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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Incredible to watch a real transit union at work

Not the cronyism and  incompetence of ATU 757
Trimet would be in shambles right now if we had just a little of the leadership and solidarity of Victoria Transit.
No, we had a leadership that gave away our right to strike and our right to participate
in our own contract negotiations along with union members who only care about their own self interest
The union will maintain its overtime ban, and drivers will still refuse to wear their uniforms, he said. “Job action will continue as it is now, and there is obviously the possibility of it increasing.”


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CHURCH OF LIGHT RAIL MAY BE DEFEATED IN HAWAII

A month later, Ben Cayetano — Hawaii's former governor, a legendary politician who had slipped from public life and was writing his memoirs — announced he was coming out of retirement and running for mayor of Honolulu with one primary goal in mind: Stop the rail.

LANE JENSEN CLARIFIES HIS ACTIVITIES

I need to make a few things known.
A: I DO NOT go after drivers. I respect them, respect the fact that they have a very tough job. They deserve our upmost courtesy while on the bus.
B: I DO NOT make trouble on the bus. If I do not know the driver, I stay quiet.
C: I AM after TriMet Management. They make these rules that are almost illegal.
D: I DO go after inspectors who do not know the rules. They shoot their own foot, I’m just filming it.
E: I WILL shoot video of fare missions. It is interesting to me to hear the excuses why people don’t have fare.
F: I do plan to film at Transit Centers. I have a project that will require me to be close to Gateway Transit Center. It is a safety issuee.
G: I ENCOURAGE all comments be submitted this site. If you want to duplicate your comment on youtube, fine.
H: I WILL expose the lies of Neil McFarlane and JC Vannatta.
Portland Transit Lane | The Untold stories of Portland Transit

TRIMET LIVE DISPATCH ADDED TO PLAYLIST OF "TUNE IN RADIO"

TriMet live scanner - Portland, OR - Listen Online

Remember that yellow line crash?

The  end for me at Trimet was the release of that yellow line crash,  JOE ROSE did a story about it.

I was put on 'administrative leave' over this while they 'investigated' the 'leak'. How fascist is that? A real event causes the management to put me on leave, as if I did something wrong.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Southbound WES train crosses the Tualatin River

Video by Erik Halstead

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Nothing more frustrating than waiting for a scheduled bus to ferry one to important meeting & bus goes rogue on schedule

Trimet makes a good comedy show

Hello do you think this upside down red sign on the green line train is terribly helpful?

trimet dont care

Happened to my friends bus his line 4 is bad but trimet dont care and he got punched 2 weeks ago and no suppirt

FEEL SORRY FOR ME?

Been getting lots of comments from current employees who "feel sorry for me" because I am making some posts that are anti operator. I have my doubts that this blog is 'going to kill me' as some commentators suggest.

WHAT TRIMET REALLY IS

There is this popular misconception that Trimet provides transit. The reality is the main purpose of Trimet is to facilitate land development. The true focus is on capital projects which Mcfarlane talked about when he gave his 'tale of 2 trimet's, one that is the top innovator in its field (capital projects) the other is the example of inefficiency and waste (transit services). Neil Mcfarlane himself demeaned the whole transit delivery part of Trimet. He should have been fired after making that statement but of course he has full support of that bum in Salem Kitzhaber and his board of sock puppets. Just read this glowing description of their land use project. Never seen anything like that about transit services have you?

Listen to this crap

Before reading the Trimet crap you might be interested in knowing just how likely it is that you would be killed by a TERRORIST

Thanks to a grant from the Transit Security Administration (TSA),(as usual funding stupidity instead of what people need) TriMet has added a fourth K-9 unit to its bus and rail line security force. Snoopy joins other expert sniffers—Ice, Rexo and Mike—to protect transit riders from the threat of explosives. Officer Chad Stoner and Snoopy, a two-year-old Labrador retriever, went through 10 weeks of training and received their certification last week from the Department of Homeland Security. So what qualities does Snoopy have that makes him good at this line of work?  “Mostly his demeanor," Officer Stoner said. “He’s driven, which you want in any kind of detection work. And he doesn't get upset or frightened around buses.”

GOOD OLD NEIL

Ahh to watch Neil Mcfarlane is really something. He is so under control that Lane Jensen can't even get him to blow his cool. The master of lies and distortions. He got away with that PHONY BUDGET CRISIS BULLSHIT, of course it necessitated complete cooperation of our phony bought and paid for media which colludes with Trimet on all aspects of reporting. And now we see Neil again, preaching more bullshit. I brought out in a recent post HOW ALL THE SAFETY CRAP WAS FAILING, because there are more accidents now than the year before they started the stupid 'rectification' nonsense. Here is Neil Mcfarlane just recently making another stupid statement:

WHY DID TRIMET STOP GIVING OUT SAFETY LIGHTS?

