus 71. Two fare evaders were asked to leave the bus over two bad transfers The incident escalated out of control and now we have two people in jail (at the cost of much more than $3.70), several people emotionally scarred, and another incident where Trimet looks to be the most dangerous place to be in Portland.

When will the bus drivers learn to PUSH THE FARE EVASION BUTTON and let the evaders ride for crying out loud!

It's not worth the trouble, there are uniformed personnel that handle fare evasions. The bus drivers job is to drive the bus and NOTIFY DISPATCH in case of fare evasion.

Macfarlane's absurdity

TriMet's sparsely attended Twitter town hall; transit study; Oregon's windshield obsession; and bus crash video: Commuting roundup | OregonLive.com

 TriMet promoted Thursday night’s virtual Tw-on hall with General Manager Neil McFarlane as if it were the agency's moon-launch moment on Twitter. I’m not sure the event managed to leave the Portland skyline.

McFarlane started the 6 p.m. #askneil Q&A conversation in bursts of 140-character-or-less messages with one simple rule: “We have one hour, so I’ll try to answer as many questions (one question per tweeter) as I can before 7 p.m.”

Of course, that one-question-per-tweeter rule stalled out as soon as McFarlane realized TriMet riders weren’t exactly clamoring to drill him on budget issues in the middle of the evening rush hour.

The GM wound up answering (or, in some cases, not answering) multiple questions from the same handful of tweeters. There seemed to be just as many transit haters as riders hurling tweets.

For the most part, the queries stuck to trying to make sense of how TriMet is once again running on red ink even as ridership grows. Among other things, McFarlane hinted at the agency working on options to pay fares electronically and making money by selling ads on its website.

But many comments and questions strayed into the misinformed, conspiratorial, union-bashing and wildly hyperbolic (“ChargerJeff” claimed 80 percent of Clackamas residents oppose light rail, before changing that figure to 71 percent and eventually dropping the issue altogether).

In the end, McFarlane signed off with: “You can provide your feedback in person, if you prefer. We’re holding open houses in February. #askneil"
Fortunately, the MAX FAQ’s blog archived the entire conversion.

PROOF POSITIVE THAT THE PART TIMERS AT TRIMET GET THE CRAP WORK

What you see in this first picture is a list of % of total time of a FULL TIMERS SHIFT is break time.
And what we see in this second picture is the % of total time of a PART TIMERS SHIFT is break time
The disparity is quite noticeable!
These figures are from the spring merlo signup.

THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING AT TRIMET! YOUR ONE STOP FOR THE BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT!

'He just kept screaming 'Mommy, I don’t want you to die’

kgw.com 

 Police charge mother, daughter in bus fight
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It seems the baby stroller policy has gone bye bye

Cause it ain't on the list in the bus!

Police brutality

Video: Caught On Cell Phone: LA Cop Punches Special Needs Girl In The Face On A Bus!

Federal government believes in pork not people

Department of Revenue upgrade, Lake Oswego streetcar, Grants Pass bus shelters: Politics Roundup | OregonLive.com