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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

STEVE FUNG ACTUALLY CARED ABOUT THE CONDITION OF THE BUS HE DROVE

This was a man that came into work an hour early so he could clean his bus properly for his work shift.

TRIMET DECIDES THAT SAFETY IS NOT THAT IMPORTANT AFTER ALL

Those of us who follow these things already knew that of course, but now we have the proof!
An insider tips me to the following:

I read your post concerning safety at the company.  One thing that you  may have not known, but the company has now embarked on hiring about 100 newbs in a 12 month period and reduced the requirement of 9 weeks training to just 6.  That means that the safety issues will be a major problem in the future

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
Dammit, TriMet transit tracker... you've screwed me yet again!

For Halloween this Year...

For Halloween this year, bus 1613 is dressing up as a bus from 2011's fare past.

...Or maybe just dressing up as a bus from 1990...


Joe Rose says Lane is right!

HARRY SAPPORTA MAKES A PUBLIC STATEMENT

Its Freaking unbelievable!

JC VANETTA SPEAKS WITH LANE JENSEN

JC Vannatta at his Finest | Portland Transit Lane
it is my opinion based on my research that recording audio is permissible on transit because there is NO EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY on the public transit system. Furthermore rulings involving police have clearly shown the JC Venatta's interpretation of the audio laws is just plain wrong.

TriMet beefs up security with new K-9 team

Good video of shocked Trimet riders as a dog is used on them. And a VERY STERN HARRY SAPPORTA makes quite a stern statement

TriMet beefs up security with new K-9 team - KPTV - FOX 12

TRIMET ENDS UP IN FEDERAL COURT DUE TO ITS ROUGE FARE INSPECTORS

She said a blond woman sitting on a bench applauded her for standing up for free speech. Nearby, a man appeared to be filming her exchange with the inspector, prompting Boltjes to tell him he couldn't do that, Bricker testified.
TriMet code does not prohibit riders from filming or taking photos at stations or on vehicles.
Visibly enraged, Bricker said the inspector prevented her from getting on the next two trains before kicking her off the transit system for a month. She had no prior record of problems on TriMet.
"It was the content of my speech that was objectionable," Bricker testified, "not the volume."

Portland attorney says TriMet's questionable enforcement of noise rules violated free-speech rights | OregonLive.com

'NOT ON TRIMET PROPERTY'

One thing I love about Lane is his ability to stand up for himself in the face of authority. Not an easy thing to do.
They keep saying to him  'NOT ON TRIMET PROPERTY'.

And herein is the whole mess in four words. Who the fuck owns Trimet? Not one of the people that work there. Every single person who works at Trimet is getting paid via the tax payers, EVERY SINGLE ONE!


TRIMET property is the public's property, not "their property"

DAN CHRISTENSEN


bus driver gets stabbed, so what do we do? We get a bomb sniffing dog!! 
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I hope that dog is there the next time someone threaten a bus driver

TriMet Inspector Puppets

Portland Transit Lane

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I'm so sick of riding trimet. I need to stop slacking and get my permit and license.

TRIMET BULLLYING ITS RIDERS AND STEALING THEIR MONEY!


Having exact change, you'd think could for once, not ruin my day. But no. Not even 9am it's successful.
the south bound stop at Rosa Parks refused to take my dollar coins, which it gave me. Now have to spend twice as much on Trimet 2day

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SOP 313 - TriMet Code Violations-Definitions

Code Enforcement and Fare Inspection Standard Operating Procedures

Purpose:

This procedure outlines the proper response to fare violations by Code Enforcement supervisors. Chapter 29 of the TriMet Code lists regulations governing proof of fare payment.

ROUGE TRIMET FARE INSPECTORS

Picture from Portland Transit Lane

Trimet fare inspectors demand that Lane Jensen stop recording a fare mission. (they have no authority to do that) 
Here we go again, FARE INSPECTORS, who's job is to inspect fares although many of them think they are police, have overstepped their bounds again by telling Lane that he cannot film their activity.
There is nothing in the Trimet code giving fare inspectors the right to cite someone for filming.  

I Waited for the 17

YouTube

Who ya gonna call?

