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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lane vs Ellen Fox


GREAT PERFORMANCES IN 2012-DAN CHRISTENSEN


FUNNY HOW TRIMET ALWAYS HAS FUNDS FOR STUFF LIKE THIS

1.  Assist in the conception, development and implementation of a variety of TOD planning projects and activities.
2.  Prepare maps, graphs and other visual aids for reports and public presentations in support of TOD programs. Prepare technical memorandums, emails, agendas, schedules, drafting meeting notes, tracking tasks, assignments and due dates, in support of TOD programs.
3.  Evaluate and analyze financial statements, including development pro formas. Make recommendations based on prior knowledge to ensure proper cost of development and income projections are accurate.
4.  Serve as a liaison for various committees. Provide information to various groups, committees, and individuals regarding transportation and development projects.
5.  Collect and evaluate data, perform analysis, including demographic data, market data and transit data. Prepare documentation, formulate solutions to problems and write reports as assigned.
6.  Stay abreast of market trends, development finance programs and TOD best practices.

TRIMET BULLSHIT

TRIMET 'CUSTOMER' SERVICE (ask Dale Weber about this)

Customer Service

The Customer Service Department works to attract and retain riders by giving customers accurate information, listening to and acting on their concerns, and providing an extra measure of personal attention when service disruptions occur.
Customer Feedback Process

TRIMET BUDGET CRISIS UPDATE

"We must impose sharp austerity onto Trimet riders and employees if the agency is to survive" Says Trimet General Manager Mcfarlane. (and we also need to keep the executive ranks nice and full is what he hasn't mentioned to the public)


SO FAR THE NEW $30 MILLION DOLLAR BDS IS A BUST

And now they have this planned for mid 2013, I'm sure it will work out as planned, just like the new BDS has worked out:

Q: When will we start using transfer printers on the buses?

A: Pilot testing on a portion of the bus fleet is expected to begin in the spring. Around the middle of 2013, the plan is for all buses to have transfer printers installed near the farebox. Instead of tearing, punching and handing over a flimsy newsprint transfer, the operator will push a button on the MDT screen, and the new device will issue a durable transfer with a foil strip and the correct expiration time, daycode and designation (Adult/Honored Citizen/ Youth). Although the new device is just a printer—you can’t swipe or tap a debit/ credit card on it—it’s another step toward an electronic fare system. Before the transfer printers become widely available, we’ll educate customers through media releases, social media, email and other channels.

DALE WEBER NEVER RODE TRIMET AGAIN

Line 12, Bus 2939, Approximately 3:15 PM, 8/13/2010, 116300 SW Pacific Hwy Outbound., Female driver.

JEEZ-WHY AREN'T MORE PEOPLE APPLYING FOR THIS TRIMET PORK?

Salary: $38,789.00 - $55,245.00 Hourly

Friday, December 28, 2012

FOR SOMEONE WHO IS SO UNPOPULAR HE ALWAYS GETS LOTS OF VIEWS

Just look at this face! How could you not like Lane?

Who am I talking about, yes its LANE JENSON for real!
I'm going through all the top posts for last year and every single one of Lanes is in the top posts list!
It is kinda funny, actually its unbelievable. 
You have to say one thing about Lane, and the thing I like about him, he is one eccentric dude!

SOMEBODY SHOW ME-WHERE IS THE BUDGET DEFICIT?

I must be doing something or not understanding something with this chart:
Most recent Trimet figures from Trimet dashboard
When I read the chart I see a total of $348.9 million in ACTUAL revenue.
And furthermore I see the budget called for  revenues  of $329.2 million.
I see they have a surplus of $10.7 million dollars.

What am I doing wrong?


ATTENTION ATU 757


The TRIMET propaganda machine is in FULL SWING
My advice is get your own electronic list going immediately!

CLASSIC 2012 BUS DISPATCH

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: BUS DRIVER MAKES COMPLAINT AGAINST MAX DRIVER

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Line 88 operator/1708 just got the bird from a pedestrian for . . . well, just driving the bus! (Really!)
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS HERE!

