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Friday, November 30, 2012

BRUCE WARNER SAYS 'ITS ALL THE UNIONS FAULT'


MCFARLAND HACK WARNER SAYS 'ITS ALL THE UNIONS FAULT' from al m on Vimeo.

Mcfarlane, always the bully, always takes the low road

Our beloved GM (actually the most hated) Neil Mcfarlane is of such a viscous character that if he doesn't get his way, and get it NOW, he uses threats and steals our money in retaliation.

We knew he was planning to send out letters saying his employees 'owed him money' He never sent them out. My theory is that if he did that he would finally create solidarity among employees! He in one swoop he would actually awaken the slumbering Trimet employees who keep on working as if nothing is happening. Most of them don't have the slightest idea as to what is going on behind their work lives.

And now he takes out his anger on his employees and does severe damage to his retirees by announcing there will be increases in medical costs and no cost of living increases for active employees because he has no agreement with the union.

HE ALWAYS TAKES THE LOW ROAD. Imagine if he took the high road and instead of forcing these increases down our throats he made an announcement like "we don't have an agreement with your union right now but in the spirit of cooperation I will not be forcing any of the insurance increases down our employees throats, even though I have the right to do that". But that is not his style. His style is take the low road, punish all the poor people that have nothing to do with the negotiations between union executives and Trimet executives. Mcfarlane has stolen 20% of my retirement, just because he can. There is nothing lower in the human spirit than that. If I wasn't such a lazy retiree I would have gotten up in the morning and told him what I thought of him at the board meeting. We'll see what happens over the next month. There is always another board meeting

Trimet decisively losing in the court of public opinion

From the Joe Rose POLL!

The Joy of Trimet mass Transit


HERE IT IS! US VS 'THEM'

Trimet pay and benefits vs other transit districts pay and benefits, It's a Trimet publication so we really CANNOT trust their figures without outside verification.
They are well known to manipulate facts and figures to their advantage. What they want according to this chart is for Trimet union personnel to take a 39% decrease in wages and benefits. Obviously that will not happen without resistance. At this time I am thinking "lets go back to arbitration again". In addition the only comparisons should be west coast cities, not places like Dallas and Salt Lake. They through those in there to lower the average!

BRUCE HANSEN SAYS 'WE WILL START NEGOTIATING NOW"

But Trimet is determined to control access and reporting to maintain the secrecy of their organization.
This is a significant battle between the union vs Trimet because it represents tyrannical government against its citizens. ATU 757 is taking the lead in ending government secrecy. They are to be congratulated in this effort. It has country wide effects. Trimet will battle tooth and nail to prevent 'transparency' and continue to lie that they support it.
ATU has outed Trimet hypocrisy!

Take the Joe Rose Poll about secrecy

Take the Joe Rose poll on Trimet's obsession with secrecy HERE!

NOT THIS AGAIN

These TYRANTS are such liars it's unbelievable that they can actually stay in power.

Listen to same old BS, that they have said over and over and over:

TriMet no longer can afford the escalating costs of Cadillac health care benefits for union employees and retirees. We are facing nearly $1 billion in unfunded OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) related to retiree health benefits that are the most generous in the nation. 

 The executives are scum and at this point I think the union should just wait for binding arbitration again. Screw you the  Trimet bullies trying to turn the public against the transit workers with your propaganda nonsense.
http://www.trimet.org/newcontract/

TRIMET UNION MEMBERS SAY YES TO FUND THE FIGHT!

I was originally against this assessment but after recent move by BRUCE HANSEN I am totally in favor of funding the union to fight the tyranny of these wretched Trimet executives!


ATU TriMet Active and Retired Members voted separately on whether they wanted to pay a special assessment dedicated to contract negotiations with TriMet management. Today, the ATU TriMet Executive Board and Extra Board liaison officers counted those ballots. The final tally shows that both groups voted overwhelmingly in favor of the assessment which will take effect beginning January 1, 2013.