MAX FAQs

TRIMET'S 'CULTURE OF SAFETY' IS NOT WORKING

As you can see from the Trimet chart there are more accidents now than a year ago. The pattern if fairly consistent. HARRY SAPPORTA/ALLAN MORGAN (director of training) the statistics are showing you as a failure and Neil Mcfarlane as the top man is also failing
All the rhetoric coming from Mcafarlanes mouth is baloney

LIGHT RAIL RIDERSIP DROPS SHARPLY

4. The four MAX lines averaged a total of 121,700 weekday, 93,500 Saturday, and 68,100 Sunday
boardings in September. Weekday ridership was down on each of the four MAX lines,
averaging 62,700 on the Blue line, 22,500 on the Red line, 15,200 on the Yellow line, and 21,300
on the Green line. Total MAX ridership fell 6.6% during the peaks and 9.1% in off-peak
periods, resulting in an 8.4% drop in weekday ridership. Total weekend ridership was also down
(-4.8% Saturday, -8.3% Sunday), leading to a 7.9% decline in weekly MAX rides in September.
MAX rides had been down slightly in recent months due to increased fare enforcement, and part
of September’s MAX ridership loss is probably still related to this factor. However, most of the
MAX ridership decline was in the former Rail Free Zone area.

Should TRIMET be dragged into civil rights court?

Trimet has been operating separate and unequal transit systems. One for the 'choice' riders with the accoutrements of its light rail /wes services. And another system for its primarily impoverished citizens who wouldn't be able to get around without  the bus service.

I think OPAL should look very closely into using courts against Trimet since using reason with TRIMET is a fruitless occupation.

Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union? - Commute - The Atlantic Cities

Trimet Bus Rear-Ended - 3 Taken To Hospital

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czczLbBfKw&feature=colike

Trimet bus driver stops mid route and driver gets coffee

And somebody got pissed off. Of course many riders don't realize that many Trimet routes have nothing on them end to end. I tried to never stop mid route because I thought it was disrespectful to riders. I did it occasionally but always asked riders if they would mind before doing it.

Trimet bus driver leaves bus running on the side of the road while he ...

Police State slowly encroaching into our daily lives

What else is significant about this story? Another illustration of the collusion between the corporate media and the TRIMET corporatists. Not one story on the bogus budget (exception Portland A Foot) But massive unquestioning coverage of the state using police dogs on transit users)

New K-9 team joins TriMet as part of increased security force
TriMet beefs up security with new fare enforcers, K-9 explosives unit
TriMet adds new security measures | kgwcom Portland

Monday, October 29, 2012

Oct. 29, 2012 - Sandy approaches; L.A.'s cool transit; New job listings

Oct. 29, 2012 - Sandy approaches; L.A.'s cool transit; New job listings

LANE JENSEN STRIKES TERROR INTO THE HEART OF TRIMET BUS DRIVERS

Except I'm pretty sure that this driver did not see Lane!

TIME TO TAK ANOTHER LOOK AT ATU's THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE

I really do like Bruce on a personal level and don't have the foggiest idea what he is dealing with but I have now come to the same conclusion that TOM HORTON did when he ran for president of ATU 757.
And Tom suffered greatly for that decision, the members of ATU 757 can be brutal to dissenting members.

UNIONS CAN HAVE POWER

When they want to use it and when there is some sort of solidarity. Drivers at Trimet will never give up their overtime when offered.
B.C. transit job action cancels dozens more trips Saturday, and in days to come

DID YOU MISS LANE JENSEN VS GARY RADFORD?

Watch it now!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

STEVE FUNG WAS PT DRIVER OF THE YEAR

Just listen to his great public speaking skills, what a loss for Trimet! They should have recruited him into their public relations department.

GATE ARM REPLACEMENT TIME LAPSE



MY TWO MOST FAMOUS PRODIGIES!

Lane Jenson (left) Jason Mchuff (right)

So where exactly is the PUBLIC SIDEWALK at the Gresham TC?

The "paid fare only" part of the TC is to the left of that fence. The right side of that fence is not "paid fare area" which means anybody can be there, or maybe not?

Your tax dollars at work

Bojack Here!

Mugging at Parkrose


I'm going to kill you says rider


BUSTED

Sardines Are Only Packed Once

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I'd rather push a bucket then take trimet ever again in my life

Video: Argument at #TriMet E 172nd Ave MAX station

Alex Hawk (AJHTriMet) on Mobypicture

Human powered Trimet bus

Photo by halesformayor • Instagram

TRIMET MISC INFO

TriMet naming conventions
The 'Voice of TriMet'
Why operators can't be Ride Guides
Center Street parking
OMSIs new permanent exhibit featuring a life-size cross-section model of a TriMet bus?

