Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WE'RE $17 MILLION SHORT...waaaaaa...waaaaa


Wednesday


TRIMET BUDGET BALONEY


Join us at the next Information Picket – January 25th

It has been some time since ATU 757 has held a picket before the Tri Met Board meeting but this is so important that we feel we have no choice but to do it again. Please come join us at this informational picket January 25th at 8:00 am in front of the Portland building. Please feel free to stay for the meeting (9:00am) and give your opinion to the Trimet board.
TriMet has no budget crisis and they need to manage taxpayer dollars better. There is no need for slick expensive brochures that attack 87% of their employees ,websites or meetings with the public. TriMet should sit down and work with ATU 757. Please go to www.ATU757.org to see the Union's recommendations for TriMet.
This information along with the attached flier is meant for wide distribution and for all politicians and government board members. Please print and distribute the flier to all tax payers and those who are fed up with TriMet's mismanagement of funds, sending millions of dollars overseas, unnecessary rate hikes and service cuts.
We have been asking for help from all politicians for a long time with regards to TriMet's illegal actions toward our members. Please investigate our recommendations and help us make TriMet a more efficient agency.

PROPAGANDA FULL SPEED AHEAD

TriMet: TriMet's Future Depends on a Sustainable Labor Contract

Macfarlane hits the road with his anti union schpeel

Rich Kurz
Early taping this week - our guest? GM Neil McFarlane. His take on safety, budget & worker's benefits + new line to Milwaukie

DUH?

Pie night on the 67

Teabagger Constitution



STOP AMERICAN CENSORSHIP CLICK HERE!

Missed trip?

Line 84 trip just got bagged due to late bus

THE SOUND OF A TRIMET BUS ON WET PAVEMENT

Even the renowned transit blogger Jarrett Walker goes for the Trimet propaganda tool

Human Transit: portland: balance the budget yourself

(I will admit he made a decent point to my comment)

ROLLING ROLLING ROLLING...KEEP DEM DOGGIES ROLLING

Twitter town hall follow-up: How did it go? « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

 If you haven’t already, I encourage you to visit the website now and take a few minutes to read about the issues and submit your feedback. The survey closes today at 5 p.m. Keep in mind, the survey isn’t your only opportunity to weigh in…

CLEANING UP THE MESS AFTER THE STORM IN NW PORTLAND

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wJ-DZ7EX4I

Drop your drawers instead



STOP AMERICAN CENSORSHIP

CLICK HERE to help!

THE COMPLETE STUPIDITY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Six-Figure Bus Shelter Stirs Cries to Stop It - WSJ.com

TRANSIT POLICE BRUTALITY

ACLU Filing Lawsuit Against Metro Police | NBC4 Washington

ROBBING LIGHT RAIL

Copper Thefts Cause $250K In Damage To Rail System - Denver News Story - KMGH Denver

THE WORLDS LARGEST BUS

WE LOVE LIGHT RAIL

Posted: Jan 18, 2012 7:20 AM PST Updated: Jan 18, 2012 7:42 AM PST
GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) - MAX Blue Line service is back to normal after a train became stuck in Gresham on Wednesday morning.
The disabled MAX train was stuck near the Cleveland Avenue station.
Service to stops between Cleveland Avenue and Ruby Junction/E 197th Avenue was temporarily halted, and TriMet used shuttle buses until it could get the train moving again.
Commuters were told to expect delays in the area until full service could resume.
 MAX Blue Line service back to normal in Gresham - KPTV - FOX 12

TRIMET TAKES ITS ANTI UNION PITCH RIGHT TO ITS HOMEPAGE

http://www.trimet.org/
poor poor weak little TriMet being bullied by the big mean union.  Considering TriMet's $50-$75 million contribution to the Orange Line (numbers vary depending on who you ask I think), the union contract is hardly the part breaking the bank.  And as Erik said, YOU guys aren't the ones who picked the health care vendors
If Trimet was really serious in their budget discussion they would have included 
THESE POSSIBILITIES in the discussion 

MONDAY-RAIN EMERGENCY (at least from 9am-10pm)

This is a special EMERGENCY presentation, almost a full length feature. Some good stuff in there but you'll have to wade through it yourself to find it!

HOOD RIVER

Crews lift school bus off trapped driver near Hood River - Koinlocal6.com

Dispatch

Lead supervisor's tire has come off the rim; requesting a tow truck