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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DRIVING A BUS IS DANGEROUS


Clackamas Town Center shooting: I-205 off-ramp re-opened, but TriMet buses not stopping near mall

CLICK HERE!

The color code for todays gang stalkers is Blue

TRIMET GANG STALKING TRAIN -- EAGLE EYE 2 timing 12-7-12 ...

Driver has had it


TRIMET DISPATCH POTPOURRI

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet'

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Trimet really needs to take into account how fat Americans are so they don't take half of my seat and squish me against the wall

CLASSIC TWEETS

Can you believe they used duct tape on the hand railing?


MLK JR had it right


TRIMET DISPATCH (including a real silent alarm)


SOMETHING SMELLS FISHY

I have not talked to one Trimet union employee who voted FOR the increase in union dues. NOT ONE! And yet it was a landslide? Something fishy going on?

THE TRIMET WAY


SOMETHING BIG HIT THIS

http://instagram.com/p/TGgL6Ihtfg/

TRIMET MGMT IS SO FULL OF SHIT

TriMet Tells Court Its Bargaining Team Has No Authority to Bargain

In a stunning statement to Multnomah County Circuit Court, TriMet claimed its bargaining team had no authority to reach agreement on a tentative contract that it will submit to the TriMet Board for approval.

In recent days, the Union showed TriMet that the Attorney General’s Manual clearly established that TriMet’s negotiating team was governed by Oregon’s public meetings law. This is because the bargaining team’s job is to reach a tentative agreement it then submits to the TriMet Board for approval. This process means that the negotiations have to be open to the public.

Yesterday, the Union received a copy of TriMet’s filing to the Multnomah Circuit Court. In that filing, TriMet claims only the general manager can give a recommendation to TriMet’s Board.

“The intent of the law governing collective bargaining is to have the two parties sit down and reach an agreement that both promise to take back to their respective governing bodies for ratification,” says Bruce Hansen, the president of the transit workers union. “In this statement to the Court, TriMet’s upper management is straddling two horses going in opposite directions. They’re telling the Union that TriMet’s bargaining team has authority to reach a tentative agreement at the same time they’re telling the Court that it doesn’t. Bottom line, TriMet’s statement to the Court means the Union must bargain with the general manager and/or Board of Directors directly.”

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING

Prison Planet.com » Not Just Buses, Street Lights Are Also Recording Conversations

SHEEPLE


Monday, December 10, 2012

Trimet Driver looks the wrong way and hits other trimet bus


Dealing with TRIMET junk


STACY AND WITBECK ABOUT TO GET ANOTHER $14.5 MILLION

There is close to a billion dollars going to STACY&WITBECK from Trimet. Nobody ever knows exactly how this money is dispersed once it goes to the contractors.
http://www.trimet.org/pdfs/meetings/board/2012-12-12/Res-12-12-105.pdf

Latest "seen and heard" on Trimet

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!

Awesome! The #9 just blew past the stop at 5th & Stark, not even slowing, leaving three of us yelling.

Portland's "buy local" streetcar fiasco worsens

BOJACK HERE!

New Trimet logo?

Via email!

PUBLIC TAPING TRIMET BUSES

Bus parked in bike lane no driver 2012-11-28 10 am SW Skyline at Hwy 26

People should be aware that all new 3000 buses record your voice

Trimet made no public announcements about this, they just added it. Nobody covered it. (of course) Maybe we can figure out how to intercept these communications!
Public Buses Across Country Quietly Adding Microphones to Record Passenger Conversations | Threat Level | Wired.com

BLAST FROM THE PAST

BEST PASSENGERS!

TRIMET WON'T HIRE LANE?

Never woulda believed that in a million years, CLICK HERE to see his rejection letter.

BLAST FROM THE PAST

MY TRIBUTE TO THE YELLOW CARD

TRIMET NEW 'CAD' SYSTEM

CLICK HERE!

TRIMET CLAIM 'DENIED'

CLICK HERE!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

ELLEN FOX

"EVERYTHING I'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT PARKING..."

OREGONIAN EDITORIAL BOARD STRIKES AGAIN

Bruce needs to exercise his right to equal time in the print version of the Oregonian

Have seen this safety video?

