Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

GREAT COMMENT ON

ISSUE-PEOPLE WALKING INTO LIFTS

wow it took them a year to figure that out? wait they didn't figure anything out. All they need to do is let all the operators know that they will be fined, and spend 6 months in jail, and have to listen to Neil McFarlanes City Club speech three times a day.
(SEE BELOW)

MACFARLANES PAL KNOWLES DISPICABLE PRO MACFARLANE SPEECH PREACHING AUSTERITY TO EVERYONE BUT THE 1%

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NEIL MACFARLANES UNION BUSTING SPEECH TO THE 1%

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THE TENACIOUS ERIK HALSTEAD

There are very few bloggers who have the tenacious character of Erik. Even if you don't agree with him you have to give him A+ for internet presence and concentration of his focus....this is in response to Seen and Heard: Wheels on the bus, buswork and the gender of MAX? « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

Erik Halstead
Seriously, TriMet. You want to cut MY BUS LINE and claim service cuts are last. But TriMet has money to burn for someone to post stupid, ridiculous crap like this?? I am so glad that surfing the internet and asking silly questions is more important than performing the basic functions of a transit agency. If TriMet cuts my bus line I will be finding out - name AND salary - of the person who apparently has so much time on MY dime to post this. This is UNACCEPTABLE and as a citizen, rider and taxpayer this is a HUGE waste of the money I put in a farebox, pay in property taxes, and have my payroll taxes go to!!!

JUPITER AND VENUS FROM HILLSBORO TRANSIT CENTER


THE BASIS OF THE CHARGES IN CASE AGAINST TRIMET

(a) Defendants and each of them established and approved systematic bus route schedules that were too tight, which they knew or should have known would cause driver safety lapses.
(b) Defendants and each of them established, approved and refused to change unsafe
left-side outer rear view mirrors throughout Tri Met bus system, including bus No. 2514. Defendants and each of them knew or should have known these mirrors created a hazardous driver blind spot during left turns.

GITTINGS/SALE VS TRIMET

Civil case to begin October 1, 2012

READ THE COURT FILING HERE!
KTP sues Trimet et al. for Sale and Gittings wrongful deaths

Problem: On April 24, 2010, Trimet set in motion what it has called the worst accident in its history. Driver Sandi L. Day made an illegal sweeping left turn in downtown Portland from the far right of two-lane, one-way Glisan Street. As she turned south onto Broadway, she drove her bus through a group of five unsuspecting young adults who were crossing Broadway in a signaled, protected crosswalk with the walk light. Two newlyweds were thrown clear; two young women died at the scene after the bus ran over them; and one young man survived with critical injuries after he was pinned behind the right front wheel of the bus.

I PAID $91 DOLLARS FOR THIS?

This is a somewhat surprising list! 
There are actually two bus operators on this list? 
How is that possible? 
$75 for each year after 10, so 30 years would be $2,250, so 40 years would be $3000, so how the hell does a bus operator get $4,000 a month?
Why does a lists of 11 names qualify for a fee of  $91.00?
What a freaking rip off!



ISSUE-PEOPLE WALKING INTO LIFTS

Discussion and Updates: Until mechanical/electronic warnings can be devised or improved, the first step should involve training for Operators regarding awareness and where their efforts should be focused while operating the lift device. Tommye Gilbreath would like to meet with stakeholders about this issue.

TRIMET'S NON UNION DISABILITY POLICY

This policy is intended for TriMet's active non-union employees who work at least 20 hours per week. Human Resources administers the long-term disability benefits.

HIT BY BUS MAKING LEFT TURN

Woman Struck by City Bus in South Richmond Hill - DNAinfo.com

TRIMET'S $30 MILLION DOLLAR RADIOS

Features and Benefits

Take That, Portland: Seattle Uses Transit More......

A new set of reports by the Sightline Institute concludes that despite Portland’s reputation as a “transit powerhouse,” Seattle commuters actually use transit significantly more often than Portland commuters, including not just people who live and work inside city limits but people who live outside the city and commute here.
Overall, 21 percent of commuters who work in Seattle (regardless of where they live) commute by transit, compared to 12 percent in Portland.
FULL ARTICLE IS HERE!

Bus Driver Attacks on the Rise in Metro Vancouver

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/canada/bus-driver-attacks-on-the-rise-in-metro-vancouver-198134.html

RIDER IN PHILLY JAMS CELL PHONES ON BUSES


DEBT SERVICE SINKING MBTA-TRIMET NEXT?

In an interview before the hearing, MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis said he doesn’t have the authority to ask the state for more money, and later he explained to the crowd that 30 cents of every dollar spent goes to debt payment.
“We’re probably the most highly leveraged transit currently in the U.S.,” Davis said. The majority of the $5.2 billion in debt owed was borrowed to pay for public transit improvements mandated by the Big Dig, according to Davis – such as the Silver Line. Now that debt threatens to crumble the public transit system in place today. At another point in the hearing, Davis said, “Right now we can’t afford the transit system we have.”

Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/03/do-real-time-updates-increase-transit-ridership/1413/

Intersting bus vs bike video clip (via jeff welch)

http://youtu.be/Hay7tD5c8-E

OFFICIAL PETE TAYLOR RETIRMENT NOTICE


CUT YOUR SERVICE-RAISE YOUR FARE-REDUCE YOUR HEALTH COVERAGE

Because in reality we need this---->$75,585.00 - $94,482.00 Annually

MY FIRST OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION TO TRIMET SUPERSTAR MARY FETSCH

al m

2:01 PM (0 minutes ago)

to fetschm
Hello Mary;

This is Al M, the guy with the blog.
I have a question for you please.
Recently, I have been filing requests for public information regarding certain financial issues over at Trimet Legal.
I have been charged for this information.
Then it came to my attention that the following group:
http://oregoncapitolnews.com/govdocs/metro/trimet-salaries/
received similar information AND WAS NOT CHARGED.
I would like to know Mary why am I being charged and not them?
Thank you for your time, hopefully it won't cost me anything.

Al Margulies

BE AWARE OF SPIES

Heavy set lady in her 50's almost red hair.
Another one is a guy who talks a lot, in his 50's, likes vintage automobiles.

SHOULD I CONNECT?


ZAGRIB.COM

TriMet General Manager Tells Portland Crowd That Union Contract Is ‘slowly Strangling’ Public Transit | Social Media News and Web Tips

Gateway Transit Center Break Room



Good use of a ticket vending machine sticker