Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Monday, January 16, 2012

NO MONEY TO PAVE THE ROADS-PLENTY MONEY FOR THIS

The Portland Streetcar Loop Project is a 3.3-mile extension of the existing Portland Streetcar. The project will extend streetcar service from the Pearl District in NW Portland, across the Broadway Bridge to serve the eastside of the Portland Central City.
There will be 28 new streetcar stops between Memorial Coliseum and OMSI. The tracks will travel on Weidler Street to Lloyd Center at NE 7th Ave, south on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to OMSI and return north on Grand Ave to Broadway and the Pearl District. Later, as a separate project, the Loop will be completed via a new bridge at the south end, allowing continuous connections around the entire Loop east and west of the Willamette River.
The cost estimate of the Loop Project is $148.27 million dollars:
  • $75 million provided by the Federal Government
  • $15.50 million from a local improvement district
  • $27.68 million from the Portland Development Commission
  • $3.62 million from regional funds
  • $6.11 million from SDC/other City funds
  • $.36 million from stimulus funds
Construction began last year and is expected to be completed by early 2012. The Portland Streetcar Loop is scheduled to begin operations Spring 2012. For more information on the project, visit www.portlandstreetcar.org.
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I wonder what Martin Luther King would have thought of union busting Neil?

Hello Colleagues,
Public access to transportation will forever have an intrinsic connection to the Civil Rights’ movement in the United States. As many would say: It All Started on the Bus
On Monday, our nation remembers the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. TriMet is proud to be a community sponsor of this year’s Skanner Breakfast and the World Arts Foundation’s, tribute to Dr. King.
As your schedule permits, I’d encourage you to take time to participate in the many events taking place throughout the day. TriMet’s General Manager, Neil McFarlane, will be giving remarks at the World Arts Foundation, Inc . 27th “Keep Alive The Dream” Tribute around 4pm (flyer attached).
Thank you for all you do every day and I hope you have an opportunity to participate in the festivities.

Click here for more information on events around our region.

Thank you

Johnell


Johnell McArthur Bell

SNOW EMERGENCY-BETTER READ THIS

Of ice and electricity

SNOW EMERGENCY? BLAST FROM THE PAST


AGE ACTIVATED ATTENTION DISORDER

CLICK HERE!

WHETHER ITS SCREWING THE EMPLOYEES OR THE TAX PAYERS, TRIMET ALWAYS GETS ITS WAY

Great guy (and his family)


WE LOVE LIGHT RAIL

MAX Blue Line trains heading westbound have been delayed due to a disabled automobile on the tracks at East 102nd Avenue. The vehicle has been removed, however riders should expect delays for the next half hour or so.

THROWING YOUR TAX PAYER MONEY OUT THE WINDOW

Suspension of streetcar plans put Lake Oswego on the clock to overhaul Foothills redevelopment | OregonLive.com

OPERATORS DON'T FORGET YOUR EARPLUGS

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -
TriMet is chaining up their entire bus fleet in preparation for a winter storm that could complicate Tuesday's commute.
TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch said crews are working to chain up the entire fleet of about 950 buses, a task that takes anywhere from eight to 10 hours.
Fetsch said about 450 buses will be fitted with chains in time for Tuesday morning's commute.
TriMet has 65 buses that have automatic drop-down chains which will run on "key routes."
Because of the chains, the buses can only travel at about 25 mph. Because of the slower speed, Fetsch said that buses will likely not be on time, but will be arriving at stops at regular intervals.
TriMet is asking riders to dress warm and expect delays for Tuesday morning's commute

 TriMet chaining up fleet ahead of Tuesday's commute - KPTV - FOX 12

In fight with union, is TriMet about to throw a long bomb?

Portland A-Foot here!

Aint driving no damn bus today

How'd they get in?

Via dispatch:
Fox 12 van driving around Center Street yard kicked out

TRYING TO STOP THE UNSTOPPABLE

Milwaukie light rail petition could "confuse things" for City Councilors, but might not stop $5 million payment | OregonLive.com

RUMOR-MACFARLANE HAS BEEN IN SALEM PRESSURING LAW MAKERS

I've heard rumors that Macfarlane has been in Salem and trying to get legislative action to resolve his labor issues.
The sort of action that SCOTT WALKER got from his legislator.
Now we have some possible confirmation that this could indeed be in the works.



The Legislature compounded TriMet's woes several years ago. Now the governor, the Legislature, TriMet's board and the transit union leadership need to work together to fast-track a solution. As for the no-strike status, remember, what the Legislature gives, the Legislature can take away. 

 OREGONIAN EDITORIAL BOARD HERE!

MICHAEL ANDERSON'S POST HERE!

Real commuter rail (my hometown)

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

GREYHOUND DRIVER KICKS OFF OCCUPIERS FOR NO REASON

“Occupiers” kicked off bus in Texas: Police begrudgingly enforce driver's order - Los Angeles LA County Liberal | Examiner.com

SEATTLE

Metro Buses Stay on Snow Routes Through Monday

HOLLAND'S 'MAX' SERVICE HITS 3 MILLION

The MAX bus system in Holland reaches 3 million this week | wzzm13.com

NATIONAL TRANSIT DATABASE

Portland A-Foots Michael Anderson says that the information that Trimet is providing the public comes from the National Transit Database.

AUSTRALIAN BUS DRIVER TO BE EXECUTED AT MIDNIGHT

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

TRIMET PLEADS POVERTY BUT THEY SURE GOT $$$ FOR THE PET PROJECTS

New state-of-the-art bus shelters installed on Jackson Street in Milwaukie « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

MACFARLANE SENDS THE PROPAGANDA AROUND TO THE MAYORS OF THE AREA


Subject: The Challenges & Choices Ahead
From:    "McFarlane, Neil" <McFarlaN@trimet.org>
Date:    Thu, January 5, 2012 11:35 am
To:      "'mayor@cityofestacada.org'" <mayor@cityofestacada.org>
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Dear Mayor Arnold,

As you may have heard, TriMet is facing a $12 to $17 million budget
shortfall. Tough budget choices are ahead and we want to know what's most
important to you and your community.

TRIMET throws around information without supporting documentation

It's very nice that the propaganda department can construct these cute little charts. But to put out this sort of propaganda without producing the facts that created the chart is evidence of ethical failure.
And ethical organization would produce for all of us to see a list of other transit districts along with a clear explanation of their EXACT benefit structures. Showing the public a chart without the facts  is disingenuous. Are they putting forth the argument that they surveyed ALL the other transit districts before making this chart?


TRIMET CLAIMS THEIR BENEFITS "MOST COSTLY IN USA"

Of course its a lie, take a look at the CTA BENEFITS STRUCTURE!

ATU bylaw changes

CLICK HERE!

Oink Oink

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