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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

STEVE FUNG-DECEMBER 2011

This man brought style and class to the profession of bus driving

Man tells C-Tran officer to give him gun for suicide

Story Here!

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Trimet fare inspectors make me want to sob LEAVE ME ALONE

A SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE-STEVE FUNG POSTER IN BUS


GUN GETS PULLED ON TRIMET BUS CAUSING STAMPEDE


Something about Trimet is just so uh....LOVEABLE!

Seen and Heard: A runner costumed as MAX, “cryptic poems,” and Greekfest-goers « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

Interesting analysis of the uppercut bus driver incident

Bus driver gives tiger uppercut to attacking female - YouTube

Still waiting for more info on the trimet flasher

TriMet driver on paid leave after woman says he exposed himself | News | Southeast Portland News

HOW I VOTED

I voted green/progressive party on every race possible or didn't vote. I personally can no longer support the phony two party system which gives us the false sense of choice. Both parties are controlled by the same people although they pander to different classes of citizens. On the initiatives I basically voted using blogger Jack Bogdanski's recommendations since he seems to most educated on local issues and he is not controlled by any corporate entity. The one exception was Marajuana, which I voted yes and he recommended no. I did write in his candidate for mayor.

TRIMET SUPERVISORS CHASING LANE JENSON AROUND

The supervisor pictured is not the supervisor on the radio-picture from "How We Roll" blog

Major Transit bus disaster in LA

The Latest : UPDATE: LA County Metro bus crashes head-on into a car in Hollywood, at least one hurt | 89.3 KPCC

If you wanna work for the two party system here's your chance

REMINDER: THIS IS TONIGHT. We would love to see you there!

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.

Arrgh!

http://t.co/0IX9u6EY

TRANSIT IN AMERICA IS IN TATTERS

But the propagandists are hard at work spinning how wonderful streetcars are

TRIMET LIFT DRIVERS BEING WORKED TO DEATH


TRIMET SPENDS 1.4 BILLION AND RIDERSHIP STAYS THE SAME

But think of all the cronies who got to stuff their wallets full of $$$$$$$$$$!

Public transportation doesn't seem to be driving low-car life on the middle east side and North Portland – bikes are. Transit use is up across the region. But between 12th Avenue and I-205, it's been stalled at 6 percent for 17 years. Since TriMet has spent several hundred million dollars to build the Yellow, Red and Green MAX lines and a network of frequent service bus lines, this is pretty surprising.

BikePortland.org » Blog Archive » Metro travel survey shows major shifts in how we get around

No worries-no one wants to sit there


DREAMLAND AT TRIMET CONTINUES UNABATED

The service they are providing is unreliable and embarrassing. But rather than trying to improve the services already existing the  imbeciles pulling six figure tax funded salaries and in control of our government continue thinking about expansion.

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - Cities, planners narrow focus on SW Corridor transit options

DON'T FORGET ITS PORK PIE TIME TOMORROW

BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS MEETING ANNOUNCED

TriMet Fare Evaders, Watch Out!

Portland Transit Lane

I HAVE OBTAINED A LEGAL OPINION OF LANE'S WEARING A TRIMET UNIFORM

FACTS: Uniform was given to him, he wears it while filming buses/trains because he likes it 

 LEGAL OPINION

Thank you. The facts that you described do not violate any local, state, or federal laws. It would be similar to a person walking around wearing a costume.



MORE ABOUT BRICKER VS TRIMET

CIVIL RIGHT ABUSES DURING TRIMET'S NAZI FARE INSPECTION MISSIONS
(I am totally against Trimet's Nazi style fare inspections and excessive fines for not paying a $2.50 fare)

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW CASE

TRIMET GETS SUED

Plaintiff: Jennie L. Bricker
Defendant: Tri-Met
Case Number: 3:2012cv01868
Filed: October 17, 2012
Court: Oregon District Court
Office: Portland (3) Office
Presiding Judge: Dennis J. Hubel
Nature of Suit: Civil Rights - Other Civil Rights
Cause: 28:1331 Federal Question: Other Civil Rights
Jury Demanded By: Defendant
Bricker v. Tri-Met :: Justia Dockets & Filings

Monday, October 22, 2012

MAX OPERATOR IS ON HER LAST NERVE

They won't let the poor MAX driver go home, she's like a prisoner. The REAL Trimet.

Solidarity in Britain

Britain’s Unions Bring London to a Standstill « naked capitalism

Vienna's Naked Subway Woman Adds To Rich History of Nude Commuting

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/10/viennas-naked-subway-woman-adds-rich-history-nude-commuting/3655/

WOW, ACTUAL SOLIDARITY AT A TRANSIT UNION

While Mcfarlane has stripped away our medical care and imposed unreasonable demands most operators are happily performing their jobs. But up in Vancouver, they actually stopped working overtime and that has had an effect on the system. Can't even get Trimet operators to stop working RDO's. They don't care. Union? What union?

Complaints from Greater Victoria bus riders were up Monday, largely because of cancelled trips during the first day of an overtime ban imposed by bus drivers.
Passengers felt the impact of the region’s transit strife as nearly 40 trips were cancelled on 10 routes.
General inquiry and complaint calls concerning the service average about 300 a day, but there were 500 on Monday. 
The bus drivers have stopped working overtime shifts because of a breakdown in contract negotiations between the union and B.C. Transit last week.

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I love getting on the green line to go home for the day only to have it magically become a yellow line after four stops. Thanks, !

