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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TRIMET DISPATCH CONTROL-SEPT 25

Download/listen HERE , file is available on a temporary basis

Portland's world famous light rail could be OUT OF SERVICE

Special Report: Would Portland’s bridges survive an earthquake? - Koinlocal6.com

Rail operator thinks Trimet equipment is 'junk'


PORTLAND STREETCAR ACTION!

 It breaks down!
Oregon Rail Heritage Center grand opening
Portland Streetcar loop opening speeches
Portland Streetcar loop ribbon cutting, first ride

TODAYS BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS MEETING

Here if you can stomach it

FUCK YOU MCFARLANE

JUST FUCK YOU!

HOW MUCH ABUSE WILL THEY TAKE?

Mcfarlane actually sending out these letters AFTER ARBITRATOR GABBA WARNED HIM shows the kind of arrogance this man has towards his employees.

How can union employees show up to work and possibly care about anything?

HOW MUCH ABUSE WILL UNION EMPLOYEES TAKE?

ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD SIGN THIS


TERRORISM AT TRIMET

CLICK HERE TO SEE MCFARLANE TERRORIZE HIS EMPLOYEES

Adron Halls Transit beer meetup

It's been several years since we have had one of these, if you would like to attend go over to THIS site and vote for the time and access

CLASSIC TWEETS


Funny Trimet warning sign

http://instagram.com/p/QBlSvwF84L/

MAX ON TIME PERFORMANCE IS WORSE THAN BUS ON TIME

That's unbelievable of course, since bus on time is so freaking awful.
Those of us who listen to the scanner channel know how many breakdowns MAX has had lately.
Never thought I would see this happen though.

Thanks to @PDXtrimetrider for finding this

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The A-Holes that run Trimet

It's time to re-visit this excellent post by Jack Bogdanski

Tri-Met brass: It's all the union's fault

The head of Portland's insolvent transit agency has taken to badmouthing his employees' unions these days. But he can't seem to make that speech without a "planning" consultant from CH2M Hill next to him. Ah, those consultants -- who make the millions setting up money-burning rail projects like the insane WES train and the equally nutty Mystery Train to Milwaukie. Yes, the unions have overreached in recent years, but when Tri-Met ends up in bankruptcy and the workers get maneuvered out of their pensions, you won't see CH2M Hill giving back any money. 
Tri-Met brass: It's all the union's fault (Jack Bog's Blog)

Stacy and Witbeck's cute little video about people involved in building the streetcar to nowhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJZy4PDmbjY

Hows that new streetcar doing?

Here are some comments from Bojack.org

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

TriMet Board Meeting

Ok guys. I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
So i'm posting here for Cameron at the moment. His internet has been down the past day or so and due to that he will not be able to carry out the initial plan he had for this board meeting.
Sorry!

Milwaukie light rail news: Trees come down, Trolley Trail public art

OregonLive.com

Protest over trees toppled for light rail project

KGW.COM

Dan Christensen answers the question "What turns bus drivers mean"

Dan has been writing some really great stuff since he re-started his blog. Excellent stuff actually.
I have noticed he has steered clear of Trimet political issues, which somewhat surprises me given all that has gone on with management over the past year.

WMAGAD of the Month: "Bad drivers aren't born, they're made!" - Roll Easy Blog - Portland Oregon most beloved Trime bus driver returns to blogging

Nobody riding the east side streetcar

Bojack.org

CORPORATE MEDIA/GOVERNMENT-THEY WALK HAND IN HAND

Nothing is quite as funny as TRIMET'S latest news release regarding pouring concrete.
Like that is actually news, pouring concrete.

But in today's world the news is what we are told is the news.
Trimet sends out a press release and every single major CORPORATE news outlet covered it like it was actually of significance.

The 'big pour' is an obvious example of the collusion that occurs between the TRIMET masters and the coporate media who spoon feed the public everything that Trimet tells them to spoon feed us.

Trimet Mystery Monday


Another LJ Production

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

Monday, September 24, 2012

CLUNKERS IS US

CLICK HERE!
AND HERE
And even Here!

The peril bus drivers face everyday

Crazed passenger stabs MTA bus driver in the shoulder with a syringe in Brooklyn, officials say  - NY Daily News

TRIMET KEEPS ITS BUSES CLEAN

That's a load of crap!
Bus 2509 near the back doors


CITIZENS VERY UNHAPPY ABOUT TRIMET'S PATH OF DESTRUCTION

Click here for story

TRIMET CARES ABOUT ITS RIDERS

Really?

HOW TRIMET MAKES NEWS OUT OF NOTHING

And the corporate media just spits out what they tell them too!

