Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Milwaukie Transit Center Bus shelter



This should be renamed, "SP Red Electric Plaza."

ex-Cherriots RTS for sale by Yamhill County

eBay auction link

Retired operator Jim Pinkard!

OH MY LORD NOT THIS! BUS DRIVER CAUGHT SMOKING ON HIS BREAK!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keHl9Ik9WdM

WHAT A 'SUCCESSFUL' TRANSIT DISTRICT LOOKS LIKE

CCTA receives high marks in ranking of small urban transit systems

CITY OF "GREAT THINKERS" HAVING SOME TRANSIT ISSUES

ADELAIDE NOW!

UNIONS FOUGHT HARD FOR THE 40 HOUR WORK WEEK

It's rather ironic indeed that the one thing that unions fought so hard for, the 40 hour work week, seems to be history for those that are actually working in union jobs.

TriMet is a good example. Almost every single run for full time operators is now more than 8 hours a day. It's not uncommon for drivers to work a 50 hour work week, actually that is the most common work shift.

Some shifts require drivers to be away from home 12 or more hours a  day.

Of course some drivers actually like the overtime, money is a very good motivator, but many drivers just want to work 8 hours and go home.

Unfortunately, that is not an option for many TriMet full time drivers.

And they can expect to  continue working long hard shifts.
It's cheaper for TriMet to work them to death than hire new employees that require health insurance etc.
 (God Bless America)

RESOURCE FOR UNION MEMBERS ONLY

An independent resource for ATU members (not union affiliated) is now on line for members to access information that is not otherwise publicly available.

Visit ATU757.info - Local Information Network and register if you're a union member.

Michael Anderson

Michael Andersen ‏ @PortlandAfoot
Also shocking that the $1.5 billion Orange Line will add 7.3 miles ... and cost 50% as much as the whole 67-mile system.

 Total MAX construction cost, in 2010 $$: $3 billion, or $9 million for each week since 1986. TriMet's current annual shoftfall: $17 million.

CBS 2 Reporter Files Dispatch on Pedestrian Deaths While Driving Distracted

STORY HERE

The fun of mass transit

I should of know that you had already puked once in the night and were going to do it again. Maybe it was the puke on your shoe and pants. Or maybe it was the fact that you eyes were rolling around in the back of your dome. But I thought for sure no dumbass would get on on the MAX on a busy Friday night after already proving he can't hold his liquor.