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Sunday, September 16, 2012

ONE OF THE BEST SCENES IN TV HISTORY

Gustavo Fring is blown up by Walter White with the aid of Hector, a disabled member of the Mexican cartel! Breaking Bad! (and I've been watching TV a long time)

LANE JENSEN PRESENTS CONUNDRUM FOR TRIMET

Trimet's own website says he can do what he is doing. Operators don't like it, just like they didn't like me doing what Lane is doing. But this time TRIMESS has no power over LANE JENSEN, he is not an employee of the district.

Lane gets kicked off the line 20!

Another amazing video by LJ Productions.




CLASSIC TWEETS


More from my MBTA trip

I have a little chat with an MBTA driver
Riding an MBTA low floor
Harvard Square

I sure hope Trimet doesn't fail as badly as the MBTA has

According to someone who knows more about the MBTA then I this is normal. I rode the MBTA 40-50 years ago, it wasn't like that then but I suppose that was a long time ago wasn't it? NY was always like this, but Boston was not. Furthermore she stated: mbta fails at money management mostly. But the 5 years I relied on it to get to work I was NEVER late because a bus no showed

And ANOTHER TRIMET fail


RIDING BOSTON'S SUBWAYS

MBTA

Is the new eastside line the beginning of the end for the streetcar?

The streetcar's fare is $1; TriMet's is $2.50. The streetcar's annual pass costs $150; TriMet's: $1,100. For around $2.50 each per year, the tens of thousands who carry PSU or OHSU IDs. enjoy unlimited streetcar rides. The new line's shared alignment with existing bus routes highlights this double standard, especially since streetcars cost much more to operate than buses. The absurdity is undeniable when streetcars break down and are replaced by TriMet buses. Whether riders pay $1 or $2.50 depends on whether the bus has a "streetcar replacement" sign.

R A Fontes editorial here!

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

Trimetscanner tweets are HERE!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Trimet - Freaky Friday

Another video by Lane Jensen

With special credits to Jordan Vandyke, @jsvandyke13 or @pdxecom

Trimet dispatch tries to get operator to drive unsafe bus

Unreal-why was there a discussion why was there a discussion at all?

DISPATCH GIVES DRIVER HARD TIME FOR PROBLEM THAT NEVER GETS FIXED

These head-signs have never worked properly-f*ck dispatch for giving this driver a hard time for something completely out of his control!

HARRY SAPPORTA IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY

He can't even make sure visibility on buses is safe. What a waste of 155K plus 100+% funded benefits.

Funny sequence of tweets


The DEVELOPERS DREAM RIDE opens soon

Portland Streetcar Unites the City

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

Excitement continues on the Trimet system

CLASSIC TWEETS

Check out these bus doughnuts

http://t.co/8BjpJ1DE

ATU 757 NEWS

FROM FACEBOOK:

Portland Streetcar colludes with TRIMET to privatize services

FROM FACEBOOK

A reader comments

Wtf? They got rid of a perfectly good bus shelter at glisan/broadway. 77 still stops here!

WATCH: LA Commuter Bus Destroyed After Plunging Off Bridge

Here!

Full speed ahead for the MYSTERY TRAIN

Clackamas County pays TriMet $19.9 million for Portland-Milwaukie light rail after securing bank loan | OregonLive.com

BUS STOP-FIAT GO


RIDE THE CRIME TRAIN!

Coming to a station near you!

Man shot at after declining to share headphones on SE Portland MAX platform, police say | OregonLive.com

Trimet - Turnaround Thursday!

Another Lane Jensen production

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trimet lies about location of shooting incident

The shooting happened at a Green line station but trimet tweeted that it happened off the system!

TRIMET USES THE UNION LOGO WITHOUT PERMISSION!


Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

Click HERE for Trimetscanner tweets


Bojack quotes me

I consider that an honor indeed!
Al the Bus Driver nails it (Jack Bog's Blog)

I'm sure he is a very nice guy, but really, come on

BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » Meet Jeff Owen, TriMet's new Active Transportation Planner


Pay range - $50,679.00 - $72,180.00 Annually

CLASSIC TWEETS


"Cute'" little event on MAX

Joe Rose Here
MY comment:
Firmly on METRO SUCKS/KYOT0_KID's side of this argument.  
Ya its cute so what? 
Trying to be 'cute' in the middle of this huge upheaval that TRIMET has just put its ridership (and its employees at a lesser level) through is disgusting. 
 
