Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, April 20, 2012

EVEN MORE PORK AT TRIMET

$44,992.00 - $67,492.00 Annually
$63,778.00 - $95,664.00 Annually

Nice light rail post

New LRV Siemens S70

Portland public schools operate like Trimet transit district

In the midst of $27.5 million in budget cuts, the chiefs — who earn six-figure salaries — will keep their jobs.

 Big salaries escape school cuts

BEST OF THE BLOG

1 YEAR AGO(7)
2 YEARS AGO(14)
3 YEARS AGO(26)
4 YEARS AGO(35)

ACCORDING TO TRIMET PIN HEADS-THERE ARE NO BLIND SPOTS

Guess what? WRONG!
 Blind-spot technology 'urgently' needed for lorries and buses - E & T Magazine

Mexico bus crash kills 43

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/04/at-least-43-killed-as-bus-big-rig-collide-in-mexico.html

Families of women killed by TriMet bus in April 2010 file suits in federal court

Story Here

WES Works, to your favorite Tigard High School sporting event!

WES Works!

Except...the nearest WES station is 1.5 miles away (in Tualatin, two miles to Tigard TC)...WES won't get you to any of the other games (Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Century High School in Beaverton, Newberg, McMinnville, or Grant High School in Portland, or Hayward Field in Eugene), or serve a number of these events occurring on a Saturday.

It's bad enough that TriMet doesn't even have a bus that serves Tigard High School (unless you count a bus stop 1/3rd of a mile away - which if applied equally to Neil McFarlane, would require him to use a bus stop on S.E. Powell or S.E. McLoughlin Boulevard and then walk to Center Street.)

NEIL MCFARLANE CLEARS UP THIS PENSION CONFUSION

Many of you have been asking about how TriMet is calculating union pensions. Let me first say - nothing has changed.
The pension for vested union employees is calculated at $75.15 per year of service. This has not changed and TriMet has not proposed to change or reduce it.
I thought you should know.
Neil

BUS DRIVERS IN A TRUE ACT OF SOLIDARITY

Action sees bus driver reinstated
Scores of bus drivers have abandoned their vehicles in Belfast city centre for around an hour in a bid to get a suspended colleague reinstated.
Union leaders hailed the action on Friday a success after receiving assurances that the Metro service driver had been allowed back to work. They also apologised for the inconvenience to passengers stranded during the late-morning protest. Bus operators Translink said the action was unofficial and unnecessary.
It is understood the driver was suspended over an incident involving the handle of the bus's manual ramp for disabled passengers. The driver's union said their member had been disciplined after allegedly breaking off the handle.

PORTLAND BUS DRIVERS! (its all one incident)

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

TRIMET BUDGET CRISIS UPDATE!

Accounting Manager
Open until filled; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Appraisal Specialist
Closes Friday, April 27, 2012; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Communication Specialist
Friday, May 4, 2012; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Construction System Safety Specialist
Open until filled; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Engineer I - Rail Vehicle
Closes Friday, April 27; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Manager, Customer Information
Closes Friday, May 11, 2012; non-union, full-time; internal/external opening

Senior Budget & Forecasting Analyst
Opening until filled; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Part-time Bus Operator
Open until filled; union, part-time; external/internal opening

Senior HRIS Analyst
Open until filled; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Systems Engineer II - Linux/Unix Server
Open until filled; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Systems Engineer II - Network
Open until filled; non-union, full-time; external/internal opening

Trimet supposed final offer

I called down to Trimet's administrative offices in an attempt to actually find out where I can find the 'real" final offer from Trimet, THIS is what I get when I try to call down there.




At the sign up-part 2

YouTube

TriMet's problem intersection on E. Burnside also includes bike/MAX collision

BikePortland.org

Helium Comedy Club



Go check out Marc Maron this weekend if you can swing it.He has all new material.

Conservative views on Trimet

John Charles talks with Victoria Taft on light rail use and TriMet | Cascade Policy Insitute

Trimet boondoggle report

Downtown Portland's newest bridge to start looking like a bridge | OregonLive.com

Macfardumb to speak

A public event at 7:30am?

Westside Economic Alliance forum focuses on TriMet

Trimet dumps 7 day scratch off

Lackluster sales of TriMet's scratch-off 7-day pass may have doomed it: Commuter roundup | OregonLive.com