Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Friday, July 6, 2012

Bus driver comes to the aid of wounded bicyclist


TRIMET-THE GOLDEN YEARS


CLASSIC TWEETS


This is what happens when neglects it's riders

TRANSIT UNION WILL FIGHT MCFARLANES BID TO END ARBITRATION

This is Jon Hunts last report as president of ATU 757. It won't be the last we hear from him though, he is the new vice president with Bruce Hansen in the leadership role. I think that having Jon as vice president can be a good thing, he is up to date on all the issues and could be a valuable resource to Bruce. There is no reason to believe that there is any animosity between the two. It might be a good idea to keep Ron Heintzman on the payroll as a consultant, as Jon did when he was president.

Regular Trimet user and LOVE Trimet

Then they want your story HERE!

Transit van plows into stopped traffic


OPERATOR USES BELT FOR TOURNIQUET!


Oregon’s First Green Certified Bus Company Wins Sustainable tourism award

Northwest Navigator, the Northwest’s first Green Certified Motocoach company, was recently nominated for the Washington County Visitors Association’s 2011 Stakeholder Awards for Sustainable Tourism.

CLASSIC TWEETS


KING COUNTY

King Co. Metro bus involved in rollover crash | KING5.com Seattle

Will passage of light-rail ballot measure in Clackamas County increase taxes?

We rule the statement False.
Story here! 

SEEN ON FACEBOOK

Well today is e-board wonder if anything will be shared in this group about union business like new committees,who didn't sign confidential agreement,if ron was fired stuff like that or will it be hush hush (UNION BUSINESS)

SERVICE FOR PETE TAYLOR ON JULY 15

Pete Taylor. Service is July 15. Online Guestbook www.youngsfuneralhome.org

Peter William Taylor
October 21, 1944 – July 1, 2012

Beloved Husband, Father and Papa, Pete Taylor, a Linfield College Football Hall of Famer loved campfires on the beach, fishing, opera, and the rain on the roof of his greenhouse. He served Portland for 42 years at Tri-Met. We will miss his sharp wit, poetry and big open arms.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lester and leaves behind his wife Kathleen; daughters Anna and Sierra; his son in law Arron and grandson Connor; his mother Grace; sister Margret and brother Dan and all the others he proudly called family.

A memorial will be held on July 15, 2012 at 3pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church. 6835 SW 46th AVE. 97219. Stories and remembrances welcomed at: remembering.pete.taylor@gmail.com

Arrangements by Young's Funeral Home, Tigard, Oregon

I believe TRIMET has the same habit

n a memo to top executives, Muni's chief information officer detailed the accounting maneuvers that were boosting the numbers reported to the public by as much as 18 percent.

That included Muni's practice of considering buses on time even if they were four minutes and 59 seconds late, when the voter-approved definition of an on-time bus is four minutes. New documents show there are other ways Muni has fudged its on-time performance numbers.

Muni fudges on-time performance, records show - SFGate

TRIMET DISPATCH

DISPATCH HIGHLIGHTS JULY 4
Doesn't training cover how to answer a radio?
The wonder of technology
Driver says my health trumps your scheduling problems

TRIMET EXECUTIVES CREATED THEIR OWN CRISIS

This should be obvious when you look at what has transpired.
Trimet decided ,THIS YEAR, to double the contigency budget from $10,000,000 to $20,000,000.


If they hadn't done that none of the service cuts and contract nonsense would be relevant.


THIS CRISIS IS CREATED-INTENTIONALLY.

The Science of Mass Manipulation Through Crisis Creation

Why is Trimet REALLY in financial trouble

The reason is simple : they are doing everything but providing bus service.
TRIMET NEWS REPORTS: WHY IS TRIMET REALLY BROKE?

Sorry Steadman, you're obviously not too bright

Read what he says:
How TriMet closes the potential new $5 million budget gap is already in dispute. One rider advocacy group, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon, says TriMet's board has promised to take the money out of its $20 million contingency fund.
"That's the reason they gave for keeping the $5 million in the contingency fund, in case the union wins the arbitration," says Jonathan Ostar, OPAL's executive director.
Stedman says that is a misunderstanding. He insists that contingency funds can only be spent on one-time shortfalls, not ongoing expenses.

Do you know what he just said? He is arguing that this is not a shortfall.That's the stupidest statement I have ever heard.  Well what would be a shortfall if this isn't it? (Maybe a WES bailout)
I actually can't think of anything more appropriate than using contingency funds to keep service rolling instead of whining about your contract. The next contract is forthcoming, solve your problem then and stop trying to create enemies.