Usual corny production; When I Ride - Safety Video - YouTube

2 DECENT SUPERVISORY REPORTS THIS WEEK


NEILS BULLSHIT

Remember Neil, it's just buiness

TRIMET OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION ABOUT BIKES

Well we know this is also a joke. Bicyclists have pretty much free reign on the MAX
Q: What is TriMet doing about bike crowding on MAX?
A: We have detailed rules about where a customer can put a bike while riding MAX. We tell bicyclists that they must use the hooks if available, and may use the priority seating area if the hooks are taken and the priority seating area is available. The rules also state that bikes can’t block the aisles or doors. We convey this information in brochures, on our website, in outreach to cyclist organizations, and in face-to-face encounters—and we’re in the process of updating our outreach materials and messages to sharpen the safety focus. We’re also working on ways to reduce the demand for bringing bikes on board, such as our Bike & Ride facilities. Visit trimet.org/bikes to see the kind of information TriMet provides to cyclists. Have a question? Just Ask! Contact us at

ATTENTION-TRIMET BUS DRIVERS THAT SMOKE

You are about to be banned from smoking on ALL Trimet property. I'm not a smoker but I see this as a violation of civil rights. Smokers are the latest 'evil' people in our country and the government is stripping away yet one more right.

Mold Test Kit

This should be in the pouches at the 3 Garages

BUS DRIVER NOT GUILTY!

Ophadell Williams, Driver in Fatal Bus Crash, Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter - NYTimes.com

TRIMET BOARD (aka sock puppets) MEETING ON CABLE

The following 5 dates are scheduled for the program "Trimet Board Meetings - Directors November Meeting", Project: Trimet Board Meetings, starting 12/7/2012.

Tuesday 12/11/2012, 6:00 PM, Channel 23

Thursday 12/13/2012, 9:00 AM, Channel 23

Tuesday 12/18/2012, 10:00 PM, Channel 22

Thursday 12/20/2012, 5:00 PM, Channel 22

Sunday 12/30/2012, 11:00 PM, Channel 11

Free Bus Tickets

King County Metro is giving away eight free Metro tickets for any registered vehicle owner in King County.
http://metro.kingcounty.gov/programs/tip/order-tickets.html

TRIBUNE COVERAGE OF ATU VS TRIMET

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - TriMet, unions wrangle new contract

Friday, December 7, 2012

ALAN EISENBERG EDITORIALS!




Today's (other) SEEN AND HEARD ON TRIMET

The ones you won't see on Trimet's HOW WE ROLL blog!
I have come to believe that Max drivers enjoy having control over when we get to our destination. And selectively abuse that power.

THIS BUS DRIVER GETS BUSTED ON VIDEO


Don't miss this video those of you who feel picked on  at TRIMET!

Running hot is a problem at Trimet

Being a former bus driver its understandable in certain circumstances-don't know the particulars of this case

FATIGUE MAJOR PROBLEM FOR TRANSIT WORKERS

Study: 7 Percent Of Metro Operators Fatigued On The Job « CBS DC

SUSTAINABLE TRANSIT AWARDS NOMINEES

Not one American city is on the list, which of course makes sense since American transit is a complete mess and virtually a failure in most places:

LIVE SCANNER FEEDS FOR OUR AREA


CLICK HERE!

TRIMET SWAT ORDERED TO REMOVE MAN WITH BABY STROLLER


Now I wonder if items such as this is why Trimet is going to go BANKRUPT

Oh yea I forgot, its all the UNIONS FAULT, stuff like plays no role:

Sell and issue the Bonds in one or more series and determine the principal amount of each series, as long as the aggregate principal amount of all series does not exceed $325,000,000.
http://trimet.org/pdfs/meetings/board/2012-12-12/Res-12-12-104.pdf 

COMING UP REAL SOON-MONEY HANDED OUT-AND SOME INTERESTING SPEAKERS

TriMet: Board of Directors Meetings

Wanna make $88,000 next year?

TriMet Career Opportunities

TRIMET TRYING HARD TO DEBUNK MY BLOG

But they are WEAK! 
Seen and Heard: Human-powered bus and wedding-attire transportation « How We Roll – A Blog for TriMet Fans

MICHAEL ANDERSON SAYS TRIMET FARE AMONG THE HIGHEST

And he is one of the most credible sources for information that I have found:

What To Do When The Bus Doesn't Come And You Want To Scream.

CLASSIC!   CLICK HERE!

