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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Goodnight Bubble-head

You have to admit, the bubble-head is a pretty creative writer.
Take this passage for instance:

Since 2009, I've shown proof that Margulies appears to be someone who was left alone in his crib for far too many years as he just can't seem to get enough attention!

That's a good line, better than "I'm just a lonely guy in a room"

TriMet – Transit Mall Mania

Portland Transit Lane

Big Bird

I will gladly pay the citation for this young lady who has been accosted by YOUR fare inspector. Not cool---

CAT ABANDONED ON MAX

(Human beings are so wonderful)

CASE DROPPED

from: AP margulies marguliesa@gmail.com
to: goodricj@trimet.org
date: Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM
subject: case 1209-11320
mailed-by: gmail.com

Dear Jennifer,
Please consider this email my official notification to you that I am no longer interested in pursuing my case against Neil Mcfarlane. Tell Neil to stop taking out his frustrations with the union on his employees and retirees. ITS NOT OUR FAULT!
Please file appropriate paperwork to dismiss the case.
Thanks
Al Margulies

DK AT GATEWAY


BIG SHOTS GETTING READY TO MOVE TO LUXURY DIGS

Due to construction schedules, staff moves that we thought might happen in February are now slated for January—exact dates TBA. By February 1, the top three floors of Center St need to be vacant, so the transformation into Operations Headquarters can begin. Some Center employees will move permanently downtown, to the new leased space at Harrison Square, while others will temporarily relocate to Holladay St—into space made available by some Holladay employees permanently relocating to Harrison. The 400+ employees who are actually moving should continue to Prepare-PURGE-Pack, and watch for additional instructions. The rest of the workforce should keep in mind that many people you’re used to finding at Center St will be in new locations as of January. For example, HR Benefits is relocating permanently to Harrison Square. For a timeline and much more, visit the PMLR/Moving Together page: r. To share your ideas about how to name the new conference rooms at both buildings, take a short survey.
To find the link, type “new conference rooms” in the Search box on TriNET.

How's ridership?

As all of you know, this agency just implemented one of the largest fare changes in our history as we closed a $12 million budget shortfall.(this was never proved and many people debated the truth of this) We did our best to estimate revenues and ridership with this fare change. While we have some very smart analysts here at TriMet that provided us with the figures – there is just no way to predict human behavior. So we moved forward with our best educated projections. I’m encouraged to report that our overall weekly ridership for September was only down slightly -- 1.6%.
  • Weekly Bus ridership was up 2.9% and is similar growth to what we have seen on the bus side for about a year now.
  • Weekly MAX ridership was down 7.9% and we attribute most of this ridership loss due to the Free Rail Zone going away. There is still some ridership loss on MAX compared to last year due to increased fare enforcement, but most of the MAX ridership decline is in the Free Rail Zone.(ya right and MAX has become VERY unreliable)
  • A bright shining star

    is WES where ridership continues to grow – up in September by 10.4% over the previous year.  That’s 1,800 per day – a new record!(pathetic and LOOK AT THE OVERHEAD THOSE 1800 RIDERS GET!)
As far as the ridership losses – we will continue to monitor as this is just one month’s worth of ridership.
I should also note that the revenue we saw in September is lining up at or near our projections. I want to stress that is still very early with just one month of results in. There were a number of factors in play – people stocking up on tickets, exchanging in their old tickets and so forth. We’ll have a better idea of where our projections truly are after a full quarter’s worth of results.
(article by Neil Mcfarlane aka Mcfuher)

TRIMET OFFICIALS ARE SUCH LIARS

So these freaking management liars have the nerve to tell operators that audio recording audio is 'illegal'. (which they know themselves is untrue)
But what I just found out is that TRIMET RECORDS 100 HOURS OF 'SECRET' AUDIO themselves on each 3000 series bus.
Can you believe the audacity of these people. Telling operators its illegal for others to do it but not divulging that they themselves are doing it?
I already knew that the Trimet management has very little ethics and lying is just part of their jobs  but telling everyone its illegal but to find out they do it themselves.
Trimet adds a new level of hypocrisy to their style of management

TRIMET DRIVER TRIES TO KICK OPAL MEMBERS OFF BUS


ALEX HAWK IS TIRED OF RUDE TRIMET DRIVER HONKING AT HIS DAD



TriMet – Ellen Fox, Remove My Picture From Your Blog

Portland Transit Lane
She is clearly in violation of HR policies and her blackballing Trimet customers is as unethical as anything I have ever seen. Another example of a TRIMET operator out of control who thinks the public works for them not visa versa. Will Trimet do anything about it? Well things are the way they are at TRIMET due to its management. They don't have any ethics either because they are not accountable to anyone.
That's HOW THEY ROLL

CLASSIC TWEETS

Video of redline MAX tonight, courtesy of
(Click on the video) 

DAVID SALE GETS HIS WISH!

