Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Director Lerbach uncomfortable with handing out money


PORTLAND POLICE BRUTALIZE PROTESTERS

Portland Police Continue To Brutalize Peaceful Occupy Protesters! "One Officer Got A Scratch!!!" - YouTube

In "suicide by cop," collateral damage (Jack Bog's Blog)

Slow moving TriMet bus

VIDEO

OHSU tram tour

The OSHU tram turned 5 yesterday, so today they had a birthday party for it in the Center for Health & Healing which is OHSU's South Waterfront location & the bottom terminus for the tram. Inside was tram artwork & photography, a couple of tram operators with some of the tools & tram parts & segments of the cables to see up close, and also cupcakes.  Every half hour or so they ran tours of the engine room and control room.

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More pictures....

DIRECTOR LERBACH SAYS TRIMET MANAGMENT IS NOT MONITORING CONTRACTORS PROPERLY!


Remember this?

This was a microphone that was plugged into the main bus speaker so you could call stops without losing your teeth. It turned out to be another failure.

DR BETHEL WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT COST OVER RUNS


TRIMET UNFUNDED LIABILITY IS $832,000,000


STEVE CLARK REPORTS ON THE ARBITRATION

Hearing will be Mid March, decision mid April, but the contract expires THIS COMING NOVEMBER!

STEVE SHOOP PULLS NO PUNCHES!

BETH DEHAMMEL SAYS TRIMET AHEAD $10,000,000

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY80w4aMJLY

OK MARY FETSCH-LETS SEE YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS

Toronto transit boss steers image 'undercover' | CTV News

TRANSPARENT TRIMET (hehe)?

Well I guess they do have transparency when it comes to their bus GPS data. Not that that actually means much in terms of what the word TRANSPARENCY is supposed to mean. They are the leader in this sort of technology, but the lagger in the technology that helps secure stations and pay/enforce fares. Which is more important? I say the latter.
Transit transparency: Open data in action ~ Policy by the Numbers

IS MACFARLANE ABOUT TO USE THE TWINKEE DEFENSE?

Hostess Brands asks to shed union obligations Hostess Brands asks to shed union obligations
Associated Press
Posted on January 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Updated yesterday at 8:04 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess Brands Inc., the bankrupt maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, has asked a judge to slash some of its commitments to union employees, saying it's the only way it can emerge from bankruptcy as a viable company.
The Teamsters union issued a swift rebuke on Thursday, saying Hostess was trying to "bully" its way out of obligations to its employees.
Hostess filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month, hobbled by Americans' preference for healthier snacks, and stiff competition from other sweets makers like Entenmann's. The announcement came just three years after Hostess emerged from a previous bankruptcy restructuring.
Unions represent more than three-quarters of Hostess' 19,000 employees, the company said.
Hostess is based in Irving, Texas.

LYING&CHEATING YOUR WAY OUT THE THE MESS YOU MADE

TriMet: Moving Forward while Cutting Back | City Club of Portland

I GOT MY OWN PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN!

My new blog title "Trimet Executives have the ethics of a Squid" is circulating very well around the net.
You see it numerous times in numerous places:

IF PEOPLE SEE IT OVER AND OVER THEY JUST MIGHT START REPEATING IT THEMSELVES!



FRIDAY

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JACK GETS IT

Tri-Met collapsing under its own train madness

Making it much more expensive for honest passengers to ride, all the while cutting bus service, is just going to accelerate the death spiral. Goldschmidt crony Fred Hansen parachuted out just before the plunge became obvious. Why his hapless successor took the gig is anybody's guess.
Tri-Met's allowed itself to be Blumenauered into oblivion. You'll have to ride a bike, because there won't be a bus, and the streets will be pretty much blocked to cars.
And now we're up to a five buck minimum entry fee every time we go downtown? The phrase "ghost town" comes immediately to mind.