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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You never know where you might run into JASON MCHUFF


Seen and Heard on Trimess

LISTEN UP TRIMET OFFICIAL-THIS IS YOU!

VigilAssessment Operator Observation & Assessment Tool | Vigil Solutions

Ouch!

                                         This low floor was in the Center Street workline.In 5
                                          years, I haven't seen a hole in the sheet metal skirts.

Lane gets the axe cause Trimet breaks down

Classic Tweets


Jack Ohman


Dispatch highlights

Trimet leaves 94 riders stranded

Clock is running backwards

Leave it to Trimess to over complicate things

Even the supervisor has no idea where the 87 stops

Anti transit movement makes it to Eugene

Critics flood LTD with opinions | Most of the negative comments were generated by the anti-EmX group Our Money Our Transit

Alex Hawk speaks to the sock puppets!


Trimet employees/retirees on Blue Cross are SCREWED

Just spent the last hour on the phone dealing with this screwing we just got from our union and Mcfarlane.
My hatred for Trimet only grows. Six figure executives think nothing of screwing the little people, the riders and the retirees. A pal of mine is on the hook for thousands of dollars of life saving medications!  God bless America "God Bless America" at Chick-fil-A breaks out! - YouTube

BOJACK

Has Clackamas County cancelled light rail bond sale?

That's the report we've received at this hour. And the prospectus for the sale, which was supposed to go down tomorrow, has suddenly been removed from the i-Deal listing of Oregon bond sales. It could be a big win for the Clackistani rebels, or just a decoy of some kind. Given how the county commissioners have behaved, we would put nothing past them.
Has Clackamas County cancelled light rail bond sale? (Jack Bog's Blog)

What a wonderful design the transit mall is

Just a matter of time before someone gets killed down there

Day ticket not torn correctly

The idiots that run Trimet have decided that day tickets must be torn at 2:30am or they are not valid. Needless to say more than 1/2 are torn wrong because that was never the way it was in the past. Here is one that is not torn at all

Symphony plays at water front park

SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS (people are mad as hell)

Trimet fails riders


Operator fails to see pole and smashed into it


94's all broken down


Mcfarlane breaks the law-does he give a shit? NOPE


Union Pacific in the way of the GREAT DESTOYER

(aka the mystery train)

Union Pacific prepares Brooklyn Yard for light rail line - Portland Business Journal

In Tanasbourne: Swan Song of the 89 Community

My most favorite route was Trimet line 89. It was one of those buses where everybody knew everybody else and the driver was part of that scene. Such a shame to see it ruined along with so much else at this heartless, soulless, government bureaucracy. But so so much has been destroyed since Mcfarlane took over. He is the DESTROYER, he follows Hitlers scorched earth policy. Destroy everything that doesn't suit his purposes. He is the enemy of the people. Yet the dictators who rule us (they pretend we live in a democracy) support his scorched earth policy. I suggest you start watching ALEX JONES on YOUTUBE if you want to see the truth of our society today.

In Tanasbourne: Swan Song of the 89 Community | TriMet Diaries

MEET THE PEOPLE OF TRIMET LINE 89

Ride TriMet Line 89 from Evergreen Pkwy to Science Park Dr - YouTube 

Another Large Class to Graduate Soon

                                         22  drivers will be on their routes next week.

Not all Trimet drivers have ethics

57 train 69 left Forest Grove 3 minutes early on EVERY SINGLE TRIP!
Where are the supervisors?
Where are the dispatchers?
Does anybody monitor activities of the rouge Trimet bus drivers?
(and there are plenty of rouge bus drivers)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crash at 23rd and Burnside mucks things up


Tree branches shut down MAX service

This is getting old

                                         As you know,I won't leave the yard until the bus has
                                          reasonbly clean windows.My 2100 today was just filthy.

Todays SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS

Twitter is one of the best sources for rider sentiment about Trimet. Trimet has nothing to do with Twitter and all people talking about Trimet are not connected to any phony surveys. TRIMET HAD EPIC FAIL TODAY, AND AN EPIC AMOUNT OF PISSED OFF PEOPLE. Do any of the managers care, of course not. They gonna get their fat paychecks on time and they don't don't even use TRIMESS

TRIMET FUCKS ITS EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES

I am getting reports back that there is a HUGE EXPENSE related to prescription drugs that people are taking under the BLUE CROSS PLAN. Some of these medications are in the thousands of dollars due to our corrupt and fixed pharmaceutical industry. Thanks TRIMESS for screwing the fuck out of us.

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - Petition seeks to block TriMet payment

Here!