AND TRIMET OPERATORS ARE NOW FORCED TO DEAL WITH THE NEW WORLD!
All new buses purchased by Trimet will have camera's pointed at operators!
That's right folks, from now on there will be camera's pointing directly at operators! And someone has left a comment on a post that there is audio too, which I have not been able to verify. Wouldn't that be hilarious, after Trimet posted that bullshit about audio recording being 'illegal'. (and they knew they were full of shit when they posted that too)
So y'all can stop worrying about Lane Jensen catching you in the act, BIG BROTHER NOW HAS HIS EYE ON YOU, FOR YOUR ENTIRE SHIFT!
DAVID SALE FOUGHT HARD TO GET CAMERA'S ON OPERATORS!

I GOTTA GIVE TRIMET CREDIT FOR ONE THING

They have never deleted a comment I have made to there silly little facebook posts that are connected to the pukingly feel good blog "HOW WE ROLL".

Now those MLR people are a different story. I don't pick on them much because its not really their fault they got big fat contracts paying huge sums of our tax dollars to build a silly 1.5 billion dollar light rail line to a tiny town of 21,000 people.  They routinely delete my comments on their YouTube channel.

Россия НОМЕР Два

Hungary and Malaysia this week!
Views last 7 days

Friday, October 19, 2012

GOODNIGHT YOU BEAUTIFUL BUBBLE HEAD YOU!

According to this bubble head, I have an army of brainwashed followers who do my every bidding. My powers of mind control are vast and without parallel!

TriMet – The Bus Jump

Portland Transit Lane

Does Trimet management have any clue as to how its system runs?

Click on this link and look at their PDF, what's wrong with it?

Bus 57 DOES NOT service Farmington/Murray
City of Beaverton: SW Farmington Rd. & SW Murray Blvd.

This comes from another one of their 'master plans' TriMet: Pedestrian Network Analysis Project

Trimet humiliates itself

The complete mess they have at their transit system but they always make stupid little posts about silly things like THIS!
 Bianca Salerno made the first comment!

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
The TriMet Max works great. As long as the tracks don't get wet...or cold...or hot. Good thing that's never an issue here.

MAD COW BACKTRACKS A LITTLE ON HER POST

EllenOctober 19, 2012 1:26 PM
I decided to remove Lane's comment after viewing his site from the link he provided. He continues to display 'anti Operator' images and postings. Not interested! However, he has apologized for his previous actions against Operators at Gresham T.C ., and according to him, he's resolved his problems with ATU, except he refuses to take down the videos and images that started the whole thing. Nevertheless, it's not necessary to contact Dispatch when you see him unless he does something you feel is offensive or objectionable to the safe operations of your Bus.

MAX RIDERS STRANDED AGAIN BY TRIMESS


KINGSTON TRIO ON THE UNFAIRNESS OF MASS TRANSIT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3VMSGrY-IlU#!

Trimet should be using this headsign for bus bridges

From Max Faq's

Trimet using humor

Expect some service impacts from zombies, ghosts and superheroes on Sunday, Oct. 21 | TriMet Media

Seattle Metro driver boots kid with smelly diaper


Portland, Oregon-Trimet posts bigoted posters

Daily Kos

Lane Jensen as a Trimet bus driver

Why would anybody be afraid of him?

TriMet Breaking – Near Miss

Portland Transit Lane

OPAL Meeting coming up this Tuesday, October 23rd!

Will We See You On Tuesday?

A LEGAL EXPERT ON OREGON LAW HAS GIVEN ME MORE INFO ABOUT TAPING ON A PUBLIC BUS

TRIMET IS FULL  OF SHIT, AS USUAL

Do you think Trimet bus drivers will ever get a clue?