BUS DRIVERS IN SINGAPORE STAND UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS

China Expresses Concern as Singapore Charges Bus Drivers - Businessweek

Media coverage of TRIMET'S efforts to remain SECRET

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - TriMet, union clash before negotiations
TriMet, Union Can't Agree Whether Contract Negotiations Are Public Meetings

STEADMAN WANTS SUMMARY JUDGEMENT

Randy Stedman, ,executive director of lanor relations for TriMet, said he hoped the agency and the union could formally request a declaratory judgement from the court next week. TriMet and the union must first agree on a stipulate set of facts to be submitted to the court before that can happen, Stedman says. 

Here is what I suggest-ASK FOR A JURY TRIAL jury trials are open to the PUBLIC!

JUST LIKE MCFARLANE DID TO ME WHEN I SUED HIM.

HEY MCFARLANE-HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE F-KED WITH JUST LIKE YOU DO TO EVERYBODY ELSE? 

BRUCE HANSEN PREVAILS IN ROUND 1


Trimet's addiction to paranoia and secrecy is heading to the Labor relations board for review. One thing we the pubic know for sure is that the SUPER SECRET PHONY "we believe in transparency" mantra is nothing but a hoax. What would be the explanation for Trimet trying so hard to keep the public out of the union negotiations. No citizens, Trimet is our enemy, trying to suck the life out of its employees and riders . The system is in shambles, the riders are tired of being subjected to the fare gestapo and the employees are tired of being mistreated and abused. Govenor Kitahaber where are you. You were elected by the unions, yet you are a Judas to their cause
Union and TriMet Agree to Seek Legal Ruling
The transit workers’ union announced this morning that TriMet management has accepted the union’s proposal to submit their legal dispute about whether negotiations are to be public to a neutral third party.
“We look forward to quickly resolving this issue and moving forward with negotiations,” says Bruce Hansen, union president. “Once that occurs, negotiations can begin.”

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LANE JENSEN SPEAKS TO THE PUPPETS



TriMet: Hold the Pickle on the McFarland Sandwich

CLICK HERE!

MICHAEL LEVINE SHOCKS ME AND THE TRIMET BOARD OF PUPPETS

TRIMET'S MCFARLANE CONTINUES LYING ABOUT THE UNION AS THE SOURCE OF TRIMET'S PROBLEMS


STEALTH WAVE RAPTOR REPORTS ON 'TRIMET GANG STALKING'


THE PRESS IS DEFINATELY ANTI UNION

I just performed a twitter search and found dozens of tweets about Trimet's press release calling the union liars. Guess how many tweets I found about the unions press release-ZERO

TRIMET BOARD OF SOCK PUPPETS

Brought to you by LANE JENSEN

TRIMET SAYS I HAVE TO 'PAY BACK' MY UNION DUES

And I said "yes fine whatever"

Hi Windy,

Al will have to be reinstated and pay back $7.10 for every month dues were not received.  He should mail that to the Union office so it won’t mess up your payroll.

Also, dues could change for retirees to $12.10 as of January 1, 2013 if a vote goes through.  Ballots will be counted tomorrow.  Will let you know.

Taylor

ATU'S BRUCE HANSEN PLAYS HARDBALL


And with this latest move I HAVE DECIDED TO RE-JOIN ATU 757! They are earning my dues now!

TRIMET EXECS OBJECT TO 'NO MARY' PHOTO

It has come to my attention that TRIMET BIG SHOTS are very unhappy about Mary's picture being used for Trimet Scanner. Let me first say this. Mary Fetsch is a very nice woman I like her very much on a personal level. But she is the face of Trimet and so she appears as a NO MARY picture on TrimetScanner. However the people involved in Trimetscanner have a proposal to which everybody agrees to remove her picture. Talk with Jason Mchuff about the proposal. We will not remove it 'just to be nice' since Trimet management is not nice and worthy of any favors. It will cost you.

