Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The streetcar goes over the Broadway Bridge

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RUSSIA TAKES OVER #2 SPOT

Readership last week

Here is an actual supervisory report about ME! (they had the wrong driver btw)


Someone had called 911 to report an operator that they believed was driving while under the influence.  The person said it was a line 58 heading to Beaverton TC.  However, the only 58 still out at the time had just left BTC heading to Portland.  Police did not feel the complaint was credible, but myself and unit 9115 still met with the operator.

THE ADVENTURE TRULY BEGINS

Starting next week I will be out exploring the parts of the transit system that I never experienced during my career at Trimet.
I will also be re-discovering some of the early days of my career, back when I was doing crush loads and running extremely late.
Of course I will be taking along my trustee video camera to capture all the excitement.


And now I do it as a CITIZEN, no more disciplinary letters will be forthcoming.


This will be an interesting chapter in my life in Portland. I'm here for quite awhile it seems.
As long as I'm around, I might as well continue my hobby, TRANSIT BLOGGING. 
Now I can do it from the other point of view.
Since there are so many new drivers, I'm hoping I won't be recognized.
Most drivers may have heard of me somewhere, but they do not recognize me when they see me if they don't know me.
That has been my experience as an employee anyway, I surely do not want to be recognized as I prowl the transit system.

WHY DID I REALLY LEAVE?

What you see in this post is the letter that disciplined me for doing things that are totally legal for average citizens and furthermore I was actually told by a former executive that I could do this activity. This was the actual beginning of the end of my career at Trimet. As you can see from the date of this letter, it took less than a year and a half to actually see me leave. I'm sure the managers are quite happy to be rid of me.
That was probably the intent all along, hence I really wanted to avoid them on my way out of here.

IN OTHER NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF TRANSIT

Augusta transit workers' health insurance reinstated | The Augusta Chronicle
 Rise in transit worker assaults prompts summit seeking solutions | The New York World
 Police: Teen struck by transit bus in Vegas - My News 3 - KSNV, Las Vegas, NV
 Seven pedestrian accidents in just four hours | Herald Sun
 Oklahoma boy, 5, falls from moving school bus | NewsOK.com
 Clara Tsao: What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?
 Claiborne County bus driver attacked at bus stop - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS
 Two Port Authority drivers hurt in separate incidents - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

MORE IRONY

Saturday will be my 15 year anniversary.
Sunday will be my one day full time. (taking floater for it)
And then Monday I retire!

My last video as a Trimet employee

MY LAST VISIT TO CENTER STREET GARAGE - YouTube

OPAL continues being upbeat-despite Trimet managment throwing out their proposals

Dear AL,

There are rare moments when power shifts. It’s rarely captured on television, and sometimes not even recognized by the people in the room, but history has shown that significant change can happen based on the actions of small groups of people speaking truth to power—and then organizing in larger numbers so their truth cannot be ignored.

The complete and total failure of government supplied transit

For public transit, the recession’s still not over - The Washington Post

"Nice" "Sweet"

Real Trimet incident reports!

Remember the baby bus driver?

It just so happens that we have the supervisory report on that incident

BRITISH BUS DRIVERS TREATED AS SECOND CLASS TRANSIT WORKERS-JUST LIKE PORTLAND BUS DRIVERS!

Thousands of London drivers have threatened to strike over the Olympics unless they get bonus payments like their tube and rail counterparts. (What did I say about a light rail strike bringing terror into the heart of the Portland elites?)

London bus drivers threaten strikes during the Olympics - Telegraph

Check the rat!

TRIMET LOCKS ME OUT 4 DAYS BEFORE MY (official) RETIREMENT?

What is it that they are scared of anyway?

Trimet lift strike coverage makes it around the US

 TriMet lift operators strike over wages -

Trimet rebellion

Petitioner challenges city of Sherwood in court over rail transit initiative | OregonLive.com

TRIMET DISPATCH LIVE (when available)

RIGHT THIS WAY!

Comments: re shiny budget presentation

"TriMet's fare model was recently favorably reviewed by CH2M Hill"

1. Of COURSE it was, that's where Neil's crony David Knowles is from, going back to the "Tale of Two TriMet" speeches a few months ago.
2. WTF do I care what CH2M Hill thinks is favorable? TriMet's fare model might be unfavorably reviewed by Burger King, is that relevant?

NO MORE MOVIES FROM INSIDE THE GULAG FROM AL M

BUT WE STILL GOT STEVE FUNG'S MOVIE OF THE WEEK!

Michael Anderson clarifies

TRIMET BUDGET CRISIS UPDATE

Driver comments

they spend more time cleaning max platforms !...If they would even use a quarter ofthat time doing buses we might have a half way clean bus!

Message from ATU International President Larry Hanley

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