Bus drivers are punching the “unpaid button” on their fare boxes more often, partly to avoid taking a punch themselves.
The union representing bus drivers estimates drivers hit the button on the fare console 2.5 million times last year as cheats boarded Coast Mountain buses — with the majority boarding in Vancouver, where there’s the largest transit-using population. Neighbouring suburbs recorded between 200,000 and 400,000 fare cheats in 2011.

Is it legal or illegal to audio/video on a public bus

Attorney answers (2) As usual Trimet is blowing smoke

INDIA SUPREME COURT RULES FOR THE BUS VS CAR!

Court Hails Bus, Says Yes to BRT - India Real Time - WSJ

TRIMET BUS DRIVERS CONTINUE THEIR REIGN OF TERROR ON THE PUBLIC

With this latest (geez there are just so many of these types of incidents) example of the total and complete arrogance of some of the TRIMET BUS DRIVERS employed in that disgrace of an agency Trimet it just becomes clearer and clearer that MANY OF TRIMET EMPLOYEES FEEL THEY ARE ENTITLED!

ELLEN FOX SETS NEW PRECEDENT

In all my years of blogging I have never EVER seen a bus driver BLACK BALL a Trimet customer.
In Ellen's latest post she actually posted two pictures of TRIMET CUSTOMERS without their permission at the same time BLACK BALLING THEM.

IT'S UNHEARD OF AND TRIMET ADMINISTRATORS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION AGAINST THE ROUGE OPERATOR  ELLEN FOX.

Regular Trimet user Lane Jensen blackballed by a Trimet operator

Regular Trimet user Jason Mchuff blackballed by a Trimet bus driver


Ironic isnt it?

My gal said that to me yesterday. "you left Trimet but you didn't really leave Trimet"
And she was exactly right, I never left Trimet, I just stopped driving their buses and put myself away from their brutal managmenet.
I mentioned it before, I feel like I did when I was a young child and my parents were away.
I CAN DO WHAT I WANT NOW, AND CAN'T GET SCOLDED FOR IT, like I used to while I worked there.

But as far as me separating from "Trimet", it never happened.
I got rid of the shitty part of Trimet, (working there) but am still actively involved with Trimet and Trimet people. Ellen Fox really brought that home to me,

NOTICE TO ATU 757

UNION MEMBER ELLEN FOX HAS FINALLY BROKE THE CAMELS BACK!

DO NOT ASK ME TO REMOVE ANY POST THAT I AUTHOR TO THIS BLOG AGAIN.
I HAVE COOPERATED ON EACH REQUEST TO REMOVE POSTS THAT THE UNION FOUND PROBLEMATIC.

I WILL NO LONGER COOPERATE WITH OUR UNION ON THIS MATTER.

I WILL EXPRESS MY OPINIONS UNDER THE FREEDOMS GIVEN TO ME BY  THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

TOMORROW I WILL CONTACT TRIMET AND REMOVE MY DUES PAYING MEMBERSHIP FROM ATU 757.

JOHN CHARLES PUT IT THE BEST, ATU AND TRIMET ARE IN THIS JOINT SUICIDE PACT  AND WILL PULL EVERYBODY DOWN WITH THEM.

I will no longer support an organization that supports people like Ellen Fox and the disaster she has wrought against other union members, including myself, Chris Day, and Tom Horton and many others in the past.

And I finally figured it out, the problem isn't Trimet, the problem is TRIMET AND THE UNION, they both need to go

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lane Jensen files request for public records at Trimet

TriMet – Request for Video from Leonard’s Bus | Portland Transit Lane

Bubble head Ellen Fox

Guess who's blogging about me again-THAT'S RIGHT, ELLEN FOX

'MAD COW' ELLEN FOX
Ellen Fox is at me again, so again I remind the public of our history together
This woman is so full of herself its laughable. She thinks all I care about are the number of people reading my blog? I couldn't care less how many people view my blog, I make nothing from it. Its a hobby, I get no profit from it. She doesn't like Lane Jensen now and blames me for his actions. Insane, I never gave Lane any instructions on anything. But in that little mind of hers AL IS ALL POWERFUL AND CONTROLS PEOPLE THROUGH HYPNOSIS OR SOMETHING. Go ahead sue, just like she did. She got nothing for all her efforts. Sorry to inform you operators you are a public servants doing your job in public. That's the way it is. Trimet films everything without your permission and every operator in Lane's movies were told he was filming. Nothing secret about Lane at all. It's all very silly and something that Ellen just loves to get involved with. It's her M.O. Well Ellen you might just get to meet Lane in person, let's see how you handle yourself because remember, you are a public servant. You don't decide who rides your bus.