GREAT MOMENTS FROM 2012

This woman speaker at the Trimet service cut hearings said it all, she spoke with true heart  to bureaucrats who just don't care. Watch how the paid moderator interrupts her and silences her after she goes slightly over the 'allotted time'. These hearings mean nothing to the power brokers, and if not for people like me would be lost in history. At least we have a record of this event.

CLASSIC TRIMET TWITTER RANT BY TURNER LOBEY


Trimet stop statistics-via Portland A-Foot

HERE!

HERO'S OF 2012-CAMERON JOHNSON

Nobody tried harder than Cameron to get through to the sock puppets. Alas Cameron also has found out that he was addressing sock puppets, people without power. He has earned tremendous respect for all his efforts even though they went for naught. 

GREAT EVENTS OF 2012-OPAL

OPAL members tried valiantly to get some reasonableness out of the sock puppets. Alas they were addressing sock puppets and not real thinking people able to exercise any power

LIVE DISPATCH RECORDINGS

Are available on the  Dispatch Twitter feed

Another MAX fail this morning

Did you know that Trimet has its own parking meters?

They sure do, listen HERE!

LANE JENSEN HAS ACHIEVED NOTORIETY AT TRIMET

I just got a report from Lane that when he called customer service on the phone the PERSON ANSWERING THE PHONE KNEW WHO HE AS AND REFUSED TO TAKE A COMPLAINT saying 'they were aware of the situation and nothing can be done"

The amazing part is that is was the CLERK ON THE PHONE that gave him that answer, not an actual customer service rep.

WOW LANE-you have achieved notoriety at all levels of Trimet.

What's with all the excitement around uniforms

It should be obvious to many that some Trimet bus drivers have FREAKED OUT that someone besides them is wearing a Trimet costume!

Its odd because not one person in the public has even noticed any of this, nor have they noticed anyone wearing Trimet uniforms that was not an employee of Trimet.

The fact of the matter is that nobody gives a damn, except a few  bus drivers that seem to have some sort of weird attachment to their uniforms.

I hated that uniform, I hated wearing it and making myself  a walking billboard for Trimet. I tried to replace every item in the uniform issue with my own 'similar' but comfortable item.

I'm glad that some Trimet drivers are 'proud' of that uniform, but the level of attachment to a piece of clothing is downright bizarre in my opinion

Mad man on the 57

Listen HERE!
Turns out he wasn't a mad man! HERE!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Riding the east side streetcar with my old pal DAVE S

Another post by bobble head

 RESPONSE

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

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

it's my experience all TC elevators smell like human urine. People use them as restrooms.
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS HERE!

Adri C scopes out Sunset TC

Watch my video on #twitvid

PORTLAND A-FOOT DOING TRIME'TS JOB


CLASSICS FROM THE WINTER OF 2008

It was the worst winter storm in years! There was still freedom of speech and thought at Trimet. It was the best year to be a blogger and employed by Trimet

CLASSIC FILM FROM 2008

4 YEARS AGO!

How to drive an old bus-42,000 views

I saw Dave Stubblfield today, who filmed this now famous video of me!

Even Sound Transit has Rail/Bus inequality

Good news for New Year's Eve! Central Link light rail will run extended hours.

They never have run late bus service, only their light rail trains.  They can find the labor and resources to run trains, but not buses.

From Facebook-F*K TRIMT


UNION BULLIES


If I start getting bullied by union members again I will bail on this union. 
THIS TIME FOR GOOD!
Just letting ya know!

TRIMET WHITE SHIRTS TOW THE COMPANY LINE

The station agents, road supervisors, fare inspectors and dispatchers are very loyal to Trimet. How do I know that, because I listen to dispatch almost every day.
To get promoted at Trimet you have to be a company man/woman.
I find it sorta despicable from my point of view. Working so hard to protect a government bureaucracy that has lost all ethics and is actively screwing its union employees. (yes white shirts are union members, although you can hardly see it)
Of course everybody at Trimet is scared of losing their job, and this is a country full of wage slaves who live their lives in fear.
And the more you make the more you have to lose. It's all about the money. Money has always been the tool for corruption of people.
Come up with enough money and you can buy anything, including people.
Anyway Trimet has a very loyal workforce of 'white shirts' who do everything they are told to do. I only have met two who have actively tried to get change by taking a chance, and both of them were threatened with job loss.
Such a culture of followers, sheeple.
In the end that will be the undoing of the union here, Mcfarlane knows it too.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ellen Fox, SHUT UP

Portland Transit Lane

Click here for message for Ellen Fox

This post by Lane got 1000 views, and that's just my blog

RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: Lane gets kicked off the line 20!

