Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, April 13, 2012

TriMet fare increase? Hell no! (2008)

 TriMet has always been run by people who would destroy any private business they would be given. They seem to have no idea how the retail world works, and while I adamantly oppose privatizing TriMet, I would like them to become a lot less stupid as guardians of this public resource.
Over the years — and I've been riding TriMet since 1981 — TriMet has responded to increased costs and insufficient ridership levels in two ways: raise fares and decrease service. Can you imagine a store tackling the same problems in the same way? Who is going to go to a store that increases its prices while offering fewer choices?
And if that were the only offense TriMet commits against the public it is meant to serve. Alas, it gets worse.

BlueOregon

Classic


Let their be tax funded PORK!

$75,585.00 - $113,379.00 Annually

Brutality of transit executives

Canada Natl AM TV driver suspension for bathroom - YouTube

REMEMBER OUR PAL JOSH COLLINS?

St. Paul's Union Depot restoration six months from completion - TwinCities.com

TRIMET-ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

BOJACK.ORG

WAS RONALD REAGAN A FREELOADING HIPPIE SOCIALIST TRAITOR?

time

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't
own it, but you can use it. You can't keep
it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it
you can never get it back.”

EVETTE FARRA


DID U MISS THE OCCUPY EVENT? WATCH IT HERE!

http://youtu.be/2oDJyVYanic

A TRANSIT DISTRICT THAT IS NOT AT WAR WITH ITS EMPLOYEES

And that has management that knows how to relax and have fun once in a while:

Bus Drivers In Cleveland Rocking Out For Induction Weekend | News - Home

BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT WORKERS IN THE SAME BOAT AS TRIMET WORKERS


Ben Franklin Transit employees packed the board of directors meeting Thursday night to announce a vote of no confidence against the management and to suggest improvements.
Employees expressed concerns about transit managers averaging 5.8 percent wage increases during the past six years while drivers saw their pay increase by an average of just 2.7 percent.
They pointed out the wage disparity between drivers and their supervisors was 55.5 percent, while it was 83.3 percent between drivers and their managers and 155.5 percent between drivers and general manager Tim Fredrickson.
Employees said management issues have created the "worst morale among the workers in the history of Ben Franklin Transit" and called the transit "one of the most corrupt public agencies in the Tri-Cities

Ben Franklin Transit union critical of bosses | Tri-City Herald - The News Tribune

Creating a campaign of "fear" seems to be a transit executive trademark

 Anybody else find it a little strange that Boston's MBTA and Portland's Trimet seem to be using identical strategies in dealing with the public?

MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis is to be commended for creating a brilliant fear campaign that worked.
As we predicted, the T “compromised” on its most draconian cuts, leaving people feeling more or less relieved by the lower level of butchery and money-grabbing that will happen.
Editorial: The T cut success | Jamaica Plain Gazette

UP FRONT ON THE MAX

GOOSE HOLLOW TO SUNSET-A STEVE FUNG PRODUCTION

Tri-Met Portal: Public Transportation in Decline

PORTLAND ALLIANCE