Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Friday, February 17, 2012

Trimet may have been hijacked by the rich and connected, but us little guys keep on fighting back!

Rail fight hits the gas

Opera at the Lloyd center max station?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWixaDDyd28

Shoulda voted for Dudley, I knew better to vote for Kitzhaber

I know it sounds like heresy, but Kitzhaber has lied about everything, not unlike Obama,  he gets rid of the only pro union board member.

TriMet gets two new board members
@APMARGULIES rumor is that woman hit by Trimet bus was known to police

gonna take my dispatch reports to my twitter feed

https://twitter.com/#!/APMARGULIES

Ed Zumwalt causing TriMet problems

Ballot effort could derail orange line to Milwaukie | Daily Journal of Commerce

Obama clueless on transit funding

But neither LaHood nor Obama bothered to explain why, exactly, there should be any such spending shift with money that comes largely from automobile drivers. The administration has instead been deploying gauzy buzzwords like “livability” — declaring that driving is bad, while transit, walking and biking are good.
In urban areas, that’s the right message. Everywhere else, driving is known as “the only way to get to work or to the grocery store.”

Time for this to happen in the Downtown Mall

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police - Commute - The Atlantic Cities

The problem with Transit funding

These IDIOTS that control the money want $2.2 billion in funding to begin or advance construction of 29 significant rail and bus rapid transit projects in 15 states.

And therein lies the problem, PEOPLE CAN'T GET TO WORK NOW, AND THESE BOZO'S WANT TO PUT PEOPLE TO WORK?
What a crock, I'm going to turn Republican if this keeps up!

$2.2 Billion To Strengthen America’s Transportation Network | LogisticsWeek

Presley Kittredge Ewing IV

Put his hands around bus drivers neck

Oregon Historical Society

Twit pic

Looks like the MAX hit something huh? http://twitpic.com/8kvoyz

Tweet

Erik Halstead @sp_redelectric
#trimet 0606 operator forced to make evasive lane change to avoid collision - good job. Y no transit police to cite drivers here??
from Portland, OR
2h Erik Halstead Erik Halstead @sp_redelectric

#trimet pull video recording from bus 2011 @ 7:10 AM near miss with car illegally passing a stopped bus in rt lane...rt 94 tr 0606.

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Pdx Bus Driver @PdxBusDriver
Multiple bus shelters on Powell Blvd with glass panels broken out over night.that's money they could use for bus service

BICYCLIST VS BUS DRIVER CAUSES BUS DRIVER TO LOSE IT

Mr Mead suffered a broken leg and fractured wrist and as he lay on the ground in agony, the driver simply straightened up the single decker bus and continued on the journey.
But Mr Mead says far from feeling anger towards the driver, he actually feels sorry for him.
The computer programmer from St Anne’s, Bristol, said: ‘It just seemed to me that it was a complete moment of madness from him.

DRIVER CALLS DISPATCH ABOUT MAN PASSED OUT ON BUS

And the dispatcher wants a full description, of course.
It seems rather odd that they need a description, really.
Here is the description, THE ONE PERSON WHO IS PASSED OUT ON THE BUS, do you really need more than that?

Reports on The latest TriMet bus crash

This is interesting for several reasons from a bus bloggers point of view. First of all, we see somebody besides Mary Festch doing a high profile news story.  Also the bus driver involved in the incident appears briefly, he's the nicest guy. So sorry for everybody involved in this accident.

UPDATE FEB 19TH HERE! 

TRIMET LIFT PASSENGER "GOES ALL OVER THE BUS"

The lift dispatcher asked the driver: "how did it get all over the floor:
The driver answered, "she had to go a lot"!

Fred,Brian and Neil



IRONY

It took Trimet one month to get me Fred's pension report.
They demanded I give them $1.50 before they would hand over the report  that stated  Fred was generating $15,750 a month from its budget.


How's that for irony?

TRIMET BUS DRIVERS HAVE THE 'BEST' RETIREMENT PACKAGE

A full time transit bus driver at TriMet accumulates $75 for each year of service after 10 years or more.
Fred Hansen, here a little longer than 10 years accumulated $1500 for each year of service.

So a full time bus driver has a value in dollars of 5% of Fred Hansen.

ERGO 20 full time bus drivers=1 Fred Hansen

I wonder what Cynthia Chilton would say about that?

THURSDAY

PART 1
PART 2

TRIMET EMPLOYEES HAVE THE ***BEST*** BENEFITS IN THE COUNTRY

EXCEPT FOR FRED HANSEN-AND ALL THE OTHER FAT BLOATED EXECUTIVES THAT SUCK DOWN TAX PAYERS MONEY!

$186,612 A YEAR PENSION, TAX PAYER FUNDED