Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WHAT ABOUT THE PUBLIC RECORDING OPERATORS?

FAQ:Controlling operator driving distractions (SOP B812)
by Jessica Bucciarelli — last modified Sep 22, 2010 01:36 PM
Text of document issued 9/21/10 by the Operations Division

CLASSIC MOMENTS FROM RANTINGS OF A TRIMET BUS DRIVER

I SET OFF THE SILENT ALARM+CREATE A DISRESPECTFUL WORKPLACE (for myself)
 IF YOU SEE THIS ON THE BDS YOU HAVE SET OFF THE SILENT ALARM

CLASSIC MOMENTS FROM THE RANTINGS OF A TRIMET BUS DRIVER

Al Margulies: Train Wreck

Whatever MAX rider did this, fuck you. : Portland

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UNION REPORTS

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OPAL Releases Alternative Proposal for TriMet Budget (Updated)

Portland Transport
(My comment ended up in their spam folder so I'll make it here)

The MCFUHER speaks to his troops

I need to ask 1743 of you to do something fairly simple and very important over the next few months. Look in your mail at home for an envelope from TriMet. We’ve hired an outside company called Mercer to conduct a “dependent eligibility audit”—which means documenting that everybody who gets health insurance through TriMet is eligible to do so. In the envelope you’ll find a letter from me, a list of dependent eligibility requirements, and a short form that lists who’s on your medical/dental plan. It’s simple – if you have someone on your health insurance plan that shouldn’t be there – take them off.

What I really object too

An accident just occurred on the east side where a car blew right through a stop sign and smashed into the side of a bus.
There were two witnesses to this event in two separate vehicles, one of which was a police officer.
The accident has nothing to do with the Trimet operator, completely non avoidable, yet this operator is going in for a drug test!
WHY?

A TALE OF TWO TRIMET'S (based on Mr Mcfarlanes tale)


A tale of two TriMets
One of the Trimet’s is staffed by people who get up and go to sleep at all hours of the day and night.

They work outside in all sorts of conditions, the wet, the cold, the  hot and even the icy.

Bus driver who died chased teen who took cash


What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?

And its not much different right here in Portland:
It never occurred to me that a job as simple as driving a bus would require so much abuse, leadership and complexity. Incidents like these are one of the reasons why I avoid taking the bus whenever possible. The first time I boarded a public bus in Los Angeles, I found myself trapped next to a homeless man who carried four bags of decaying trash along for the ride. He had snuck on the bus through the back exit and had refused to leave, despite multiple requests from the driver to "please pay your fare or exit the bus." The stench was so unbearable that I found myself heaving over a trashcan after getting off. When this driver threatened to call the police, the man shrugged off the threat. He intuitively knew that the bus driver would not congest the entire bus line to wait for "the po po" to arrive.

 Clara Tsao: What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?

Some bus drivers take right-of-way rule a little too far

Story Here!

Transit executives gone wild

Taxpayer money intended for Roanoke's bus system was spent by its general manager on cigars, golf fees, restaurant meals, beer and wine, federal prosecutors allege.
Dave Morgan, who no longer heads Valley Metro, was charged in documents unsealed Monday with stealing or converting government money.

 Former Valley Metro manager charged with improper spending - Roanoke.com

I really don't get it

When something happens on the train or a road, the 'authorities' always choose to shut down everything to 'investigate'.
Why the hell don't they just remove the body, let the trains run or keep the road open, then do their silly investigation?
Why does the general public have to pay every time there is some sort of incident?
It's not like the 'authorities' actually care about the dead guy in the street or MAX tracks.

WE LOVE IT!

Green line hits pedestrian

A 19-year old man was struck by a MAX Green Line train in Southeast Portland early Monday afternoon when he ignored a warning horn.

"He was trying to beat the train," said Paul Corah, Portland Fire & Rescue public information officer. "The train won."

The operator was pulling to the end of the Southeast Divison Street platform just after 1 p.m. and sounded a warning horn, said Mary Fetsch, the agency's public information officer. The train was moving at a "slow speed," she said, but the man continued on his way.

Corah said the man, who was dragged about 90 feet down the track, was taken to the hospital. His name and condition have not been released.
 Man hit by MAX train in Southeast Portland | OregonLive.com

Do Tri-Met bus cuts violate your civil rights?

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THIS IS WHAT I HAD TO LOOK FORWARD TO AS A FULL TIME DRIVER

MONDAY
Drive a 77 from 6:42am-1:12pm/come back and drive 32 from 3:37pm-7:49pm/ That's 13 hours total

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY OFF WORK


THURSDAY
Drive a 16 from 5:12am-9:20am/come back and drive an 8 from 11:42am-6:20pm/ That's another 13 hours total

FRIDAY
Drive a 14 from 5:13am-9:27am/ come back and drive a 35 from 12:41pm-6:33pm/ Another 13 hours total

SATURDAY
Drive a 70 and a 75 from 5:47pm-1:55am/ about 8 hours total

SUNDAY
Drive a 6 from 5:19pm-1:28am/ about 8 hours total

So according to TRIMET i am supposed to work till 1:28am Sunday and go back to work 6:42am Monday?

Ya that's what I call safe and one heck of a healthy life style, no thanks.