THE MOVIE THAT MADE LANE JENSEN FAMOUS

And of course drew the wrath of that nut female man hating blogger out there in cyber space. As you can see what she thinks means NOTHING to anybody: RANTINGS OF A FORMER TRIMET BUS DRIVER: Tri-Met Driver Caught Red-Handed

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Trimet: 1, Paige: 0. Screw Trimet!
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS HERE! 

'HOW WE ROLL'

ELLEN FOX HAS MADE A CAREER OUT OF PERSONALLY ATTACKING PEOPLE SHE DOESNT LIKE

 You can view most of her paranoid history at the site below:
We watch as Ellen Fox plays 'victim' as she disrupts lives of others

ELLEN FOX COMEDY BLOG

Besides the paranoid personal attacks on me and my pals miss high and mighty has the nerve to make statements like this:

Al, ya need to step off the fence you've been dangling over for the last several years and make a decision.  If it's Union - then SUPPORT your Union family. If it isn't then find a life!!!

ELLEN-LISTEN UP:
I don't subscribe to your love it or leave it theory!
Trimet f'ks up they will be held accountable if I can do it.
The union f'ks up I will hold them accountable also!

Me and you go way back, and have had some very high profile disputes.
Neither of us is gonna change a thing just because the other thinks this is the way to do it!

I have no intention of changing one thing I am doing. 
You know why? Cause I enjoy it!
You just don't have the slightest clue as to what a transit geek is, actually you don't have a clue about much of anything.

Sorry my 'life' doesn't agree with you, but I could care less what you think. 

CLASSIC TWEETS

ELLEN FOX BLOWN OFF BY STATE SENATOR

This comes directly from her blog, obviously the state senator found out who he was dealing with and thought better of meeting with a KOOK:

We made an appointment with Senator Chip Shields last Spring (2011) to discuss the possibility of creating new laws to protect all citizens regardless of age from Cyber Harassment. He changed his mind about meeting in Salem after we drove 3/4 of the way. We then headed back to Portland to meet with him at a coffee shop he suggested. After waiting nearly two hours, I called and he accused us of not being there when he arrived. (the man didn't want anything to do with this woman. Of course Ellen didn't get the hint-she is so in love with herself she can't accurately discern the world around her.)

TRIMET TICKET EXPIRATION ILLEGAL?

So says this reader:

W7ENK said... Expiring old tickets without a printed expiration date would be in direct violation of Oregon State Law.

http://pdfcast.org/pdf/trimet-tickets-ors
Blogger W7ENK said...
Per the definitions made in ORS 646A.274 - Definitions for ORS 646A.276 and 646A.278, one could make the argument that the same applies to TriMet transfers. A TriMet transfer is "a prefunded record evidencing a promise that the issuer will provide goods or services to the owner of the record in the amount shown in the record."

Additionally, TriMet transfers do not fit the excluded definitions, as those very specifically outline "prepaid telephone calling cards, prepaid commercial mobile radio services" ... and "...usable with more than one seller of goods or services."

THANK GOD TRIMET SPENDS MILLIONS ON MARKETING

SIX FIGURE SALARIES COME UP WITH SHIT LIKE THIS:

ELLEN FOX GETS ON HER HIGH HORSE AGAIN

Me and Ellen have actually been doing better this past year, but she still likes to blast me whenever she gets a chance:

Supervisors have a right to question WHY NON-EMPLOYEES are riding the system walking around the Bus Mall and Transit Centers IMPERSONATING Bus Operators. SERIOUSLY, why are these guy's masquerading US?  Could it be they're scamming the system for free rides or are they DEPRIVED for ATTENTION?!!!

