Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

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.