PORTLAND'S DISABLED COMMUNITY LEFT TO SIT IN COLD

OPAL IS THE HERO IN THE PLIGHT OF BUS RIDERS

Even though the Trimet board of sock puppets ignored them completely they bravely continue the fight. I never joined them because I thought my presence might harm there battle plans. Knowing that I am a very controversial figure and not respected by the 'powers that be' I thought it best if I stay out of their business. But I know without them there would be NOBODY fighting for the riders and hope people can help them as much as possible.

Click HERE to OPALS web site.

SINCE TRIMET IS AGAIN BLAMING THE UNION BENEFITS AS THE CAUSEOF ITS DEMISE

Which of course is a lie since they won the arbitration (so far) its time to take a look at some facts which are oddly presented by arch conservative John Charles

TRIMET OPENLY DISCRIMINATES AGAINST UNION EMPLOYEES


ANOTHER SAFETY FAIL

THE PIGS THAT WANT TO KEEP CUTTING OUR INSURANCE HAVE NO PRIDE

$50,679.00 - $72,180.00 Annually

MORE LIES AND DECIET FROM THE PIG EXECUTIVES








TriMet calls union claims false

Sorry about the profanity but sometimes that is the only way to express my complete contempt for these people

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

LANE JENSEN HAS TAKEN THE LEAD IN TRIMET ADVOCACY


BE AWARE OF GOOGLE FASCISTS

Portuguese Activist Blog Shut Down by Google for Defamatory Content | TechPresident

WHY IS TRIMET PERFORMANCE SO SHITTY THESE DAYS

Read the intelligent article by MAX FAQ's  HERE!
Read Joe Rose's less intelligent article HERE!

THIS IS HOW SHITTY TRIMET IS TODAY

This is a sample of the public that has been SCREWED by Macfarlane and his careerist minions. These pack of wild dogs called Trimet careerists have RUINED Trimet, yet there they sit, up on their thrones, "LET THEM EAT CAKE" say the Trimet careerist who are getting rich while screwing the public.

EVIL AMONG US

When this guy Bruce Warner walked in out of the blue and took over the chairmanship of the puppets replacing Rick Van Beverin (a man with a heart)I knew immediately this was bad, VERY BAD.

And then watching him at work really became scary, this man is polished. A careerist of the first degree, probably has a net work of several million.

Well today he committed pure evil. He blamed all the service cuts on the union, A BALD FACED LIE but did what Mcdickhead ordered.

Its not enough they won the arbitration, (we shall see if that stands up)  but they are still blaming the union.

Good luck to you Warner, you shameless careerist piece of shit. Lying with a straight faced is pure evil. And you better pray that there is no god, because if there is HELL AWAITS YOU! (and macfarlane)

Missed the puppets meeting

I was going to go to the puppets meeting but I didn't feel like getting up to attend what is basically a waste of time for the public. The puppets listen patiently but they take none of it seriously (see OPAL).

So rather waste me time there I slept in and watched a movie, a much more productive use of my time.

But I did get a report the the union is attending the first 'negotiation'. That's very disappointing indeed.

I wouldn't talk to the company under the terms they are dictating. Alas it appears our 'union' is caving again.

They have an 'unsustainable budget' which of course is all blamed on the union contract per the world wide movement against unionism. The reality is that Trimet expanded itself into unsustainablility  and is just using the union as a scape goat (as is the template of the power elite to destroy workers pensions and pay)

In the end its the employees who will undue the union, working RDO's, bus trades, and fills, no solidarity, everybody that works at Trimet is making a fortune (a crime unto itself while chopping service into little pieces)

