Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Landing PDX-Alaska Air flight 35-Boeing 737-800

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Take off BOS- Alaska Air flight 35 Boeing 737-800

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Final TriMet Proposal Trims $12 Million, Awaits Union Arbitration Decision | The Lund Report

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Rebirth of the 95X

Line 12-Barbur/Sandy Blvd

To help buses run closer to schedule and to improve efficiency, Line 12 would be changed so that it would run only between Tigard Transit Center and Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center. In Southwest, Line 94 would provide local service between Sherwood and Tigard in the off-peak hours, and during peak hours, would continue both local service to Tigard as well as express trips into Downtown Portland from Tigard.

Sounds like TriMet is just doing an about-face from 10 years ago, shutting down the 94 and bringing back the 95.  And didn't TriMet claim all these years that riders preferred the 94 over the 95?

At least TriMet is admitting (if so quietly) that cutting the 94 was an incredible mistake on its part, and that Tigard needs MORE - not less - service.

Portland Transport: TriMet releases final* FY13 budget, cuts (UPDATEDx2)

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Dirty TriMet Dinosaur Bus on the #67

STEVE FUNG FILMS INC

3 BUREAUCRATS TO DO ONE JOB!

Human Resources Business Partner (2) vacancies
TriMet begins a search for two newly created senior level HR Business Partner positions. Together with a third HR Business Partner that will be filled internally, these positions form the center piece of initial efforts to reorganize and reenergize the HR function at TriMet. The aim is to build a top flight Human Resources team recognized throughout the industry as a best practices organization to compliment TriMet’s national reputation as one of the national gems (disgraceful) of public transit.

WE ARE RIGHT TO SUSPEND DRIVER FOR USING RESTROOM

Mississauga Article: Bus driver suspension is fair, MiWay says

The Bus of the Damned

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APS bus driver charged with raping teen

APS bus driver charged with raping teen

ON ALASKA FLIGHT 35 HEADING BACK TO PORTLANDIA


man punching a bus window

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Hold the Line

http://www.portlandmercury.com/IAnonymousBlog/archives/2012/04/11/hold-the-line

RA FONTES ON THE FINAL CUTS

What are significant are some of the things TriMet is not doing:
It's not walking away from WES:
Subsidies to WES are about the same as those to the 16 worst performing bus routes - and they carry twice as many riders. Yes, we'd have to pay back the feds and have all kinds of contractual and shutdown obligations, but we still should save millions over the remaining 17 years of the period that TriMet guaranteed WES operations.

TriMet final budget plan eliminates Free Rail Zone, low ridership bus routes, fare zones | OregonLive.com

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TWITTER REPORT

2 trimet drivers for assaulted today 1 punched 1 got finger bent back

NOBODY HAS FILED A COMPLAINT AGAINST TRIMET?

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EL HISPANIC NEWS

Low-income riders uneasy about projected cuts in TriMet service

SP RED ELECTRIC

It must be nice that TriMet has a whole staff of people who sit around and do nothing but shop for light rail cars. Meanwhile, us bus riders get shafted in creaky old buses that break down regularly, and don't even ask for things like HVAC systems, PA systems, or even working destination signs so we know where the bloody bus is going.
Since TriMet argues that capital projects are paid for with a different budget, do these light rail car buyers get fired once they've made their purchase? If not, then they must be paid out of the general fund budget, so I'm proud that my annual pass dollars go to such wise payroll decisions, like paying someone a six figure salary to pick out the colors of a MAX seat.

TriMet grumblings and police to absorb human service cuts

TriMet, union grumble over retirement benefits
TriMet is crossing its axels in the hope that a proposal to put some limits on its union’s benefit plan for retirees will save a few dollars toward public fares.
TriMet is proposing to cut the transportation union’s so-called “jet-ski” provision that guarantees the recreational vehicle to all retired TriMet union members who can claim a connection to property within 50 miles of a traversable waterway.
TriMet estimates the adjustment to the union contract could save the public transit company $7 million over the next two years.
Union leadership has said TriMet can save the money elsewhere, and that the contract should be preserved so they can jet-ski on the weekends.
Advocates weighed in on the “jet-ski” provision, and on high salaries from TriMet leaders, saying consumers would pay the price. No one from either side listened, or cared.
Both TriMet and the union refused to comment on this story. It’s thought that both sides would comment soon, but for now, they were both out to lunch
http://streetroots.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/trimet-grumblings-and-police-to-absorb-human-service-cuts/

SNACKMAN !!

NYC Subway Fight: Snack-Eating Man Casually Breaks Up Straphanger Scuffle