Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From the spam folder


Passengers abandoned at Transit center

A driver friend of mine had an emergency the other night and couldn't complete the route. \The riders had to get off at a transit center. It was the last bus on that route of the night.
Trimet abandoned those riders, they were left stranded, no other bus came to pick them up.
This happens more than people know.
It's symbolizes the complete and total failure of Trimet as a reliable transit system

Back when the transit mall was truly beautiful


PROTECTING AND SERVING

Sardines Are Only Packed Once

TOMORROW A BIG DAY FOR ME

I am actually going to a sign up! Haven't been to one of those in more than a decade!
While I'm interested to see exactly what choice I will have (I will have 19 choices) I also want to blog the sign up process. Of course I had better be careful and avoid getting anybody on video since I could be FIRED ON THE SPOT (or at least suspended) for violating the sacred rule. (I have personally witnessed dozens of other Trimet employee pictures/videos that are in violation but of course I am the only employee who actually gets in trouble for it, SOP for Trimet, persecute the people 'they' don't like look the the other way for the people 'they' do like)

The other reason I am going is to visit my favorite place HR (human resources) so I can find out the EXACT procedure for doing my retirement.

STORIES OF INTEREST

2 Manhattan women create first social network for M15 bus, make seat cushions for drivers - NYPOST.com
TheSpec - Bus drivers union takes city to arbitration
Honolulu rail project becomes a clash of the titans - Pacific Business News
Why Congress should be concerned about Honolulu’s pricey $5.3 billion rail to nowhere | Washington Times Communities
How state lawmakers pump up pensions in ways you can't - USATODAY.com
S.F. agency OKs free Muni for low-income kids
Funny how the city with the least diverse population keeps talking about diversity
How to get transit riders to exit properly

Steve is just EVERYWHERE!


SOME INTERESTING COMMENTS FROM ATU PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BRUCE HANSEN

 (regarding the ballot being sent to union members)
What I'm asking is show me proof that Trimet is broke!! Up till now we were told that status quo was good. Why the change? Why No documents shown (at least to the E-Board). Just words, hmmm have we heard those before? Sam has always said follow the money. This would be a great Idea for our current leader to hold an open forum for Q&A.
 Oh yea why has Trimet management taken over a MILLION dollars in pay raises,and job creations ? Is Trimet's money problem self inflicted?

Bicyclists get the run around

BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » In letter to TriMet, man urges safety fix after crash on MAX tracks - UPDATED

Now here is a man that knows how to enjoy life

Leroy Hudson gets 75 days in jail

guilty of one count of harassment and two counts of interfering with public transportation stemming from an assault of a TriMet operator on Jan. 24, 2012.

TRIMET EMPLOYEES NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SAFETY STUDY

Trimet employees only!

It looks like there will actually be some new buses showing up here


DRIVER RETIRES AFTER 39 YEARS DRIVING A BUS

I didn't know this guy but they actually decorated his bus on his last day.  I don't know how anybody could actually drive a bus that long but my hats off to him. He seems to be in pretty good shape from the picture.

TOM LEARY MAKES DRIVER OF THE MONTH

A truly nice man and great driver

Anti-light rail petitioners fall short of signatures

The Columbian

Trimet recently had these people creeping around our system

The TSA's mission creep is making the US a police state | Jennifer Abel | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Gillig 3000 Series Bus

Photo's here!