Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, February 2, 2012

TRIMET FOLLOWING THE TWITTERS

I wonder where they got that idea?

Seen and Heard: Tasting snow, rockin’ out and lost purse recovered « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans


Thursday


HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE THE DRIVER OF THIS BUS

Youngstown News, Transit bus loses wheels on I-376 near Pittsburgh

ALWAYS NICE TO SEE TRIMET IN THE NATIONAL NEWS

Portland transit police arrest boy, 11, with loaded gun on light rail train - The Washington Post

Hmmm?

Myrle U'Ren
why several times a wk the 5:08 greenline has 1 train. Delays me getting home by 1/2hr.
in reply to 
TriMet
In most instances, the reason we are running a single car is out of our control.

RON PAUL SUPPORTERS...MEET HIS GOOD BUDDY...MITT ROMNEY!!

Read the Story Here

Yes, that's a kid playing Beatles on a mandolin on the @trimet bus

this looks like one of my videos from the past!
http://yfrog.com/nvsqez

TriMet's April Fools Joke

photos from Poipu Beach




WHO ELSE REALIZES THE STORY NEVER CHANGES!

TriMet to beef up MAX & bus security | kgw.com Portland

$49,142.00 - $73,717.00 Annually

Better than a 40 hour a week bus driver, they got no money, but then again they obviously got plenty of dough!

TriMet: Jobs - TriMet Career Opportunities

And don't forget, only SAFE accountants need apply!

If these are out there I'm sure not getting any....maybe the west side doesnt get em...

All the fareboxes in TriMet’s Bus Fleet are being rebuilt to like-new condition. This rebuild will not change the operation of the fareboxes or the procedures for addressing mechanical problems. If you encounter a coin jam or bill jam in your farebox, follow the same procedures as before to clear these jams.
The rebuild project will be completed in February but there will be a break-in period for the new parts in the fareboxes. Maintenance appreciates your patience during this transition and asks that Operators report any problems by submitting an Operator’s Report of Defect Card.

Well, at least we get new chairs, oh wait, westside is NOT GETTING ANY CHAIRS....

TriMet’s current operating budget includes some limited funding for work environment improvements. One area of improvement highlighted by operators and managers was the need to upgrade the seating in operator break rooms out in the field. Much of that seating is below standards for comfort and durability.
As an initial step toward a more comfortable work environment, we are upgrading the chairs located at Gateway, Clackamas, and Gresham Central. The new chairs will be arriving at these locations soon.

Sounds like this was already decided upon, hopefully I'll be outta here by then

During the recent sign-up many of you had the opportunity to see the prototype of a transfer printer unit being considered by TriMet. More than 70 operators took the time to provide written feedback and many more offered verbal comments on the unit. The feedback will be used to help improve final design of the unit so that it best serves operators & our customers.

$30,000,000 for radios in case you forgot

TriMet is in the process of replacing our current radio system with a state of the art CAD/AVL system (computer aided dispatch/automatic vehicle locator). The radio replacement project is important because our current radio system is costly to maintain and is not compliant with federal regulations.
In the near future a small fleet of buses with the new CAD/AVL radio will be placed into revenue service to test the radio performance. This in-service test fleet will operate out of the Merlo garage.
The upgrade of the bus fleet and operator training on CAD/AVL will be completed this year.
(Federal regulations, the heart of the problem, and I am NOT a conservative)

Another business shuts its bathroom to Trimet-via Shelly Lomax

Operators on the line 15 were recently notified that one of the restrooms TriMet employees use on the route is no longer available for our use. The business said that, although they felt bad ending the privilege, they had no choice. Unfortunately some operators were letting passengers use the facility and the restroom was not consistently left in good condition by operators or the passengers using the facility.
I wish the feedback from this business was unique, but from time to time we hear similar concerns from other businesses who allow us the use of their facilities. Sometimes it is a real challenge to find businesses willing to allow the restroom access we want and need - this can result in resorting to portable toilets or less convenient restroom access.
It is important to note that in most cases businesses that allow us access receive little or no monthly payment for allowing the use of their restrooms. These businesses typically welcome us because they value the service that TriMet provides and they generally appreciate the hard work TriMet employees perform. In short, they allow access to their private facilities as a courtesy.
As you go about your day, you may stop in at one of the businesses who have been gracious enough to allow us access. If you do, please do not allow non-TriMet personnel into the facility and be a good guest. Thank you.

TOP TRIMET STORIES

ADA FOLLIES
 DRIVING TRIMET EQUIPMENT IS DANGEROUS TO OUR HEALT...
 WARNING! CALLING STOPS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH A...
 TRIMET BRAGS ABOUT ITS U-TURN ON FARES
 DOES TRIMET MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS OF ERGONOMICS?
 THE TRANSFER PRINTERS
 His Holiness
 A Peak at the Future of TriMet Fare Collection?
 TRIMET CREATED THEIR OWN FAILURE

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JANUARY MEETING OF THE TRIMET BOARD

