Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Thursday, January 26, 2012

MACFARLANE APPEARS TO DO SOMETHING LOGICAL

TriMet expresses support for delay of Lake Oswego streetcar plans | OregonLive.com

What TriMet Should do re: Healthcare Costs

I think if TriMet wants to fix the healthcare problem, all they need to do is pass the $$ for health care to the union & tell the union that they're in charge of providing health care coverage in whatever way they see fit.

At that point the union/employees are directly in charge of what their plan looks like, how much they do/don't pay, retiree benefits, etc. When the plan costs goes up, then the union has to deal with collecting more money from the employees, reducing benefits, finding cost savings, explaining the cost rise to the employees, etc.

Seems like everybody wins.

DEBUNKING MACFARLANE

DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-3 HOUR TRANSFER
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-BUDGET TASK FORCE
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-TSA
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-'SNOW' EVENT'
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-attacks on Trimet

THE CHANGE IN MY BLOG TITLE HAS BEEN A TOPIC OF CONVERSATION


Many of my associates  have been asking me about the name change for my blog.
I try to explain to them that since TRIMET is using its WEB SITE to basically defame and demean its union personnel I thought it was appropriate to use my web site to return the favor to TRIMET EXECUTIVES.

I would have never thought of doing such a thing as this in the past, but the past is gone, we have a whole new bunch of tyrants ruling the roost and apparently the gloves are off.

L.O. SAYS BYE BYE TO PIE IN THE SKY

Lake Oswego officially suspends streetcar plans with goal of retaining Willamette Shore right-of-way for future transit use | OregonLive.com

TWITTER IS THE TRUE WAY TO JUDGE PUBLICS PERCEPTION OF A TRANSIT AGENCY

Forget high priced consultants and studies, just keep an eye on Twitter!

 "The most interesting thing we found is that transit riders do not give any positive sentiment at a particular time. They only give negative sentiment," he said. Now, this may seem depressing if you work for one of these agencies. "But that’s not very disappointing," Hasan said, "because we found that the lack of negative sentiment is basically what transit authorities should look for. If there’s no negative sentiment at any given time, that means that things are running smoothly."

 Science Confirms What We Know About the CTA and Twitter - The 312 - January 2012 - Chicago

FED'S CHANGE RULES

‘Social Equity’ to Be Weighed in U.S. Transit Funding Rule - Businessweek

 Edward Wytkind: Giving Up My Seat on the Bus

HEAD SQUID TO HOST MEET YOUR CRONIES LUNCHEON

RSVP: ELGL Forum with TriMet General Manager | Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network

TRIMET'S PLAN FOR THE DISABLED

LIFT - PortlandAfoot

TIFFANY SWEITZER NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE TRIMET BOARD

The senior member of TriMet’s board said Wednesday that she knew her development company wasn’t allowed to pave a Pearl District parking lot when tenants started asking about it in 2008.
But the prominent Portland developer said she did it anyway, because she disagrees with the city’s ban on adding surface auto parking downtown. Her company charged $100 a month per space in the illegal 112-space lot for three years.

TriMet board member says she knowingly violated city code with Pearl parking lot | Portland Afoot

I can point to several THOUSAND  Trimet riders who object to paying the EXORBITANT Trimet fares,but THEY ARE BEING HAULED INTO COURT AND EXCLUDED FROM TRIMET.

This SQUID thinks she is above the law!