Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

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