TRIMET FAIL GOING ON RIGHT NOW

TRI'METH' RESPECTS CIVIL RIGHTS

Blood suckers off to good start /live report

trimet is gonna make a heap a buncch of money..cuzzzz people put in 3.00 for a 2.50 ticket and youth are putting in 1.75 and 2.00..ridiculous!

EVERYBODY PAYS FOR THE NEW TRIMET EXCEPT THE BLOOD SUCKING VAMPIRES THAT RUN IT

Mcfarlane and staff as they really are
The employees have to pay more when they get sick from a job that literally kills them.
A ride down the street costs a citizen $2:50 now.
Everybody has lost when it comes to Trimet.
Except all the six figure executives who kept all of their exorbitant pay checks. Not one of them perform a service to the public. They go to 'meetings' and 'drink coffee' and company paid 'junkets all over the world.

FUCK YOU TRIMET-ADD ME TO THE LIST OF PEOPLE WHO GIVE YOU THE FINGER. Keep hiring people that are willing to put up with your abusive and blood sucking nature. Most people are sheeple and will serve you well.

MORE LOVE FOR TRIMET EXPRESSED ELEQUENTLY


Another bus shelter smashed

The public animosity against Trimet is truly breathtaking. So much hatred and scorn.
The bus shelter at at Murray/Osprey has been shattered to smithereens

Just got done listening to Michael Andersons podcast

Michael Anderson, one of the best transit reporters in Portland, although I frequently disagree with many of his conclusions does a pretty interesting podcast. But what caught my attention is there little segment on twitter. The co-host distinctly said 'its getting harder and harder to find positive tweets about Twitter. Apparently they only cover 'positive' tweets about Trimet. Almost like Trimet itself, that ignores everything bad but accentuates the good.

Twitter is the best barometer of how the public feels about its transit system. It's about 5:1 negative

If this day ticket is not ripped here you can get a $175 fine

Trimet stupidity rules the day

Todays SEE and HEARD on TRIMESS


SCANNER/TWITTER ENTHUSIAST LOSES JOB DUE TO TRIMET



CLASSIC TWEETS


Monday, September 3, 2012

Puke train


How are you supposed to board here


New streetcar fares

Can you figure this out?

From Seattle

http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/

Video honoring Metro's driver of the year

http://metro.kingcounty.gov/tops/bus/ride-free-area/answers.html

note Securatas (private security) checking fares in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT07UUJHAQU

Bus driver gets defensive about her fare checking

Notice how she says "its her bus". I got news for you lady, it IS NOT YOUR BUS, its the public's bus. Jason made a comment about her fare collection and  she became livid.

http://youtu.be/0J7LjtwoYzU

Very last free transit in Portland, Oregon Alert icon

http://youtu.be/aZNIoiBG-_Y

My thoughts on the end of Fareless Square

My greatest memory of Fareless was driving the 8 to Hayden Meadows back when it went there. The bus was so full of fareless riders that paying riders that needed to go to Hayden Meadows were not able to get on the bus. They would literally beg me to get on because they had to go to work.
Fareless would have been a decent idea if they had a bus DEDICATED TO IT rather than clogging up everything else in the system. It was a bungled idea and it did need to go especially since they are ripping off all the other riders on Trimess.
I can't wait to see ridership numbers come the end of September. I fear this transit district is genuinely in a death spiral, just like Pittsburgh PA.
Blaming employees for all the mess only goes so far, then the truth comes out.
Mismanagement has created the death spiral, not employees wages and benefits.
When you grow a system beyond its means to support itself it slowly strangles itself.

Of course none of this matters to the executives who reap in hundreds of thousands of dollars, huge fully funded pensions, and live happily ever after even though they ruined the agency. It's very much like the bankers, the ruined the financial system but they all personally raked in millions and lived happily ever after

"Herb"


"did your dog poop before he gets on the bus"


Can't figure out where bus is


Weed on the bus causes allergic reaction


Confusion


Hard ass MAX controller


'why are you late'


These friggen dispatchers were my least favorite management personnel while I worked at Trimet.
Now that I have been listening to them since my departure from Trimess I have developed some respect for what they do.

But one thing I hated then, and I still hate it when I hear it.

Why are you late? They actually ask operators that question.

Well here is the answer I always wanted to give them when I worked there.

WHY ARE YOU FUCKING STUPID AND I SUGGEST YOU CONTACT KEN ZATTERIAN AS TO WHY THIS SCHEDULE IS FUCKED UP, NOW GET OFF MY FUCKING BACK!

