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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

GUESS WHAT? MAX IS DOWN AGAIN!

Max dispatch

Dumb moments in Trimet history


The GREEN LINE- a LIGHT RAIL TO A SHOPPING MALL- part of the reason Trimess is in such a mess right now. WES sucks down operating capital, all the light rail expansion sucks down operating capital, and they take it on union employees and riders

WHERE IS ATU 757?


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Dozens of Trimet personnel @ RG doing what 1 turnstile could. No way to run a RR 

SEMI VS TRIMET BUS


Semi truck hit Trimet bus
 

DUMB MOMENTS IN TRIMET HISTORY

The money sucking failure called the WES. It was a stupid idea that paying no extra to ride a premium service can't seem enough people to ride it

TRIMET EXECUTIVES OFFEND ME

It's incredibly offensive to me that these people currently in charge of Trimet have the nerve to spread lies about its front line workforce being unsustainable. All of these executives are getting rich off tax payers but they somehow rationalize their behavior that Trimet's problems will all be gone if they somehow cut our benefits, especially the helpless retirees who have no way to make extra money.

DUMB BUS DRIVER THROWS MAN OFF FOR DRINKING KOMBUCHA


Coaster commuter rail in Carlsbad, CA

A southbound Coaster train passes through Carlsbad early in the morning of Sunday, November 11th.  The third car in consist is decorated as a tribute to America's military veterans - many of whom are stationed at the various Navy and Marine facilities in San Diego county.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Trimet bus.Only place you smell perfume, incense, B.O., and pot simultaneously.Couldn't bottle it if ya tried

AS TRIMET REMOVES RETIREE BLUE CROSS-REMEMBER THIS

TRIMET EMPLOYEES HAVE THE ***BEST*** BENEFITS IN THE COUNTRY

Maybe our managers need to attend a business psychology program to improve their management style.

New MBTA boss leaves troubled transit system | Money - WCVB Home

Operator endures horrible and unsafe working conditions

I am sure Shelly would object, truth does hurt. This is news and it is happening RIGHT NOW!

SOME OF THE BEST VIDEOS I EVER MADE WITH TRIMET RIDERS

I was very active in the movement to stop the service cuts before OPAL even existed. Of course we failed at stopping most of the cuts but the work we did at that time might have had some effect on the 89 which was proposed to be chopped into a useless 'rush hour only' route.
They are located at THIS you tube channel

Pre-Blazer game puke train last night


Tail end of a fare dispute

Line 71 southbound from 122nd and Burnside on the 5th at 8:50 AM

BUS DRIVER ASSAULT

In Kansas City

BREAKING THE 12 LINE INTO PIECES HURTING RIDERS

CLICK HERE!

NOT BAD FOR A BUNCH OF 'LOSERS'


MY LETTER TO SHELLY LOMAX REGARDING 'MY AGENDA'

Dear Ms Lomax;

I feel the need to respond to your recent article regarding  "people's agenda's" and the recording/posting of dispatch calls.
Maybe I need to trace how this came to be for you.

Before tracing the history I want you to know there was a time when Trimet managers were not afraid of the 'truth and criticism' .
That all changed when Mr Mcfarlane and you became top executives at Trimet.
All of a sudden this 'zero tolerance' of everything that you executives don't approve of which also included my off the job activities.

Sometimes, even Greyhound needs a lift

Right in the middle of the walkway

At the west end of the Rose Quarter MAX station

I thought the Yellow Line didn't stop here anymore


At Old Town/Chinatown eastbound

In reality, it's a Blue Line that goes to Interstate/Rose Quarter so it can reverse using the Broadway siding

MAX track work from way back when

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The money flows like water-just not for employee health care

JE DUNN Construction is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for TriMet Ruby Junction Maintenance Facility. Revised Bid Date: November 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM. | Daily Journal of Commerce

TriMet- Streetcar Interruption

Click here!

GAWD I LOVE THOSE MAX CONTROLLERS

These are no nonsense quick thinking individuals. And they don't want any information that is not relevant to what they are concentrating on at that moment. Really fascinating to listen to them  work. And when there is a problem listening to them trouble shoot is amazing, like walking encyclopedia's of technical information!