And if they paid for this in any way, oh I forgot, there is not a FK*N thing we can do about anything TRIMET executives do. 

DHS AND TRIMET

Anyone else deeply offended at seeing DHS in full force in downtown Portland today hanging out at the max stations? I'm pretty sure we already have our own local state/county/and city police force here that we pay for and elect the leaders of. So why are we being policed by DHS? The anniversary of something that happened 11 years ago and 3000 miles away is hardly a reason to have a bunch of LEO washouts eyeballing me when I step off the max
Post is here 

MICHAEL ANDERSON DOES AN EXCELLENT EXPOSE ON TRIMET

TriMet to riders: OK, maybe we didn’t need that fare hike after all | Portland Afoot

Our Friend Adron Hall a big Trimet fan

He seems a lot more pro Trimet after living in King County. Needless to say I disagree with most of his stuff but he is focused on "costs" and such. I really don't know much about King County other than what Chad has told us here. But I do know that Trimet is near the bottom of the list when talking efficiency. And you must remember, ONLY 12% of commuters use it. That's the tinniest fraction of the population and there is a reason people don't use it, IT SUCKS, unless you live in downtown Portland it sucks.
Learning From Each Other « Transit Sleuth

Oregon Supreme Court rules in favor of Clackamas Co. on light rail funding

Koinlocal6.com Most of were keenly aware this was going to be the outcome. Crony capitalism is alive and well with all the suitable laws/cronies in place to make sure it continues.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES


#trimet Wacky Wednesday



Another video by Lane Jensen

The Bus Cuts Are the Deepest Portland Mercury

Portland Mercury

Steve Duin: Closing the loop on the Portland Streetcar

Editorial here

Woman raped after fare evasion exclusion

'Bus fare' rapist Joseph Moran jailed for Nottingham attack

TRIMET FAIL (again)


Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess

No Trimetscanner or my personal tweets in these posts

unedited/uncut

The death of Portland's Fareless Square will have consequences

Sustainable Business Oregon

COOL

Doors

Who's Hurt Most by the TriMet Fare Hike?

Portland Mercury

CLASSIC TWEETS

Video message - President Hanley



Trimet got the loot-come get it

$22.31 - $31.77 Hourly

Prescription help "HB"

I like to share with you the answers to some of the questions concerning prescription coverage under the new standard that the company had set for Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage.

Public Transit and The Upside of Racism 

Another great story by Dan Christensen

SO THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE UP TO!


WTF ARE THEY UP TO NOW?


TriMet fare changes set to take effect

KOIN

Trouble Tuesday on Trimet!

A LANE JENSEN PRODUCTION

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

TRIMET CLASICS-HUE PHAM

Back when I used to terrorize Trimet operators with my illustrious video camera!

TRIMET CLASSICS-HENRY WEEMS


TRIMET CLASSICS-BIG JASON


TRIMET CLASSICS-PEGGY HANSON WITH SUNSET BOB


THE LAST FREE STREETCAR RIDE (the right version)

HERE!

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #trimess)

TRIMET OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS SEPT 10

Available HERE for 72 hours

FLASHBACK

STEVE FUNG GETS AWARD FROM FRED

CLASSIC TWEETS

TriMet bus route change has neighbors, businesses upset

HERE

ALL ABOARD THE 99 LIVESTOCK EXPRESS

https://twitter.com/mikerigsby

Man who attacked rider at Hillsboro TriMet stop is sentenced to probation

STORY HERE!

FREE ANGIE!


Trimet threw away thousands of these


Monday, September 10, 2012

TRIMET OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS-SEPT 9

Available for a listening or download HERE! (available only temporarily)

Another Twitter account mocking Trimet appears!


A Monday on the Trimet system!

A Lane Jensen Production!

LATEST 'SEEN AND HEARD' ON #TRIMET (aka #trimess)

(No Trimetscanner tweets or my personal tweets included)
Real people really expressing themselves-no editing

Classic Trimet Tweets


Have no idea what this says but I like the picture and her page

Always an interesting time when hanging with Steve Fung


Met Steve today for Huber's Spanish Coffee's at noon


Trimet pressure washing forces everyone into the middle of the street


Riding Dan Schenks 17 talking to Bart Stuckely


Driver gets pissed off about other driver parking in loading zone


Hadn't seen this guy in over 10 years


TriMet Route Changes Cause Trouble For Woodlawn Businesses

TriMet's fare increase and bus route changes kicked in last week and while many riders might not have noticed the tweaks to 20 bus lines, the Woodlawn neighborhood says a change to the #8 bus has made their business triangle on NE Dekum a "nightmare."

It was a big day out-got to ride DAN SCHENKS 17!


I also ran into Randy Steadman again

Funny how he seems to just 'appear' when I am around.
He didn't appear that well to be honest. Looked a little worried or something.

I serve Mcfarlane the legal complaint in the next step of my case against him

Accepted via Kelly Runnion

Incident on bus 77


Commentary: We believe 3-401 will pass

Story Here!

I finally got to meet KELLY RUNNION today

Somebody's who's name I have very familiar with but never actually met!

Lunch at Huber's with Steve

THE LAST FREE RIDE ON THE PDX STREETCAR


Some sort of incident on MAX


TOP STORIES

Trimet Supervisory reports
ACTIVIST 'HB'
FORMER ATU 757 TREASURER FILES DEFAMATION LAW SUIT...
Bloggers! Assemble! (My Plan For The September Boa...
ME VS MCFARLANE
Confused about our blue cross coverage
SCANNER/TWITTER ENTHUSIAST LOSES JOB DUE TO TRIMET...

Latest SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS

(Trimetscanner tweets and my personal tweets not included)
Dissatisfaction continues

MAX CONTROLLER GIVES OUT WRONG INFO

The bus to Vancouver does run on weekends

TRIMET FAIL (again)

CLASSIC TWEETS

Lane's Sunday Adventures on Trimet!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

THIS IS HARD TO BELIEVE

The Barnett Government spent more than $27,000 to come up with the name of its light rail network - and it could have just googled it.
The name - Metro Area Express or MAX - is the same as the light rail system in Portland, Oregon.

TRIMET CLASSICS-CHAD SOLOMON

Extraordinary people

TRIMET CLASSICS-JASON MCHUFF

Extraordinary  people

TRIMET CLASSICS-STEVE FUNG

Extraordinary people

When TriMet fails...there's always WalMart

It's pathetic that in the city with the best transit system in the nation...that WalMart has to settle with running its own shuttle service to get people from their homes to WalMart and back - because TriMet can't.

Even better - these buses are free to ride.

New light rail trains passing through Portland

A tarped Siemens LRV sits underneath the yard tower at Portland Terminal Railroad's Lake Yard, presumably in interchange between Union Pacific to BNSF.  Not sure who this car belongs to but I will venture it's for Calgary.  Interestingly it sits on a black flatcar lettered for Southern Pacific; this is probably the first black SP car I've seen...and SP rolling stock is getting rarer and rarer every day.

ALEX HAWK GETS A GREAT VIDEO OF TODAYS BUS CRASH

Guy tries to put 'loose cat' on bus


Community Transit vs TriMet....

Just when you thought there was a lot of negative feedback on TriMets Facebook page, a Transit agency up here is proposing fare increases...and their Facebook page is just glowing with disgust.  See my blog post.

Bus driver gets in confrontation with riders



Trimet bus vs Car


Trimet Supervisory reports

The case of Laverne Ballard

Apparently there are some strange rumors circulating about her case and what it was all about.
You can find the correct information Here!

Why Trimet will not allow bike racks that hold 3 bikes-official answer

Yes, we tested the 3-bike rack as we've looked to increase bike capacity on buses. After testing it we found that it was not a safe option for us. During our test, we found that when loaded with bikes they created safety concerns because they blocked the operator’s vision, impacted the operators line of sight and blocked headlights. Additionally they present safety concerns when turning in areas with narrow streets or tight clearances. We remain in contact with vendors and are monitoring design changes to determine if we are able to try them out again in the future. Have a question you would like answered,

TRIMET DISPATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Fare Tech leaves his keys and radio in transit center
Man throws beer all over the floor
Trimet stop sign 'a disgrace'
Trimet leaves signs up confusing riders
Streetcar waits for passengers who show no enthusiasm
Driver gets lost
Driver really screws up
Driver struggling to get the job done
"We don't want Trimet out here"

LINE 94 SCHEDULED TO BE IN TWO PLACES AT THE SAME TIME


TRIMET OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS-SEPT 8

Available for listening or download temporarily HERE!

TRIMET CLASSICS-JOY KOVACKS

Extraordinary people I met while working at Trimet

Latest SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS


MAX FAQ'S

We haven't seen much from this excellent blog lately, hopefully they will start posting more regularly.