Actually Ellen, as usual, you don't know what your talking about, sorry.
There is nothing in the TRIMET CODE  (which regulates all the actions of fare inspectors/supervisors) that gives any one of them the authority to question the dress of a Trimet patron. At no time did any of these people 'impersonate' a Trimet employee. I got  a legal opinion on this. There is nothing in the law that prohibits any citizen from wearing a Trimet uniform, its the same as wearing a 'costume'

And you better believe I am protective of the people that contribute to my blog. Unlike you they are not getting paid $25/hr


I know you see yourself as the 'defender' of Trimet employees, but in reality you're just a kook.

Trimet forum on craigslist

forums - craigslist

TRIMET HAS NO SENSE OF DECENCY

Nothing boils my blood more than the ticket machine fiasco and the complete and utter disregard Trimet has for its riders. Actually expecting riders to keep looking for a machine that works is about as bad as government can get.
But this is Mcfarlanes Trimet. Lies are spread without any conscience, propaganda is used by the boat load, and its ALWAYS SOMEBODY ELSE'S FAULT.
TRIMET REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING!.
Many of us are waiting for Sale vs Trimet where all the dirty laundry that Trimet fascists have tried so long to hide comes out in the open.
It's coming folks!

TRIMET HYPOCRITE LIARS ALWAYS HAS $ FOR PORK

http://t.co/pPQxWe5n

Trimet-setting the standard for professionalism

Pic from Adri C
Actually this is better than the signs they used in the past. In the past it looked like a kindergartener made the signs.

"I USED TO RIDE TRIMET"

OnlyOne:
I used to ride the Tri-met
I used to take the 71 over to 66th and walk it
Now every May I'm gone 'til November like Wyclef (I'm out)
The grind is real and no one's lowered the price yet
[...] is thirty-two times ten and I don't write cheques
Life-threatening moments move towards me, I side-step
High-tech, high-def, Ziplock, Pyrex
I dissect life, sometimes it's too hard to digest

http://rapgenius.com/Sandpeople-strands-lyrics#lyric 

Not easy reading the crap that Trimet Ministry of Propaganda puts out!

TriMet: Service Enhancement Plans

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Light Rail Vote In Clark County (Again)?

MaxRedline

CLASSICS

Alan Eisenberg's  "We gonna get Peter Gunn on you"

'HOW WE ROLL' SUMS IT UP

Transit Veteran: "It's Much More Than Just Driving a Bus"

Listen Here! 

(The author 'gets it')

Those of us who ride the bus on a regular basis take it for granted that the man – or woman – behind the wheel is going to get us where we’re going safely. But few of us give much thought to the driver and what he or she does, aside from stopping the bus, opening the doors, and accepting fares.

It turns out that there’s a lot more to it. And Bill Locher can speak to almost all of it.

Monday, December 24, 2012

TRIMET WON'T EVEN LET UP ON CHRISTMAS EVE

Are they unbelievable or what?

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS

Some people call me a 'bitter employee'. Nothing is further from the truth. I am very PRO TRIMET and knew many great people when working there. It turned into one of the most profound experiences of my life, and that is not an exaggeration. This parting video below shows how much I really did actually enjoy the people of Trimet.

NEILS BULLSHIT

Happy Holidays!
Posted by Neil McFarlane at Dec 24, 2012 08:45

Toy train to Milwaukie costing $1.5 billion dollars for Neil
I want to wish everyone at TriMet a very happy holiday season, and the very best for 2013!

LANE JENSEN TRIES TO GET AN ANSWER FROM ROAD SUPERVISOR WAYNE


MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM FRED

Fred Hansen, like a thief in the night, made himself rich and got a big fat pension for himself from the yes men/woman on the Trimet board of sock puppets and left the friggen country!

Nobody is talking about taking anything away from  FRED

Merry Christmas

One of the most viewed blog posts this year was McFührer gloats over decision-becomes "most hated" general manager in Trimet's history

Merry Christmas



And don't forget that Trimet's final offer was ILLEGAL

MERRY CHRISTMAS

THIS was a fairly momentous event last year. Larry Hanley swearing in the new ATU757 officers!

