Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Monday, April 23, 2012

Where your TriMet money goes.

Note how very little of it actually goes to...oh, you know, OPERATING A TRANSIT SYSTEM.

While we build the Mystery Train to Milwaukie

Jack Bog's Blog

HOW TRIMET CONS THE PUBLIC

We can see in this streetcar budget proposal the type of misinformation and intentional misleading of public opinion:


Contribution to the Streetcar is $9.3M, prior contribution was $6M. Initial planned contribution was $9.6M, the $300k difference has been portrayed by TriMet as a cut. OPAL seems to regard the Streetcar (and TriMet's contribution thereto) as a luxury item and a waste of money, and appears to skeptical of TriMet getting too much involved in getting into the land-use business, and appears to be opposed to some (if not all) of this subsidy. The increase is due to the upcoming opening of the Eastside Streetcar. TriMet's position is that its funding of the Streetcar is essentially the same amount of money that it would take to provide equivalent bus service on the route.

good point

@PDXtrimetrider Not all buses have passenger counters. Those that do don't necessarily have the same equipment. Bus 1627 doesn't have one.
@trimet then how can you be accurate when you say 51 doesn't have enough ridership, thus you can cut service? 1627 is a regular bus on 51?

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Mobile at Powell Garage

Someone must be making some big overtime. 

TriMet publishes proposed FY13 budget

Portland Transport

Rhode Island senator has the right idea-when will our legislators figure it out?

The Smithfield Democrat says Odimgbe has failed to handle the transit agency's budget problems. Tassoni says RIPTA should have eliminated higher paid middle- and upper-management positions before considering service cuts or the elimination of maintenance workers.

 RI Senator calls for firing of transit chief - Boston.com

So you wanna be a bus driver?

Transit Police ask public’s help in identifying man who spat in MBTA bus driver’s face

If your interested in the arbitration process

Click here!

Trimet dependent audit in process

This is a comment from someone who got one of the letters about this:

Anyone receive TRIMET Dependent Audit. DO SIGN WITHOUT READING. Here is letter I sent the union. 
I have serious concerns on this latest TRIMET letter stating PARTICIPATION REQUIRED. The form they want me to sign is a NOT ELIGIBLE form. There is not place to state my dependents are eligible, they want us to sign a blank form that TRIMET that states By signing this form, I state that the above dependents for whom I have indicated removal do not meet Trimet Employee Benifits Plan dependent eligibility plan. 
I am NOT signing a blank check for TRIMET to remove my dependents.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO FIRST INFORM OUR MEMBERS NOT TO SIGN THIS FORM AND SECOND TO TELL TRIMET TO TRY AGAIN WITH A FORM THAT STATES ELIGIBLE BOX AND NOT ELIGIBLE BOX...NOT JUST A NOT ELIGIBLE BOX!
And why are we having to reverify who our dependents are, isn't that done during Open Enrollment?  
YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS AWAITING ANSWERS

Jon Hunt sends nasty letter to Mcfarlane

Click here!

Randy Steadman sends a nasty letter to ATU 757

Right here!

Why I love living in NW Portland-peaceful serenity

YouTube

You don't want to miss this

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Stories of interest

PAVING THE WAY FOR BIG MONEY INTERESTS TO TAKE OVER TRANSIT SYSTEMS

Massachusetts Has First Smart Phone Rail Ticketing in U.S

TRUE STORIES

The starter at Broadmore Golf course paired me with a dude named Joey.After a few holes, he asked what I did for a living.On the long par 5 at number 4, he told me his brother started as a mini runner 5 years ago and went full time about a year after wards.He lasted only 1 year.After being relegated to long splits and a steady diet of 4's and 6's, he literally walked off a route one day in the middle of the paddle.A supervisor met him in route to no avail.His brother was miserable for that year he was full time and is happily employed elsewhere.Ha!