Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Monday, January 30, 2012

THEY HIDING SOMETHING?

A couple of weeks ago I sent a request for public records to Trimet for the pension amounts for Fred Hansen, Brian Playfair, Carolyn Young.

They acknowledged it and that was the end of it.

I tweeted Portland A-Foot's Michael Anderson asking if they had any sort of time limits to respond.

Here is his answer:

 @PortlandAfoot: @APMARGULIES They have to give you a timeline "as soon as practicable" but don't have a set time to respond. http://t.co/ZEuygmHZ






City Transportation Workers Protest Cuts

PORTLAND MERCURY

LISTS

List of U.S. cities with high transit ridership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 List of U.S. cities with most pedestrian commuters
List of U.S. cities with most bicycle commuters

Snacks at PCC

Dispatch

Operator upset she had her picture taken by person who was in their truck in front of a bus stop

Tri-Met's new ATM for trains: you

 A couple of readers have alerted us to this one: The not-so-clever people who have been running Tri-Met have come up with a proposal to pile up tons of tax dollars for future rail projects. And apparently the plan will mean new taxes for all of us. As one reader put it --

2 NOTABLE TESTIMONIES TO THE TRIMET BOARD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UWWLTp9MNs

MORE TESTIMONY FROM PORTLAND DISABLED COMMUNITY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbpn5ETyXTw

JEREMY CHASE NOT HAPPY WITH TRIMET AT ALL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvfKqtanI0o

"Working with TriMet" Coffee Klatch Follow up


Greetings,

We discussed several items with the TriMet representatives last night at the “Working with TriMet” Coffee Klatch. For those of you who couldn’t make it, please find a general summary below regarding the budget cut process and advocating tips.

BUS DRIVERS UNDER MICROSCOPE WORLDWIDE

Spotted: Kid sitting on steps of moving bus

HALIFAX METRO INVOLVED IN 663 COLLISIONS

Metro Transit buses were involved in 663 collisions over a one-year period, CBC News has learned.
CBC reporter Bob Murphy filed a freedom-of-information request with Metro Transit and received a database of the crashes involving its buses between November 2010 and November 2011.
It works out to be almost two incidents per day. Collisions range from minor bumps to more serious incidents involving pedestrians, which happened three times, according to the data from Metro Transit.

 Metro buses involved in hundreds of crashes a year - Nova Scotia - CBC News

MAN TAKES OVER BUS AND THEN GOES ON RAMPAGE

Pune rampage - DNA

BUS DRIVER SUES CHICKEN STORE

Chicken delight it wasn’t! Lajzer Grynsztajn's lawsuit says ‘wired’ food put him in hospital - NY Daily News

1 hurt in collision involving TriMet bus

http://www.kgw.com/news/1-hurt-in-Portland-collision-involving-TriMet-bus-138347619.html

Federal Way mulling ways to leave Sound Transit

CLICK HERE FOR STORY

FEDERAL BULLSHIT

Building BART cars overseas adds insult to cost

DEATH BY LIGHT RAIL

Sacramento light-rail crash devastates family - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Report: 98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others

READ THE ONION HERE!

Transportation chief says oil supply ‘unlimited’

In remarks that raised some eyebrows in the audience, the nation’s top transportation official said this week that there is an “unlimited supply of oil” in parts of the world.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made that statement Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University at the end of a town hall meeting attended by about 75 students, staff, and faculty members.

READ HERE!

POLICE STATE ON TRIMET TOO

TSA rail, subway spot-checks raise privacy issues - CNN.com

C-Tran leaders weigh other options for paying for light rail | The Columbian

CLICK HERE!

THE BEST OF TWITTER

http://twitter.com/#!/bkerensa/status/163365711140491265

http://twitter.com/#!/necrotelicom/status/163155613877141504

http://twitter.com/#!/iKarith/status/163153902072635393

I WONDER

Twitter / @bkerensa: I wonder if Liberty Tax pa ...

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