Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Friday, March 9, 2012

GOD EVEN MORE BULLSHIT

$58,510.40 - $73,132.80 Annually

PUNKRAWKER

FINDING PUNKRAWKER
ON THE BUS WITH PUNKRAWKER

European 'Superbus' Aims to Hit 155 MPH on the Track

The Atlantic Cities

Abduction at NY transit center

MTA Police Seeking Public's Help: LIRR Ronkonkoma Assault 3/4/2012

PROFITEER TRANSIT PROVIDER BEHIND MOVE TO PUSH FOR PRIVATIZATION

Veolia has also played a role in shaping HR 7, the House transportation bill put forward by GOP leadership. Through the law firm Patton Boggs, Veolia lobbied for measures that would accelerate the transfer of transit service to private operators, according to Sam Finkelstein, a spokesperson for the Transportation Equity Network, which organized the protest. A provision of the bill would reward transit agencies that privatize a portion of their service by offering increased capital funding [PDF, pages 322 and 323]. Veolia did not respond to requests to confirm or deny that the company lobbied for that provision.

 Advocates: Private Transit Giant Lobbied House to Weaken Public Transit | Streetsblog Capitol Hill

There is NOTHING like a streetcar

The streetcar project’s primary purpose is as an economic development tool, city officials say, by spurring investment in the nearly 500 vacant and dilapidated properties along its route.

 The Great Eight Debate Streetcar

Trimet bus service in shambles


LIGHT RAIL MESS

http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/mar/08/herrera-beutler-sends-flier-asking-residents-to-we/

TRIMET MESSING WITH THE PUBLIC..OF COURSE


South county bus drivers lodge complaint in contract dispute

DOUGLAS COUNTY NEWS

$512,844 lawsuit

click here!

TRANSIT EXECUTVES VS TRANSIT LABOR

The Rapid rejects arbitrator's findings on labor dispute with union | MLive.com

BART RUNNING IN THE BLACK

BART on track for surplus, but budget woes linger | Will Reisman | Transportation | San Francisco Examiner

Loren Parks Enters Clackamas County Light Rail Battle

Willamette Week

Pay us TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars so WE CAN LIE TO YOU!

Tri-Met is seeking a senior Network Engineer to manage data, voice, and video networks and network security. As a member of the Network Communications group, you would share responsibility for managing TriMet's networks and network security systems. Management would include all aspects of project planning, design, implementation and maintenance of these systems. This is an excellent opportunity for Engineers who are interested in deploying and managing leading-edge technology in support of Portland's progressive transit agency.

MAX FAQ'S CELBRATES TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Two years later

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS SERVICE ALERT?


COMPLETE AND UTTER BULLSHIT

We are subjected to this whining and crying about how the UNION is destroying this organization then we watch as they continue piling on PORK like THIS!

How much BULLSHIT from these Trimet executives do we have to listen to?

Vintage Corvair at the Center Garage


TRIMET WAY OFF BASE AND WAY BEHIND THE TIMES

  1. After a visit to Seattles Metro is has become crystal clear just how far behind TRIMET has fallen in the world of transit.
  2. At metro, all the call stops are automated.
  3. The driver can use the BDS to make specialized announcements like "please move back".
  4. There are no pouches to deal with.
  5. There is virtually no punching transfers, and if you do need the punch it's attached to the fare box so drivers can't lose them and then get charged for losing it.
  6. There is the "ORCA" card system, ending fare collection.
  7. Buses are new and clean, and even the old buses are beautiful compared to ours.
  8. You get paid for filling out lost and found tickets.
  9. You get paid for filling out work cards.
  10. There is no fee for drivers for health insurance, granted the benefits are not exactly the same as ours.
  11. There are multiple uniform options, not just the heavy industrial outfits we are required to wear.

How does this transit district get to be called "a model for the country".

It's all propaganda that has no bearing in reality.

Why the MTA has a budget problem: The Central Subway-TRIMET

...The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet), the regional transit agency that runs buses, commuter rail and light rail, faces a budget shortfall of up to $17 million next fiscal year. The Portland Bureau of Transportation, which manages the streetcar, faces a $16 million gap. Local officials are still crafting those budgets, but it’s virtually certain that leaders of a region long known for a commitment to multimodal transportation will have to increase fares and reduce service to balance budgets in 2013...

At the same time it works its way through seemingly intractable budget problems, TriMet is pursuing a massive expansion: A seven-mile, $1.5 billion light rail line to the suburb Milwaukie is scheduled to come online in 2015. That’s caused some observers to scratch their heads, wondering how the agency can have enough money for new projects but not enough to keep up existing operations. “They’re closing their eyes and jumping,” says Andersen. “They’re running on faith. And hopefully their faith is justified---it always has been in the past. I hope they’re right. I fear they’re wrong.”
 

RIDING WITH PUNKRAWKER METRO BUS DRIVER

PART 1
PART 2

NICE TO SEE MY OLD PAL DAVE AGAIN