Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, February 4, 2012

MBTA FINANCIAL CRISIS HAS SOME SIMILARITIES TO TRIMET

The MBTA may be financially broke, but it’s rich in apps. Transit riders in Greater Boston have access to more mobile and web applications (more than 50) than any of the nation’s largest transit agencies except New York’s MTA - though the T has about seven times as many apps per rider as the larger MTA.
Francisca Rojas of Harvard Kennedy School’s Transportation Policy Project recently praised the MBTA and TriMet (the transit system in Portland, Ore.) for doing the most to make high-quality data accessible and encourage third-party software developers to build apps at no cost to the agency and little or no cost to riders.
How T entered a tunnel of debt - Metro - The Boston Globe

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY

TRIMET EXECUTIVES HAVE THE ETHICS OF A SQUID: MCFARLAND IS VERY CLEAR WHERE THE PRIORITIES LIE
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KATU SAYS TRIMET BUSES CHANGING TO MANY LANES - YouTube
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TRIMET EXECUTIVES HAVE THE ETHICS OF A SQUID: RON HEINZTMAN TO BE NEXT 757 VICE PRESIDENT?
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Sandi Day guilty!
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TRIMET EXECUTIVES HAVE THE ETHICS OF A SQUID: MY HERO APPEARS IN THE LABOR PRESS!
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TRIMET EXECUTIVES HAVE THE ETHICS OF A SQUID: REMEMBER THIS?
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TRIMET EXECUTIVES HAVE THE ETHICS OF A SQUID: SUNSET BOB THINKS DISPATCH NEEDS TO GROW UP
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TRIMET EXECUTIVES HAVE THE ETHICS OF A SQUID: ERIK HALSTEAD COMMENTS ON THE SANDI DAY TRAGEDY

A few twitters


PatriciaPDX: @trimet My daughter was on the Green line, it changed to a Blue line at Gateway TC, how does that happen?
pyratejack: Seriously #TriMet? I can't get over to NE Portland from my location by 8am tomorrow? Fuck you.
punkrawker4783: And we have a @trimet fare check at Clackamas Station t.co/6sKQhjFU ·
ChelseaStores: This guy like 65+ is hitting on my on trimet...he scooted closer to me..plz help ·
Darkk_Princ3: I Fckn hate trimet inspectors even if your ticket expired 10 min ago nd you are already on the bus by that time they give you a fine? Tf?
spankney1: My favorite kind of bus, empty
@punkrawker4783: The @trimet 72 just blew past my stop (2226) with out looking
  tritzbits: aaand the bus tracker lied.. so now i am going to be late. thaaaanks trimet?!
@destynnee is unsure who to call, there is a dead puppy just a few feet from my 20 @trimet bus stop, :'( #animalcontrol
ChristopOConnor: Man oh man, Trimet is so very dumb: t.co/pkFlDAKR Seriously? You didn't notice them taking away your money? #NeedTrimetElectedBoard

TRIMET BUS DRIVER SONG SET TO YELLOW SUBMARINE!

Get ready for HWY 26 to get messed up

Oregon Department of Transportation - Region 1 (Portland Metro Area) U.S. 26 (Sunset Highway) Paving Project: Sylvan to I-405

Executives spotted in Waimea Grocery store

























HOW MUCH BALONEY CAN THEY THROW AT US

Here we have a Trimet document that is threatening LAYOFFS!
They go on a hysterical hiring binge and then turn around and threaten LAYOFFS!
We need some sort of EXTERNAL AUDIT performed on this agency that has NO CONNECTION to TRIMET staff.

TRIMET EXORBITANT FARE EVASION FINES

A Perspective from Portland, Oregon: Public transport fare dodging an 'epidemic'

Investigating Tiffany Sweitzer's illegal parking lot

WHILE TRIMET HAS DONE AWAY WITH CASH FOR SAFE DRIVERS

Other more intelligent transit districts understand that money is saved by encouraging safety.

Bus safety reaps rewards: Courtesy emphasized as drivers, MTA win awards, save about $200K - Local & State - Macon.com

Developers raking in the dough after Trimet gets through building

Jay Zidell plans to develop Portland’s largest riverfront property - Portland Business Journal

Bus driver talks about stress

Bus driver talks about stress | The Chronicle Herald

Sound like Trimet?

Transit Frustrations Shared by Politicians - YouTube

Slow times at the Steel Bridge (and what the cones are for)

MAX FAQ's

You'll Want My Birth Certificate Next



THE 'SAFETY' CAMPAIGN AT TRIMET

RUSE-a trick, stratagem, or artifice.

So now we have yet another story of a deaf and dumb management that turns its backs on front line worker safety recommendations.

How many times do we have to be witness to this GROSS INCOMPETENCE that seems to be part of our management culture?

A management that has NO REGARD for its employees insights and recommendations when it comes to improving the safety of its system.

A management that "always knows best" on how to handle on the ground issues, even though they themselves are never actually 'on the ground'.

A management that thinks ROCK AND ROLL is a way to handle all the defects in the operating equipment.

Something goes wrong, Management says : "We taught our operators to ROCK AND ROLL , and told them to SCAN."

We are on to your bullshit, your little attempts to place blame upon your operators when things go wrong and ABSOLVE MANAGEMENT MALFEASANCE IS NOTHING BUT A RUSE!

A POLICE OFFICER WHO TAKES HIS CAMERA TO WORK WITH HIM

Antonio Bolfo, the Police Officer With a Camera - NYTimes.com

TRIMET LIGHT RAIL SAFETY COMPROMISED!

I have sent an appropriately edited version of the following message.I distributed it to the following , Community leaders in Washington county, the Oregonian, ODOT and Gov Kitz, about up and coming changes they are making to the Maintenance of Way Dept. The reasons for this can only be attributed to retaliation by management against MOW employees. R K the MOW manager is nuts. Working for R K is like being a victim of a child molester. He gets his jollies by abusing all around him. He needs to go, Moral of the employees are at an all time low. The light rail physical plant is deteriorating from differed maintenance by the minute. So much for the rant, read the following and think twice about your safety when it comes to riding the train because this is only a small piece of the total deterioration at Rail.

Sorry about it being long winded but I thought you, Union brothers and sisters would like to know!

To the Honorable City Officials of the community,

FRIDAY VLOG

Skip the first 15 minutes if you saw the rant about the federal funding

TRIMET SAYS CRIME IS DROPPING ON THE MAX LINES

Do we believe them? Statistics are pretty easy to gerrymander.
TriMet: Transit patrols work

STEVE FUNG SAYS HE'S ON VACATION

But we HAVE NOT SEEN HIM in any of his pictures or movies! OK Steve, we are on to you, your not really there are you?

CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO OF STEVE'S "VACATION"