Streetcar screwups

United Streetcar misses another delivery date for streetcars: Portland City Hall roundup | OregonLive.com

CLASSIC TWEETS

Nothing more wasteful or decietful than Trimet

Click Here
Then Click Here

Another idiotic event by Trimess

TriMet plans 'confetti shredding' to encourage ticket exchange

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Portland borrowing even more for empty streetcar line

(Jack Bog's Blog)

More technical stuff from MAX FAQ's

Forward, neutral, reverse, off

Some decent dispatch calls


CHECK OUT WHAT RTA IS DOING TO PROTECT ITS DRIVERS


IF A SPACE SHUTTLE FALLS OUT OF SKY CALL US


More transit pornography by transit executives

AC Transit stuck with ex-manager's home - SFGate

Development myths drive streetcar

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/10-opinion/124416-development-myths-drive-streetcar

BUS DRIVER FALLS ASLEEP

Note the reference to 'new' drivers having 50 peoples lives in their hands:

BOB FOSTER IS GREAT FOR TRIMET PROPAGANDA MACHINE

Bob Foster is a great guy but I sure wish he wouldn't cooperate with the same people trying to destroy his union. http://t.co/Od7Tsuao

The joy of riding Trimet public transit or 'seen and heard on trimet'

Again, no response from Claims Dept after Monday's incident. They're still avoiding responsibility. Call again tmrw.

TOP CHANGES TO CONTRACT! (at least what I can see anyway)

But I know that there are some people that actually work at Trimet that read this blog. Surprisingly most of my viewership has no relation to the union or Trimet.

This is something important to people working there:

I LIKE SHIRLY BLOCK (a lot)

This woman makes sense and is not afraid to speak her mind. This latest article by her also speaks for me!

First off I want to say to all of my readers:
Despite what you have heard, I’m not a
waving maniac who hates managers or anyone
in control. I would like to say: I love my job.
Well, that’s a little white lie. I used to love my
job when I had managers who showed they
care a little about the peeks (us).

ATU 757 FINALLY GETS ITS NEWSPAPER ON LINE!

No more scanning articles to post! Hurrah!
CLICK HERE!

REDDIT DISCUSSION ABOUT TRIMET

HERE!

MORE TRIMET BULLSHIT

Neil Mcfarlane
TriMet believes there is a great benefit to having all employees on the same healthcare plan and contributing the
same amount toward coverage. The same plan means management and labor’s interests are aligned. TriMet also
believes this is fair considering that the average wage of TriMet’s non‐union employees, including wages of
executives, is only about $10,000 a year more than the average of union employees, and that union employees
disproportionately utilize healthcare benefits.


These fools that call themselves managers don't see the difference between a WHITE COLLAR job and a BLUE COLLAR job. One job is inside basically 9-5 with weekends off the other job is OUTSIDE, dealing with the public all hours of the day and night.

WHILE MCFARLANE SUBJECTS UNION WORKERS TO MCARTHYISM

Nobody says a word about the outrageous pension of former GM FRED HANSEN and his partner in thievery BRIAN PLAYFAIR

ATU WILL PUBLISH LETTERS AT TRIMET GARAGES

On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:41 AM, ATU Activists <atuactivists@atu757.org> wrote:
Greetings! 

In the past, a number of people have complained that they want to respond to McFarland’s company-wide communications and share their response with their co-workers but that they have no way to do so. Now there is a way. You can simply read McFarland’s statement below and email back your response. We will compile these comments, without any identifying the authors and post the comments on workplace bulletin boards.  The Union wants to stay on the moral high ground so please keep it respectful (hard to be respectful to people who have no respect for us) and heartfelt. Thank you!

ANOTHER WAY TO SAVE HUGE MONEY

From Trimet's website:

About 87% of our workforce belongs to the ATU. 
There would be no transit at all without union members who do the actual work

That means that there is 13% fat being paid at Trimet for doing nothing in relation to providing transit services to the region.

That 13% should be eliminated completely  

WHY WE FIGHT THE RUTHLESS SONS OF BITCHES THAT RUN TRIMESS

b. For those retired employees who left the service of the District
prior to February 1, 1992, the District shall pay the full cost of
providing these retirees and their dependents with medical, hospital,
prescription drug, vision optical benefits and dental (retiree and
spouse only), not including orthodonture available under the health
and welfare plan in place at that time.

c. All Eemployees who retired on or after February 1, 1992 through
November 30, 2012 and those active employees who have met the
qualifications for full retirement under Article X, Section 1, Par.
2(a) prior to the first day of the month following ratification by
both parties or following contract award pursuant to interest
arbitration [substitute date certain once known] shall receive the
same health and welfare benefits available to active employees, not
including orthodonture or dental coverage for dependents other than
the employee's spouse.