In the fifteen years I was employed by Trimet the single most popular thing they did for riders was giving away the blinking lights. They were WILDLY popular and WIDELY used. When a driver saw the blinking blue light they new that was a bus passenger.  But they did away with it. In the big picture the lights were of completely insignificant costs, but of course Trimet is ruled by executives who have long forgotten what the experience of riders are. And the top executive has never been exposed to the 'real' rider. He is a career technocrat, somebody that lives that parallel world of the 1%'s although he is not technically a  1 percent-er.  He is a tool of the 1%, So the blinker lights were eliminated. At retail level they cost $1 each, in bulk I would imagine you could buy them at 25 cents each. Chump change to a place like Trimet. But alas they got rid of one of the most popular programs ever from Trimet, here is the 'official' explanation:

A: Only during our on-street outreach blitz Monday, November 5.
This year’s Be Seen, Be Safe campaign includes: Face-to-face outreach--with giveaways, including a limited supply of blinkies--at 20 locations the day after Daylight Saving Time ends; emails, web pages and social media posts prompting the public to make themselves visible at bus stops and on foot; TV and newspaper ads, including an insert in hundreds of thousands of newspapers during the last week of Daylight Saving Time; the Bright Ideas contest.
Although blinkies are popular and fun, it’s not financially and environmentally sustainable to hand them out throughout the season. Instead, we’re focusing on educating people about using their phones, clothes and accessories to make themselves visible. (completely absurd)

LANE JENSEN-FEARLESS IN THE FACE OF AUTHORITY

I have been getting a  lot of heat about Lane. First of all I do not tell Lane what to do. He makes his own decisions about whatever story he decides to go after. I will admit to supporting him in his efforts. I have enjoyed every single one of his movies. Especially since  I was prohibited from doing what he is doing. And his ability to stand up to authority is admirable. Very few citizens would stand firm in the face of authority like he is doing. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK LANE! 
http://youtu.be/joKSlxB_9yA

More fare/supervisor rules

SOP 308 - Persons Engaging in Prohibited Behavior on TriMet Property

WHY DO OPERATORS CLOSE THE DOORS AT LAYOVERS?

And force the pubic to stand outside sometimes in the most vile conditions. I remember once when I and Willie Moore (also retired) where at Washington square it was cold and pouring down rain. Both me and Willie were in my bus at the time and sat there in disbelief as the operator forced mothers with children and elderly people to endure the horrible weather while they sat inside the heated bus taking their break. Both Willie and I were truly horrified at the sight of this completely insensitive operator.

I know this is a sensitive subject the but the rules are the rules. Trimet has rules but they don't bother enforcing them. The reason: THERE IS NOBODY IN CHARGE OF ANYTHING AT TRIMET. It's a free for all there. Take it from somebody that spent 15 years of his life there observing, listening, and taking extensive notes.

Here are the rules:

1.    Make layovers only in authorized locations.
2.    If your layover is at a bus stop, your doors must remain open to allow customer to board the bus. The only exceptions to the open door policy are as follows:
  • North Terminal: Keep bus doors closed and do not allow customers to board at any time when laying over at North Terminal.
  • Any security or safety concern at a layover, close your doors and notify dispatch: Press RTT – Please Call me and SEND.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD YOUR EXPIRED PASS/TRANSFER SIEZED BY AN OPERATOR?

If that has happened to you immediately make a complaint and demand compensation. Many people keep expired passes and or transfers for tax purposes and the property is not under ownership by the district nor the operators.
In reality you can report the theft of your property to the police as that is exactly what it is. Your property which has been stolen by a rogue operator or fare inspector

Halloween Bus!

As I mentioned, my 23 San Rafael on Halloween was pretty much one of the coolest bus rides I've ever had.

Here's the gallery!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

DID YOU MISS LANE JENSEN VS GARY RADFORD?

CLICK RIGHT HERE!

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Trimet to get their shit together. Seriously, trying to make a connection or get somewhere on time is impossible. 


CRASH


WHAT A DICK TRIMET IS

They actually have the nerve to tell people to deboard a train at the next station because the ticket machine at the station they got on at was malfunctioning. That is really disgraceful and shows how little respect Trimet has for its riders.

TriMet employees being dicks now a federal court matter

Portland Pulp

TRIMET BRAGGING ABOUT ALL ITS NEW FARE INSPECTORS

According to the JOE ROSE article October 30 Next week, TriMet will have 26 fare inspectors working on the system. Well somebody pointed out to me that there are only 4 fare inspectors at Trimet as of today. I received confirmation of that:

ACLU VS TRIMET ROGUE FARE INSPECTORS

What do people think about that? These comments are pulled from the JOE ROSE article. My perspective having worked there for 15 years is that Trimet is unaccountable and breaks laws and violates civil rights continuously. I couldn't be a bus driver there because I could not have my civil rights and work there at the same time. I was not told to leave, but I got the message.

TRIMET DOING IT COMPLETELY WRONG ACCORDING TO JARRET WALKER

Although his essay is about Vancouver it might as well be Portland.
Human Transit: how auditors get transit wrong: a lesson from vancouver

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

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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!

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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