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Monday, October 1, 2012

Light rail has been so gosh darn dependable lately

Due to a tree limb that fell on the MAX Blue and Red line tracks in Old Town earlier this evening, a portion of the overhead power wire system was damaged and repairs are expected late into the the evening. MAX Blue and Red line service is disrupted and shuttle buses are providing alternative service between SW 3rd & Morrison and the Rose Quarter. Expect delays through the end of service.

SOMETHING POSITIVE

TriMet to pilot GlobeSherpa’s Mobile Ticketing System | TriMet Media

Trimet employees, management is coming after you AGAIN

Audit: TriMet Sliding Into Debt, Liability Growing $1.5M A Week » News » OPB

TriMet to demand up to $7,080 for past health insurance premiums | nwLaborPress

Click Here

DRIVER THREATENS LANE AGAIN


This driver came up to me and started this. He is speaking to his manager TODAY (10/1)

Operator Jeff Asch on dispatch


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Poor pedestrian facilities heading to/from Ruby Jct

NW 11 Mile Ave/SE 199th Ave in Gresham

Even though it's the street between a major TriMet operations facility and the nearby MAX station, one which operators, employees and others walk down daily, it does not have the "world-class" pedestrian facilities that some here seem to think it would have given the rail nature of those places.

(I'm told that the street is like this because sidewalks were not required when Ruby Jct was built; a recent TriMet expansion fronting one portion of the street did include a sidewalk.)

Google Street View and, below, some still images:

Someone loves TriMet.

I too would love TriMet if they gave me a six-figure job, a company vehicle with air conditioning so I didn't have to ride the bus, kick ass benefits like lots of vacation days, an office with a window, and I get to play SimCity all day long and do nothing but plan light rail lines.

Streetcar, Dash 9, PA-1


No money for buses...plenty of money for pickup trucks and SUVs

Brand new Chevrolet Colorado heads up this line of nice TriMet fleet vehicles in a rented TriMet office building.

LARRY HANLEY LIVE ON NOW

Media Center - Amalgamated Transit Union

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
"Trimet needs to be shot in the mouth with a shotgun"

Trimet bus driver thinks he can VERIFY HC cards

Trimet training department FAIL! #TRIMESS (I'm sure this guy is just one hell of a bus driver, right)

Alan Eisenberg editorial


Various Trimet reports/news

Quotes from the Street car advisory meeting
How long till the next streetcar?
Public pensions keep melting down
Viewership last 7 days
Girl falls out of party bus in downtown Portland
Riders find car owners
CUP HOLDER FALLS OFF
DRIVER IS LOST
THAT'S MY BIKE!
Rider sends video complaint to Trimet
The 'color' run?
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Trimet dispatch control-Sept 27

Available for a limited time HERE!

Driver in trouble


Bus driver puts foot in mouth


POINT OF INFORMATION

I'm virtually positive this issue was different than one a person here experienced.  Note the time (1 PM) among the other details.  And according to a later article it was "one of the older streetcars (that) broke down on Saturday".

SUPERVISORY REPORTS


FREAKING HILLARIOUS

This banner has been seen on the Trinet website. Given our managements actions this is absolutely abusrd!


TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DESTROYING PORTLAND'S ALPHABET NEIGHBORHOOD


BRUCE HANSEN-"WE MAY LOSE THE MEDIA BATTLE BUT WE'LL WIN THE LEGAL WAR"

I got the call at 5:42 this evening, and [Rose] left me the message, and then he called me again at like 8:50,” the union president said. “I’ve had this conversation with him before – if it’s something he needs to get out quickly, to text me, and I can break away.”
Hansen said he doesn’t think the union will ultimately pay a price for unfriendly media coverage about its legal dispute with TriMet over past benefits. The transit agency is attempting to retroactively charge its workers and retirees for medical costs their previous insurance plan would have covered.
Hansen says TriMet’s actions are illegal, and workers will win in court.
“When the truth is all said and done, I don’t think it’s going to hurt,” Hansen said of Friday’s story. “They’re going to be found unlawfully implementing their decisions again. … We’re going to be right in the end.”

Full article by Michael Anderson is HERE!

Friday, September 28, 2012

ATU International president Larry Hanley broadcasting this Sunday

Media Center - Amalgamated Transit Union

Trimet Special Report

Transfer Trouble-report by Lane Jensen

THE MEDIA LOVES TRIMET LEAD BY THE UNION BUSTER JOE ROSE!

The media is the hounds, the union employees are the meat, and Mcfarlane (and his henchmen) are the guy with the whip

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

TIME TO PLAY THE TRIBUTE TO NEIL MCDICKHEAD


The joys of operating a lift bus


Alex Hawk at the Trimet board meeting

He was the only interesting speaker at the board meeting.

Capital projects king Blocher is changing his image

He started growing a beard for the more 'distinguished' look

Let's play NAME THAT BUREAUCRAT!

