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Friday, November 23, 2012

MORE TRANSIT PORNOGRAPHY

The executive class in the TRANSIT INDUSTRY operates with an arrogance and opulence that is pornographic to the people that are suffering at their hands. Here we have another of an arrogant executive class:
Top NJ Transit execs get cars for business and commuting | NJ.com

Ever wonder what garage your bus comes out of

Well wonder no more, Lane Jensen breaks them down:
TriMet Runs by Garage Breakdown | Portland Transit Lane

I don't know what to do about Ellen


Who exactly is this guy Randy Steadman

Labor relations, Employee Relations & Employment Law:

  • Won 60+ administrative claims of discrimination as in-house counsel; no settlements.
  • In private practice, won 100% of trial claims, motions, arbitrations, and NLRB hearings argued.
  • Reduced outside legal expense by 40%.
  • Managed a two-year, highly visible effort to reverse an IT union representation vote that went 55% for the union initially.  After appealing and securing a new election from the Public Employee Relations Commission, prevailed in a 93% vote against union representation.
  • Served as executive contract negotiator in multiple labor contract negotiations.
  •  
  • Workplace Practices Group - Randy Stedman - W-P-G Founding Principal

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Roberta Altstadt not happy about re-route being cancelled early


This has happened several times at Trimet

But TRIMET has a lock on the corporate media so we never hear about these incidents, we have had a dozen of these that I know of:

Second OC Transpo driver sent to hospital after reported exhaust leak

DISPATCH

"aint gonna happen"
Driver takes off
Do you think this driver 'enjoys' picking people up?
Got to open the gate
hOW DO WE GET THERE AND DOES IT MATTER?

Facts have been short in supply when it comes to CRC, C-TRAN or TriMet, hidden from public view

http://t.co/AwWovB4z

TRIMET SAFETY CAMPAIGN CONTINUES FAILING

There continue to be more collisions now than the same period last year? So what about all this safety nonsense? The facts are clear, things operated better BEFORE the safety campaign started. Trimet's own chart tells the story

TRIMET EXECUTIVES: LIARS AND THIEVES

Trimet executives, professional  liars predicted a $12 million dollar shortage.
Well guess what? They had it backwards. (or they just plain lied which is what I believe to be the truth) Trimet has exactly 15.9 million MORE THAN IT PREDICTED! Where is the media? NO WHERE? And now the tyrant Mcfarlane hits his retirees with more additional expenses. Hard to believe that he can actually get away with this behavior.

Figure it out for yourself using TRIMET'S OWN CHARTS and figures:
Actual revenue $466.70 million vs budget $450.8 million

BUS RIDERSHIP CONTINUES CLIMBING

MAX ridership continues falling!


Supervisor reports

What's interesting about all this is the fact that Trimet set up its system with completely open stations and never did a thing about fare inspections since the light rail opened. The reason for that is TRIMET wanted to brag about its system being 'the highest ridership per capita' in the United States, which they achieved.They also had the 'fare evasion square' which operated for years. Now the Federal funds have dried up the 'rulers' of Trimet have decided its time to make the sheeple pay up using GESTAPO like tactics.

Woops


Mcfarlanes 'hack' Steadman been here a year now

And has not negotiated even one contract. What does he do all day? Sit around looking out the window? $155k out the window last year and another $155k slated to be thrown out the window this year.

TriMet : News Release - TriMet names new Executive Director

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

IT TURNS OUT THAT MAX IS NOT SO RELIABLE


Negotiations between ATU and Trimet fail before they start

Trimet is determined to maintain secrecy! This has been Trimet's M.O. for decades, complete and total secrecy, no accountability to the public and here we have Mcdickheads hack Steadman refusing to allow the pubic to be part of the union negotiations. This is Trimet at its best, a self serving, secretive, unaccountable agency. And now they proved it to the world.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES

In Salt Lake City it was big news that a former general Manager walked away with an obscene pension. But in PORTLAND awash in fake 'greenness' and phony 'sustainability' baloney, not one article in our corporate controlled press about the pornographic pensions of FRED HANSEN and BRIAN PLAYFAIR. As a matter of fact nobody even asked about it till I did!