Angela, Bus Believer

Local Voices: Angela - a set on Flickr

Interview with Lane Jensen re:Gary Radford

Gary Radford (pic by Portland Tribune)

THE BIGGEST TRIMET STORY OF THE YEAR-(that nobody covered)

The budget crisis was phoney and never happened!
So where is ATU on bringing this to light?

'Stay Classy MAX'

http://instagram.com/p/RU-vA_I180/

MAX Graffiti


Check out this guys WES movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebogoYWy4Wo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Steve Fung used to wash all the windows in his bus before leaving on his shift

I have never met an operator who washes all the windows other than Steve, know several that wash THEIR windows before leaving on shift, but nobody that washed ALL The windows!

A 3000-series bus on Line 12

Seen Thursday at 5:13 PM eastbound just across the Burnside Bridge

TRIMET PUBLIC MEETINGS ON CABLE

The following 5 dates are scheduled for the program "TriMet
>Board of Directors October Meeting", Project: Trimet Board

Meetings, starting 10/27/2012.
Monday 10/29/2012, 12:00 PM, Channel 23
Friday 11/2/2012, 9:00 AM, Channel 22
Tuesday 11/6/2012, 1:00 PM, Channel 23
Saturday 11/10/2012, 1:00 PM, Channel 22
Monday 11/12/2012, 10:00 PM, Channel 11

TRIMET TUESDAY

Good story from March this year: Crowding into ‘TriMet Tuesday’

TRIMET'S MOST LOYAL CUSTOMER


Classic Tweets

You know what's awesome? Not being qualified for a job b/c employers don't consider you guys "reliable transportation."
I've had two interviews downtown and been told thanks for coming but trimet does not = reliable. Both 9 to 5 jobs.

TRIMET SUPER MARIO!

http://t.co/HzmjRbI4

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?


Supervisory reports


TRIMET BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS-in HD

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Watch the whole meeting in one presentation here

No records available?

Why do I find that hard to believe?

Who is this?

(3) Hannah Ritchie (Hanritch) on Twitter

UPDATED REQUEST FOR SAFETY REPORT LOG

Scroll all the way to the end to get to the current requests

TriMet and our fear of free speech

http://crybelovedcountry.com/2012/10/trimet-and-fear-of-free-speech/

Public Paycheck info

Database: Metro employee compensation - Portland Business Journal
Database: City employee compensation - Portland Business Journal
Salaries and compensation for Portland's public employees - Portland Business Journal

HEY BRUCE! THEY ARE WAITING FOR YOUR PAYMENT

10/18/2012 Bruce Hansen Amalgamated Transit Union
Awaiting payment
Bus Lunch New V8 Report - we request the reports for the month of July, August and September 2012 for each of the three Lift regions. This report shows details about each specific route (start time, leave yard time, break time and return to yard time).

Well, if you want a job that pays ok (after three years)

Has pretty awful shift work and lousy working conditions then send in your application. Hopefully you don't listen to Trimet Scanner or watch the Tweets from Trimet scanner because if you do you will know EXACTLY what you are getting yourself into. They used to have EXCELLENT benefits, the benefits are so so now.(Health care comparable to BurgerVille) No more defined pension plan either, so you're shit out luck on that but you can get a plan that you have to pay into. (like most other decent employers)

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST LOG

VERY INTERESTING STUFF HERE!
UPDATED HERE!
(funny that so many video requests are 'unavailable')

MEET THE REVOLUTIONARIES

The people that have fought  for justice and transparency at Trimet. People without status, money, or power. They fight the fight based purely on the convictions of their beliefs.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Steve Fung was always trying to think of ways to improve efficiency at Trimet

He really cared, good luck trying to find another employee like him.

Odd Line 19 trips

An operator recently assigned to do the 4:49pm one had an issue and was wondering if she still needed to run it.

"Train 72 forgot to push the stupid button"


Portland has made the same mistake as Houston

They put light rail on the street!