See how many you can name sitting behind Mcfarlane!

MAX emergency call box out of order!

Click here!

SINCE TRIMET WON'T ANSWER ME ON TWITTER

HERE is what a direct access report is


CLASSIC TWEETS


WHY WON'T TRIMET ANSWER ME?

Is this some kind of secret or something?

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE

TRIMET HOLDS GUN TO EMPLOYEES HEAD
I cannot find one example, anywhere, of an employer, public or private, forcing its employees to pay back on health care for benefits already received.

Another first for the leader in ethical misconduct-TRIMET

Clackamas County light-rail vote realigns our political conversation

This transformation has the effect of pushing the visceral yet distant social divisions off the front pages (mailings from a certain candidate for state labor commissioner notwithstanding). Oregon's infrastructure problems and Portland's decision not to pave roads are well-known by now. The priority of Portland's new eastside streetcar, supported in part by slashed TriMet bus routes, has done as much to fuel the Milwaukie light-rail debate as Third Century Solutions' cash. It also rivals in silliness Ohio's proposed 47-mile bridge across Lake Erie in the 1970s. EDITORIAL HERE!

The profit motive has no place in public transit

The profit motive has no place in public transit: By Paul McLennan For many years now, there has been discussion at the state Legislature about privatizing MARTA. In recent weeks, it has intensified. In fact, Mike Jacobs, the chair of the MARTA ...

STREETCAR PASSES HAVE NO SECURITY

Which one is real?


Street Luger Kicked Off the Bus

YouTube

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I Like this dispatcher

When he first came on the air I thought he was never gonna make it. This guy really shows a human side somehow

@MayorSamAdams leads the way

Keep Portland Weird

Trimet dispatch control Sept 26

Available HERE for a limited time.

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

What??


THE CASE OF DR JEFF GUARDALABENE

Long time writer, enthusiast, blogger, tweeter,  performer and professional transit rider Dr Jeff was cited for not having his bus pass with him today. This is the first time he has forgotten his pass since he has been riding Trimet. Unfortunately this was the day he ran into a fare inspector, who decided to give him a citation.

Caveat transfer

The all-day transfer that you buy on a bus is now literally “all day” – which on the new transfers is 2:30am. But take another look at the bottom bullet:


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.
And here’s the catch. There are over a thousand bus operators at TriMet right now. Trying to get all of them to do something the same way is akin to herding cats

READ THE WHOLE EDITORIAL BY MAX FAQ's HERE!

TRIMET WORKER (police?)ATTACKED BY SYRINGE!

WCSO adv Trimet unit just got stuck with a needle on a suspect, requesting medical

Best Bumper Sticker

While shopping at Uwajimaya in Beaverton today,I spotted this gem.

Next Full Time Work Sign-up


TRIMET LOVES UPDATING ITS RIDERS


Auditor speaks on Trimet's questionable accounting practices


TRIMET HENCHMAN RANDY STEADMAN

Another look at the arbitrators ruling

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: Trimet final offer "illegal"

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

Mcfarlane hands his crony $150k

This is definitely coming out of the general fund. It's a 'study' which means some guy working at CH2MHill  for probably 30k a year puts about 2 weeks worth of work into producing a nice paper using his computer to conduct most of the research. Funny how they always are able to come up with money for the stuff they want. Nice little piece of change for Mcfarlanes crony from the city club


Interesting interview with mayoral candidates Smith and Hales on transportation

BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » The mayoral candidates weigh in on transportation funding

EVEN DR JEFF GETS HANDED THE TRIMET TREATMENT!

This is heresy! Heads should roll over this!

There is no possibility of me winning against Mcfarlane

"Plaintiffs claim is literally 2 sentences"
All you have to do is read this document from Trimet legal to see that I have no chance to win this suit against Mcfarlane. I never actually thought I would to be honest. I think I have a good case but without me plowing in thousands of my own dollars and getting a decent attorney its not going anywhere. If I had been smarter I would have realized that my small claim should not have exceeded $700 then I would have been able to drag Mcfarlane into small claims. Alas, hindsight is always 20/20 and I've already spent $200 on this I have no intention of spending any more. We have a union that hopefully is handling this for us. (See the last document) So far we seem to be on the losing side, even though some of the court rulings favor employees. I will go to this hearing, and I will ask for union assistance, but that is as far as I am willing to go with this.

WHY IS TRINET BLANK?

You'd think that with Mcfarlanes upcoming attempt to collect on past health insurance there would be some mention of it on Trinet? Not a thing there. The question is--WHY?


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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

TRIMET GOOD GUYS

Notice the ATU red solidarity  bracelet on his left hand.

Trimet blog here

Mcfarlane turns to economic terrorism-where is the press?

I follow bus news from around the world and TRIMET has achieved another first to my knowledge.
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.

Trimet Turbo Tuesday

Another PTL production!

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!