HUMANITY ON WHEELS-THE MOVIE


Thanks to Jason Mchuff for providing us with "Humanity on Wheels, the Movie"
(some really great stuff here)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TRIMET PORNOGRAPHY


SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW I EVER MADE IT THROUGH 15 YEARS OF TRIMET BULLSHIT

One of the highlight of my career was the management idiots who made the decision that we should all drive our buses with chains on, in the rain!

SOUNDS TO ME LIKE MAX IS CATCHING UP TO BUS


BIZZARE MOMENTS IN TRIMET HISTORY


THIS GUY RETIRED FROM TRIMET WITH A PENSION OF $10,400/MO

Does the media ever talk about Fred's $15,700/mo pension or Playfairs $10,400/mo pension. Nope all the talk about is our luxury benefits.



INSTANT REPLAY

This was the call the got me started on the down hill road with the new Trimet management, illustrating for the public just how AWFUL THIS JOB CAN BE! The public never hears this! The media doesn't cover it. They have no interest in covering the real story of Trimet bus drivers. You take a job as a bus driver, understand EXACTY what you are getting yourself into because they won't tell you this in training.

TRIMET KILLED ME WITH 1000 PAPER CUTS

When I look at the past, and review some of my excellent material (and boy do I have a collection like you wouldn't believe) it's obvious why I left that place.

TRIMET RETIREE WAYNE JOHNSON SPEAKS TO THE BOARD

His testimony is quite profound and worth listening too. How much has changed since Mr Johnson came on board.
Blast from the past!

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It saddens me to say that I no longer trust to reliably get me to my destination on time.

CTA ACCOMPLISHES WHAT TRIMET CANNOT

CTA, transit unions reach labor agreement - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Trimet board of sock puppets live in a dream world

Here!

Bus Drivers and NE Portland Neighbors Push TriMet to Tweak Cuts

 "TriMet management has deemed not to include enough time in their schedules" to continue to the route to Jubitz, where there is a bathroom bus drivers can use 24 hours a day, reads the union's letter, signed by President Bruce Hansen. "For the local businesses that have the outside cafes, we totally understand the annoyance of diesel fumes your customers are subjected to."
Though it bungled the roll-out of the #8 reroute, TriMet has made some changes in response to neighbor complaints. The agency posted signs saying that all idling buses must be turned off and TriMet spokesperson Mary Fetsch says that as a temporary fix, 40 percent of the buses will use a different layover location in the spring.
 Blogtown, PDX

Lots of $ at Trimet

$4,223.25 - $6,015.00 Monthly

Monday, November 19, 2012

TRANSIT PORNOGRAPHY

We have our very own FRED HANSEN raking in $188,400.00 a year while they steal our health insurance benefits and cuts service to the public! The guy in Salt Lake was there 35 years. Our criminal made a fortune for just 10 years.

Why is that we're paying a man in Salt Lake City, Utah, that has one of the smaller transit agencies, that kind of money?" she said. "This money will go on forever, and no one should be able to get rich and pad their pocket while we have people and bus lines being cut."
Geddes said UTA, which is considered a quasi-government agency, should become a department of the state.
"When you're using government funds, you should have government oversight. That should be a no-brainer," she said.

HOW TO FIX A 'REVERSER HANDLE'


Man wants free ticket


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It's too bad it doesn't rain inside train cars too just as an added 'fuck you.'

DEFFERED MAITENENCE ON LIGHT RAIL


Lift driver is NOT HAPPY


ATU 757 TAKES A GIANT STEP FORWARD

And this kind of action is the kind of action I wanted to see. I might soon be rejoining our union!
NO MORE SECRECY!

How's it going out there today?


Will Trimet ever join the modern world?

RFTA trades punches for swipes | AspenTimes.com

Had some viewers from South Korea last week


Wagging the (bomb-sniffing) dog

I don’t think it’s appropriate to have nightly fare missions checking passengers for valid fare when the TVM issues are so widespread. If a person approaches a TVM with $2.50 in hand but they’re not able to purchase a ticket because today that machine only feels like accepting nickels, hey, that passenger did their part. They shouldn’t be required to go to station after station (yes, sometimes machines at consecutive stations fail) waiting 17 minutes each time for a train because they are unable to find a TVM that works

Read the Max Faqs post HERE!

WOOPS-SORRY ABOUT THAT CHIEF


I aint getting shit done today


Funny video on transit

What not to do on Public Transport - YouTube

ALAN EISENBERG EDITORIAL-A DANGER TO PUBLIC SAFETY!


Driver very unhappy about working conditions and road supervisor


Man pounds on the bus door


Stolen off the MAX

pt6fw-3410426342@comm.craigslist.org[Errors when replying to ads?]


Hello,

I had a silver and black Trek hybrid bike stolen off the max today sometime between 8am and 8:30am on the blue line. I boarded the train on 7th and Holladay and got off at 181st and E Burnside when I noticed that it was gone. I've already reported the bike to the police and Trimet. The bike had a flat rear tire and had Michelob Ultra decals on them. I would be much appreciative of any information leading to the recovery of the bike. Thank you and God bless. I can be reached at 503-877-5586.
  • Location: Lloyd Center to Rockwood
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
PostingID:3410426342

It's raining

So naturally the ticket machines don't work!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

ATU WANTS MORE $

I just got a note that ATU 757 is asking retirees for an additional $5 a month to fight Mcfarlane.
All I can say is this, if you have been doing your job properly you would not need to ask that  of us. Obviously you are admitting defeat by even asking us for more money. It's too late! Throwing good money after bad is not going to help.
You have put us in this situation now do something about it.

TRIMET LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE

RIGHT HERE!

Man pulls knife on bus

Or does he?

Disrespect Is Running Wild and Apparently It Rides Buses

The latest installment of public transportation workers gone wild comes courtesy of the MTA system in Baltimore, where a stocky, middle-aged female driver physically fought and gave the business to a young girl on board, allegedly for refusing to turn her music down. “It’s about respect,” the uniformed victor explained to another passenger, who ostensibly asked her why she whooped on that child like she stole something.

Read the article HERE!

TRIMET SUPERVISORY REPORTS


And here is what McFuhrer has to say about making us pay for our health (again)


I went through my open enrollment packet yesterday – and I wanted to share some observations.
No surprise to you, escalating health care costs are among the more difficult challenges we face.This continues to be a top-line issue nationally, in Oregon, and certainly at TriMet. We continue to enjoy among the highest quality benefits available anywhere, but we are struggling to afford them. (you're sure not struggling to afford them)

I guess nobody but me see's the number of employees that Trimet is hiring. You better believe you will have trouble affording anything if you keep expanding like there is no tomorrow. The man is full of shit. OPAL proved that the budget was not as bad as they predicted. The media is fully controlled by Trimet corporatists so it got no coverage. Mcfarlane reminds me of Bush. Lets cut taxes and start a war and then complain that we have budget problems.

Neils latest BS

(He's proud of where 'we' stand, and quotes a travel and leisure magazine, everybody loves Trimet right? I guess he isn't reading my "seen and heard on Trimet" daily report. You gotta read that survey, it's a real hoot)

Larry Hanley with Mike Papantonio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nio1h0yn3aQ&feature=bf_prev&list=UUYWIEbibRcZav6xMLo9qWWw

It is nice to hear these type of discussions when there are avenues on the radio for labor to be heard.

IT WAS ONLY A LITTLE OVER 24 HOURS BEFORE THE NEXT MAX FAILURE

Almost snuck past me but an operator informed me

Friday, November 16, 2012

TODAY TRIMET DID A BLOG POST ABOUT THEIR EXCELLENT POLICE STATE

These are the winning comments by thumbs up-funny the second place winner, all the other top thumbs up were critics so something is wrong there

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So glad I pay $100 a month for the privilege of getting screwed by the worst bus system in the country.

"THEY ARE THE PROBLEM-WE ARE THE SOLUTION"

STREETCAR!

CLASSIC TWEETS


Better not GO BY STREETCAR tonight



Bus driver no fan of bike lanes


Trimet gets ready to herd the cattle

Yet they won't secure the stations-it's sorta like gill netting, put out the net and catch as many as you can!

TRIMET TWITTER COMES OUT OF HIDING

They hadn't responded to anyone in about 10 days but just now they came out of hiding!

BLAST FROM THE WAY BACK PAST

This was one of my first blog videos, from 5 years ago now. This is where I developed the bad boy image also. The glasses, the voice, it was all an act but it stuck for some reason

ATU 757 UPDATE

It's been 2 weeks now since the union has been informed that once again the ruthless leader of Trimet (Mcdickhead, sorry to be so disrespectful Neil but you obviously have no respect for us) will once again force us to pay for our health insurance. This is after he had won the arbitration and degraded our health care coverage. So here we are again. What does the union have to say?
NOT A DAMN THING!


CRASH

NWCN.com Washington - Oregon - Idaho

TRIMET BRAGS ABOUT ITS POLICE STATE

We’ve added to our team: more fare enforcers and a K-9 police unit « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

CLASSIC BUS DRIVER VIDEO

Another bus driver snaps and is forced to leave, its the nature of the shitty job, you can only take so much and some people snap finally

CLACKASTANI REVOLUTION BY PRECINCTS

Results here
Precinct map here

BLINDED WHILE DRIVING

TriMet – What Drivers Are Faced With on Sandy Blvd

I enjoyed this event last time

Humanity on Wheels 2 (November 20, 2012) | TriMet Diaries

Thursday, November 15, 2012

YOUTUBE MAKES ME WATCH A STUPID MOVIE

Because things that have been posted for years are all of  a sudden getting busted for copyright infringement. I hate YouTube and never use it as my primary host anymore.
http://youtu.be/ZLq1i6KCFbk

Mcfarlane makes a joke to the sock puppets

He is explaining the crash in the tunnel to the puppets, they just have a gay old time Neil and his merry band of sock puppets. Laughing away at all the events that screw up peoples lives.

Haha!


HERE IS YOUR TYPICAL TRIMET RIDER

Kidding of course

BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS BRIEFING

Brought to you from the efforts of Jason Mchuff who gets ZERO for covering these Trimet meetings. He even asked for a pass from Trimet management for doing their job for them but they ignored him, which is what they do

Watch the sock puppets here!

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fare inspector trying to accuse me of using an expired ticket. Fuck you, you illiterate prick. Learn to read.

Classic tweets

I suppose it could happen, it is Trimet after all!

Driver has problems with supervisor

Yup, I remember having the same problem back when I started

A little history of MLR

http://library.oregonmetro.gov/files/faq_history.pdf

TRIMET IS FAILING ITS MISSION

Read the Bike Portland post HERE!

Here's what shut down MAX this time


Trimet has NOT answered a tweet since November 9!

What the heck is going on over there? They turn off their social media and go into LOCK-DOWN?

Only 50K?

Seems awfully cheap for the amount of damage:
Click Here!

TRIMET BUS FORCES LIFT BUS TO BACK UP


It is possible to deal with budget issues WITHOUT cutting services

Not at Trimet however, where a dysfunctional union combined with an arrogant management along with its bloated bureaucracy makes everybody miserable. (everybody that uses the service and works providing the service that is)

 Chicago’s Pace Bus finalizes 2013 budget - News - METRO Magazine

Steve seems to be enjoying his newly found freedom

PORTLAND TRANSPORT EXAMINES THE 'BUS BRIDGES'

A bus bridge consists of a fleet of busses transporting passengers between two out-of-service segments on the line. Nobody likes it--it is inconvenient for rail passengers, who have their trip times lengthened considerably (but certainly preferable to being stuck). It is inconvenient for bus passengers, who often see runs cancelled due to the need to service the bus bridge, and it is expensive for TriMet, who may have to pay operators overtime due to the unplanned additional service need, as well as pay for lots of unplanned deadheading.
Read the rest of this excellent essay HERE!