Nothing quit as fun as listening to JOHN CHARLES on Trimet

Yea he is no friend to the working man, this latest rant of his conveniently skips the fact that Trimet won the arbitration and has reduced a huge chunk of his "benefits" argument. But he does have a valid point of view.

TriMet – on the brink of financial collapse | COUV.COM video, audio, insightful commentary on local issues in Vancouver, WA

Trying to stop the machine

9/24 @ 9am McLoughlin & River Rd. Rally against TriMet tree cutting.They have no right to cut them yet, said they'd start cutting this week.

First-ever in-service Portland Streetcar Loop trip


MetroLinerXLZ has been in the great north west

Video collection here

Sunday, September 23, 2012

PUKE PLATFORM

SPACE REQUIRED TO TRANSPORT 60 PEOPLE


TRIMET PROPAGANDA MACHINE IN HIGH GEAR LATELY

Imagine Holgate | A Transit-Oriented Community Vision

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

ANOTHER BUS BITES THE DUST


How we Roll......

ASSAULTS ON BUS DRIVER RISE AROUND THE WORLD

Right to Information documents show assaults on Brisbane City Council bus drivers on the rise | Herald Sun

MORE STREET CAR LOVE HYSTERIA

Notice how NOT EVEN ONE OF THESE ARTICLES mention that Trimet slashed services to their bus system, raised fares and took away their employees benefits as a result of this streetcar and other light rail adventures. NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THAT!

Daily Kos: The first streetcar project in the country to be funded with a Federal Grant starts today

More money making opportunities available at Trimet

$22.31 - $31.77 Hourly

And always remember, not working at Trimess unless you subscribe to:
Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work.

Can you think of anything more unpleasant to do?

Wait in a long line to ride an overcrowded streetcar? Not my idea of fun sorry

THE STREETCAR MARCHING BAND

A perfect portrayal of WEIRD CITY!

According to this article (from somewhere else of course) Trimet is efficient.

It's just hilarious how  the rest of the world keeps holding up TRIMET as its model. So much discontent here at home, yet the rest of the  world thinks Portland a transit  nirvana? Why the disconnect?

Having grown up in Boston I always saw Portland as a nice little city with a nice little transit system. (compared to the MBTA  Trimet is puny)  Living in NW Portland is also a great place to live if you need to use transit. But a "transit nirvana" WTF?  There is absolutely nothing special about Portland.It's far from world class, buses are old and bus service is crumbling. So we have a streetcar and a tram. Most people NEVER use either of them. (me included) We have nice light rail moving people around but come on, SO WHAT?  If you can't get to the light rail or to where you're going on light rail of what use is it?

An initiative to prevent Trimet from building any more light rail has passed in Clackamas County, obviously the people of Clackamas county find it no model.  Only 12% of commuters use TRIMET.
How can an organization that attracts only 12% ridership even be under consideration as a 'model?

There is only one explanation. It's the model for the career bureaucrats! It's certainly no model for the people who use it.
(ya i know its better than a lot of other places, big deal.)

TransLink could learn from Portland's efficient transit system

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Made in the USA...crapped out on the side of M.L.K.

There's the crapped out Streetcar - the Streetcar I was on was behind it a block or two.

The Streetcar proponents claim that Streetcars entice a more healthy environment by encouraging walking.  They're right.  I could have sat my lazy ass on the Streetcar when nobody was saying anything about why it was broke (I had to check my Twitter for updates).  Instead, I walked all the way across the Hawthorne Bridge to get my car, drive back to pick up my family, and then continued our journey in air conditioned, spacious comfort.

1.2 miles.

About a 20 minute walk.  Considering we had been on the Streetcar for about 40 minutes taking the long, scenic trip through nowhere to get there...  (I could have ridden a bus and shaved half the time walking back, but I didn't want to wait for the bus.)

BUS DRIVERS DEMAND AN END TO TRANSFERS!

Bus operators gave emotional testimony at a Wednesday meeting of the County Board's Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee, saying disputes with riders over the validity of paper transfers were the cause of dangerous confrontations.
During the session, more than a dozen drivers stood silently in the meeting room, holding up paper transfers, until called on to speak.

"When I started this job, it was a good job," she said, struggling to maintain her composure. Aggressive incidents had changed that, she said, noting many other cities abolished transfers years ago. The cost to the bus system in unpaid fares and drivers who miss work because of injuries inflicted by violent passengers should outweigh financial concerns transit system managers have raised in opposing any quick or novel attempt to do away with transfers, she said.

Bus drivers want surplus to go toward fare changes

Lane claims Trimet driver threatened him - VIDEO

Bus 2530, Block 2136

Longest Streetcar line ever!

At OMSI stop.

STREETCAR FAIL!

