Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Jed Clampett Mobile

TriMet is a national model? What a joke!
I drove a real winner today. The microphone needed viagra; the train box had newspaper as a cushion;the floor board had paper towels to stop the air leak;the windows and floors were filthy.I must be in Hillbilly Heaven.

WHO PAYS 100% OF EMPLOYEES HEALTH CARE BESIDES TRIMESS?

Boston Consulting Group 11
Granite Construction 91
Kimley-Horn & Associates 20
Microsoft 42
Morrison & Foerster 88
Nugget Markets 33
Perkins Coie 48
Qualcomm 23
Recreational Equipment (REI) 9
Russell Investment Group 63
SAS Institute 30
Valero Energy 3
Whole Foods Market 15
Worthington Industries 84

Must see bus driver training video that has gone viral

The Shadow Cyclist Vs Bus

TIME TO CHANGE THE STRUCTURE OF TRIMET-SIGN THE PETITION

Economic Justice Petition: President, Metro: Open a public discussion on annexing TriMet into Metro | Change.org

The "next big thing"

Saturday, April 7. 2012
800px WES train e1333581637367 127x150 With Low WES Ridership, the “Next Big Thing” May Be Raising FaresThree years ago, TriMet began operating its first heavy rail line, the Westside Express Service (WES). This line runs from Beaverton to Wilsonville during commuting hours on weekdays.
WES was trumpeted as the “next big thing,” but opening year ridership averaged only 1,156 boardings per day, less than half the 2,500 predicted by TriMet. The agency lost nearly $24 on each trip.
TriMet just finished its third full year of operation for WES. Average daily ridership is up to 1,571 boardings, but each trip still requires a subsidy of $18. This is eight times higher than the subsidy needed for the average TriMet trip and costs taxpayers $7.4 million each year.
WES turned out to be a disaster, but no one at TriMet is accepting responsibility. Agency management simply plans to raise passenger fares again, and they also will be raising taxes on businesses.
TriMet board members are not elected, so we cannot demand a management change at the ballot box. But the board is appointed by the Governor, who is elected. It’s time for the Governor to demand better performance from his political appointees.
http://tinyurl.com/6t76d5o

Bus driver gets interviewed

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