Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, February 11, 2012

CYNTHIA CHILTON WAKES UP FROM COMA AND DOES NEILS BIDDING

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8WHOVXU5C0

STILL WAITING FOR AN ANSWER


It's been more than three weeks since I asked for the PENSION RECORDS for Fred Hansen and two other high ranking now retired Trimet officials.
Can they just ignore me like that?

IF I'M READING THIS RIGHT THE 'DEBT SERVICE' IS ALMOST AS MUCH AS THE PENSION!


I WISH SOMEONE COULD EXPLAIN "DEBT SERVICE"


Another transit bus crash video that Trimet would never release

http://vimeo.com/36623675

Interesting video taken on the MAX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcmVsDIXhZA&feature=colike

Mayor of Damascus talks about light rail

http://youtu.be/YHaSUFAPPwI

Tour guide on the WES-Trimet's money pit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7KB18BoJh8
boy is this corny....

GOTTA LOVE THOSE PEOPLE THAT TALK ON CELL PHONES WHILE RIDING TRIMET

"Just tap on the window!" - YouTube

Best of 2011: Visions of futuristic public transport

CLICK HERE!

Drop-down "Insta-Chains"

TRIMET TV

A BUSY CHAOTIC MIX

TriMet Max Rose Quarter Transit Center - YouTube

This is freaking hillarious!

NozzlPDX - bikes, buses, babies, lolcats...
 NozzlPDX - MAX train fight - YouTube
 NozzlPDX - special bike edition! - YouTube
 Snowpocalypse 2012 paralyzes Portland, Oregon - YouTube
 NozzlPDX - Snowmageddon, shooting in butt... - YouTube

THE MIND OF STEALTHWAVE RAPTOR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqD_jh_PPbw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFm0B5tfc4w

MARY FESTCH BLAMES UNION FOR PROBLEMS

Proposed Tri-Met changes could cost you - YouTube

DON'T MISS THIS VIDEO!

AM 860 host Victoria Taft drives TriMet bus - YouTube

STRIKE SMARTER! STRIKE WISER!

  • When you get to your bus and are out of sight of supervisors, take off your uniform shirts and insignias, instead,
  • Put on a simple ‘Pirate’ costume, a blowsy shirt with ruffles or cuffs, no words, but obviously ‘private’ personal attire, perhaps a bandana or three-corner hat, an eye-patch only when not driving the bus.
  • Accept no fare arguments, because when you are paid $12.50 per hour you will not think it worth the risk to come between people and their money.  I will NOT tell you to put the ‘out of order’ sign up on the fare box, or NOT to collect someone’s fare.  You could hold out your hand, and in a gruff, growling pirate’s voice ‘inform’ the passenger, “Argh, ye mate, we private pirates will make no argument if you refuse to pay your fare.”
  • If you have a disruptive passenger, handle it as though you were a private pirate employee only earning $12.50 per hour.  “Alas, ye scoundrels, we private pirates will not intervene when you disturb the other passengers.”
  • When you get asked for information, be cooperative, but say, “Growling Jim would say you could take the Line 9 bus, but a private pirate would not be inclined to answer your questions.”  Or, “Argh, ye highland cow, the time is 5:09, but a private pirate can tell the time by the sun in the sky if there’s no clouds.  Argh, in other words, don’t expect to have a timely system if it’s operated by private pirates!”
  •  FULL POST IS HERE!

IS CYNTHIA CHILTON ACTUALLY CONSCIOUS?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW2bW7SA2QE

"LIGHT RAIL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX"

This term came into my vision a few days ago.
It struck me as an accurate way to describe the fascination with light rail development, since light rail is hugely expensive to build why the fixation on the continuation of this sort of planning?
The rest of the world has sought much more cost effective methods of providing transit services to the public, yet in America, boondoggles continue being the preferred choice of government.

After some investigation, the terms LIGHT RAIL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX is a very accurate way to describe its continuing existence, even in the face of massive monetary shortages.

Light rail–industrial-congressional complex[1] (LRCC) is a concept commonly used to refer to policy and monetary relationships between legislators, transit districts, and the industrial base that supports them. These relationships include political contributions, political approval for light rail spending, lobbying to support bureaucracies, and beneficial legislation and oversight of the industry. It is a type of iron triangle.

