Wednesday, July 4, 2012
TriMet bus crashed into red light-running SUV in Northeast Portland, riders say | OregonLive.com
Child after SUV collides with TriMet bus:
3 people were transported-twins of 4 years old and a toddler
Looks like a #TriMet bus is involved in that multiple-vehicle crash that has shutdown NE MLK near Multnomah Blvd. #pdxtraffic
— Joseph Rose (@pdxcommute) July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Walsh correctly focused on dismantling the "us vs them" mindset of TriMet management and, he wanted strong healthcare for employees because he recognized the tenuous and stressful environment TriMet employees were working in. Fred Hansen wanted a diverse workforce and he demanded open, honest and responsive accountability to employees and customers.
Don't be foolish or naive . This current team of management has been around for 25-plus years. They have succeeded in moving backwards by dismantling all the milestones previously built. This includes: safe and reliable transit service; credible ATU relationships focused on communication & resolution; maintaining a vibrant, creative and proud workforce; and prompt response to every customer we served.
Extra TriMet service added for July 4 celebrations - KPTV - FOX 12
Now the program extends to all railcars and buses, which have been outfitted with equipment that allows riders to swipe their prepaid Clipper cards at any door.
(TRIMET LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM THIS TECHNOLOGY)
Muni's systemwide all-door boarding catches on - SFGate
“The members feel that they’re assaulted, spat upon and hung out on their own,” he said, “and management has just told us to take it.”
COTA strike continues as union nixes deal; no buses for Red, White & Boom | The Columbus Dispatch
Monday, July 2, 2012
For every 90 minutes of service, the trains are in revenue service two 27 minute runs (54 minutes) and on layover 36 minutes. And THAT has to be protected at ALL cost, while bus is nickel and dimed...keep pushing the bus operators further and further, they don't need breaks nor do they have the stressful job that a WES Operator (and Conductor!) have...
Look at this bullshit, everything is lovely except for those union employees who are ruining Trimet, absolutely sickening..
Who should map out TriMet's future? | Metro news
- TriMet says construction of the $1.5 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line reached “a major milestone” today. What is it? The first rail being set into the earth? No. The transit bridge is done? Nope. Nothing like that. "Year 2 of construction begins," TriMet trumpeted in a weekend press release. In other words, the earth continues to rotate around the sun. (Insert joke about wishing your bus showed with such consistency.)
- Oregon road trends; TriMet 'milestone'; gas prices; Nike bridge; Washington redlight cameras: Commuter roundup | OregonLive.com
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
(Disclaimer: Yes, I was breaking the law. I was trespassing on railroad and City property without authorization. So sue me. No, I didn't have anyone run up and prevent me from going here. Thank God. Nor did the two people who were working here (including the fueling guy) seem to care that I was taking pictures. The fueling guy just turned his back to me...that's fine I didn't need him in the picture but he had a job to do so I wasn't about to tell him to move, I just got what I wanted, he's doing what he needed to do, and frankly he seemed a little interested at the wrap too. So if I show up on the Steel Bridge spy cam, yes, I was there.)
Public Records Retention Guidance
Trimet records management
Hours of service policy
Incident Notification Guidelines
Issuance and Processing of Interdiction Commands
TriMet Code Violations-Definitions
Inspector Role and Job Duties
Request for Police Assistance
Bus and MAX Platform Inspection
Break review form
Light rail safety minutes
Bringing Fireworks onto TriMet Vehicles
During the July 4 holiday week, customers are allowed to board and ride on
TriMet with unopened, prepackaged fireworks in a closed bag or other carrier.
If you have questions, please see your garage manager.
The verification phase of the Dependent Eligibility Audit is beginning. During this phase you will need to verify the eligibility of all the dependents remaining on your TriMet health care plan. 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. Make sure to review the eligibility requirements, provide documentation verifying your dependents and confirm the audit of your dependents is complete. Documents can be mailed, faxed or uploaded through Mercer’s website.
Due to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project, the current Operations Command Center at Ruby Junction will no longer be big enough to support the rail addition. Holgate Plaza, currently housing Service Planning and Scheduling, Transportation Training and Safety and Security will need to be demolished for the project. On Wednesday, the Board of Directors approved a lease for two floors of Harrison Square, an office building located at SW 1st Avenue and Harrison Street, where most employees from divisions other than operations will report to work as of February 2013. Eventually, the OCC, Operations, Safety and Security, IT and Customer Service will be consolidated at Center Street. New, smaller cubes will be used in both Harrison Square and Center Street, along with fewer offices to promote a more collaborative work environment and save money by reducing square footage needed for the lease.
And if the offender leaves before the 'authorities' arrive there is no further action taken against them, unless of course they actually used some sort of violence against you. They can come back another day and do it all over again.
School bus drivers even have less control over the situation as they are prohibited from removing students from the bus.
Bus monitor's composure in face of taunters carries a lesson
Friday, June 29, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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