Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, June 1, 2012

The damn ticket machines

really? you want me to pay with coins? : Portland

Classic tweets

Nice article about Trimet lost and found

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2012/06/lose_your_phone_your_sleeping.html

Thanks to Greg Larson for being one of the good guys

Decisions Decisions



Pathetic

Trimet cancelled the first 48 of the morning today.
Imagine being one of those people waiting out there to get to work at 5 in the morning, and no bus is going to show up.
Unreal, how can Mcfarlane keep his job when his agency is in such shambles.

Dispatch doing a lot of begging lately-part 2

http://youtu.be/YSW7Zk6RL1g

DISPATCH DOING A LOT OF BEGGING LATELY

http://youtu.be/jRFZoFxGmo0

THESE WERE THE GOOD OLD DAYS


A ride with Trimet operator Tom L


You think driving a bus at Trimet is not so hot?

You could be driving a bus HERE!

Portland pensioner injured in second bus fall

Click Here!

WES makes it to a wall in Ohio

Photo: Amid billowing steam, TriMet’s WES train chugs into romantic Ohio mural | Portland Afoot

A few of the classic dispatch clips

Man is talking to himself and bike rack is smashed
A loud boom and big clunk
Merlo Mars
3 youths giving driver a hard time
Silent alarm set off by accident
Woman is scared of man
Shut up and drive the bus

Another TRIMET ICONIC DRIVER retires

Carl Douglas aka "CD"

The original contract document-pgs 1-10


I return to the Beaverton Transit Center


Trimet dispatch update

May 31/June1- 10:30pm-11:30am:

Riding with Merlo Mars-part 3



Trimet IPhone bandit arrested

CORRECTION: 16-Year-Old Arrested for iPhone Robberies on TriMet - 06/01/12 
Original headline was incorrect, subject is 16 years old. 

Seattle light rail train slices Mountain Dew truck in half

http://yfrog.com/kkv4rrxj

Stories you may have missed

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A ride on Portland's historic trolley with classic Trimet operator Neil Berlin
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ATU Presidential Candidate Tom Horton

Pathetic managers keep heading Trimet over the cliff

There is a severe driver shortage, Every day I listen to the dispatchers begging and cajoling drivers to work extra.
I continue getting reports of cancelled runs because there are insufficient drivers, but hey
lets all celebrate because trimet is getting a new HR Business Partner!
How wonderful that Mcfarlane has his priorities so damn straight!

Live report-Trimess is a mess

i guess..the run i relief didnt go out until 900 am..i know people were pissed that goes out at 435 am..not enuff drivers

There are transit systems and then there are TRANSIT SYSTEMS

CTA driving toward a like-new bus fleet - chicagotribune.com