Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Saturday, August 4, 2012

DRIVING A BUS SHOULD NOT BE A SURVIVAL EXERCISE

Jack Ohman, The Oregonian


I've seen this before but its worth reposting again (via erik)

Portland TriMet 1990 Gillig Phantom #1455

TriMet was not the only one delayed today

Or, there were problems with the lower deck of the Steel Bridge, too (among other things)

Amtrak Train 14 (northbound Coast Starlight) was recorded as leaving Salem at 4:22PM and didn't get into Portland Union Station until 9 o'clock. Over 4 1/2 hours to get from Salem to Portland.

A rider's companion notes that 1/2 hour or more was spent sitting on the other side of the Steel Bridge waiting for heat-related issues to be taken care of. It was also heard that a woman rider with a walker did not make it off the train in Salem.

In addition, southbound Amtrak Cascades train 507 arrived in Portland late due to heat/weather issues where it was held for the Steel Bridge issues until almost an hour after the next southbound train, 509 had arrived.

IT'S REALLY SOMETHING WHEN A BUNCH OF HOBBYISTS REACT FASTER THAN A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR AGENCY


TRIMET ACTIVIST 'HB'


They are the most annoying people in Portland Metro, they need these cards to educate themselves, I got nothing but rage for them sometimes, but we must coexist......to a point, LOL

 
"Are buses legally required to yield to bikes in a bike lane before pulling to the curb?
All vehicles are supposed to yield the right of way to people in the bike lane, but there's an exception for vehicles operating "in course of official duty." But there's no excuse for a bus cutting you off too closely. "It's gotten a lot better because now the bus drivers are afraid they're going to squish us," says Thomas."

HB
p.s. They need to know that exception!!!

TODAYS 'SEEN AND HEARD ON TRIMET'


CUSTOMER SERVICE OVER THE AIRWAVES



TriMet's new 3000 series buses undergoing extensive testing


Jack gets it right (again)

Pamplin papers develop a taste for Kool-Aid (Jack Bog's Blog)

ANOTHER MEETING OF THE TRIMET SOCK PUPPETS

This is the July meeting-I can't watch these anymore since its all BULLSHIT and hype and preplanned.

TRIMET COMM CENTER

TRIMET COMMUNICATIONS-AUGUST 3

Mass Transit Magazine supports Trimet management (which is what it does of course)

TriMet-Union Tiff Continues - Mass Transit