Shelly Lomax-the biggest disappointment

Many of us pushed for Shelly Lomax to become the new executive director at Trimet. Shelly came from the bottom of the company.
An intelligent and always reasonable woman we thought that she would bring great things as the new executive director.
But what have we gotten? Goddamn nothing but worse working conditions and worse benefits.
Shelly I hope your happy with your $160k salary plus your husbands, what is it, about $75k?
So you and your hubby pulling in about $235k a year and at the same time taking away decent insurance coverage from your employees and your retirees?
Shame on you Shelly Lomax.That neopostism works pretty well for you huh?
Meanwhile check out here latest post on the little report that she issues each month. I do believe she is referring to the one and only LANE JENSEN of the Portland Transit Lane Blog! Good job Lane, you're  getting on her nerves! (as far as me recording dispatch, that was the issue that made me leave)

TRIMET FINALLY SUCCEEDS IN PUSHING ME ON TO KAISER (a-holes)

Keep on helping the management out you flunkies that keep working your RDO's and doing bus trades while they f'k us in the a**! And where is 'our' lovely union? They gone missing

SOMEBODY STEALING GAS OUT OF TRIMET VEHICLES


THE LOWEST PAYING JOB I HAVE EVER SEEN AT TRIMET

And....what's most likely the future of Trimet employees as time marches on
(unless your in the executive class that is)
Job Title: File Clerk
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 11/12/12 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $11.76 Hourly
Job Type: Non-Union Regular Part-Time (less than 20 hours)*This position is not eligible for benefits*"
Location: 4012 SE 17th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

GREAT MOMENTS IN TRIMET HISTORY-part 2

The legendary dispute with the BIKE PORTLAND bloggers that turned ugly with Marcus Griffith heading the phony 'outcry' to get me fired.

GREAT MOMENTS IN TRIMET HISTORY

In case you didn't know I also got blamed for this video going public.

Wanna be a white shirt?

Just need one year full-time to lord it over hapless operators still stuck behind the big wheel, and as always, Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work:

#12-00080-Road Supervisor-Union, Internal Only, Posting Closes Friday 11/23/12 at 5:00pm

TriMet: TriMet Internal Job Openings

Friday, November 9, 2012

BOY IF I DID THIS TODAY AT TRIMET

Whew doggy they would have you all over the world wide media and be quickly fired. Filming and taking my hands off the wheel and looking at the rider and doing everything THEY TOLD US NOT TO DO. The irony is that I retired with a perfect safety record. Never had one contact with another vehicle in 15 years of driving.

Convicted Virginia Crash Bus Driver a Scapegoat for "Sweatshop Industry on Wheels"

And they are attempting to turn the transit bus industry into the same thing! 
Transit union says carriers, federal agency, policy makers are co-conspirators for failure to address driver fatigue, the chief cause of motorcoach accidents nationwide 

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I’m so glad all the idiots got into the same train as me so I can here their stupid commentary on “what’s wrong with TriMet.”

OPAL LOOKING FOR SOME PEOPLE

I really should go to one of these but blog central needs me

How this for a Trimet story

Wanted laptop theft suspect turns out to be Good Samaritan - KPTV - FOX 12

MAX VS CAR


Death to Light Rail!

Blogtown, PDX

THIS HAS GOTTA BE MOVED!


TRIMET NOT THE ONLY DISTRICT DOING STUPID RAIL PROJECTS

New $13 million transit station for … 100 riders « The Greenroom

Guess who this is?


Lane Jenson wants answers


CONDUCTING PUBLIC BUSINESS IN SECRECY

TRI-COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT OF OREGON (TriMet) BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE MONEY FLOWS

Skanska is Requesting Sub-Contractor Bids for TriMet Ruby Junction Expansion. Bids are Due November 14, 2012 at 10:00 AM. | Daily Journal of Commerce

Thursday, November 8, 2012

HOW BIG IS THAT BIKE TRAILER?


BIKE FALLS OFF RACK UNDER BUS


Sacramento jury awards family $2.4 million in fatal RT bus accident

THIS accident sounds very familiar

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Damn TriMet bastards...I love being stranded. Once again, my bus just doesn't show up; had to get creative to get off the hill.

ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE


Bus bridge driver never figured out what he was supposed to do


Supervisors during the streetcar bridge


JUST RIDICULOUS THAT TRIMET CAN'T GET THESE TO WORK

CLICK HERE

STREETCAR DISPATCH DURING SHUTDOWN


Hawthorne Bridge Trumpeter Found Dead

You know, in case you needed some bad news for today.

This just makes me very sad. I've ran into him many times, whether on the bridge or on the 14 itself, with his giant basket of different thingamabobs and toys that he'd entertain anyone who passed by with, even on an entirely full bus. The fact that he committed suicide just makes it even harder on me, because he seemed to have such a bright, cheerful spirit. I'm grieved that someone who would go out of his way to bring cheer and amusement to a city would have to die in such a sad way.


I LOVE THE WAY THIS GUY SIGNS ON HIS SHIFT EVERY DAY


Landslide union vote at TriMet Lift

NW LaborPress

FEMALE 'LANE JENSEN' DRESSES AS TRIMET BLUE LINE

STORY HERE!

IDIOT TURNS RIGHT INTO BUS AS BUS LEAVES STOP


I THOUGHT THIS SOUNDED FAMILIAR

Investors Chronicle - FirstGroup off the rails
Guess who that is?
A weak UK bus business and a switch to a less lucrative extension on its TransPennine rail franchise hammered half-year profits at FirstGroup (FGP). But it's the uncertainty surrounding the West Coast franchise and future rail tendering that has really put a spanner in the works and meant no increase in the half-year dividend. That puts management's promise to grow the payout by 7 per a year at risk and increases the chance of a big cut next year. We'll have to wait until May to find out.

No Streetcar Security

STORY HERE!

'WE CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS'


DON'T MISS THIS EXCITING TRIMET TV EPISODE

http://youtu.be/UbhesrHvD3M
(Roger is the driver in this episode)

ANOTHER DRIVER GETS SPIT ON

A female driver was spit on yesterday, right in her face. She went to Dr Harris. Another driver assault. Another coverup by Trimet and its corporate media cronies. Trimet hypocrites who constantly babble about safety don't seem to give a damn about the safety of its drivers. Boy am I glad I cleared out of their when I did. I saw it coming, the fall of a once great and well respected is in full force now.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I BET YOU WISH YOU HAD ONE OF THESE


LASER BEAM ATTACKING BUSES ON THE BRIDGE


BUSES BLOCKING MAJOR STOP KILLING TIME


SUPERVISORS SILENT ALARM


CLASSIC ERIK HALSTEAD


LIGHT RAIL LOSERS

Edinburgh Light Rail Halted. The Usual Suspects. The Usual Results. » Ben Cayetano for Mayor of Honolulu

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oh hello! You still can't repair the fare machine? How is that fare?, not getting off each stop to find working 1 2day,fu2 

Trimet driver takes break with bus full of passengers

or so it is alleged: http://youtu.be/upQKpEHhnyY

JUST RIDICULOUS THAT TRIMET CAN'T GET THESE TO WORK

HOLD ON-WHAT ABOUT VEHICLE #3?


VEHICLE 1 MISCALCULATES


I guess this picture was taken on the max

http://instagram.com/p/Rv-dJFu-9q/

Ore. bus driver logs 41 years of safe driving

Sherren Wargnier
STORY HERE!

RTA bus driver Artis Hughes fired over passenger punch caught on video

cleveland.com

How did transportation ballot initiatives do around the country?

Transportation Ballot Measures | Center for Transportation Excellence

TRIMET makes $89,689.60 a YEAR to look up public records

TriMet, We Have a Problem

Choo-Choo Changes: The new head of City Hall will be a “transportation mayor”

 But the biggest transportation problem the city faces is in the financial morass at TriMet. The agency hiked fares and cut service this past summer to make up a $12 million shortfall caused by falling payroll tax proceeds (which was false and they failed to report it)
TriMet’s Board of Directors answers to the governor, not City Hall, and Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office says TriMet is becoming a larger worry. “The governor is concerned about TriMet’s financial situation,” says Kitzhaber spokesman Tim Raphael. “The board and general manager need to get the agency on steady footing and restore its credibility.”

