Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Saturday, February 25, 2012

THE FOLLOWING QUESTION WAS POSED IN THE PRIVATE ATU FACEBOOK AREA

Does anyone know if this is Trimet management or union management?

Tony was back to work Friday

Says he was treated well by TriMet management in the aftermath of the incident.

Friday part 3

http://vimeo.com/37452918

THIS IS FOR YOU STEVE

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Friday-part 2

http://youtu.be/tu7bxilRxQI

ATU ELECTION OFFICER RULES

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Supervisors ONLY please


SPOOKY MAX VIDEO-by "fill time blogger Al M"

I like that fill time quote...its funny....

TriMet says shuttle buses will serve downtown Portland MAX stops Sunday morning; addresses no-door train mystery (video) | OregonLive.com

I wonder if something like this could happen here?

Swargate terminus still lacks round-the-clock security - The Times of India

Neil Macfarlane's BS speech at the BIG SHOTS (city club) dinner

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Firday-part 1

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HERE IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY TRIMET IS SO SCREWED UP NOW

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MACFARLANES CRONIES PILE ON THE BULL SHIT

His connections to big business are OBVIOUS and DISTURBING , the 'power elite' 1%'s of the Portland cabal of legalized robbers who have profited from our transit system and continue to do so. Fred Hansen retired a MILLIONAIRE with a FAT PENSION OF $15,700 A MONTH.

Who knows how much Macfarlane has taken in so far as TRIMET'S TOP criminal for over 20 years.

His pension will probably be $20,000 a month.

BUT HERE THEY ARE, THE PORTLAND FAT CATS, TELLING THE WORLD THAT ITS ALL THE UNIONS FAULT THAT THIS TRANSIT SYSTEM IS IN SUCH A MESS.
WE HAVE HEARD IT AT GENERAL MOTORS, WE ARE HEARING IT IN EUROPE (see what happened to the Greeks) AND NOW WE ARE HEARING IT HERE.

MAKE NO MISTAKE, THIS IS THE RISE OF FASCISM IN AMERICA...DO NOT TAKE IT LIGHTLY OR WE WILL END UP LIKE GREECE

Now read the sickening speech given by one of MACFARLANES BUSINESS CRONIES
(WITH MY VERY INSIGHTFUL COMMENTS, MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON THE LINKS INSIDE THE COMMENTARY)

YOUR TAX DOLLARS GOING TO SPECIAL INTEREST


Criminal class

MoodyGroup

With WES Leading The Way, TriMet Ridership Continues To Grow In January

That is the type of shameless fraudulent propagandizing that TRIMET is WORLD RENOWN for.
Making itself famous using self promoting shameless propaganda.

HERE is a good article about that.

WILL THE PUBLIC WAKE UP TO WHAT MICHAEL LEVINE ALREADY KNOWS?

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SO MANY LIES AND DISTORTIONS

Looking at Macfarlane's pathetic speech, its so full of boastful claims and downright lies, but here is the biggest one:


This translates to a Blue Cross bill averaging $22,000 per year for each union employee – nearly twice the industry average – and twice that of non-union TriMet employees.
This number the media has thrown out over and over.
It started at $1,600  a month for every employee;
Then it went to $1,800  for every employee;

A complete lie, my FAMILY blue cross is $1,600/mo.
There are many SINGLE EMPLOYEES who's blue cross is $1,200.
There are MANY employees who have KAISER, which is substantially less than Blue Cross.
Yet Macfarlane, master of half truths and distortions, attempts to paint the picture that TriMet is paying $22,000 for EACH EMPLOYEE!
A DOWNRIGHT LIE. 
Michael Levine sums up the truth about Macfarlane HERE!

Fact-Checking McFarlane

The Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail will carry riders for:
·       $1.50 each
·       compared to nearly double what it costs on the bus system ($2.90)
So...if what McFarlane is saying is true, let's see the proof in the pudding.

How much does it cost for a Green Line rider between Gateway and Clackamas TC?

Now...now much does it cost for a 72 line rider between I-84 (the 82nd Avenue MAX station) and Clackamas TC?

McFarlane is citing the cost of one line, against the AVERAGE of all bus lines.  Which means, he's trying to compare ONE MAX line to the 84 Kelso/Boring line (because that one bus line that costs a Godawful amount of money throws the bus system average).  Clearly, that the AVERAGE is only $2.90 shows that there are many buses that aren't anywhere near as costly.

And, TriMet's CFO even confirmed to me that many bus lines are just as cost effective - or in some cases, MORE cost effective - than MAX.  Like the 72 bus.  MORE cost effective than MAX.  MORE cost effective than the Green Line.

Apples to apples, not apples to the whole freakin' damn orange tree orchard.

Did Neil McFarlane really say THIS?????

Those who know our business know that the MAX system has been the best thing that ever happened to the bus system…

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