OR: Subsidizing streetcars — Is it worth the ride?

http://watchdog.org/57021/subsidizing-the-streetcar-is-it-worth-it/

THE THREE STOOGES


Who's Paying For These Festivities?

Why, Portland Streetcar! Which of course is run by the City of Portland! Where's the financial accountibility?


FREAKING HILARIOUS!

Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work.

PAYROLL CLERK  

VANOUVER BC/TRIMET-THE SAME PREDICAMENT?

And here's one cut I find particularly interesting: Every bus schedule has a cushion built in to allow for accidents or unexpected traffic jams. I'm told those cushions are being removed from the schedule. That means TransLink will need fewer buses and fewer drivers, which will be fine until the bus you are waiting for is held up by an accident or unexpected traffic jam.

(and now you know why your buses are not showing up)

TriMet 3000 series bus at Powell Garage - YouTube

A STEVE FUNG PRODUCTION

I'm not cleaning one more Powell Garage Bus


Confusion on the 94 - here's why


This is the "New and Improved" outbound 94 stop for express trips to Sherwood, located on the north side of Main Street, just west of Tigard Avenue.

Notice there are multiple failures here:

THE ABUSRIDITY OF TRIMET'S SCORCHED EARTH POLICY AGAINST ITS EMPLOYEES

Lets say that out of all the unionized employees 1000 (75%) of them "owe" McDickhead and his band of ruthless Nazi executives $7000. That would be $7,000,000.

Any guesses on what $7,000,000 would buy the sleaze bags that operate Trimet?

Trimet- Frantic Friday

Another LG Production!

TRIMET EMPLOYEE GETS HER DEMAND LETTER

From Facebook:

I got my 2 letters from the Union today. I was shocked to see how much I'd have to pay Tri Met back !!! I'll do what the Union asked, but it makes me a bit nervous ....

McDickhead must take great  pleasure out of terrorizing his employees.
I am convinced this man has an agenda that is being withheld from public scrutiny.

Friday, September 21, 2012

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

TriMet set to develop electronic fare implementation

TriMet Resolution 12-09-77 Authorizing a Contract with CH2MHill, Inc. for Electronic Fare Collection Implementation Technical Services

What's happening with the Barbur Blvd TC project

TriMet Resolution 12-09-78 Authorizing an Increased Change Order Allowance to the Contract with I&E Construction, Inc. for the Barbur Bulevard Transit Center Stormwater Retrofit Project

"To date, in each geographic phase I&E Construction has encountered areas of conflict between the engineering design documents, unforeseen existing underground components of existing systems, and unforeseen soil conditions."

"ODOT and BES have agreed to pay the increased cost to complete the Project."

Bottom line: You really don't know what's in something until you open it up.

CONGRATULATIONS STEVE!


REMEMBER WHAT THE ARBITRATOR SAID ABOUT COLLECTING BACK HEALTH INSURANCE


CLICK HERE SEE WHAT HE SAID!

THE SCUM MCFARLANE ABOUT TO DEMAND MONEY FROM UNION EMPLOYEES

Here's my answer to Neil McFührer-SUE ME

HOW WE ROLL




The stupid streetcar is opening

Portland Streetcar's eastside loop gets off to hobbled start Saturday

Merlo buses are OLD!

You can even see the built up dirt on the vent!


Reddit on the Trimet lost and found

Can't get a human to help you?

ANOTHER DRIVER GETS SPIT ON TODAY

That's two in 2 days!     https://twitter.com/trimetscanner/status/249185032487444481

I guess MLR is going to help this already extremely rich family

Barging Ahead | Portland Monthly

Don't let this happen to you!

BALTIMORE — Transit officials say a bus jumped a curb at a Baltimore bus stop and crashed into a shelter, sending seven to area hospitals.
Maryland Transit Administration police say the accident occurred about 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mondawmin Transit Center. Transit officials say four were taken to Sinai Hospital, two to Bon Secors Hospital and one to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. All of the injuries were believed to be non-threatening.
MTA police say the driver, who has been with the MTA since 1997, would be tested for drugs and alcohol, which is standard procedure following an accident.
Baltimore bus jumps curb, hits passengers waiting at stop, 7 hospitalized

BUREAUCRATS GET TOGETHER AND PAT EACH OTHER ON THE BACK

Transportation expert Steve Lockwood focuses on operation and cooperation at seminar | Metro news

Trimet bus drivers under extreme pressure

From a driver:

its been over the top crazzy out there...when i pulled in last nite the guy that pulls boxes said everyone was complaining how bad it was

my last trip was insane too..i had to listen to blood curdling screams from a kid from btc to hillsboro
then i had the dude hitting on all the women on the bus including me..i had to tell him to go sit down i was trying to drive..annoying as hell

 these stupid drivers are still not tearing the day tickets in the right place...i had to fix like 5 tickets yesterday..some say they got it from a 57 and 52

idiots..1 girl described the driver and its K M been here almost 30 yrs and cant do it right!..can u imagine being stopped by fare inspector telling u its no good after u paid 5 bucks 

THESE ARE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE DRIVING BUSES

Winnipeg bus driver's kindness gets international attention - Manitoba - CBC News

Watch what the media does to this bus driver

Bus driver accused of lewd gesture: 'Call me Miss Metro' (VIDEO) - WTOP.com

MASS CONFUSION ON THE 94

TRIMET FAIL!!!