Ben Singh quotes

"You're the Trimet terrorist, you use that camera to terrorize everyone here"!

To which I responded: "Yup, this camera is my  weapon of mass destruction"

HOW TO PROTEST AGAINST BUS DRIVER CUTS

A lesson from Europe

Coming to our shores soon

This Is What An Economic Depression Looks Like In The 21st Century | Hawaii News Daily — World

FATAL BUS CRASH VIDEO RELEASED

Something we will never see at our transit district, and there is even sound,something else our backwoods Transit district doesn't have!

$1 million worth of heroin found on bus in Medford

Police seize roughly $1 million worth of heroin on bus | MailTribune.com

TriMets Budget Woes, Part Duex

Ummm, so I get theres been a salary "freeze" & positions cut, however, Bonuses need to be cut. Your cutting service, your not doing a good job, no bonus. Also at least a 5-10% salary cut to non-exempt employees. You need to re-evaluate the amount of supervisors you have. If I see 2 or more shooting the bull at a transit center, I see resources that can be better used as operators. Also, theres doesn't seem to be a hiring freeze of non-exempt employees, that needs to be employed NOW!


punkrawker blogs on here!

1998

Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Thursday, October 29, 1998
Author: GORDON OLIVER of the Oregonian Staff
Summary: With Sunset and Gateway, the last places to park on the MAX line
before town, filled to the gills, Tri-Met is suggesting alternatives
Tri-Met's park-&-ride lot at the Sunset Transit Center fills up most
mornings at 8:30 a.m., leaving potential mid-morning MAX riders in a futile
pursuit of parking spaces.

EVERYBODY SUFFERING MANAGMENT ABUSE-JOE RUFFIN



Live twitter report from Trimet open house-

And people just wander around...It is such a disorganized mess in here.

One for marketing (drew Blevins is here) on for fares etc....Stedman is also here which is interesting...

Well this is unexpected ..There is no speaker, no speeches ...Instead it's a small room w a bunch of tables...

Report from Trimet 'open house' to follow

Interview with OPAL leader

Click Here!

1 YEAR AGO TODAY-MY CONTEMPT FOR THIS MANAGEMENT IS BORN

THREATS ARE THE WAY OF TRIMET THESE DAYS
MANAGEMENT BY LIES AND DISTORTIONS
Time to head to the attorneys
TYRANNY AT TRIMET-EMPLOYEES WILL BE PENALIZED EVEN IF THEY ARE PERFORMING LAWFUL ACTIVITIES
I MISS FRED HANSEN
MANAGEMENT BY HYPOCRISY

MINISTRY OF PROPAGANDA

TriMet: RiderInsider Newsletter - February 2012

Seattle's 'most dangerous bus' game

Time to Play the Most Dangerous (Bus) Game | The SunBreak

FRIDAY

PART 1
PART 2

MACFARLANE AND LIFT 'IN HOUSE'

 {Can we believe anything that this guy says though? He has proven himself to be a liar and manipulator}
I want to set the record straight as many of you have seen calls for TriMet to save money by bringing our LIFT paratransit service "in-house" and how it could save us $7 million. This couldn't be further from the truth. TriMet awards contracts for our LIFT service, and selects the contractor, after going through a highly competitive process which ensures that we not only get a contractor who can provide the service levels we need, but that they will do it as cost effectively as possible. TriMet currently contracts with First Transit for its LIFT paratransit service. Just so you know - most First Transit employees are ATU 757 members.
In 2008 TriMet and the ATU jointly requested a study about the impact of bringing LIFT operators in-house. The 2008 study by Lauka & Associates found labor costs for the contracted service to be $8.5 million annually compared to $16.1 million for labor costs if we used TriMet employees. The report also understates the cost if LIFT operations were brought in-house because it did not account for supervisory, dispatch and maintenance positions. The report also uses FY2005 data so the costs would be even higher as wages and benefit costs have increased since the report was completed. As TriMet faces a $17 million budget shortfall, and will need to raise fares and reduce service, we can't consider anything that would increase our operating costs.
Neil

TriMet service cutbacks, fare increases and bicycling impacts

BIKE PORTLAND