Another PUKE BUS

Head signs all screwed up

The head signs have been a problem since they introduced the automated system. It's never been fixed, goes on year after year

Modern Mythology: Portland Trimet Rapes The Poor

CLICK HERE

TRIMET ACTIVIST 'HB'



I had an interesting conversation with one of our brothers from Lift.  I had asked him how the contract situation was going.  He said that there is a hang up concerning bonus money; I said “wow, that’s all.” He said “yep”.  He went on further, and told me that the other unionized Lift contract was settled.  I said how can that be when we are all one union and two companies (Trimet and First Transit)?  Why one was fully negotiated and the other wasn’t?  Why didn’t both fall under the same contract resolutions?  Why were they done this way?  They (our brothers and sisters) stood together in solidarity during the rally, and got the companies attention, only to be separated again by the settling of one contract as opposed to the other’s contract?  Who would have done this and thought it was a great idea????  Why is it now put on our new president’s lap, to solve this problem when it should have been done properly the first time??

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Todays SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS

R.I.P. Free Public Transit in Portland, 1975-2012

http://portlandafoot.org/2012/09/rip-free-public-transit-in-portland-11275-9112/

The Dickhead himself


A huge job - but we are ready!

Trimet actually audits itself (how ridiculous)

Audit Planning and Risk Assessment Process

"UPDATED" WORKING WAGE AGREEMENT

Click Here!

They actually spend ONE DAY enforcing transit mall rules

Eight PPD Traffic Division personnel conducted a “Share the Road” mission in downtown Portland on Tuesday, August 28. During the mission they focused not only on motor vehicle violations, but also pedestrian and bicyclist violations resulting in 27 citations and 15 warnings. The area extended from Burnside Street to SW Clay Street, and from Naito Parkway to SW 14th Avenue, with a few officers focused entirely on the Transit Mall and MAX track violations.

Basketball players gave Halliman a nice retirement party


The end of an era

                                         I drove the last 67 from BTC this afternoon to Rock Creek.

                                        

Why are union employees excluded from working with customers

The Ride Guide program was set up in 2007 to provide a way for administrative staff who don’t usually work with customers to do so. Especially when there are major projects that require additional staff be on the streets to answer questions and guide customers. It is limited to administrative employees because it is during working hours and the employee may be asked to perform duties that are not in the normal scope of their position. ‘Ask Me’ duty was developed to provide an opportunity for all employees, and friends and family, to help our customers on days when we need even more folks on the street to help with purchasing tickets and getting to and from large community events. We have an upcoming ‘Ask Me’ opportunity for the Race for the Cure on Sept. 15-16, if you are interested, sign-up online or by contacting Julie Monroe at . Have a question, just email us at

THE 2012 TRIMET SCHEDULE BOOK

Download here!

LATEST ACTION BEGINS

(too bad none of these actions actually help)

CLASSIC TWEETS

Expected start to the new TRIMESS fare system


KGW REPORT ON DEATH OF TRIMET

kgw.com | Portland News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | Video

THE BLOOD SUCKING BEGINS

Shelly Lomax
Today is the first day that citizens are forced to subsidize the exorbitant and wasteful government enterprise knows as TRIMET (aka TRIMESS).

Pay more and get less, too bad if you are forced to use the system.
The head vampire (Mcfuher) has already forced his vampire will on his hapless employees, many of which are also sheeple.

Trimet has also employed an army  of COPS and FARE INSPECTORS to make sure the SERFS comply with the KINGS (Mcfuhrer) orders.

I remember when Trimess had a compassionate management and rider friendly  policies. The JUDAS KITZHABER who was elected due to organized labor has shown his real stripes. Another republican posing as a democrat. He turned his back on labor and turned his back on the citizens. The system is a fix, the citizens are played for fools. And most of the citizens have assumed the role of sheeple anyway, accepting what big brother says. It's a tragic end to a once innovative and humane transit system.
Most people in Portland Drive, they know better than use this inefficient, scary, and unreliable system.

AND THE EXECUTIVE VAMPIRES LOST NOT ONE PENNY OF THEIR SIX FIGURE INCOMES-NOT ONE PENNY


Friday, August 31, 2012

RON HEINZTMAN UPDATE

I have been enlightened to more facts about this Ron Heintzman re-election.
It appears that one of the ATU members conducted a challenge to the candidacy of Mr Heintzman after his candidacy was approved.

ATU international bylaws clearly state that challenges to elections and candidates must take place AFTER THE ELECTION.

Did this cost Mr Hientzman votes? Who knows but according to international by laws it is basis to challenge election results.
I will be voting NO TO THE MOTION-BRUCE HANSEN PRESIDENT OR COUNT ME OUT!

Portland peddling Milwaukie light rail bonds, too

BOJACK

Suit seeks to halt sale of Milwaukie Light Rail bonds

Suit seeks to halt sale of Milwaukie Light Rail bonds

Todays SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS

THE END OF THE 89

Trimet blood sucking vampires have destroyed you

#TriMet screws the public everyday.