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
Once again ruins a family evening & dinner. Seems to happen at least weekly. Consistently inconsistent & disappointing.

Portland Streetcar, SUV collide in downtown; driver injured, traffic jammed

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/10/portland_streetcar_suv_collide.html

Bambi alert

http://portlandtransitlane.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/trimet-bambi-alert/

If you want to get involved now is the time

Dear Activists-

It should come as no surprise that in the countdown to the election there are plenty of events and opportunities to volunteer upcoming.  Next Tuesday, October 23d, we are encouraging you to bring your friends and family down to the Oregon AFL CIO (3645 SE 32nd) starting at 5:30 pm for a phone bank encouraging people to elect Transit and Labor Friendly candidates. The AFL CIO will be providing dinner and shirts.  If that particular evening does not work for you, please contact Mike Pucik at 503-730-6585 for other dates and locations.

About the uppercut bus driver

RTA bus driver violently punches woman and highlights a greatly changed culture: Phillip Morris | cleveland.com

(it was another fare dispute, what a waste of time)

Trimet bus driver gets punched in the eye-audio of the call


WELL WELL WELL-recording on the bus

I know for  a fact that many transit districts record audio and video. I know for a fact that Lane Jensen has embarrassed drivers and Trimet (even though they aware that he was recording) causing Trimet to quote a law that was intended to protect 'private conversations', not conversations on a public bus. But now We have an actual transit district employing its whole fleet with audio recording. Complete opposite from Trimet secrecy goals.

But there are some people that are not happy about it. Still have never seen any court case involving this issue but there is a discussion now about the policy of recording audio at Baltimore MTA. Lets see if this goes to court and get some precedents to study. Of course this case involved institutional spying, not some guy with a video camera

Wells said audio recording was approved by the state attorney general’s office. A spokesman there confirmed that transit officials have been advised that audio recording doesn’t violate the state wiretapping law.

MTA recording bus conversations to help investigators but some call it privacy violation - The Washington Post



MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble - Baltimore Sun

REMEMBER, ALL PEOPLE HAVE TO DO IS INFORM OTHERS  YOU ARE RECORDING, THEY CANNOT, REPEAT, CANNOT TELL YOU TO SHUT IT OFF, ALL THEY CAN DO IS SHUT UP.

FED'S NOW HAVE AUTHORITY OVER TRIMET

Which opens up a whole new can of worms to Trimet managers. See a problem that the Trimet management ignores, well NOW YOU CAN TAKE YOUR COMPLAINT DIRECTLY TO THE FEDS!

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21, which went into effect Oct. 1, gave the Federal Transit Administration this new authority to oversee transit systems and to set national policy for transit safety. These transit systems have not been regulated by the federal government since 1964. 

 So now you can take any safety related complaint to the FTA


New federal oversight of subways, buses replaces state 'patchwork' - FederalNewsRadio.com

Violence on the Bus

What is going on with this rise on violence against Trimet drivers lately? Another bus driver was attacked (punched in the head) for telling a passenger his fare had expired!
I take the bus to and from work EVERY week day and I would be outraged if I saw any of my drivers being harassed, let alone physically assaulted. Knock it off, psychos! The drivers have a challenging enough job driving for hours, taking on the responsibility of their passengers safety and time schedules, negotiating the roads with ballsy cyclists and impatient drivers.
Violence on the Bus | I, Anonymous

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Interview with the expose's husband


TRIMET-WE WILL RUIN YOUR COMMUTE EVEN IF YOU DON'T RIDE US

Interstate 405 ramp to be closed by TriMet light-rail construction Thursday, Friday | OregonLive.com

TRIMET HOLDS IT CUSTOMERS ACCOUNTABLE YET TRIMET HAS NO ACCOUNTABILITY TO ITS CUSTOMERS

Only a corporate monopoly with no accountability (piece of shit Kitzhaber) could manage to survive with a such a poorly run service as Trimet has today.

Three Days on TriMet

Graffiti on a TriMet 1700/1800 series bus

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

Portland bus driver takes break from seeing unsolicited genitals to show unsolicited genitals | Stories | Portland Pulp

Click here!