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

WE WON-THEY LOST

Portland's  leading transit blog discusses The local election results and transit/land use

My answer to why the light rail initiatives lost regionally:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

STEVE FUNG ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT FROM TRIMET


LIGHT RAIL TAKES A BEATING IN TIGARD

It's pretty clear to me, people are sick of this addiction to light rail which was started right here in Portland and they want an end to it!


Light Rail Bridge to Nowhere

Portland economist and CRC skeptic Joe Cortright points out that Clark County voters passed a 0.2 percent sales tax increase to preserve basic bus service last year. The defeat of the light rail tax is because people didn’t like CRC/tolling/light rail—not because of the economy or a general anti-tax or anti-transit sentiment in Clark County.”

Read the article HERE!

FAMOUS TRIMET OPERATOR JANET TALBOT

She is definitely one of  a kind

Do you think this is a safety hazard?


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This is ridiculous. I've been off work for 2 hours and I'm still working on getting home. F this trimet system.

Bob is riding all 87 trimet routes today


CLASSIC TWEETS

Driver bitches about driver


TRIMET DESTROYS HER PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT


This doesn't look good

Guess who Erik keeps running into?


Union members lose their minds over Lane Jensen's harmless videos

CLICK HERE!

Very creative movie about the transit mall


RIDER'S WITHOUT TICKETS-CALL THE OPERATOR

It seems perfectly reasonable to me that if the TVM's are not working at one station and Trimet expects people to get off at the next station to buy a ticket, THE TRAIN SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO HOLD WHILE RIDERS PURCHASE THEIR TICKETS.

The way this fascist company is doing it now, making people get off and wait for the next train because of a TRIMET deficiency is down right evil as far as I am concerned.

Riders that have experienced another TRIMET FAIL, use the call box to call the operator and tell them the problem and ask them if they want you to buy a ticket at the next station then they need to wait for you to do that BEFORE LEAVING.

Will this company ever regain some ethical footing, or will they continue down the path of self destruction by disrespecting their riders like they do now?

Pretty good Trimet bus photo's

http://t.co/MyZRO0T9

Actually buses do stop on a dime

People may go flying out of their seats though Download and listen to dispatch (you have to download or 'open' the file with a player to hear it properly, it won't play completely from the site)

This Bibiana chick is a real cutey

Obviously she's tired and you can see it in her face but what a voice huh? Of course she is overpaid and doing something that is not exactly 'mission critical' but what the hey, its Trimess they need cute faces out there.

TRIMET-DISRUPTING YOUR LIFE BUILDING USELESS CRAP

And handing away millions of dollars to their cronies:

Uneasy rider

A reader sends us a photo and -- can you believe it? -- a complaint about Tri-Met:
BOJACK HERE! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

I GUESS THERE IS NO GOING BACK FOR ME NOW

Good bye forever ATU
It appears that I will never be able to be a member of ATU 757 again after viewing the comments being made about me. It's too bad because I was planning on re-joining if the cartel that runs that outfit was finally thrown out. But it appears the videos that Lane has made have hurt peoples feelings and as usual I am being blamed. Sorry but I enjoyed every single thing that Lane has produced. He is one of the most creative people I have met. True he is very eccentric but some of the animosity directed at him is just plain unfair. I think what we have witnessed is the worst of what unionism can be, A crude bunch of bullies that make up lies about people they don't like.

A little disappointed with Russ

He was one of the few people that always made sense when I was a member of the union. His comments in this whole affair are not too bad but calling people 'losers' is solely subjective. As if your values are the only values that count. The idea that you are superior to others somehow is repulsive to me.

I just hate it when they use terms like that to describe the people that have contributed to this blog.
Jason Mchuff knows more about TRIMET than  every single employee that works there. Does that make him a loser because he is interested in Trimet on a historical level? No he's a loser because he is doing something that you don't like. Who's the loser?