The assholes that run this stinking hell hole want to degrade the health coverage of every single employee who has retired from Febuary 1992-November 30 2012.

What does that mean? That means that every single retired employee will now end up paying 6% of the premium charge  every month plus any deductibles.

Mcfarlane (the lying thief) made such a big deal out of Clackamas Counties 'promise' to  pay for that useless rail to Milwaukie. Funny how easily he breaks promises to his own employees.

Retirees have no way to produce extra income to pay for these extra expenses. ALL RETIREES SHOULD BE EXEMPT from his bullshit. Let us die in peace for Christs Sakes!

Steetcar riders pay the fare

My theory is because the fare is fair-$1 so people gladly pay it.
Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - Streetcar fare cheats take a hike

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Trimet lift bus for sale

Bus with Wheel Chair Lift -

TriMet – Fare Isn’t Always There

Latest 'seen and heard on trimet'

Can't express my hatred towards trimet

The shame of Trimet

Actually expecting people to do this is the height of arrogance and tyranny:

out of service emergency call box

https://twitter.com/AJHTriMet/status/276386735938732032/photo/1

When was the last time this window was cleaned?

Yup, that's MOSS growing on the INSIDE of the window!

Sign falling off-coin box only takes nickels-horn goes off when wheel turned


INTERVIEW WITH LANE JENSEN REGARDING HIS INJURY ON TRIMET

INTERVIEW WITH LANE JESEN REGARDING HIS INJURY from al m on Vimeo.

NW LABOR PRESS

ATU talks at TriMet off to a bumpy start

I lose the court case against MCFARLANE and I GET CHARGED FOR IT

OK so I am batting .000 against Trimet so far and I have lost another one, and they have the nerve to charge me, well they'll get paid since its a court order. Hope they like monthly payments in pennies delivered to their main office and of course I will want a reciept for each payment I make. And it will all be on film.
But I got another surprise for our beloved management involving the courts! I might keep losing but I keep on fighting!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MORE BROKEN TICKET MACHINES



MR POPULARITY


Trimet – I Get Hurt on the Bus

Click Here!

Proposed contract -by a union member who has really studied this



Guys,
Here is the proposed part (phase I) of the new contract that gets to the heart of the new contract, retiree benefits (for the new hires after the arbitration). So far we know that the retirees that were hired before the arbitration, will receive a 90/10 in benefits upon retiring with 10yrs tenured (of this I may be wrong), for the Blue Cross medical package and I guess 100% from Kaiser. Since this according to the company is not the issue, going forward, just the structure is, and then we need to come up with a way to supplant their “standard” with one that is fair for both parties. Since their contention is that a retiree should not get 100% paid medical for life, and their spouse gets it 10-15 after they pass, this we need to work hard to get something that will be equal and beneficial to those retiring after the arbitration date. Here is what I found out, using the west coast transit agencies, and laying out where we should be, considering that we are better than those agencies:

Monday, December 3, 2012

MACFARLANE THINKS WE GET TOO MUCH-LISTEN TO THIS AND DECIDE


THE JOY OF RIDING TRIMET PUBLIC TRANSIT

Oh GOD! My seat on #99 soaked in piss, didn't know until I stood up & now I get to wallow in it all day at work! Calling my lawyer!!


POOR NEWBIE

Doesn't know where she is or where she is going! (we all been there at one time)

BUS DRIVER GETS STUCK


NOTHING EVER CHANGES AT TRIMET

In 2009 they were making the same excuses they make today!

LANE JENSEN GOT HURT ON A BUS TODAY

A driver made a hard stop causing Lane to smash his arm into one of the poles. The driver told him to call 238-ride. He is attempting to file a claim but the supervisors wont talk to him and claims won't call him back.
 It's easy enough to verify his claim, just pull the data pack.

Sorry, we can't help ya Woodlawn folks

Cause we need this crap:
Manager, Scheduling Systems & Production
Senior Specialist, Workforce Procedures & System
Assistant Manager, Transportation

CLASSIC TWEETS


LISTEN TO MCFARLANES WISHY WASHY COMMENTS ON WOODLAWN CRISIS



LISTEN TO MCFARLANES WEAK KNEED RESPONSE TO WOODLAWN CRISIS from al m on Vimeo.

When are the fists going to get flying? UNION VS TRIMET UPDATE


PORTLAND'S WOODLAWN NEIGHBORHOOD DESTROYED BY TRIMET!

Hope you're paying attention Milwaukie!

Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 1 from al m on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

THERE WAS ANOTHER BUS BRIDGE TONIGHT


SO WHAT ABOUT TIFFANY SWIETZER?


SO WHAT ABOUT TIFFANY SWIETZER? from al m on Vimeo.

Sock puppets play list

Provided by Jason Mchuff  HERE!

SUPERVISORY REPORTS


TRIMET GETS 'KICKED OUT'


Neils bullshit

Working Toward a New Contract

Posted by Neil McFarlane at Nov 30, 2012 03:15 PM | Permalink

THE PURE JOY OF RIDING TRIMET


I CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT DROPPING MY CASE AGAINST MCFARLANE

Due to the latest developments I have decided I WILL NOT drop my lawsuit against Neil Mcfarlane.
STAY TUNED!

Letters to the editor

The ATU wants “transparency” by having open public meetings for all who are interested in seeing and hearing how the public money is really being spent.

The ATU wants to include “all journalists”, not those who are handpicked by Tri-Met management, (like the Oregonian and Lars Larson who are biased), to be able to attend and report on the negotiation meetings honestly and ethically.

TRANSIT SYSTEMS COMPREHENSIVE COMPARISONS


PROPAGANDA IS ALL AROUND US

Psywar
Must watch about US working conditions and where we are heading back to again

STEEL BRIDGE WRECK


NICE PICTURE OF MCFARLANE


GOOD JOB!

TRIMET FAIL-AGAIN

Brian Anderson no fan of MAX
While this is an inconvenience for Green and Yellow line riders and we appreciate their understanding, it is not a major disruption to the MAX system," Altstadt said in an email. She cited a Nov. 13 BMW crash at Sunset Transit Center, which shut down westside MAX service for 16 hours. (See "Car launches onto MAX tracks from Hwy 217 ramp.") In that case, shuttle buses were used while TriMet crews repaired the overhead lines.

The truth be told-its faulty and poor planning that has brought our MAX system in harms way on a daily basis by putting exactly where auto traffic can disrupt it .

http://www.directpdx.com/news/44805.php

Saturday, December 1, 2012

WOODLAWN RESIDENT LIFE IS RUINED BY TRIMET


ARTICULATE HIGHLY EDUCATED WOODLAWN COMMUNITY REP SAYS TRIMET MISLEAD THE COMMUNITY


Albert says Mcfarlane 'isolated' and employees are afraid of getting fired if they speak up


Driver gets stuff thrown at him


ALEX HAWK HITS THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD

ALEX HAWK ITS THE NAIL SQUARLY ON THE HEAD! from al m on Vimeo.

STEADMAN TALKS ABOUT ERB CASE

TOM HORTON COMES UP WITH WINNING IDEA

HOW MANY LIES CAN MCFARLANE SAY IN ONE PRESENTATION?


SOLIDARITY AT ATU 757

God bless the maintenance employees-there is a spirit of real solidarity in that section of Trimet. I wish the operators would wake up to the fact that Mcfarlane wants them all to take a 39% decrease in wages and benefits, yes that's 39%

MAX IS PACKED TODAY

NYC has nothing on good old little green Portland!

CLASSIC TWEETS!

TRIMET SOCK PUPPETS MEETING IN HD

PART 1
PART 2

My comment on Portland Transport

Click Here!

Interesting comment by JOE ROSE

Hi, Al. I wrote about it in this story:
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2012/05/trime...

"Behind the scenes, people place much of the blame on former General Manager Fred Hansen, who retired with a $15,500-a-month pension in 2010 to become a "Thinker in Residence" for an Australian urban renewal agency."

And it's also a piece of a story that I'm currently working on.

A SALUTE TO A TRULY GREAT MAN

Michael Levine-tireless advocate for the RIGHTS OF THE DISABLED
MICHAEL FOUGHT RIGHT TO THE LITERAL END OF HIS LIFE!

Michael Levine appears for what may be the last time at the Trimet board from al m on Vimeo.

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