Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1 YEAR AGO

71

TIME TO GO

I've had quite a few people attempt to convince me not to leave Trimet. 

I want to thank those folks for those kind thoughts, but I can't provide my energy to this organization any longer.

I'm in a position that allows me freedom of choice and I want to take advantage of that and move my energy to more enlightening endeavors.

It's no longer any fun being a bus driver at TriMet.

Dispatch communications and bus news

Can be viewed on my TWITTER feed.

$32 per boarding ride for a commuter train? $7 for bus?

http://heraldnet.com/article/20120321/NEWS01/703219947/-1/News#Is-Sounder-worth-it

TOP STORIES!

A-WHO IS THE ENEMY?
B- Public testimony on service cuts
C- I FIND IT BIZARRE
D-TIME FOR TRIMET TO DO WHAT MUNI IS DOING! STOP THE MADNESS...
E- PART 3 HUMANITY
F-Humanity on Wheels raw-part 2
G- Dr. Jeff Guardalabene
H-Humanity on Wheels raw video-PART 1
I-Bruce Peek attempts to dispute Trimet's mis-information campaign...

Trimet bus accident rate is actually high right now

The bottom left on the chart is Jan 2012 and works up.
2.31 per 100,000k miles is actually a high rate of collision

Luxury Liner at Glenn Otto Park Layover



I "yellow carded" the paddle(80/82) on the route this evening.One of the worst I have driven in quite a while.

TRIMET KEEPS SAYING WE WILL BE SHORT BUT THE FACTS DO NOT SUPPORT THAT!

Their actual revenue is higher than their budgeted revenue....AGAIN.....yet they keep talking about a shortfall?

MORE ACCIDENTS AFTER SAFETY DIRECTOR THEN BEFORE SAFETY DIRECTOR


C-TRAN NEWS

Head of C-Tran praised but gets no salary hike | The Columbian

WHO IS THE ENEMY?

Who Is the Enemy? Unions or Executives? – this ain't livin'

Unionbusting was a major theme in 2011; numerous companies moaned to the media about how they were having trouble meeting their costs because of those pesky unions. Some went as far as threatening (and declaring) bankruptcy over union negotiations, positioning labour as the enemy; they’d have to shut down and kill hundreds or thousands of jobs all because of the greedy union representatives. Meanwhile, executives continued to pocket significant salaries and authorize large payouts of money for those unionbusting lawyers they used at the negotiating table, those public relations officials charged with making the union look bad.

ITALIAN WORKERS READY TO WALK OUT

Italian union calls strike over Monti's job reforms | Reuters

I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN SITTING AT BLOG CENTRAL LISTENING TO THE ACTION AND NOT BEING IN THE ACTION!


PORTLAND A-FOOTS MICHAEL ANDERSON DOING HIS STAND UP ROUTINE


FREE RIDES FOR HOMELESS? WHO WOULD EVER DO THAT?

Kitsap Transit might begin offering free bus rides to homeless » Kitsap Sun

"LET THE PUBLIC VOTE"- says C-Tran board

Broad vote on light rail gains C-Tran support | The Columbian

Some people say Trimet Data is unreliable like this

OC Transpo’s GPS data is unreliable, transit chief admits

One lucky cyclist. And by lucky, I mean an idiot.

MAX FAQ's

Crime train

Gresham police arrest 18-year-old in connection with attack on teenagers near MAX stop | OregonLive.com

Public tesitmony on service cuts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHi2lhBQajQ

Big ass tree blocks Jefferson


Live from the front line!

left btc..full and standing then get screaming hispanic little girl in wheelchair.then get fat lady in wheelchair falling asleep on ramp. Ramp keeps sticking

Propaganda-some helpful some not

Use up your old non-foil tickets by April 30
 Artwork by rider Bob Baskette
 On the blog: Seen & Heard on TriMet
 See all the riders from our WES photo shoot
 TriMet travel tips for Timbers fans
April 2: new Customer Service hours
Our phone Customer Service hours are changing as of April 2: The new hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

I FIND IT BIZARRE

That people actually "thank" the people sitting through the public testimonies for "allowing them to speak".
Are people not aware that the only reason they are sitting there listening is because the law says they have too!

TIME FOR TRIMET TO DO WHAT MUNI IS DOING! STOP THE MADNESS

While our regressive self serving narcissists keep adding bureaucrats with fat paychecks other places are realizing that the real saving is to be had by GETTING RID OF FAT!

 "As we need to reduce expenditures, I've decided to eliminate these positions so that we can preserve front-line service," he said.

Paul Rose, MTA spokesman, said no list of laid-off employees was available. But sources said they included Reggie Mason, director of safety, training, security and enforcement; Maggie Lynch, a customer relations manager and former spokeswoman; Joy Houlihan, deputy director of parking enforcement; Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, an external affairs manager and former transportation adviser for Mayor Gavin Newsom, and Beth Barner, grants program manager and former executive assistant to Nathaniel Ford, the agency's former chief executive officer.

IMPROVING BUS SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

New Tools from Xerox Help Calgary Transit Pinpoint Bus Flow, Improve Passenger Service - MarketWatch

Check out this tunnel boring machine in Seattle

http://t.co/2kv9a83m

PART 3 HUMANITY

http://youtu.be/5BiIKpDRyEs

Nice pic of Gresham Transit Center


Dr. Jeff Guardalabene


CRIME TRAIN NEWS

CLICK HERE!

Humanity on Wheels raw video

We were not set up to take this video in a semi professional manner so  camera was placed on a shelf and aimed as best I could. The reason I went to this event was to see Dr Jeff so there will be a separate clip of him soon.

PART 1
PART 2

They must really be in trouble

I woke up to a voicemail from a Trimet station agent asking if I want RDO work.
I clearly indicated on the little box on the signup sheet they I do NOT want to be called for extra work.
Sorry Trimet, greed works for most people but not on me.

HUMANITY ON WHEELS

I gotta tell ya it was one of the weirdest events I have ever attended.
More like theater, or poetry reading, or story telling.
The subject matter was Trimet, and some of the things that happen on the system.
I just observed, as did Jessica Buccereli from Trimet.
A couple of people asked me to go up and make some sort of presentation, but this venue is definitely not me.

I don't 'rehearse' any of my scripts and every single one of my movies is just showing "real life", completely opposite from this event.

Didn't get to say Hi to Dr Jeff, a quick hello to Michael Anderson (who had nothing to say to me), a drink with Michael Levine, my favorite activist, and then just hung out with my little group of "pals" which included Max, Jason, --- and her husband Michael.

I will work on the footage when I get time, will put up some raw footage soon.

Bruce Peek attempts to dispute Trimet's mis-information campaign against its union employees