TRIMET WANTS YOU! (file clerk)

And you damn well better make sure you file your files to  Ensure a commitment to safety through consistent and professional behaviors in performance of job requirements that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value that guides all aspects of our work. Click Here

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  TICKET MACHINE #136 JUST ATE MY $20 BILL. THAT WAS ALL THE MONEY I HAD.

DAWN LAFADY SAYS I COULD BE A 'KILLER'

I think its time for another chat with my attorney
Defamation—also called calumny, vilification, traducement, slander (for transitory statements), and libel (for written, broadcast, or otherwise published words)—is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation a negative or inferior image. This can be also any disparaging statement made by one person about another, which is communicated or published, whether true or false, depending on legal state. In Common Law it is usually a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed (the claimant).[1]
Dawn Lafady guilty of defamation

WOW-THEY SURE DON'T LIKE ME AND LANE

It's not like I am not used to being abused, I have suffered abuse from all sorts of people since I started this blog so its nothing new to me.

Here's a survey of you want to fill it out

http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/ORTRIMET-5afbfb

CLASSIC TWEETS


The woes of Trimet

Click here

I do believe that TRIMET is doing this on their new buses

I have been told by several sources that Trimet is also recording conversations (funny of course since they try to tell Lane that it is 'illegal') in their new 3000 series buses. Of course Trimet being super secret doesn't publicly announce such things.
Russia Today

BUS DRIVER ATTACKED

A man was arrested early Monday after he allegedly attacked an MTA bus driver in Westchester before passengers were able to stop him, transit officials said.

3 injured in TriMet bus collision

Koinlocal6.com

WILL AL LOSE IT AND GO POSTAL?

Good guy Scott on left bad guy Al on right
I left the union brothers and sisters group because I left the union. I left the union because I was unhappy with their management style and getting pressure from union members about my blog and Lane.
I got some of their posts in the mail today and  it really made me laugh. Hey I might be a little obsessive about my blog  from years of being suppressed. But dangerous, as in I will act violently? That's hilarious. I get my kicks out of being a pain in the ass to the Trimet management. And no, I am actually not a disgruntled employee. I'm definitely not happy about the way management fabricated complaints against me, but hell I don't 'hate' any particular person. Everybody there at the personal level is actually quite nice. But INSTITUTIONALLY they got some real problems. 

Relax folks, I mighta been pals with Jim Stenger but I actually don't hate anybody that is working at Trimet, including Mcfarlane. I won't be sending a dozen pizza's to Neils house or starting fake porn sites about Mary Fetsch or even a blog titled  'The real views of Bruce Hansen' with Bruce dressed as a Nazi!  Sorry to disappoint you but none of that is gonna happen.

As a matter of fact, every single item on my blog is FACTUAL. There is nothing posted on my site that is based on a fabrication. I might exaggerate an actual event, but I never make up something just to embarrass someone.
Take a chill pill Dawn-your letting your imagination get the best of you!

3000 BUS FAIL

CLICK HERE

MAX WINS EVERYTIME

CLICK HERE

These railings were supposed to be for people to lean on while waiting for MAX


THE TORTURE TRIMET PUTS ITS RIDERS THROUGH

Captain Picard to Trimet

Well thanks for the welcome bac from vacation with ur broke machine @ quatama, what a  

Well that was a waste of my time, rode to willow creek and got off to purchase pass, oh wow, that machine don't work either!L8 2work 

Well the machine at beaverton TC works, so to be legal, I'm now 45 min behind schedule, don't sound so fare 

Think next time ill just clock a cop if asked for a pass,bullshit , this is why I get 14 day, to bad you can't get post dated passes





TRIMET PROBLEMS

By

MAX ON THE STREET-BRILLIANT


ISN'T THIS AMSTERDAM?

Oh wait, I forgot, this is America, where the CAR IS STILL KING , no matter what 'they' try to tell you and putting LIGHT RAIL ON THE STREET DOES NOT WORK!
. MAX v. Dodge mini-van at SW 11 and SW Morrison. Traffic blocked one blk in each direction. MAX involved is a Blue line.

RULES? WHAT RULES?

I never did understand why TRIMET bothered to even have an SOP. Everybody does what they want at Trimet, every supervisor enforces what they want, every driver does whatever they want. It's a complete free for all there.

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: