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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

Portland has achieved near-cult status

Sounds right to me:
: formal religious veneration : worship
2
: a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
3
: a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents 
 

STREETCAR EXTENSION WAS SMALL CHANGE COMPARED TO MLR

The streetcar extension cost $148 million, of which $75 million came from the Federal Transit Administration. Obtaining the federal monies proved frustrating and impossible under the George .W Bush administration, with federal officials uninterested in a vehicle that was neither faster, nor cheaper to build, than a bus. Streetcar advocates have argued that their system increases public transit ridership, that it is cheaper to operate, and that it spurs development along its route. Since it was first launched, they say, private developers have built more than 10,000 housing units and 5.5 million square feet of commercial space within a block of the streetcar route.
Eastside Connection

TRIMET ACTIVIST 'HB' APOLOGIZES TO GOOGLE MAPS



I know I’ve made comments concerning the company using Google Maps to do their schedules, but let me say, “I apologize to Google Maps”, they get it right.  Although I had forgotten the companies name of the software, but it is antiquated.  Here is a sample of the companies schedule using a Saturday schedule for the 70 line:

Former bus driver becomes GENERAL MANAGER!

Former bus driver to steer Saskatoon Transit

The Trimet phenomenon that has never been explained!


To the victor go the spoils!

Clackamas County anti-rail measure passes comfortably; effect could resonate for decades | OregonLive.com

Filler Up at the Powell Garage


I chatted with the delivery driver yesterday as 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel were being drained into the underground storage tanks.We use 500,000 gallons per month.

TRIMET brags about it's 1st of a kind light rail bridge!

First of it's kind? Well what's THIS  then?
Brian R clears up the confusion
"in PDX" would a cleared all that up RT

In King City, the similar Measure 34-199 passed 59 to 41 percent, partial returns indicated.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Duct tape


Westside riders roast today

                                         While a row new buses sit idle at the Powell Garage

Clakastani revolution still in force

Measure requiring voter approval to use Clackamas Co. resources to fund public rail systems passing by 60-40 percent margin.
Jack Bogdanski Here!

Commuters-get ready for EXTRA LONG commutes here

Gotta love TRIMET: Traffic on Holgate Boulevard reduced to one lane in each direction between SE 15th and 18th avenues | TriMet Media

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
#5 best transit in USA says newsweek

Great conversation on REDDIT on Trimet benefits

Comments are  HERE
And HERE!
And  HERE!
Entire thread is HERE!

Trimet wants you to "Share your story"


BETH DEHAMEL


TYLER IMPERSONATES A TRIMET BUS DRIVER


Blast from the past

Everybody at TRIMET loves ANGIE

BLAST FROM THE PAST

PATENT TROLL SUEING TRIMET NEWS

Transit agencies may get reprieve from patent troll - Greater Greater Washington

DISPATCH HIGHLIGHTS

THAT'S MY BIKE!
ELECTRONIC NOTEBOOK GETS STOLEN
ANOTHER STROLLER INCIDENT
BLINDING INTERIOR LIGHTS
PASSED UP AND PISSED
DISPATCHER GETS EXCITED
THE TWO JASONS
Ordered to make unsafe turn
Man wants sex
Driver acting crazy

THESE 20 YEAR PINS USED TO HAVE REAL RUBY'S

Now it's just glass

HERE WE SEE HOW NUTS THIS COUNTRY IS

Lane Jensen makes a 'secret' (actually it wasn't even secret) video with audio and people are howling like wounded dogs.
Somebody at a "private" fund raiser 'secretly' tapes video with audio of ROMNEY and it's business as usual. Nobody yelling LAW SUIT-MISDEMEANOR about that like they are with Lane.

THESE TWEETS KEEP SHOWING UP MORE AND MORE


POLITIFACT FOUND THIS REPORT FROM CLACKAMAS TO BE FALSE

Clackamas County Commissioners approve new TriMet agreement saving county millions and adding improvements

Another gushy travel blog on Portlandia

THEY don't even get the fares right!

Clackistani rebels should fight on

JACK BOGDANSKI

The Last Picture Show

I am 4 routes short of driving all the routes in 4 years
of vacation relief assignments.The 87 has been
scratched off my to do list.






LANE JENSEN GETTING KICKED OFF THE 20

Breaks comment  records. There have been several posts that have generated thousands of hits but no post has generated as many comments as Lane on the 20 has. He is up to 694 views and 44 comments as of today! If you missed the now famous video of Lane getting booted off a bus because a dumb-ass bus driver doesn't know the rules you can see it HERE!


Seen at RQ TC

Photo by malshar • Instagram

Monday, September 17, 2012

CRIME TRAIN-MAX PLATFORM CAMERA


Suspect sought in MAX platform shooting, assault

Koinlocal6.com

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
"How you get there matters, when you get there doesn't"

Lose the 'Tude

Mercury!

THE EXCITEMENT IS BUILDING

Welcome to Portland Streetcar | Portland Streetcar

DISPATCH HIGHLIGHTS

NEWBIES
Trouble on the MAX
New BDS system unknown
Bus driver warns about 'wierdo'
Supervisor describes crash
Mechanic takes off a bus mirror
Fare Tech leaves his keys and radio in transit center
Man throws beer all over the floor

LOOKS LIKE LANE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE ISSUES

Trimet Lies to me AGAIN!

Watch out Trimet, I'm coming for you. An LG production!



Joe Rose picks up the LANE JENSEN story

Rantings of a Former TriMet Bus Driver: Riders gets kicked off the Line 20 for apparently filming a driver with his cell phone. Highly confusing and often inaudible, but still interesting.

Joe Rose commuting round up here!

Joe Rose article from 3 years ago worth re-read

Riding the L.A. subway, pondering MAX mishmash | OregonLive.com

CHECK OUT THIS PDX STREETCAR SCHEDULE

Very readable-NOT!

Adri is another interesting TRIMET commuter


SOUNDS BAD

RT  Bus involved in a crash near Aloha: SW 170th/Blanton. Ambulances on scene 

IT'S MONDAY-AND ERIK IS ON A ROLL


Lane is not the first person to come on board with video camera's


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