Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Politicians keep playing games with our tax money

 The bill would increase the flow of highway aid to states by adjusting current spending levels to take into account inflation over the past several years. States would have greater discretion over how to spend the money, but the bill also would create a new set of performance and project eligibility requirements aimed at preventing waste and making sure national goals are met.
A credit assistance program that helps leverage private investment for transportation projects of national and regional significance would be increased tenfold to $1 billion. In the past, the program has been able to generate as much as $30 in private capital for every $1 in aid, Boxer has said.
The measure also would reduce the number of federal transportation programs by roughly two-thirds in an effort to eliminate duplication. Bicycle, pedestrian, safe routes to schools and rails-to-trails programs — which were targeted by Republicans — were preserved by moving them into a larger congestion mitigation program where they would have to compete with other programs for moneyFULL STORY HERE

Look at this spam that gets posted, well actually gets filtered

Ever since I got rid of the "captiva", the thing that makes you read some unreadable letters, the spam has been pretty funny.
Seems like there must be a HUGE market in internet medications without a prescription!

TRIMET IS THE "MOST EXPENSIVE RAIL PROJECT IN THE USA"

The most expensive surface-running rail line now under construction is Portland’s Portland-Milwaukie light rail, which will cost $204 million per mile to construct as of the most recent estimates. That’s expensive, but it includes a significant bridge over the Willamette River and a series of elevated sections.

 How significant an opportunity for reducing U.S. construction costs? « The Transport Politic

OCTA Ridership Survey

When has TriMet ever solicited the opinions of bus riders?

http://www.octa.net/pdf/bus2011.pdf

TAKE A GOOD LOOK WHAT MACFARLANE+HIS BUSINESS CRONIES WANTS FOR THE GREATER PORTLAND AREA

PHOENIX — The full impact of a strike by about 900 bus drivers in Phoenix and nearby Tempe was felt for the first time Monday as the workweek began.

The drivers went on strike Saturday against Veolia Transportation over wages and benefit disputes. The two sides had been negotiating for nearly two years but couldn't reach a deal.

Veolia said a federal mediator has contacted Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433, and both sides were scheduled to meet Tuesday.

Veolia is required to provide 60 percent service levels in the event of the strike and the company has been training and flying in drivers from out of state, according to The Arizona Republic. Service hovered around 15 percent of normal for bus routes Veolia operates in Phoenix as evening commutes began.

Fighting the MACHINE

Will Milwaukie anti-light rail measure migrate to Washington County cities? | OregonLive.com

Jeff Welch not loved by his union

ATU Local Declares Free Speech “Illegal”

It's the bus service that makes the rail service survive

Even in CHICAGO!

Feel like reading the Portland police blotter?

HERE  it is...

NOW HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF TRANSPARENCY AT A TRANSIT DISTRICT

You wanna send our executives around the world to "learn" something, well send them to ORANGE COUNTY!

(As you can see, those executives are cleaning up on Tax payers money, unreal, but at least they care about disclosure, unlike Trimet)

ANOTHER BORING TRIMET RIDERSHIP REPORT PRAISING THE USELESS GREEN LINE AND WES

Blah blah blah....I'm bored with these silly releases and their attempts to spin everything to support their rail expansion....I got news for them....PEOPLE AIN'T BUYING WHAT YOU ARE SELLING!

TriMet: News Release - TriMet ridership continues upward climb

Another great quote from Facebook

 Fred Hansen once at group meeting I was attending, proclaimed "Light Rail is the Back Bone of this Agency". My response was "If that's true, we're a para-pelagic!?!"

Great post from face book

Good Luck saving what was to be ALL OF OUR FUTURES. I only wish this group would FOCUS ON THE REAL ISSUES as much as you do the deceptive love hate relationship between members, EBoard & Management. Once the contract is settled, those relationships will mellow.
ATU members, do not get confused. We are faced with a severe contract crisis. Every Retiree is depending on YOU NOT TO SELL US OUT!!!

OREGONIAN EDITOR USED PROSTITUTES

Bob Caldwell was with 23-year-old Tigard woman when he went into cardiac arrest | OregonLive.com

BRING BACK THE 62 ROUTE

Petition Trimet Schedule Change

MAYBE TRIMET SHOULD INVEST IN THIS SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Air bags for PEDESTRIANS

DANGER ZONE

Arrest made in Rose Quarter area assault

Bus Stop Art



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