IN 2009 PORTLAND TRANSPORT LOOKED AT THIS

Has anything changed? NOPE!
Portland Transport: Fare is Fair? A look (back) at TriMet ticket machine performance

WHY IS IT THAT NOBODY THAT WORKS AT TRIMET KNOWS ANY FACTS?

From Trimet's website:Upgrading 1-Zone and 2-Zone tickets

Through December 31, 2012, you can upgrade your leftover 1-Zone and 2-Zone tickets to All-Zone for 40 cents, either on the bus or at the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square.
HERE!
Now listen to this: (and yesterday some dumbass threw a rider off for drinking KOMBUCHA)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"I want that woman arrested" says streetcar operator


and ANOTHER BUS DRIVER FIGHTS WITH RIDER!


Some stuff about the new dispatch system

TriMet CAD/AVL Data for Operations - Center for Transportation ...

watch the whole presentation

I'M GLAD THESE A-HOLES ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN

While they destroy their retirees these people are laughing and having a great time at this board meeting. It just makes me sick, really.

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fare inspectors storming the bus like the Gestapo

Joe Rose article on the MAX shutdown

Speeding car jumps off road and onto MAX tracks, knocking Wednesday's commute sideways

God help them, after all the shit they put riders through they still do this

MERCY MERCY ME

Dedicated to all the people that have made the decision to rob retirees of their pensions.

WHAT DOES ATU757 THINK ABOUT THE COMPANY ROBBING OUR PENSIONS AND PAYCHECKS?

This is the latest screen shot of the atu website. It appears they have
 nothing to say about any of it

Trimess hot mess

This is a picture of all the insurance documents they give to us as they prepare to screw us AGAIN. I was reading it in the shitter, which is the best place to read Trimet material

Hey Dude, where’s my parking space!?!

Story is Here!

Does somebody out there have a MAX-shaped voodoo doll?

Portland Transport

THERE WAS ANOTHER MAX CRASH THIS AM ALSO

Collision was at NW 5th and Glisan. Train backed up to the stop and let everyone out. It's still there.

TRIMET PETITION REVIEW DEPT

http://imgur.com/PTcLX

Remember the last time someone drove through the tunnel and got stuck?

His name was Stephen Stein and he thought he found a shortcut to Vancouver!

CLASSIC MOMENTS MOMENTS IN TRIMET HISTORY

This video was posted in dozens of places and seen by hundreds of thousands of people. #1 street car operator in the WORLD-Fred Wallace

SOCK PUPPETS BRIEFING VIA TWITTER


TRIMET 'STEALS' 20% OF MY RETIREMENT

If I was to keep my own personal doctors I would lose 20% of my income to the annual health insurance increases that the pig Mcfarlane shoves down our throat every year while our impotent union sits on the sidelines and watches all the retirees lose all their income to health increases. 

Trimet has assured itself a workforce of slaves who will never be able to leave there if they want insurance coverage. And that is exactly what the power elite want, a population of slaves with the least amount of wealth necessary to survive.

What a disaster we have here , an unethical Trimet management that will stop at nothing to get its way and an impotent union that collects hundreds of thousands of dollars every month but does nothing to stop the carnage
(from Max:Well eventually you'll get that check and it will be negative - instead of a pension, you'll get a bill. Of course for the private sector, that's how it already is. haha.)

STUPID STUPID SYSTEM

Not having a good day?

WHAT A MESS

Crash on MAX tracks halts trains in Beaverton - KPTV - FOX 12
(Video removing car from tracks)
Dozens of repairs required before West Side MAX service resumes | OregonLive.com
Car launches onto MAX tracks from Hwy 217 ramp - Koinlocal6.com 
Jeff Robertson was partying hard
Always something these days to screw things up. (karma anyone)
Photo by KATU












CLASSIC TWEETS

MAX riders stuck on train for 2 HOURS!

MAX operator dumbfounded

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MAX breaks down again (part 2)


Trimet is hiring


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