Fuck the puppets, its a stage show and I'd rather not be part of it

THE PIGS THAT RUN TRIMET

For Immediate Release November 27, 2012
Contact Bruce Hansen
TriMet Continues to Resist Open Negotiations
The Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents the area’s transit workers, is continuing to stand firm on its statutory right to conduct negotiations that are open to the press and the public. TriMet’s executive director of labor relations, Randy Stedman, is continuing to refuse full access.(a known union buster who brags about it on his website)
A last minute wrinkle is that TriMet now wants a list of all union-side participants and wants these people screened by TriMet’s security guard.(why would you even show up under those terms) Additionally, Stedman changed his position somewhat with regard to the press. He states that he will allow a few members of the press(the corporate press which is bought and paid for by Trimet) to attend but only those TriMet considers “bona fide.”(there is only one thing to say about that, F'K YOU STEADMAN)
“Randy Stedman’s response is disappointing. To keep the public and our members out, he’s relying on a 1976 court case about a totally different situation.(f'k his court case, let him take you to court) And that case was decided before the 2005 changes to the statute,” said union president Bruce Hansen. The case referenced by Stedman involves a different statute, cites words that do not appear in 192.660(3) and is about the press seeking access to an executive session that both the employer and the union did not want the press to attend.
The transit workers’ union, however, wants public negotiations. “We continue to believe that open access to the process is in the best interest of our community and the workers who provide the community with transit services. We are talking about public monies and a public service so members of the public deserve a seat in the room as do the people who serve them,” Hansen stated.
See attached correspondence.
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MY ADVICE TO BRUCE HANSEN-DO NOT ATTEND THESE MEETINGS-EDUCATE THE  BUS DRIVERS AS TO WHAT EXACTLY THESE MONSTERS WHO CALL THEMSELVES EXECUTIVES ARE DOING. GET THESE  BUS DRIVERS/RAIL OPERATORS TO STOP DOING DOING BUS TRADES-FILLS-AND WORKING RDO'S. ITS THE BUS/RAIL OPERATORS THAT ARE ALLOWING THE COMPANY TO SHIT ON US

Sunday, November 25, 2012

GREEN LINE GONE MISSING

HERE!

TRIMET BOARD MEETINGS ON CABLE

Subject: Play Dates for Program "Trimet Board Meeting: November Briefing"

The following 5 dates are scheduled for the program "Trimet Board Meeting: November Briefing", Project: Trimet Board Meetings, starting 11/18/2012.

Friday 11/23/2012, 3:30 PM, Channel 22

Monday 11/26/2012, 10:00 PM, Channel 11

Wednesday 11/28/2012, 9:30 PM, Channel 23

Monday 12/3/2012, 4:30 PM, Channel 22

Thursday 12/6/2012, 9:30 PM, Channel 23

Saturday, November 24, 2012

TRIMET MAKES NEWS OUT OF NOTHING

And the corporate media  spits out everything Trimet tells them to spit out.
This time its:
Crews will weld 80’ long rail segments together in downtown Portland  
(sheesh)
Monday a Big Day for Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail 

Is it illegal for operators to answer calls from dispatch

I heard that on a dispatch call and started investigating.
ORS § 811.507¹ makes the following rule:

(k) Is using a function of the mobile communication device that allows for only one-way voice communication while the person is:
(A) Operating a motor vehicle in the scope of the persons employment;
(B) Providing transit services; or
(C) Participating in public safety or emergency service activities.

That does say ONE WAY-NOT TWO WAY communication.
It appears the bus driver may be correct.

TRIMET MAKES 'SAFETY CULTURE' ZINE

Not how they would want to however, vie ME!

Safety Culture Plus

HOW IT WORKS


IT IS AGAINST TRIMET CODE FOR BUS OPERATORS OR SUPERVISORS TO SEIZE YOUR PROPERTY

If a rider hands a bad transfer to a bus driver and they 'steal' it and throw it away the bus driver has basically committed a theft. Thefts are reportable to the police. There are rouge bus drivers out there that apparently think they can do anything they want. Trimet management has failed to recruit or train these people properly.

ROUGE BUS DRIVER STEALS PROPERTY AND CHARGES ANOTHER $5

This guy needs to be sent back to TRAINING because he should not be on the road with an attitude like his.

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

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

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!

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
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


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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
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

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
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!

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

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!
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)