THE END OF THE 67 TO BEAVERTON

Goodbye 67- Trimet vampire bloodsuckers have destroyed you.

"typical Trimess sense"


Thanks for the pain Trimess

Thanks for the Pain, Trimet

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Dear Crappy Trimet Driver: My wife was on your #72 bus in her wheelchair yesterday after her errands, expecting to get dropped off a block from home — until you announced that *you refused to drive your bus' assigned route* because of Last Thursday. You dumped her on Killingsworth and made her roll herself all the way to Alberta. Thought you might like to know that by the time she got home she was in tears from the pain, and it will take her days to recover.
Hope it was worth it not to inconvenience yourself. Way to show your committment to helping the community. Way to show your committment to helping the disabled. Way to make it clear what your *real* priorities are. You suck.

Look at how long this has been an issue

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ACxSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CjYNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2396%2C2695147

GO GET THESE BLOOD SUCKING VAMPIRES


Miracle today on the 67- a lowfloor bus

                                         Eat your heart out AL!

THE BROTHERS FUNG

STEVE LEFT DAVID RIGHT

Activists Stage Funeral For TriMet Bus Lines


MEET THE NEW FACE OF TRIMET EXECUTIVES

Here we see a pictorial of the face of the new breed of Trimet executives.
The suck blood from their employees and the riding public so they can maintain there  6 figure salaries.

They sik the police state on the poor who don't have fares and then propagandize them as 'free loaders' rather than destitute citizens.

I'm so glad I left when I did. I couldn't work for an organization the sucks the life out of its citizens and its employees.

All the while the executives pile up their huge salaries and exorbitant retirement pay. Something the phony media will never expose to the public.
The best solution to fighting the vampires? GET A CAR!

TODAYS SEEN AND HEARD AT TRIMESS

Fight the bloodsuckers


Citizens line up to feed the VAMPIRE TRIMET


TRIMET 6 FIGURE EXECUTIVE VAMPIRES READY TO SUCK LIFE OUT OF THE SERFS

TriMet protesters oppose Saturday's rate hike | kgw.com Portland

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hey-here are some good pictures of the asshole general manager


TRIMET LOVES TO REWARD FAILURE

Here is Fred, who is now enjoying his $15700 a month pension for building things that are categorical failures. Just look at the smirk on his face!


I LOVE IT WHEN I MAKE GOOGLE ALERTS

Trimet union members have the richest benefits in the country ...
A walk down Portlands NW 23rd Ave on a summers dayby PortlandsTransport6 views; The ...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WwHrjfehzI

TRIMESS STRIKES AGAIN

With lead apologist MARY FETSCH.

KATU HERE

Good old Ron Heintzman

Those of us that know the history of this man know that this is the champion of sore losers. There has never been an election that he has lost that he hasn't challenged. (Wally Fiest, Larry Hanley)

So goes it at ATU 757 right now. It appears that his crony JONATHAN HUNT had appointed an election committee before he left office that was set up especially to make sure there was a challenge to the presidency if Heitnzman lost. Well he lost and the old reliable crony system functions just as well now as it did 100 years ago. The election committee has reccomended a new election of the presidency, the only race that had a somewhat clear victory for Bruce Hansen.
I personally think there should be new elections but president is not one of them. The treasurer lost by the thinnest of margins and the vice president lost only because of stupidest of rules that ATU 757 follows. YOU DON'T NEED A MAJORITY VOTE TO WIN OFFICE and we had some rather arrogant  employees who decided they would throw their hat in the race. All of that lead to Jon Hunts Victory as vice president.

I have never been as hard on Jonathan Hunt as the majority of the membership has, but this is the last straw. We need to clear out the Heintzman/Hunt cabal once and for all.

Show up at the next union meeting and get this shit over with. The members are sick and tired of dealing with this blatant cronyism.
 
If Bruce Hansen is deposed I AM OUT OF THIS UNION FOREVER.

This is why REPUBLICANS win elections.

Trimet-we enjoy fucking with you

Tri-Met is Changing Its Handling of New Annual Passes (Action Required) | Self-Determination Resources, Inc.

Todays SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS



Bye Bye free rail zone

https://twitter.com/johnlandolfe/status/240892037778505728/photo/1/large

Live report from a real bus driver

too bad the Nazi behind me is running late every trip!..He is always burnng someone so 2nite its his turn..i have been on time

World's longest bus hits the road

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/08/27/world-longest-bus-hits-road/

Clackamas County's light-rail rebels

OregonLive.com

Trimess strikes again

This sign is stuck on a 57 flashing