Sounds like Lane to me


Can Lane Jensen wear a Trimet uniform in public

Google picture search
As far as the inspectors are concerned all their conduct is based on the TRIMET CODE which defines what they can enforce in the way of exclusions etc. I just read through it and is says nothing about wearing uniforms for non employees. As far as I know as long as he doesn't attempt to impersonate a Trimet employee or possess a fake badge he is clear of any legal violations.

STEVE FUNG SPEAKING AT THE BOARD IN 20120


Trimet system


Perspective

A Perspective from Portland, Oregon: Lake Oswego cops on Red Line: Last week, about 11:30 A.M., I was on the Red line going to the Airport and two Lake Oswego cops came on board to check fares. Why? For one...

Not everything runs late btw


STEVE WOULD LIKE THIS BUS WINDOW


A real union

Despite threats from Greater Victoria bus drivers to stop working overtime as of Monday, all routes should operate as usual — barring additional problems, B.C. Transit said Sunday.
Stopping short of a full strike, the bus drivers’ union has said its members will not work overtime shifts until a new contract is agreed to with the transit corporation.

If Trimet looked like this every day system wide it would be great

Film by Erik Halstead!

I am now no longer a member of ATU 757

(e-mail sent to Bruce Hansen)
Dear Bruce-
In order to maintain complete independence of thought and speech I have found it necessary to withdraw from ATU757
Members can now stop calling me a 'traitor' since I am no longer affiliated with them.
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I'm not happy with the performance of our union which is too busy fighting with itself and representing too many properties to give proper attention to Trimet members. I am not happy that our 'union' unilaterally gave away our right to strike without consulting and having a vote of the members. And I am not happy that the union will not negotiate with the company which allows the company to continue to violate the rights of union members. Get in that office and get a deal we can vote on! If it's a bad deal we  can vote it down. But to do nothing is worse! We the members have no say in our contract the way its set up now. What's the point of being a member in a union like that? It also appears to me that union members are happy with the way things are going so I really don't fit in any longer.

BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS MEETING ANNOUNCED

Of course since they will be spending MILLIONS of tax payer dollars on useless shit so they move the meeting AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE! Watch the pork be given away to the cronies!

Meeting Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 10 a.m.  Location -City of Gresham, Oregon & Springwater Trail Rooms-1333 NW Eastman Parkway-Gresham, OR

2 HOURS AFTER THE EVENT TRIMET GETS AROUND TO PUTTING OUT ALERT


THREE CLASSIC TWEETS IN A ROW!


There's about to be a biohazard in the form of a lot of puke on the green line if this guy doesn't quit slamming on the brakes


Stuck on the bus waiting for the train to pass. I wish Trimet would put a dirigible on this route instead of ground-based vehicle.



This lil stcar went to OMSI This lil stcar broke down This lilst car raised its fares & this lilst car went weeweewee
 

This is sorta interesting-check out his YouTube channel

One day of activity for Portland transit (TriMet).
STLTransit - YouTube

SOME TRIMET EMPLOYEES SUFFER HORRIBLE WORKING CONDITIONS

And other luckier employees, the ones that have nothing to do with actually providing service have a wonderful life at Trimet.

Roberta Altstadt « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

Trimet can't keep its trains and buses running

But who cares about that when we can have THIS!

3 LEVELS OF BUREAUCRACY TO GET THE JOB DONE

TRIMET--->SHANSKA---->THE PEOPLE WHO DO THE WORK
And each level takes off a nice % off the top for 'administrative' costs.
(And people don't understand why republicans win elections with their anti government rhetoric. One good look at Trimet explains it all) 

Skanska is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for TriMet Ruby Junction Expansion. Bids are Due October 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM. | Daily Journal of Commerce

Portland Transit Lane

TriMet Breaking – Ding! Snap!
Jingle Bells TriMet Style
PTL Pictures

TRIMET FAIL AND FAIL AND FAIL

What a disaster this Transit district has become:

If you're on the west side & need a Red Line this AM, take a Blue downtown to xfer; Reds being shortlined due to switch issue by BTC

Sunday, October 21, 2012

NEVER TO BE SEEN ON TRIMET

There's the city crawling with thousands of medical marijuana cardholders. There's a city trying to keep itself Weird, where zombie walks and 200-tuba concertos and heavy tattoos are supercool. There's a city with a police force that shoots too many unarmed citizens. And there's a town that gets six or seven months of rain a year, which a national magazine determined a few years ago to be the unhappiest city in the country. 
(I don't believe that last one, though.  Dark colors and extra weight do not depression make.) 
And there's the Portland seen riding on Tri-Met, which gets reported on here.  
Sardines Are Only Packed Once

TONIGHTS MOVIE IS DEDICATED TO ELLEN FOX


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ERIK SAYS VOTE YES


For the good of @tigard_or and VOTE YES ON 34-203 - let RIDERS have a say in transit not politics!

Rider sprays bus with aerosol and driver has to leave


Does positivity work?

I was having one of my very spirited debates with my good friend Adron Hall, publisher of the Transit Sleuth  and he was trying to convince me to be more positive.

Bicyclist rides right into the bus


It's been years since I've had a civil conversation with Ellen Fox

But today it almost like old times when we were actually pals.

SAM STONER GOES ON A PRETTY GOOD TRIMET RANT

Read bottom to top

MAX OPERATOR->'GET SOME BANDAIDS IN CASE PEOPLE BEAT ME UP'


MAX train and car collide in north Portland

Koinlocal6.com

The remains of the wrecked TriMet signal box


THEY CAN'T FILL RUNS AND LEAVE RIDERS STRANDED? WANNA KNOW WHY?


Wha't the real reason TRIMET is failing so badly?

The answer has always been HERE!

Bicyclists take over MAX

It's time to ban bikes on MAX trains | OregonLive.com

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!

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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.

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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