Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Friday, March 30, 2012

I CAN'T BELIEVE I GOTTA DRIVE A 67 TOMORROW

I can’t believe I actually have to go DRIVE A BUS tomorrow!
WOW, I REALLY do not want to go! My 'career' at Trimet ended on that last weekday 67. That's when I stepped out of the routine, for good.
People were saying “oh Al, you know you will miss it here”!
NO! I do not miss it there, at all to be honest.
I just lost all desire to drive a bus at Trimet , not really sure why.
I am pretty sure it has to do with my CIVIL RIGHTS being  under constant attack as an employee of Trimet.

Questions for Erik re: TriMet budget

The following essay by Jason Mchuff is part of an ongoing 'feud' between himself and Erik Halstead

These are regarding his comments on TriMet working to keep service high, cuts low:

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COMMENTS-FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS
Somebody is REALLY pissed off at Trimet
BALLARD VS TRIMET
MARCH SOCK PUPPETS (board of directors) MEETING
TRIMET UNION EMPLOYEES BEGIN LETTER CAMPAIGN TO KITZHABER
John Charles
FIRST TRANSIT PROBLEMS
RA Fontes
CAMERON JOHNSON
Disability advocate MICHAEL LEVINE…

atu 757 side letters

Amalgamated Transit Union -Local 757

BUS DRIVERS FIGHT FORCED OVERTIME

Bus Drivers Push For Better Contract | WCJB TV-20

COMMENTS-FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS

1. Read the entire Ballard case;  It's called doing the right thing.

2. Know what questions to ask. Info to Joe Rose was manipulated in the Oregonian article. Fact: the 20-year HR Director, "retired" Thus, the new Exec HR Director posts for two new "HR Business Partners", in which one position he hopes to hire in-house..Savings? None. From one position to two, plus new Exec. Ends up being one position for three positions.

3. Don't forget the TriMet Workforce Development Dept..this is three current positions. This group already does what the new "HR Business Partner" positions were described as doing.

4. Hiring Stedman, Saporta, and now Trimble. It's going backwards. These types of actions are a well known indicator that management is either floundering or hunkering down. Perhaps lacking skills.

5. Removing Lerbach. This was a loss for the entire agency and every public citizen.

After watching  citizens speak at the recent public meetings, reading about Pete Taylor, and then reading Neil's comments to Opal in the Tribune, I no longer view it as a learning curve for the new management group.
It is devastating to watch.  

Farebox Friday



Many passengers remarked,"Go Bucks" today.

City’s Public Transportation Deemed Best in the West

Guess what, it's not PORTLAND!

Light rail shenanigans

CLICK HERE!

FAMOUS TRIMET BUS DRIVERS-DORA MORGAN

Estacada mayor speaks with sheriff's officer after 'Clackistani Allied Forces' confrontation | OregonLive.com

Whatever

$58,515.00 - $73,143.00 Annually

No such thing as a 'blind spot' (ya right)

TriMet makes changes to improve bus safety - Koinlocal6.com

Somebody is REALLY pissed off at Trimet

Click here for Trimet news release!

Another fine Trimet repair!

Buses to provide good return for investment

ARTICLE HERE!

TRIMET HEADING DOWN THE ROAD OF DESTRUCTION

The MBTA’s big debt problem - Boston.com

TRIMET IS GIVING AWAY WES SERVICE

Trimet loves to brag about it's WES service. The fact of the matter is that they are giving it away at $2.30 a ride and still the train has empty seats.


Compare the costs of commuter rail around the country in THIS ARTICLE!

BUS SHELTER STALKER

Another Wave Of Vandalism To Bus Shelters

PORTLAND TRANSPORT