BUS IS TOXIC


TALL DARK & HANDSOME-BUT TROUBLE


GUY IS 'LOOSING IT'


DRIVER GETS SPIT ON


JIMMY LAO NEEDS HELP


GOVERNMENT AUTHORITARIANS LOOKING FOR WAY TO UNDO CLACKAMAS VOTE

The county analysis also argues that the measure could be ruled unconstitutional. Researchers argued that it goes beyond normal legislation and intrudes on the general administrative functions of county government. This issue could open up the measure to a court challenge
KATU HERE

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
Abraham Lincoln

Milestone marked by new apps page on trimet.org

There seems to be literally dozens of rider reports coming onto twitter about buses that have been approaching to their stop and then just DISAPPEAR! The trackers show countdowns but then the buses never show up and the trackers bounce back up to 30 mins or whatever. Has anybody developed an app that can smoke out the SECRET INVISIBLE BUSES of Trimet? Somebody needs to get on this right away.

Techie TriMet: 50 transportation apps now available to help riders get where they need to go

The Truths Behind Dispatch

Guest editorial


Recently, I lost my cellular device on a linetrain 12 out of Powell. I happened
to see a "white shirt" aka Road Supervisor down the road, and flagged him down.
We located the device, and returned the the rightfully owner, myself.
White Shirt was good enough to ask where I was headed, upon informing him, I
found I needed to do double time to catch the last 77 to get to my hotel.

What TriMet claims to do

"We work passionately to deliver high-quality transit service that gets you where you need to go."

From http://www.trimet.org/contact/index.htm

"...Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making our region a better place to live."

From http://www.trimet.org/contact/index.htm

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Funny post by Engineer Scotty at Portland Transport

EngineerScotty Says:
♫♫♫
This train is bound for Gresham, this train
This train is bound for Gresham, this train
This train is bound for Gresham,
Cram 'em in and then compress 'em
This train is bound for Gresham, this train...

September 2012 Open Thread

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

"Our buses just DISAPPEAR"
TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

Hillsboro School bus collides with flatbed truck carrying crane

Story Here!

BUS DRIVER IN NYC ATTACKED

Rider attacks veteran MTA bus driver in the Bronx,  then demands a transfer before fleeing, sources say

ATTACK ON TRIMET BUS DRIVER TODAY


TRUE?

"TriMet is working on the feasibility of posting camera views on their website much like ODOT’s 'TripCheck' cameras. This may lead to a decrease in crime if people know that actions can be monitored by anyone with internet access."

From http://portlandafoot.org/w/Jeremy_Ferguson

Trimess at its best-live report

sun finally came out at 3...it takes 2 to do ramp on low floor..i had to use a passenger to do the lever.and i had to hold door open...the door is out of alignment and it is right in the way of the ramp...have Andy working on it now...no lowfloor....its bullshit

Tualatin Secures Spot on Nationwide Transit Study

http://blog.oregonlive.com/mytualatin/2012/09/tualatin_secures_spot_on_natio.html

The Last Waltz

I like the new dashboard layout on the new 3000's.The placement of the handset is a huge improvement.Overall,I like the seats covers,the windows that open( think 2900's) and the larger windshields.

FIRE AT SUNSET TC


DRIVER PARKS WHERE HE WANTS TOO


Driver knows how to say "NO!"


DRIVER PISSED OFF (or is she?)


BAD NIGHT ON THE MAX


Clackamas revolution!

 I ride TriMet about 4-6 times a year, but I drive all over the northwest delivering equipment and services to my customers in hospitals and clinics. In fact I have been riding TriMet since it began service in 1969. Oh and since I own my own business I pay TriMet Payroll Taxes too. TriMet, impedes traffic, doesn't serve me or my employees, or my customers, it is a waste of time and money. TriMet used to be an incredible value, and a great service until Light Rail began service in the mid 80's, and Mass Transit became more about justifying the service, rather than transporting the user to their destination. Light Rail has NEVER delivered on its promises for projected ridership, it has NEVER prevented any traffic congestion, has NEVER conserved any fuel, nor has it reduced pollution. tombdragon

The Oregonian Editorial Board
Portland Tribune

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