About the Trimet board of directors meetings
 2 NOTABLE TESTIMONIES TO THE TRIMET BOARD
 JEREMY CHASE NOT HAPPY WITH TRIMET AT ALL
 Disabled rider's dog keeps getting shocked by MAX train
 Michael Levine says "CAT" committee does NOT represent the disabled
 GUT WRENCHING TESTIMONY FROM PORTLAND DISABLED RIDERS
 LYN LERBACH PLEADS FOR THE DISABLED
 IS THIS GUY FOR REAL? OR COULD HE BE A PLANT?
 LES POOL SAYS TRIMET'S HORSE CAN'T CATCH UP TO THE CART
 DIRECTOR CLARK WANTS TRIMET EXECUTIVES TO EXPLAIN PROCESS
 Director Lerbach uncomfortable with handing out money
 Director Lerbach says construction project monitoring is seriously flawed!
 DR BETHEL WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE COST OVER RUNS
 STEVE SHOOP PULLS NO PUNCHES!
 STEVE CLARK REPORTS ARBITRATION MID MARCH
 TRIMET UNFUNDED LIABILITY IS $832,000,000
 BETH DEHAMMEL SAYS TRIMET AHEAD $10,000,000!
 MACFARLANE SAYS MILWAUKIE LIGHT RAIL STATIONS UNSECURED
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-3 HOUR TRANSFER
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-BUDGET TASK FORCE
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-TSA
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-'SNOW' EVENT'
 DEBUNKING MACFARLANE-attacks on Trimet
 MICHAEL LEVINE SAYS TRIMET NEEDS TO START TELLING THE TRUTH
 CAMERON JOHNSON OUTS TRIMET'S 'BUDGET TOOL' AS A FRAUD
 OPAL'S KEITH SHULTZ WEARS HIS SIGNATURE RAIN COAT TO PROTEST TRIMET SECRECY
 JASON MCHUFF TESTIFY'S BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 ATU 757 PRESIDENT JONATHAN HUNT SPEAKS TO THE TRIMET BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 FAMOUS UNION ACTIVIST AND 67 RIDER STUART FISHMAN

ESTACADA RESIDENTS NOT HAPPY

The meeting began with some ground rules from Dodrill before TriMet’s Pam Wilson, a marketing manager, Kerry Ayres-Palanuk, a service planning manager, and Clay Thompson, a marketing coordinator, made their opening statements.
“We’re looking forward to a two-way conversation,” Wilson said. “We are in the preliminary stages of a budget process and everything is on the table.” (except pay cuts for executives)

GROUNDLESS COMPLAINTS ROLLING IN


It's amazing how many people are calling in on operators when something happens to them they don't like.
Folks, we are really working in a horribly hostile work environment.
Take precautions, protect yourselves, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT!

Stop the light-rail obsession.

Proponents will cite the fact that light rail will create jobs. But so will building lane miles and bridges. Minnesota Department of Transportation studies have proven that roads have a benefit/cost ratio greater than one, meaning that the economic benefit of a project outweighs the actual cost of the improvement and will pay for itself over time. Most road and bridge projects have ratios of three or four, meaning that $3 or $4 of calculated value is returned for every dollar of costs. The Hiawatha Line was projected at 0.42 in 1999, meaning that for every dollar spent, we receive 42 cents in value.
When you look at the costs, building more light rail lines is nothing short of a money pit that will bankrupt our state and our nation. It is time to cut our losses and stop this madness.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

58 RIDER MICHALE KRUPP (blue man) MAKES THE MERCURY

And Now, a Prose Poem for City Council

TRIMET NEEDS TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT TWITTER

https://twitter.com/#!/trimet/status/165143883540467712 - TriMet admits that customer service doesn't use Twitter.  But maybe they should, since people tweet to @trimet to make customer service related complaints, and all they get told is to contact customer service. What's the point of the Twitter account then?!

PROTESTING THE TRIMET POLICE STATE


BOSTON HAS MANY OF THE SAME EVASION PROBLEMS AS PORTLAND

Fare Collection and Validation a Branding Problem for the MBTA « Transit on the Line

65-year-old woman struck by transit bus

The crash report said witnesses told police the woman was hit in the head by the side mirror on the bus, and her leg was then run over by the front left tire as the vehicle turned left onto East 1st Street.

 65-year-old woman struck by transit bus in Kannapolis | Salisbury, NC - Salisbury Post

RIDERS HAVE NO VOICE IN PUBLIC TRANSIT DISPUTES

A Voice for the Riders, Lost Amid Transit Talks - NYTimes.com

TAKING OUT TRASH CANS TO CUT DOWN ON TRASH?

Sounds insane to me:
MTA continuing test to keep trash cans out of subway stations - am New York

TRANSIT DISTRICT SUED FOR $50,000,000

Brooklyn Mother Sues MTA in Son's Subway Tunnel Death | NBC New York

BOSTON COMMUTERS FIGHTING BACK HARD

A hell of a lot harder than the commuters in this passive city are.
Obviously compared to "real" transit cities Portland isn't even on the map. I'm talking about the actual % of the population that uses transit.
In the Portland area only 12% of the population uses mass transit, obviously there wouldn't be much push back, because most citizens could care less about it here.

MBTA public hearing in Boston draws crowd, frustrations - Boston Environmental News | Examiner.com

PRICES TO RIDE TRANSIT AROUND THE WORLD

Public transportation prices in 80 cities around the world

TriMet once again proposing Lift fare hikes to help balance budget

JOE ROSE BLOG

BUS DRIVER GUNNED DOWN

NFTA bus driver gunned down before work - YouTube

IF YOUR BUYING APPLE PRODUCTS YOU ARE SUPPORTING SLAVERY

Inside Apple's Hidden Factories. Finally. | Mother Jones

MBTA TRYING TO PULL THE SAME STUNT AS TRIMET

A group advocating for public transit in Massachusetts lashed out at Transportation Secretary Richard Davey on Monday for what it called a “false choice” he has laid out between “draconian” service cuts and fare hikes to help balance the MBTA’s books.