Incidents and accidents, hints and allegations

We recommend a "Rejected" vote on Prop. 1.

The Columbian

I won't clean 2100's anymore!


                                         For a while,I was optimistic that the buses would be
                                         acceptable now that each garage has some dedicated
                                         cleaners.The windows on fridays run were ridiculous.
                                         Perhaps HR/Operations should add window cleaning
                                         as a driver pre-trip responsibility.

TRIMET CLASSICS-JEFF POSNER

Extraordinary people I have met while working at Trimet

Saturday, September 8, 2012

TRIMET CLASSICS-LYN LEHRBACH

Extraordinary people I have met while working at Trimet

TRIMET CLASSICS-DUELING CAMERA'S

Extraordinary people I have met while working at Trimet

TRIMET CLASICS-FRANK DELGADO

Extraordinary people I have met while working at Trimet

NOT A GOOD DAY FOR TRIMET


Lane's personal response


Lane Jensen stirs up the public

I encouraged Lane to make movies of his Trimet experiences, and his story about getting fired because the bus broke down got over 600 views!

DRIVER INVITES DISPATCHER TO 'HIS DECK'


DEATH ON THE MAX TRAIN



Fatality on MAX

Check Trimetscanner tweets for timeline of events

Trimet driver Larry Porter receives Police Award

Original video by Dan Martin

94 driver comments

(From facebook)
The 94 is a joke, I drive it daily, very poor planning on trimets part, a lot of pissed off people. Having a major bus route not service a major transit center during peak hours, unbelievably stupid. Hoping, but knowing that a fix is probably not in the works.

Lane rides the bus again!


DISPATCHER GIVES STUPID ANSWER TO OPERATORS REASONABLE REQUEST

Proving that TRANSIT EQUITY AND DIVERSITY is a phony bureaucratic farce:

Tri-Met « HoardingWoes & You

Weird

TRIMET COMMUNICATIONS CENTER-SEPT 7

Available for listening or download for 3 days HERE!

ALAN EISENBERG-TRIMET NEEDS OVERSIGHT


Missed this from June 14

Our friend Mary slinging her usual bullshit, I wonder if she even believes it.

TRIMET NOTICES


Friday, September 7, 2012

ACTIVIST 'HB'


Brothers and Sisters,

I just found out something today; the company is trying to employee about 100 plus, new employees (drivers) within a 12 month period.

The Great TriMet Bus Race


FORMER ATU 757 TREASURER FILES DEFAMATION LAW SUIT

Read the lawsuit HERE!

TRIMET CLASSICS-LUCI ABERNATHY


TRIMET CLASSICS-JIMMY LAO


TRIMET CLASSICS-SUNSET BOB


TRIMET CLASSICS-TOM HALL


TRIMET CLASSICS-HERB HANSEN

Viewers last week


Bloggers! Assemble! (My Plan For The September Board Meeting)

So I came up with a plan for the September Board Meeting to really get the board. It's either really brilliant or entirely stupid but either way I'm fervent. I would like to have some people back me up on this; really get some bus riders/drivers in on it.

I am going to present a list of rules to the TriMet Board and Neil under the fact that TriMet is a public servant. I envision them on big pieces of poster paper or perhaps a packet to send to the board members. Preferrably I'd like for them to be visible. I've yet to come up with those rules but mostly it'll be ones TriMet doesn't follow.

Latest Seen and Heard on Trimess

Bet you didn't know riding transit was so fun!

VIDEO OF RESCUE OF YOUNG GIRL TRAPPED UNDER BUS

ME VS MCFARLANE

I don't care how many hoops I have to jump through, I will see you in court!

The bus time forgot, except it's still in service


Too bad TriMet isn't like a supermarket where if they have the wrong price up, they honor it. Another sticker with the same old fare prices was posted inside the bus, and the Operators of the Year posters inside were from 2010.

Confused about our blue cross coverage

Well let's get more confused:
Benefits summary
Full benefit plan

LATEST SEEN AND HEARD ON TRIMESS

The mess continues

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TRIMET RIDER


CLASSIC TWEETS-TRIMET FAIL

Always entertaining reading Eriks commute on Trimet

Read from bottom to top for correct sequence of events:

TRIMET DRIVER LARRY PORTER GETS AWARD

Bus driver awarded for heroic action by Portland police - KPTV - FOX 12

THE GREAT DESTROYER ON THE MOVE

MLR leaves path of destruction
Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - TriMet's light rail demolition moving down SE 17th in Brooklyn

TRIMET OVER THE AIRWAVES SEPT 6

Available for download or listening for three days HERE!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

BYE JOHN GATES


This comment on the Joe Rose streetcar post cracked me up!


Also, still waiting for The O to launch a column covering the local Kayak and Canoeing scene. We are woefully underrepresented in the daily newspaper, and you ignore us at your peril. We have people in place in Metro and City Council, incognito of course, and when the time is right, we will make our move. The cyclists will bow at our feet . . .

Portland Streetcar: A sneak preview of the eastside line (video)

OregonLive.com

Would we need to add 2.9 lanes to Sunset Highway without westside MAX? PolitiFact Oregon

OregonLive.com

TVM techs chatting on the radio


Latest SEEN and HEARD on TRIMESS

It's not getting better Trimet!

Lane catches driver violating no smoking policy

MERLO MARS


Real time report from real bus driver

do u have an extra cigarette..wut time do u leave..wut time does 78 leave..do u go to portlamd..do u go to forest grove..how long until we get there

Rogue Clackamas commission takes shaky bond deal into back room

It's amazing to us that the county could cancel the sale and not give a reason. Here are the politicians and bureaucrats, slinging $20 million around, and when they suddenly pull the plug on a major deal that was two days away from going down, they can just give the media and the public the brushoff? Ladies and gentlemen of county government, what the heck is going on?

(Jack Bog's Blog)

Lane Jensen rides the bus!

DISPATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Streetcar waits for passengers who show no enthusiasm
Driver gets lost
No headlights
Driver really screws up
Driver struggling to get the job done
"We don't want Trimet out here"
Driver decides she wants to go home rather than the garage
Driver gives thanks for not having to do route
MAX gets stuck
Person moons the bus driver
Nobody wants Trimet drivers in their bathrooms

New TriMet Workplace Poster


Driver decides she wants to go home rather than the garage



What's wrong with this MAX signage ?


Some people sure go nuts over the silly streetcars

BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » Photos and notes from my ride on the new streetcar line

"We don't want Trimet out here"


Bumpy ride for Trimet users

Joe Rose

Trimet ticket machines-a disgrace that has been going on for years now

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Seen and heard on TRIMESS

Things are not going well at Trimess

Some of these paychecks for bus drivers do seem a little excessive (old info)

TriMet Salaries | GovDocs

A driver writes to me

The teroizm task force is doing training at Elmo all week long . I was given the 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm last night . They have one of our buses and one rail car  at Elmo . Very high security area . I was patted down before I was allowed to enter the area . 25 police officers ,6 observers . One man was from a federal agency overseeing the whole shebang ! Don't know who he was , no one knew his name . No filming allowed .They are bringing in police from every agency to work on this .30 volunteers that act out each scenario . Police have plastic guns that shoot blanks . most scenarios involve 1 gunman with automatic weoppon and hostages . Each time a train came into the yard the train opp would be escorted out of the area .

THE POLICE STATE IS ENCROACHING ON US!

Tribute to driver who died on the job Dale Arlt

Tri-Met/Dale Arlt Memorial Beac Trip - Event | BikerOrNot

Knocking From Inside: Chaos Stalks Tri-Met

Click here for a great poem about Trimet

Competition & free market give Hawaii affordable transportation

Since Trimet has failed so miserably in its mission, I do support the notion of ending the monopoly of Trimet as the sole transportation supplier. It's time to open up the market to other people and ideas that can get the job done more efficiently than the poster child of inefficiency TRIMET.

Competition & free market give Hawaii affordable transportation | The Oregon Catalyst

Portland, Oregon increases transit fees


By Tony Colton and Hector Cordon

Beginning September 1, the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet) implemented fare increases and cuts in services in order to overcome a $12 million budget shortfall.
TriMet is Portland, Oregon’s regional public transit agency, transporting more than 350,000 riders daily—more than any other US transit system its size. Operating buses and light-rail, TriMet serves the Portland metropolitan area, with a population of more than 2.6 million people, nearly 70 percent of Oregon’s total population.

HEADING OUT OF THE CORRUPT USA

I have some of the greatest doctors, which is why I absolutely refuse to switch to Kaiser and its second rate health care system. (not everybody agrees with me on that but after they almost killed my first wife I have never wanted anything to do with them again)

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