Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

MARCH SOCK PUPPETS (board of directors) MEETING

PART 1
PART 2

BOSTON ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN TRANSIT BOARD MEETING

 (MY HOME STATE! God love em!)
Noisy protests end Mass. transit panel meeting - BusinessWeek

A GOOD EXAMPLE OF TRANSPARENCY

What we see in this report is the MBTA's compilation of the public comment.
The MBTA has the guts to publish the comments. 
Trimet, being the most secret of Transit Districts, hides behind the public records law to keep all its information away from the public.
Notice in the MBTA report that 0% of respondents supported the service cuts.
We will Never see an admission like that coming out of our super secret propagandized transit district.

CLICK HERE

My Dream Bus Driving Job


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxhtr0guffI&feature=player_embedded

Rumors

A rail supervisor knocked out a 17 year old boy with one punch!
He is on paid administrative leave pending dismissal.

TRIMET UNION EMPLOYEES BEGIN LETTER CAMPAIGN TO KITZHABER

 Governor Kitzhaber
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4047


 Contact John Kitzhaber

Below are three of the letters that were sent in as a sample

Maybe this is the reason that Trimet can't find and retain decent employees

I turned 58 and want to get the hell out of here. I'm lucky in that I am not chained into this job like most people . You can make tons of money in transit but good people just don't want the job. And of course the structural problems with transit delivery itself.

Even with big salaries, Metro can't fill its jobs - Washington Times

I WANT MCFARLANE TO EXPLAIN WHY WE COST MORE THAN MUNI

http://t.co/AXRz3gwX

MLR destroys the Candlelight

Candlelight Blows Out

If only I could have been born ED ROSNEY

(who by the way, seems like a pretty decent guy!)

TriMet 'people mover' will get a night off to go to a Trail Blazers game | OregonLive.com

MINOR SENT TO JAIL OVER $1.50 TICKET!

Stupid Portland Trimet Cops and Your Questions Answered! - YouTube
(this is pathetic, is this what our country has come too?)

Portland Transport: Your Questions for Neil, Round 3, Part 3 - PMLR

If you want to listen to mcfarlane anymore click this link

LISTEN TO KXL

KXL News ‏ @KXLNews
They're public records. But you might not know about the roadblocks to get them. Listen Thursday morning for our legal expert at 5:19 and 7:19.

TRIMET FIRST TRANSIT SPIES ROAMING AROUND

Trimet bus drivers be aware that we have received information that there is a new army of contracted FIRST TRANSIT SPIES waiting to catch you doing anything wrong. There is no way to dispute these reports.(There are ways to protect yourself however.) You have been advised-remember, your company hates you! (makes me sad that I am not there)

OPAL MEMBER-"WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM ARE WE CREATING"

CLICK HERE!

Keith Shultz defends operators and wonders about Trimet budgets

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jeGJV8SpC8

Big A-Hole

Click Here for big a-hole!

 Article here

Alan Eisenberg makes a complaint on McFarlane

Click here!

Tired of the scenery around here?

Take a bus ride in HONG KONG!

Don't behave like an animal on public transit

Click right here!

Incredible but true

 In some advanced societies, you can actually watch the transit board meeting live right from your home!
Of course Portland is still in the dark ages when it comes to transparency, but we can dream for a better future can't we?

MTA.info | Webcasts

One of Trimet's 'hidden' riders comes out and speaks

Hispanics make up a HUGE percentage of TRIMET ridership. Yet this population is completely invisible on the political stage, as if they don't exist at all. Minority populations of Portland Oregon have virtually no political power in the state of Oregon. Portland is the least diverse city in the United States of America. Interestingly Trimet bus drivers are a fairly diverse group of people (unlike the society in general)  and recently there have been more Hispanic drivers.  In the past there were virtually none.

Trimet's 'hidden' rider speak at public hearing - YouTube

HISTORICAL ITEMS

1997-MAP
1996-REPORTS
TRIMET BOARD-1997
MAX: The First Ten Years

Interesting to read the light propaganda from the 90's. Ridership on Trimet has tumbled since MAX was introduced into the Portland area. The document claimed 35% ridership and 90% approval with the MAX concept. Of course the propaganda machine of Portland Oregon has been spinning for years now. Portland is not a bad small city, it's pleasant enough here for sure.
But does that REALLY have anything to do with light rail? I seriously doubt it.
People came to Portland because property prices were still reasonable, which is no longer the case of course.