Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, March 22, 2012

4 YEARS AGO

35

3 YEARS AGO

26

2 YEARS AGO

14

1 YEAR AGO

7

Worst windows ever

I can say this was the filthiest set of windows on any bus that I have driven in over 4 years.

THE FOLKS IN BOSTON KNOW HOW TO PROTEST THE CUTS

We need to get with the program and start getting MAD!

MBTA Hearing in Somerville: Occupy Boston members take a Stand! - YouTube

Stuff

"Public Transit Service Web site: next train coming" Lightrail and Metro Tip by glabah
 File:TriMet - Forest Grove terminal.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
 Steve Morgan

70's Trimet

Picture by Steve Morgan

BEST SPEAKERS ON THE FARE CUTS

A BUS TICKET OR A LOAF OF BREAD?
 Bus 52 will be DROP OFF ONLY
 Bus drivers get too much pay and we DO NOT NEED RAIL …
 Operator Cindy Kassab says 'don't end the 89 so early…
 TRIMET HAS FORGOTTEN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD…
 Patrick Stanley
 TRIMET EVEN CONTRACTS THIS OUT?
 TOM WALSH USED TO RIDE THE 28…

600,000 TRANSIT WORKERS WALK OUT

Summary Box: Portugal strike disrupts transit - Boston.com

Crime train news

Teen heads to court in MAX assault case - Koinlocal6.com

PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS LAYS OFF ADMINISTRATORS

STORY HERE

Another pedestrian hit in Seattle

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattle911/2012/03/18/another-pedestrian-struck-by-metro-bus-at-third-and-pine/

FEDERAL EQUITY STANDARDS

CLICK HERE!

STEVE HARRISON-TRIMET MECHANIC -UNEDITED VERSION OF HIS LETTER TO THE EDITOR NOW AVAILABLE!

CLICK HERE!

WOW-OCCUPY MBTA-WOW

WATCH THE MBTA PROTEST HERE!

COULD IT HAPPEN HERE?

Bogota transit riots cost city more than $500,000 - Colombia news | Colombia Reports

BUS DISPATCHERS TAKE NOTICE!

Bus dispatcher pleads not guilty in fatal Caroline crash | Richmond Times-Dispatch

BOY DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR

The biggest problems with the service for riders (well, at least 20 of those surveyed) seems to be inconsistent enforcement—something that has been an issue since day one—with passengers complaining of being issued summonses after being unable to buy a ticket from a broken street machine. For example:

 Select Bus Service Is A Hit, At Least When Street Ticket Machines Work: Gothamist

MORE LETTERS TO PORTLAND TRIBUNE

TriMet must honor its union contracts

ERIK HALSTEAD

The headline is right: TriMet does need new, strong leadership (TriMet needs strong leadership, new vigor, March 1). The problem is the governor will never, ever make it happen.
We need a board of directors that isn't a lapdog to the general manager, who supposedly works for the board. We need a board that actually represents the public, that works for the public and most importantly, acts in the public's interest.

SAM FRASER

Mass transit exists as much for providing transportation as it does for making a city more green or promoting business growth.
I found it disturbing that your Feb. 16 cover story, "Rail fight hits the gas," failed to mention a significant reason for opposition to new light rails: In the face of yearly cuts in service and fare increases, TriMet cannot afford to build light rails AND offer the same level of service to its riders.

STEVE HARRISON-TRIMET MECHANIC

Below is the original letter sent to the paper, they edited is so this is the unedited original version:

My name is Steve Harrison and I have been an employee at Tri Met and an ATU 757 member for close to 30 years.
I want to give you a face and name, not just known as an employee or union member. It seems only Tri Met's story is getting out.

I hope my 8037 is not chained up today


Raleigh Hills around 5:30am

4 YEARS AGO

U35

3 YEARS AGO

U26

2 YEARS AGO

U14