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Friday, February 24, 2012

THE COWARDS THAT CALL THEMSELVES TRIMET MANAGEMENT

 The post you are about to read is somewhat brutal in nature. It is an extreme illustration of how I view the use of viscous propaganda

Michael Anderson's coverage of the head SQUIDS vicious attack on his employees

Union contract is ‘slowly strangling’ TriMet, exec tells local leaders | Portland Afoot

MACFARLANE BULLSHITTER IN CHARGE OF TRIMET

WARNING! THIS BULLSHIT IS HARD TO READ AND MIGHT MAKE  YOU VOMIT, READERS BE WARNED!
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City Club Speech
February 24, 2012

Thank you City Club President Melody Rose and thank you to the Program Committee Members

I’m grateful for the invitation to speak to the City Club, and I’m honored to be here.

I’ve attended many City Club presentations – listened to many statesmen and women – and I hope I do the podium justice.

As noted in the introduction – I became TriMet General Manager 20 months ago after nearly 20 years at the agency.

I inherited an agency inspired by a Dickens’ novel – I call it – A Tale of Two TriMet’s.(give us a break will ya)

Portland police arrest 18-year-old man who allegedly threatened MAX operator with knife

Nah, we don't need good health insurance:
  Portland police arrest 18-year-old man who allegedly threatened MAX operator with knife | OregonLive.com

Woman arrested after allegedly spitting on TriMet bus driver in Northeast Portland

Who needs decent health insurance?


Click Here!

BLAME THE UNION-ITS ALL THE RAGE

TriMet general manager tells Portland crowd that union contract is 'slowly strangling' public transit | OregonLive.com

 TriMet, union remain at odds - Portland Business Journal

 TriMet chief sees union stance as budget stumbling block

 TriMet chief sees union stance as budget stumbling block

Who does he look like?

TRIMET-WORKING HARD TO GET YOU!

Busting citizens with exorbitant fines (The base fine for not having a valid fare is $175, but fines may go as high as $250) for not having a $2.10 ticket, one of the highest fare evasion fines anywhere in the world, that's right, the WHOLE WORLD!

AIN'T GONNA WORK!

Probably you have heard of Mcfarlans big plan to short line Red line trains at Terminus turnaround @11th and Morrison. Good luck Neil, 3A switch is out of service again due to band aid fixes falling apart again. Better tear up the streets and fix it right first. Track substructure there is totally beyond worn out.

Thursday Part 2

VIDEO HERE

Macfarlane continues his anti union ranting...


Loud applause from some TriMet managers as (frequent TriMet contractor) Knowles calls for an end to the no-strike rule. @pdxcityclub


Crossover joke from @ch2mhill's David Knowles at @pdxcityclub: 19-year-old PDXers seeking early retirement should become TriMet bus drivers.



Since legislature approved no-strike law, McFarlane says, "TriMet had found itself mired in what seems like a Byzantine legal process."



At @pdxcityclub, TriMet GM McFarlane tells city elites that agency is "slowly strangling from a union contract" that "needs a reset."
  http://PortlandAfoot.org

Portland Transport and John Charles, its all about the union

Would single-payer healthcare help resolve the TriMet labor impasse?

GOODBYE TO LYN LERBACH-YOU WILL BE MISSED


THIS IS FASCINATING!

Bus riders support driver who was suspended - YouTube
(notice the ADVANCED technology of audio as well as video and notice the REAL transparency of this transit company providing the video the day after the event,unlike some Districts that we know of, like Trimet)

Albert's gut wrenching testimony

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

I think Keith Shultz is great

I love his signature "raincoat" mocking TriMet's claim of transparency!

Michael Levine says "you can't believe what Mr Macfarlane says"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdQlP5upwDA

Neil making the rounds...Jon nowhere to be found

TriMet Budget Plan · Think Out Loud

Republicans Said to Consider Dropping Transit Funding-Cut Plan - Businessweek

Republicans Said to Consider Dropping Transit Funding-Cut Plan - Businessweek

More bus cuts heading our way

CLICK HERE!

Look at our world class boondoggle!

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project - Online Open House

Wanna be a bus driver?

Better think twice before going there:

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a bus driver who was stabbed in the face with a pen while trying to resolve a dispute with a passenger has been suspended.
Cobb County spokeswoman AikWah Leow tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/AxIjA1) the driver was suspended with pay for not following protocol. She says he should have stayed in his seat and called the Cobb County Transit dispatch.
Authorities say he was suspended by Lombard, Ill.-based Veolia Transportation, which provides drivers for the system.
Veolia spokeswoman Valerie Michael told The Associated Press Thursday morning the company was still investigating. She wasn't able to discuss details because it's a personnel matter.
Police say a female passenger grabbed a pen from the driver's pocket and stabbed him several times in the face on Monday in Kennesaw.
 Bus driver suspended after pen stabbing - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Thursday

 6!
Friday rant
 Hanging with the "boys"
Steve and Scott get doughnuts!