Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, February 3, 2012

WTF? GLAD THEY GOT MONEY FOR ALL THIS FLUFFY STUFF

TriMet: Rider Photo Shoots (Say "Cheese!")

WHO KNOWS?

AECCafe.com - ArchShowcase - Portland Mall Revitalization in Portland, Oregon by ZGF Architects LLP

THE BEST OF THE TWEETS

PDXtrimetrider: RT @PortlandAfoot: "No one in Salem or at Portland can remember exactly how" TriMet lost control of $125k in fare penalties. t.co/aaf4C2SB

@nwfilmcenter: Have you seen PIFF around town on Trimet buses/in bus shelters? Here is one of the beauties: t.co/UK38Oy2L

@ChristopOConnor: Man oh man, Trimet is so very dumb: t.co/pkFlDAKR Seriously? You didn't notice them taking away your money? #NeedTrimetElectedBoard

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

We are going to start looking at what was going on here on this date last year:
 2 YEARS AND RUNNING
OPAL
MCFARLANE SAYS FAILURE!
NEED A JOB? TRIMET LIFT WANTS YOU!








SO YOU CAN TWEET NEIL?

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ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL TRANSIT FUNDING

All this gnashing of teeth over the republican take over of transit funds. I don't really get it?
I don't see the fed's actually helping any of the transit dependent riders.
Transit is a mess across the country, BEFORE THIS REPUBLICAN TAKE OVER, how can it get much worse?
Look at Trimet specifically, all I see federal funding being used for is high priced pencil pushers and a bunch of construction contracts.
It's not helping any transit riders.
So I say who cares about the Federal money, its already wasted now.


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They missed one!


Taken at about 8:30pm today, February 3, 2012

TriMet Rider Taken To Hospital After SUV Collides With Bus

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Ross Racer for mini runner of the quarter!

Trimet blows it

 But now there's a problem: TriMet's government affairs staff apparently fell asleep at the wheel during the 2011 Legislature. Until last month, the agency was oblivious to a new law – signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber last June– that ended TriMet's ability to collect money from fines.

Since Jan. 1, the money that once went to the agency has been funneled into a state public-safety fund created by House Bill 2712.

Now, anticipating a sudden loss of about $250,000 this year, TriMet is lobbying hard for an amendment during the current, abbreviated legislative session. The agency is already facing a budget gap of up to $17 million.


New law undercuts TriMet's effort to boost revenue through fare-cheat fines

Palihale State Park


I love it when they "upgrade" their stuff

SEATTLE

700 assaults, disturbances on three Metro routes - seattlepi.com

DEBATE OF TRANSPORTATION BILLS

Transportation Bills: House and Senate Bills Miles Apart - Amalgamated Transit Union
 Transportation Program: Reauthorization Another Big Spending Problem

TRIMET NEWSLETTER

Ok, these are very nice and all that, but what is MORE important, nice newsletters or actual transit service that gets people where they need to go?

TriMet: toWork Newsletter - February 2012

BRUCE HANSEN-CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT ATU 757


FTA NOT ABLE TO OVERSEE RAIL NATIONALLY

FTA lacks rail safety data, says OIG - FierceHomelandSecurity

TRANSIT BUS CRASHES

SUV, bus crash leaves 3 injured - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

BUS DRIVERS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSING "KHAT"

Bus drivers arrested for drugs - Crime & Courts | IOL News | IOL.co.za

'TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT'

Neighbors appeal Beaverton zoning changes to Peterkort properties | OregonLive.com

WON'T SEE THIS AT TRIMET

At Trimet there is always some excuse for not allowing the public to see things.
Here we have a pedestrian hit by a bus and the district immediately releases the video and is in the process of conducting the investigation.



Bush vs Manning



Letters

Can't find this online, but in the letters section of yesterdays Tribune there is a letter from a Richard Ferguson praising the enforcement efforts of a 12 line operator. Appartenly this operator was enforcing this "new policy" on New Years Eve (before 800PM I hope). Looks to me like it's a case of another stupid operator asking for a knuckle sandwich.

SOME OTHER TWITTERS

vanlue: Seriously @TriMet? You feel that 42 minutes is an acceptable transfer time? Don't my taxes pay for your services?

  anzadesu: Last bus of the night and you're 10+ min late? That's just cruel :( #line77 #trimet #publictransi

SOMEBODY NEEDS TO GET CALLED INTO THE OFFICE OVER THIS

AJH1993: @trimet The APACU on 205B is announcing incorrect stops. It's about. 3-4 stops behind the real stop ·

Of course since its RAIL nobody will do anything, but if this happened on our BUSES WE WOULD BE CALLED INTO SOME STUPID STATION MANAGER'S OFFICE!

OPAL TO HOLD WORKSHOPS ON THE TRIMET BUDGET

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TRIMET RECRUITS ITS HOW WE ROLL PEOPLE

bikeyguy: trimet tried to get me to pose' on WES today, had to pass but my buddy Jim next to me took the offer. haha how we roll,and some other sign

(OK, HOW MUCH THEY SPENDING DOING THIS?)