Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In other words, if your bus driver tears the entire transfer off of the book instead of using the cutter to tear it at 2:30, it indicates to a fare inspector that you may have stolen that transfer.
READ THE WHOLE EDITORIAL BY MAX FAQ's HERE!
RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR SAYS 'TRIMET CAN BE SUED'
RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR CALLS OUT YET ANOTHER LIE BY TRIMET
RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR LEVELS SCATHING ATTACK AGAINST TRIMET MANAGEMENT
RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: ARBITRATOR ACTUALLY CALLS OUT TRIMET LIES
RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: TRIMET WINS THE ARBITRATION!-updated
|"Plaintiffs claim is literally 2 sentences"|
I have never heard a story from any transit district anywhere in the world that ordered their employees to pay them back for health care they have already received.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
How can union employees show up to work and possibly care about anything?
HOW MUCH ABUSE WILL UNION EMPLOYEES TAKE?
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
Tri-Met brass: It's all the union's fault
Tri-Met brass: It's all the union's fault (Jack Bog's Blog)
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
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.
Monday, September 24, 2012
TriMet – on the brink of financial collapse | COUV.COM video, audio, insightful commentary on local issues in Vancouver, WA
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Daily Kos: The first streetcar project in the country to be funded with a Federal Grant starts today
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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
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.
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.)
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
Any guesses on what $7,000,000 would buy the sleaze bags that operate Trimet?
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
"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.
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
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
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.
Techie TriMet: 50 transportation apps now available to help riders get where they need to go
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.
"We work passionately to deliver high-quality transit service that gets you where you need to go."
"...Our transportation options connect people with their community, while easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution—making our region a better place to live."
Thursday, September 20, 2012
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
Wednesday, September 19, 2012