TRIMET ADVENTURES OF 'LYSE'

As reported via twitter: read from bottom to top  for correct sequence of event

Woman is assaulted on FRIDAY and waits till SUNDAY to report it?

TriMet driver on paid leave after woman says he exposed himself | News | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon

Is this job worth $25 an hour with shitty benefits?

bus driver punched in the eye over fare dispute 
(some of these drivers just dont get it)

UNION DYSFUNCTION

One of the worst things I hate about our union is that members have to present to vote on issues, like this contesting of Bruce Hansen's election by the sorest  loser on earth, Ron Heintzman, who has not lost an election that he didn't contest.

These issues should be decided by all members via ballots sent via postal service, or if they ever get advanced enough on a secure web site where members can cast there ballots. Right now whichever candidate can produce the most cronies decide issues like the contesting of the Bruce Hansen election.

The other thing I hate about our union is that all the executive board meetings are SECRET. We get no information about any of them.

It's getting harder and harder to support our union.

Everybody that went out of their way to vote for Bruce or Ron were disappointed however, the motion was tabled and nobody voted for anything.

Trimet is bringing a new meaning to the word FAIL


(Update)No MAX trains crossing Steel Bridge due to mechanical issue with a train. Shuttle buses taking riders across the river.

TRIMET-WHERE YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT THINGS TO GO WRONG


UNION MEMBERS AND OPAL TOGETHER?

WOW!
That's a big step forward, maybe there is hope for our union after all.

This Saturday (October 20th)at 10:30 am OPAL and ATU 757 are joining together to canvass the Portland area in support of transit riders. We will be meeting at the OPAL office at 10:30 am, located at 2407 SE 49th Avenue, Portland for a brief orientation and refreshments. Canvassing will begin at noon.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Hector at OPALPDX.ORG or 503-928-4354 OR contact the union office.

Thank you,

Mary


Mary Longoria
Financial Secretary Treasurer

Even when transit have their own right of way they still get screwed up

WES trains resume after semi gets stuck under bridge - KPTV - FOX 12

They are 'investigating'

TriMet bus driver accused of exposing himself to passenger | kgw.com Portland
The usual Trimet evasive answer to everything that might make them look bad.
Was there a camera or not?
It took the woman how long before she reported it?
This investigation could be wrapped up in one day but this is TRIMESS isn't it?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Another winning Trimet employee

Trimet driver on leave after lewd conduct allegation - KPTV - FOX 12

Trimet supervisor jay walking

Twitpic - Share photos and videos on Twitter

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

Another 3000 bus breaks down

Click here!

Confusion on thebus 19

Portland Transit lane

Michael Anderson teams up with Joe Rose

Hard Drive live chat/death match with Michael Andersen of PortlandAfoot, noon, Oct. 16 | OregonLive.com

Controversial ads on the sides of buses and trains

TRIMET

Bus driver on stabbing suspect: 'suddenly he was just this maniac' |

LEONARD JAMES

TriMet rethinks weight limit policy on LIFT buses | kgw.com Portland

HERE

AND ANOTHER RAIL FAIL

TriMet running shuttle buses while temporarily suspending WES commuter trains between Wilsonville and Tualatin | OregonLive.com

Monday, October 15, 2012

Excellence in bus stop design, part II

https://twitter.com/sp_redelectric/status/257849041965178880/photo/1
Photo taken this morning at about 7:20 AM, corner of S.W. 6th Avenue and Mill Street.  Train 9467 stopped with its rear door lined up with the crosswalk, and the rear of the bus within the intersection - because TriMet insists that too many routes use the 6th & Market stop while only two routes stop previous to Mill (routes 8 and 9) and the stop itself was not in use by any bus.

Excellence in bus stop design

Funny text message exchange between me and another blogger

FYI - railvolution is going on in LA this week...

CORPORATE EVIL VS UNION EVIL

One if the more pernicious hoaxes that have been perpetuated on people  about me since I have become semi 'famous' (in an underground way) is that I have been a spy for the conservative moment. "I feed the conservative agenda and am hastening the downfall of unionism"

The accusation is hilarious and was first leveled at me by someone who really has some serious issues themselves, but the false charge has stuck on me.

Recently I had another dispute with union members, this one over Lane Jensen's RIGHTS AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.