Destroyed In Seconds Houston Metro Rail

LANE JENSON HAS CONFRONTATION WITH LEAD SUPERVISOR

 People dealing with Lane have to realize this man has  a pretty high IQ, he is NOT as he appears.
Mr Radford is not intimidated. That's good. I thought he acted professionally. Unfortunately Lane has rights and he is NOT BOTHERING ANYBODY. 
So stop chasing him around.
TriMet Breaking – Meet Gary Radford | Portland Transit Lane

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Fucking trimet isnt working and i missed my bus goddammit

TRIMET D-CODE LIFT RIDER GOES WILD


Why are they still chasing Lane Jensen around?


Those MAX controllers can be brutal

No wimps can be running trains because this is not unusual. If you're sensitive emotionally when you're criticized you don't want to be over at MAX

How do you get a shelter at your stop?

Q: I've noticed several spanking new TriMet bus shelters, including one a few stops away from mine on Southwest 72nd in Tigard. As winter approaches, I'd love to have shelter and bench at my Line 38 stop. How would I go about getting one?

SUPERVISOR CHANNEL DURING MAX MELTDOWN


MAX GOES DOWN (again) East side MAX Control

Just think, for the amazing price of $1.5 BILLION we can have more of this!

"THINGS ARE GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE"


If you haven't seen Lane Jensen dog Mcfarlane in the Trimet uniform after the board meeting

Do it now!

More pork jobs available from Trimet

TriMet: Jobs - TriMet Career Opportunities

Trimet pulled off its scam completely

Those of us that follow politics and happenings at Portland's transit monopoly (known as Trimet) understand what has just occurred here. The biggest scam ever in the history of Trimet was pulled off by the master of manipulation (Mcfarlane)  and his merry board of sock puppets.

Interesting Twitter conversation with George Lamar about CTRAN

He on  claims that Trimet has shorted CTRAN when they had a fare reciprocity agreement
(read from bottom up, I tried to keep tweets in order but its hard copying conversations from Twitter)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

MISSING FROM TRIMET BOARD MEETINGS

Bruce Hansen has yet to address the board as the new president of ATU 757

STEVE FUNG -August 28, 2010

This man tried so hard to move the unmovable

Trimet driver text message

christ can i just have 1 smooth day so i go to leave btc..bus only will go 5 mph tops out on canyon rd..so punch in mech..well then it would start going..then everytime istopped it wouldnt go full and standing load..told them..gonnna reset bus gonna get dark..so i reset it and it started going..then down the road the back doors wont close so gotta reset again...now its working but no early late clock or automated man annnoucing...this is just shit signs wont change..paper towel holder is broke put 2gether witht duct tape..ttape gave way and paper towels went everywhere

HARRY SAPPORTA-WHAT WOULD WE DO WITH OUT HIM?


LEHTO AND SAPPORTA TALK ABOUT 'RENEW THE BLUE'

About 300k in salaries for these two guys!

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

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Yellow Line train has started detouring through the Bermuda Triangle on its way to Stop 13123

Mcfarlane talks about the pathetic TVM's


Rider is mad mad mad


Oregon bus driver saves student

Story Here!

Adela's Journey

A documentary about a transit-dependent rider in Portland, Oregon named Adela. Created by OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon Lead Organizer Hector Osuna.

Video Here!

PARTY TIME AT STACY&WITBEK

$291,720,480.00

Just look at how Warner is looking at Stovall after Stovall asked a question that got a poor answer

Stovall was obviously unhappy with the answer from Trimet staff

How many times is Mcfarlane going to make the same excuse

He keeps saying the same thing over and over. "we don't have enough staff internally" which has to be bullshit if you have ever looked at the staffing of the CAPITAL PROJECTS DEPARTMENT!
And this contract is going to the same people that run the streetcar! In other-words, the cronies!

Hmmmmmm.....

TriMet and incoming Metro Councilor Bob Stacey (Stacy and Witbek?) will lead a tour on Sunday afternoon exploring the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line and the Oregon Rail Heritage’s new enginehouse.

The Riding the Rails Walk begins at 2:30 p.m. at Southeast 17th Avenue and Holgate Bouelavard. The walk ends at 5: 30 p.m.

“Bring your inner child,” says the Walktober site, “some good walking shoes, and a water bottle. Childhood train toys are optional but encouraged.”

--Stephen Beaven: 503-754-4664

Twitter: @SEPDXreporter

Southeast Portland news: www.oregonlive.com/se-portland

PIZZA GUY DRIVES INTO MAX LAST NIGHT

The controller was desperately trying to get the train moving since there were no injuries as this was around midnight and people needed to get home.

