Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Sunday, September 23, 2012

PUKE PLATFORM

SPACE REQUIRED TO TRANSPORT 60 PEOPLE


TRIMET PROPAGANDA MACHINE IN HIGH GEAR LATELY

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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

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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