Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Saturday, June 30, 2012

ATTACK ON MAX


Trimet budget crisis update


Today's installment of "Quality TriMet Bus Stops"


I really am at a loss to describe what's right about this bus stop.

King Tut comes to Portland


(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.)

Readership this week


WANT TRIMET REGULATIONS? I GOT EM!


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
 SAFETY BULLETINS
 Break review form
 Light rail safety minutes
 Employee conduct

TRIMET COMM CENTER UPDATES

TRIMET COMM CTR-JUNE 28/29-11:09…
 TRIMET COMM CTR-JUNE 29-3:30PM/11

Ever wonder what happens when you submit your safety concern


Supervisory reports


YOU CAN BRING YOUR FIREWORKS ON TRIMET

Safety Reminder:
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.

TRIMET EMPLOYEES/RETIREES-GET YOUR PAPERWORK READY

Watch for your Dependent Eligibility Audit mailing!

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.

"Moving Together" (give us a freaking break)

TriMet Board of Directors approve Moving Together project

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.

THE CASE OF THE BULLIED BUS MONITOR PARALLELS THE LIFE OF A BUS DRIVER

You can be taunted, harassed, and bullied. And there is not much you can do about it except have the person removed from the bus.
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

Seen On Facebook

You know why I'm smiling? Cause I still make 250,000 a year while cutting service and health care  to pay for new office furniture and spending tax payers money and can't be stopped. Ha ha ha thanks Fred!
 

Recording on Tri-Met Board Meeting with Bus Riders Unite activists

KBOO

Yelp discussion about Trimet

HERE!

SAM SWARTZ LAST DAY

The word is there is a party today for him but only VIP's are invited!