The Portland Police being the Portland Police were not cooperative and held everything up for "their" investigation. (See if the police say you don't move you don't move, that's called 'police state')


The Portland Police don't have much respect for Trimet, at least that's what it seems when you follow the action as I do. (We're not talking about the transit police, the Portland Police)

Image from Portland Transit Lane

THERE ARE TWO CONSISTENT SPEAKERS AT TRIMET BOARD MEETINGS

They speak with true heart and accurately reflect the true face and plight  of transit dependent riders.
They reflect the opposite of power and wealth. They stand in the face of both. The wealthy power brokers sit and look bored.Their hearts have  been hardened by their own "success" which comes from stealing from those with less so they can make more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mr Steve Fung-June 2011

One of the top activists at Trimet, in the 5 years he was here he made quite an impact!

DIRECTOR STOVALL IS OBVIOUSLY NOT HAPPY WITH THE ANSWER GIVEN BY TRIMET STAFF

This is a man that does financial planning as a career, watch his face at the conclusion of the answer:

NOBODY QUESTIONS THE "NO BID" CONTRACT


Nobody asked even one question!

OPAL SUPPORTED THE 'UNRESTRICTED FUND BALANCE' RESOLUTION

I could not understand a word Mcfarlane said but if OPAL supports it then it must be ok

TRIMET WANTS TO SPEND $1 MILLION ON 'BENEFITS CONSULTING'


See at TRIMET they can only administer benefits, they can't get their own information for some reason

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
It feels like relying on TriMet to get to work is the riskiest career decision I've ever made.

TESTIMONIES AT TODAYS BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS

Cameron Johnson-take 2
Kieth Shultz at the board meeting
Lane Jensen at today's board meeting
Opal at todays Trimet board meeting
Alex Hawk at the Trimet Board meeting

Michael Levine brings to light some startling statistics!

TriMet – Breaking – Neil McFarland 1-on-1

Portland Transit Lane

Car whacks bus mirror


Cameron Johnson at todays board meeting


This is NOT good service


Decent "how we roll' post about an artist sketching on Trimet


Interview with Lane Jensen after the Trimet board meeting


We will never see the videos of any sensational Trimet incident

Unlike most transit districts who release film of sensational events immediately, we here in the State of Oregon are stuck with a transit district obsessed with secrecy.

It is an interesting construction project with excellent on line coverage

 (just shows ya how much Trimet can do when it wants to)
Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project: Construction - BridgeView

Leonard James talks to the media!

Gives KGW an interview!

BEST TWITTER COVERAGE OF A BOARD MEETING IN HISTORY TODAY


Breaking news Lane Jensen at Board meeting in his Trimet costume

LANE JENSEN is sitting waiting for the board of 'directors' meeting to start.

Streetcar Rush hour service is once every 40 minutes?

That is pathetic

MAX BULLDOZING ITS WAY SOUTH

“Two times in the past, they had a vote on putting in the light rail. And each time they changed the route and stuff,” said Moore. “They didn't let the people vote on it. They just planned this thing.”

In general, people seem upset at the general lack of interest shown by authorities in the concern of the public. Trees are getting bulldozed where they might be protected, and the authorities don't seem as interested as they ought to be.

“I think people do feel frustrated. We are voicing, we're trying to work within the legal framework that's been established, and when those laws and channels get thwarted and gone past, they start to get frustrated,” said Holly Losli, a mother and long-time resident of Clackamas County. “They subscribe to this system, and the very people that are supposed to be representing it aren't following it.”

MAX line heads through Milwaukie

REALLY MAKES YOU WANNA USE MASS TRANSIT

Vanhagen was able to escape the hands of his oppressors and within a few minutes he had stabbed the bus driver, Leonard James once in the stomach, and a fellow passenger Richard Dickson Jr. five times in the chest, back and leg. Andrew Crombie was bitten on the shoulder during the fight and Thompson received five stab wounds to the back and one to the arm; one of which punctured his lung.

Stabbing on TriMet leads to self protection issues

Boycott of my blog by union members made zero difference in readership

This blog is a HOBBY, of material that is not just mine but many  others have contributed to it throughout the years. The people reading my blog material were never Trimet employees or ATU union members.

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!

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
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