Thursday, June 28, 2012
May’s fare enforcement report nearly 10-fold increase over last year | TriMet Media
|Attacks driver over fare|
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
PolitiFact Oregon | Does TriMet itself say that free rides for high school students do not add to operating costs?
Swiftly veering into fuck-TriMet territory. They cut the right to speak on resolutions and the director is leaving early which will probably— Cameron Johnson (@CamOfPortland) June 27, 2012
(Cont'd) successfully cut off all public testimony altogether. With only four members here it's clear they are dodging all backlash.— Cameron Johnson (@CamOfPortland) June 27, 2012
The board of delayers have just gotten past the general manager's comments. I make a motion to blockade the doors, can I get a second?— Cameron Johnson (@CamOfPortland) June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Three passengers who were on the bus at the time say it is the same driver who was involved in the incident last year.
TriMet investigating new crying mom complaint
The issue also arises because many drivers work split shifts — with part of their shift in the morning and part of it in the afternoon, with breaks in between, to accommodate customers' peak travel periods. About 50 runs for drivers break down into three pieces — with downtime in between —spread out over 12 hours.
Transit union leader to put focus on scheduling - Ottawa - CBC News
During a week in the land of granola and Birkenstocks, I was treated firsthand to the pleasures of "rush hour" (there's a misnomer if ever there was one) traffic that extended well past seven in the evening while traveling on nearly every freeway serving the metropolitan region. None of the traffic jams I experienced was the result of accident or construction ---- just too many cars.
Full article here
A bus driver now gets assaulted every three days in the United States, estimates the Amalgated Transit Union. Headlines abound of drivers getting kicked, punched, stabbed and shot, while the lower-profile offenses – spitting and verbal harassment – have almost become part of the job description.
Monday, June 25, 2012
They got their cute little sayings like this:
TriMet's $1.4 million bill for new office furniture connected to Portland-Milwaukie light rail project:... tmblr.co/Ze3LpvO84uTU— Daniel Kemble (@Kemble238) June 26, 2012
Or are they THIS?
We all know they sure like THIS!
The move would force TriMet to pay Portland about $2 million a year, money that neither the city nor TriMet budgeted. That's identical to costs previously identified by TriMet to maintain free trips for high school students enrolled in Portland Public Schools.
Full story here!
Surprise! Mystery Train prompts Tri-Met office upgrade
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Read comments HERE!
Sunday, June 24, 2012
I got a blank piece of TriMet stationary.
I shouldn't complain because, well, it was free...but I just have a really empty feeling about this. No "Thanks for riding TriMet?" No "We hope to see you on WES soon?" Nope. Just empty space.
At least the monthly pass will go to a deserving person who can use it. I have an annual pass so I clearly don't need it.
Sean Hannity, the Fox News host, noted that in electing Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptians were echoing the decision of American voters in 2008.
“The similarities between Obama and Morsi are striking,” he said. “Both come from radical political parties, and both have unfamiliar, foreign-sounding names. One key difference, of course, is that Morsi makes no secret of being a Muslim.”
Mr. Hannity predicted that the two Presidents could have a close working relationship going forward: “I’m sure President Obama has already called Morsi to congratulate him, one Muslim brother to another.”
Mr. Hannity said that the election of Mr. Morsi may be just the latest result in a trend that augurs well for Mr. Obama’s own re-election hopes: “In recent months, Egypt elected a Muslim, France elected a Socialist, and Kenya elected a Kenyan.”
In other Egyptian news, a hospital spokesman said today that former President Hosni Mubarak, declared “clinically dead” just days ago, continues to make a remarkable recovery: “Today he was able to eat, say a few words, and wire four billion dollars to Switzerland.”
Passengers object to TRIMET service cuts! - YouTube
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Posted by Jessica Bucciarelli at Jun 22, 2012 04:05 PM | Permalink
Starting June 23 and lasting for about a month, private utility crews will be working on SE Center St between the Brooklyn Yard (east of TriMet's Center St facility) and Milwaukie Ave. Northbound lines 17 and 70 will continue to use Center St. There will be intermittent lane closures. Pedestrian access and access to the parking lot will be maintained. Watch for flaggers.
TriMet is conducting an audit to ensure that only those that are eligible, are receiving TriMet’s health benefits. The eligibility audit began this spring with an amnesty phase that concluded May 18. All ineligible dependents that were reported during this phase have been removed from our health care plans. The audit period, where you will need to verify the eligibility of all the dependents remaining on your TriMet health care plan is beginning. This means you will have to supply documentation, like tax returns, marriage and/or birth certificates, for each of your eligible dependents by Aug. 3, 2012. On or around June 30, you will receive a list of acceptable documents and step by step procedures in the mail.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Their 'new' website here!
As a matter of fact I did everything possible to avoid contacting them at all.
Some of them were pretty pushy when I did end up having to talk to them.
But now that I don't work there anymore, and have really starting listening to the scanner regularly, I got to hand to to em.
They do a pretty damn good job, really.
(I don't know how they can handle it hour after hour, it would drive me INSANE)
- First, take a look at the new website prototype here.
- Then, send your comments and suggestions to email@example.com. Was it easy to use? Did you experience any problems? What could make it better? If you're reporting a problem, please let us know which computer/device and web browser you're using.
Simply put, this has to be one of the the most seamless airport-to-transit connections in the country:
The Transit Tourist: Portland, Ore. | The Source
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Technology - Megan Garber - The Blind Spot: A Requiem - The Atlantic
TriMet must reroute fiscal challenges