Excellent coverage of dispute at ATU 757

Heintzman wants as many votes as possible to come from his core supporters: retirees and workers in units outside Portland. Hansen wants the opposite.
“He has had one of his cronies challenge the election,” Hansen wrote Sunday night, a sneering reference to Heintzman’s network of loyalists.
“For these times, you need tough leaders,” Heintzman said in a phone interview, an equally sneering dismissal of the less-educated Hansen. “While people have good intentions, you know, you would not want a custodian doing brain surgery.”
FULL STORY IS HERE!

Longer version of the now famous uppercut bus driver

Could you imagine some silly place like TRIMET actually trying to prosecute any of the people filming this now famous incident because they recorded somebody having 'private' conversation. That is TRIMET's latest attempt to stop free flow of information from its 'top secret' Transit district. Good luck Trimet with that.

Can you imagine what would have been the result of an incident like this in the geeks paradise known as Portlandia. The place where a hit TV show mocks the citizens of Portland? The epicenter of 'over the top' political correctness.
I can just envision KATU and Joe Rose going to town if something like this had occurred here in geek city. WOW, what a thought, a bus driver going that crazy and being human!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Portland A-Foot

Good background on RON HEINTZMAN

TRIMET Supervisory reports


Light rail hot spot for suicides around the world

In New Delhi, celebrated rail transit system sees rise in suicides - The Washington Post

Riding Portland Mess Transit

Which really isn't much of a mess when you stay in downtown Portland

TriMet – Humor at Rose Quarter

Portland Transit Lane

Portland Streetcars

TriMet vehicle 2644 on Friday October 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM turning left from S.W. 5th Avenue onto Harrison Street.

Seen today on NE Broadway at Grand

probably still needs to be reprogrammed; either that or she had the old destination sign code

TriMet buses in Vancouver?

Seen today on my Transit Mapper app; TriMet's own internal mapper did not show this and I boarded 404 a little bit later near Downtown Portland, so #3, 5 and 6 were in error

NEW ATU/TRIMET BLOG

ATU 757 Member Watch | A blog for all members of ATU 757, regardless of property size, location and employer.

Here is a list of articles by author:

"I'm gonna shoot driver's and I'm gonna start with you"


Alex Hawk as a TRIMET bus driver


Ever wonder how much the current jobs at TRIMET pay?

TriMet: Job Descriptions (partial list)

This woman 'unfriended' me on twitter

Because she said I was too negative in her opinion. Of course I gave her the same answer I always give people that don't like my content or opinions  DON'T READ IT. If I was the only person reading my blog it would still exist, because I like it, who cares what other people think.

Legal fund set up for bus driver that uppercut the baiting female

http://www.indiegogo.com/punch

RON HIENTZMAN INELIGIBLE FOR UNION OFFICE

Let union dues lapse
It turns out that Mr Heintzmans union dues had lapsed which disqualifies him from running for union office:"

TRIMET TAKING A HARD LINE ON TAPING OF EMPLOYEES IN PUBLIC

I'm not completely convinced they are on legal footing with the following statement that appears on their internal website. We've seen thousands and thousands of conversations taped on public transit all across the country and not one case based upon Trimet's 'recording of conversations' new policy.

11 DAYS HAVE PAST SINCE THE STABBING OF LEONARD JAMES

And on October 9th esteemed writer/bus driver Dan Christensen asked the following questions:

So now the question is this: “What will Trimet Management do?”

Will they apply the same solution process they used on previous safety issues? Or do safety issues that relate to the well-being of drivers have some other criteria? Will we see changes? Real changes? A new dedication to driver saftey?

Tri-met Flubs Their Budget in Their Favor: How we have to foot the bill for their mistake

http://www.therearguard.org/tri-met-flubs-their-budget-in-their-favor-how-we-have-to-foot-the-bill-for-their-mistake/

TRIMET LOVE vs TRIMET HATE

HATE IS HERE
LOVE IS HERE

CLASSIC TWEETS

while the drivers may be nice, the trimet bus system seems to be less reliable than muni. what a feat!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Haven't listened to the judge in the case of Me vs Mcfarlane

Click here!

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
bus stop 7 minutes early. 50 min and 4 unresponsive cabs later, my bus to Seattle left w/out me. Goodbye $20, weekend plans.

