Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CHILLAXIN ON THE MAX

As performed at "humanity on wheels"

4 YEARS AGO

103

3 YEARS AGO

82

2 YEARS AGO

45

1 YEAR AGO

72

Yes that's dr Jeff at this VERY strange event at jack London bar

New bus signs at BTC


Bikes this way/no bikes allowed


The Night of No Bus | TriMet Diaries

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GOODBYE PETE


LRT will increase walking distances & travel times for all riders

http://skytrainforsurrey.org/2012/03/20/lrt-will-increase-walking-distances-travel-times-for-all-riders/

HUGE VICTORY FOR LIFT DRIVERS IN FLORIDA

Is TriMet also breaking the law regarding our LIFT drivers?

under an appellate ruling that a company that employs them violated federal labor laws when it reduced workers' hours without negotiating with a transit union.
Officials of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1577 said the ruling, issued by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on March 2, could result in back pay of more than $2 million for paratransit drivers who work for Palm Beach Metro Transportation. The company is one of several contracted by Palm Tran to provide paratransit service through Palm Tran Connection.

 Court ruling says company wrongly cut paratransit bus drivers' hours

TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT WHERE TRIMET IS HEADED

The fact is, despite this successful record, social dissatisfaction with TransMilenio is nothing new. Public approval of the system began to drop in 2004, with people complaining about crowding and fares. In March of that year passengers protested poor service that resulted largely from ongoing repairs to three of the busways [PDF, p. 18]. In April 2008 passengers again went on strike over the system's service, this time citing overcrowded buses, low frequencies, and a lack of alternatives [PDF, p. 25-26]. Traffic models from this time suggested that without steps to increase the city's public transportation coverage, congestion would reach a standstill by - you guessed it - 2012 [PDF, p. 17]. 
The problem is a complicated one, writes Hutchinson, but it boils down to several core sources. The first is the city's decades-long, unrequited obsession with building a metro system that would cost much more than bus-rapid transit and cover far less of the city. Another is a lack of government subsidies that hampers the system's ability to expand and address its problems.

Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System? - Commute - The Atlantic Cities

IMPRESSIVE ANTI TRIMET FARE INCREASE AD

We All Ride The Bus

TRIMET EXECUTIVES SHOULD BE PROUD THAT THEY HAVE CREATED SUCH AN ANGRY PUBLIC

They have done such an excellent job at antagonizing our riders that I think Macfarlane should get a nice big fat bonus.

GREED MONGERS OF TRIMET CONTINUE BRAGGING OVER HOW MANY POOR CITIZENS THEY HAVE CAUGHT AND FINED

Ethics? At TriMet? You gotta be kidding! They are so proud of themselves for creating such a "trap" for riders.
IS THERE EVEN ONE SIGN AT ANY TRANSIT CENTER WARNING RIDERS THAT THESE ACTIONS ARE GOING ON? NOPE!

TriMet: News Release - February's fare enforcement report shows 13-fold increase over last year


Jack Bogdanski


Tri-Met's money, five years later

Here's a flashback to 2007 that makes pretty interesting reading today.
"There is a finite supply of operational funding, and anyone who says otherwise is not telling the truth," Newman said.
Also, TriMet is under pressure to invest in bus service to reverse a decline in spending, frequency and ridership in recent years. Some transit advocates fear that devoting all the increase in payroll taxes to rail projects will leave bus service out in the cold.

"First and foremost, bus service should be improved," said Jim Howell, a former TriMet planner and member of the Association of Oregon Rail and Transit Advocates.
Now, isn't that a cruel joke.
BOJACK.ORG HERE!

NO TRANSPARENCY AT TRIMET UNLESS YOU GOT PLENTY OF $$$$

Macfarlane issued a PROCLAMATION expressing his sadness over the "termination" of some non union employees.

I found it quite interesting and sent an email over to the person who sent the news release asking for a list of the positions that were eliminated.

She referred me to Trimet Legal (uh huh) who wanted me to do a REQUEST FOR PUBLIC RECORDS in order to get that information.

We already know that Trimet Legal Department is operated by THIEVES who take great pleasure in charging exorbitant fees to provide public information.


So here we have the career bureaucrat Macfarlane, a man who has been bald faced lying to the public about our benefits, (we have been paying for our benefits for over a year, this fact has not been told to the public)making a proclamation about some non union employees that have been laid off.

BUT WE HAVE NO WAY TO VERIFY THAT ANY OF THAT EVEN ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

PARTIAL LIST OF THE PORK EXECUTIVES HIRED SINCE "$17,000,000 SHORTFALL"

The lack of ethics of our top executive managers becomes clearer and clearer the more you did into the wheels of this decrepit agency. Just look at this 'partial' list of the jobs that have been filled while Macfarlane lies to us about "shortfalls"

  • Structural Engineer: $63,772.80 – $79,726.40
  • Engineer I – Construction Inspector: $49,142.00 – $61,430.00
  • Coordinator – Public Art & Architecture: $44,990.40 – $56,243.20
  • System Safety Specialist: $58,510.40 – $73,132.80
  • Engineer IV: $75,587.20 – $94,473.60
  • Planner III: $58,510.40 – $73,132.80
  • Project Control Manager: $82,201.60 – $102,731.20
  • Senior Estimator: $69,472.00 – $86,840.00
  • Project Mitigation Manager: $69,472.00 – $86,840.00
  • Engineer II: $53,643.20 – $67,059.20
  • Administrative Assistant: $2,981.33 – $3,577.60 Monthly
  • Director, Real Property: $89,315.20 – $111,633.60
  • Coordinator, Environmental Permits: $5,314.40 – $6,643.87 Monthly
  • Engineer IV: $75,587.20 – $94,473.60

C-TRAN

C-Tran board to discuss light rail vote today | The Columbian

BOONDOGGLES-WASTE-THEFT/TRANSIT IN THE USA

Report: Metro workers abused credit cards - The Washington Post

THIS DISGRACEFUL PIECE OF CRAP AGENCY

They dare cut services and health care all the while HIRING AND HIRING MORE AND MORE OVER PAID FAT CAT EXECUTIVES!

The unmitigated gall of the people running TriMet now is at the point of obscenity.

Complete disregard for the public and its employees, the executives, lead by career bureaucrat Macfarlane, continue satisfying their lust for more and more  'executives' for their bloated ranks.

STEVE FUNGS MOVIE OF THE WEEK