Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Joe Ruffin



MACFARLANE (head squid) INTERVIEW WITHOUT COMMENTARY

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AL M INTERRUPTS HIS SATURDAY NIGHT TO WATCH THE HEAD SQUID

HEAD SQUID ON KGW RIGHT NOW


THE MESS THAT IS TRIMET

Many of us out at MERLO have been roped into this bullshit ADA call stop nonsense.
The assholes we work for don't even attempt to verify a so called report of not calling stops. (For example, there is a trip that supposedly didn't call the stops, there is no effort made to see if this is a pattern or a one time aberration , TRIMET operators are expected to be PAVLOVIAN in nature, never actually being human and tiring.)
THE MANAGEMENT HAS NO IDEA HOW TIRING IT IS TO CONSTANTLY BE CALLING THESE FUCKING STOPS BECAUSE THE ASSHOLES THAT RUN THIS PLACE FAILED TO UPGRADE THE EQUIPMENT TO ADA COMPLIANT!

In my case, I know for a fact that the report was a blatant lie.
Others have the exact same experience.
Yet the slimy management persists in torturing its employees with these anonymous FIRST TRANSIT spy's that ride our buses and pretend to be actual riders.

One of things I like about working here is hanging out with my fellow operators at the MERLO GARAGE.
Many of us pool our experiences and compare notes, and of course I BLOG EVERYTHING, and sometimes am in a position to check out various aspects of experiences.

Recently a fellow operator called dispatch and requested a call stop list. The dispatcher said they would "get it to them."
After some delay it was finally relayed to the dispatcher that no such thing existed and that they should inform the operator to
CALL OUT ALL MAJOR INTERSECTIONS AND TRANSFER POINTS.
The dispatcher told the operator to CALL OUT ALL MAJOR STOPS AND INTERSECTIONS.
There was no reference made to calling out 'every time you turn the bus' or anything else for that matter.

THE MANAGEMENT THEMSELVES DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE PROCEDURE IS.

AND THIS IS WHO WE WORK FOR AND DISCIPLINES US, A COMPANY WHERE THE MANAGEMENT DOESN'T EVEN KNOW THE PROCEDURE.

CLACKISTAN REBELLION GROWS STONGER!

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TRANSIT BUS CRASHES

Bus driver, passenger hurt in crash with semi

Accidents involving headphone-wearing pedestrians on the rise

They found 116 reports of death or injury of pedestrians wearing headphones. Of them, 81 were fatal.
The majority of victims were male under the age of 30, and almost nine out of 10 cases were in urban areas.
A full 55 per cent of the accidents involved trains, and almost three in 10 cases mentioned that the trains or cars involved in the crashes blew their horns but were not heard.
FULL STORY HERE

NEED TO RENEW YOUR COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE?

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$25,OOO BAIL FOR MAN WHO PUNCHED OUT SEATTLE BUS DRIVER

Local News | Suspect held in attack on bus driver | Seattle Times Newspaper
 Blogwatch Alert: Commenters Blame Victim in Driver Assault (SeattlePI.com)

MEMOIRS OF A BUS RIDER

It's been real, y'all.

No, seriously, it doesn't get more real than this. Since April 2009, I've been riding one CTA bus a week, end to end, in an attempt to travel every CTA bus route. I finally finished last month—after 139 bus trips.

I started this project when I took over as RedEye's CTA columnist as a way to get to know the transit system. In the end, I got to know Chicago and its residents—some in embarassingly intimate ways.

I've been spit on and hit on. I've sat in urine and sunflower seeds. I've traveled through marsh and wooded areas just to get to bus stops—only to wait 20 minutes for the next bus.

ATU 757 TREASURER LEARNS HOW TO PLAY THE GAME

Those of us who watch events and people around Trimet and the union have really noticed the transformation of Evette Farra from little shy uncertain woman to self assured major  leaguer who is ready to play ball with the big boys.

CITIZENS UNITED...THE SEQUEL?

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FRIDAY

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TriMet uses its public email list to score points against union

NW LABOR PRESS

TRIMET VS WES

Well its not actually WES, its somebody, I can't figure this out maybe somebody smarter than me (Max?) can. I think TRIMET won, but I can't figure out what?


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TRIMET auf der EUROGUSS 2012

Maybe if I applied at this TRIMET they'd hire me, looks like a great place to work!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXtlQd4tdvA