Breaking – Trimet – 2 Lives saved today

Portland Transit Lane

This guy looks familiar


Breaking – Trimet – Hit & Run Bus

Portland Transit Lane

And another bus driver gets attacked

Broward bus driver gets punched out

TriMet's Vera Katz honor

On the Portland Mall across from City Hall

Three MAX trains at Rose Quarter at once

Taken ‎Tuesday, ‎September ‎04, ‎2012, ‏‎5:42:44 PM

2012 Portland Streetcar Mobile Music Fest

Trimet-come on, get with the program

Many cities are plagued by bus bunching at peak hours: one bus stops frequently to pick up and drop off passengers, slowing its progress. The bus behind it, finding stops cleared, goes increasingly fast, until the two meet.
It’s not unusual for three or four buses to collect this way, frustrating riders who have to wait increasingly long intervals for a bunch of buses to arrive all at once.
The traditional solution—for the second or third bus to pull over and idle at the curb for several minutes—frustrates riders even more.
Emerging technology may offer a better solution.
Busting Bus Bunching With Traffic Signals - Forbes

Shouldn't white shirts know better?

‎September ‎06, ‎2012 fare mission at Old Town/Chinatown MAX station

The HO-scale Streetcar and MAX cars

As seen on the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club layout at the streetcar loop opening

The 6 versions of Thursday's Line 48 detour

Sent at 8:40 AM (does not say which Elam Young Pkwy intersection; the street follows a "U" path and intersects Cornell twice):
Line 48 Westbound: regular route to Cornell and Elam Young prky, left Elam Youn parkway, right 53rd, right Baseline, to 10th & regular route reverse Eastbound until further notice.

Sent at 8:50 AM (detour shortened):
UPDATE Line 48 Westbound: regular route to Cornell and Elam Young prky, left Elam Youn parkway, right 53rd, right Baseline, right 28th into 25th, left Cornell & Regular route reverse Eastbound until further notice.

Rewritten for the pubic at 9:20 AM (but based on the old detour):
Due to accident, no service to stops between NE Cornell at Elam Young and SE Baseline St at 10th.

Rewritten for the public at 10:05 AM (corrected 45 minutes later):
Due to accident, no service to stops on Cornell between Elam Young and 25th.

Sent at 10:15 AM (now indicates which Elam Young intersection, but says to turn right onto 53rd which is impossible from that direction):
UPDATE Line 48 Westbound: regular route to Cornell and Elam Young prky east, left Elam Youn parkway east, right 53rd, right Baseline, right 28th into 25th, left Cornell & Regular route reverse Eastbound until further notice.

Sent at 10:20 AM (corrected):
UPDATE Line 48 Westbound: regular route to Cornell and Elam Young prky east, left Elam Youn parkway east, left 53rd, right Baseline, right 28th into 25th, left Cornell & Regular route reverse Eastbound until further notice.

BUS DRIVER PUNCHES OUT FEMALE RIDER


Remember these Lemons that Trimet purchased?

Dave Stubblefield pictures

This past week has spawned a new word into the Trimet vocabulary

TRIMETAGEDDON

Friday, October 12, 2012

I made this tweet today- and I believe it


After a monumental week of failure-TRIMET PRESENTS

A little musical production for your viewing pleasure

BUS DRIVER MAKES COMPLAINT AGAINST MAX DRIVER


LET'S WATCH THE REASON THE TRIMET 17 BUS ROUTE IS SO CONFUSED

And the reason why Portland traffic has turned into a nightmare

TriMet Breaking – Max is 1 Hour LATE!

HERE!

CLASSIC TWEETS

(I wonder how many citations have been issued for expired tickets that WERE NOT the fault of the riders?)

DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE 17 RE-REROUTE?


TriMet Breaking - 3000 bus breaks down!

http://t.co/8X3WJOd7

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

(day after day of disasters)
TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
This day is turning out to be fucked by TriMet Friday oh yeah jut like last Friday.   

Mary Festch on stopping the bus in mid route

A: TriMet says this isn't a simple "yes" or "no" question.

Interesting dispatch call and conversation with driver


Margulies vs Mcfarlane


THE HEARING BEFORE JUDGE HODSEN


Judge Hodson allowed me to audio record the hearing, he would not allow video taping of it however. The Trimet lawyer asked me not to take her picture and as I always have, honored her request so you won't see her picture anywhere. I thought the judge was great BTW.

Me vs Mcfarlane-round 1

Before and after the hearing!

Waiting for judge to enter

Court hearing went as well as possible!

Was very happy with today's outcome!