Merry Christmas

Listen to some bullshit from MARY FESTCH

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TRIMET SINCE 2009

They have been slandering us in the media for 3 years straight now

SUNSET BOB IS BACK JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS


Merry Christmas

And don't forget to reflect on our HISTORY  as a country

Sunset Bob throws the camera in Neils face

Interesting little recent Sunset Bob movie with Mcfarlane and Talbot.

More transit pornography

MTA paying 2 chief operating officers a combined $555,750 -- one of which hasn't worked since May! - NY Daily News

THIS VIDEO WAS A HUGE BLOG HIT LAST YEAR


And I wager to say that this movie might have actually swung the ATU 757 election!

TRIMET JUNK

SUNSET BOB SURPRISES ME WITH NEW MOVIES

I met some incredible people in the 15 year I was at Trimet. Sunset Bob was on the A-List of people that had a great deal of influence on me during those 15 years.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Readership not bad for holiday week

Last 7 days

Snow at Fuller Road MAX

Nicely filmed movie of snow at Fuller is HERE!

SUNSET BOB MADE THIS CLASSIC MOVIE 4 YEARS AGO THIS DAY


Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Wow, supervisor busting over a hat ...but he boarded the trolley in center lane? AND let cars drive in bus lane?
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS HERE!

LOOKING BACK FIVE YEARS ON THIS DAY

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY
2 YEARS AGO TODAY
3 YEARS AGO TODAY
4 YEARS AGO TODAY
5 YEARS AGO TODAY

Mary Fetsch and Roberta Altstadt: Here's a new job JUST FOR YOU!

'Brave soul' needed to become Michael O'Leary’s spin doctor at Ryanair (and even he admits it is 'the worst job in PR')

Ryanair's loose-cannon boss Michael O'Leary is looking for a 'brave soul' to become his new spin doctor and take on what he calls the 'worst job in PR'.
The outspoken Irishman is well known for using madcap schemes to chase publicity and his current Director of Communications Stephen McNamara is leaving after 'four years of being battered and abused'.
There is an upside, however, as Mr O'Leary says the successful candidate will be 'high profile and incredibly overpaid'.
But the new man or woman faces an uphill struggle as consumer champions Which? have just named Ryanair the least-popular short-haul airline based on baggage allowance, boarding, seating allocation and food and drink.
 
 
In other words, working for a transport company that's just as bad as TriMet, but at least you get the luxury of living in Ireland, free flight privileges anywhere in Europe, "incredibly overpaid", and you don't have to worry about transit tweeters like me (there are an incredible number of Ryanair bashers in Europe, but it's OK to use the official Twitter account to blame the rider, ridicule them, even cuss at them, and just plain make fun of them.)

Todays DISPATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Including clips from both MAX breakdowns today1

TRIMET SUPERVISOR TRIES TO SEIZE ALEX'S PERSONAL PROPERTY

Those of us familiar with the inner working of Trimet know there is no shortage of ego maniac stupid people in positions of authority at Trimet.It turned out that they didn't seize anything after checking out the situation but I'm somewhat shocked at the supervisor involved in this incident. I always knew that supervisor to be very cautious when playing 'big man on campus'

SAFETY ON TRIMET HAS NOT IMPROVED

Bus collisions
MAX collisions

MORE MAX BREAKDOWNS TODAY

Incident #2
Incident #1

And you say TriMet is supportive of buses...

A quick look over at TriMet's website finds this little jewel:

 
 
Now as we look at that last bullet point it reads:
 
By 1958 Portland's extensive rail transit system was gone, replaced by a floundering bus transit system fostered by the "Good Roads Movement."
 
Floundering?
 
Let's look up that word, shall we?  Courtesy of Google and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
 

floundering present participle of floun·der (Verb)

Verb
  1. Struggle or stagger helplessly or clumsily in water or mud: "he was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters".
  2. Struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion: "she floundered, not knowing quite what to say".
 
So, TriMet has decided that the 1950s/1960s era Rose City Transit buses were "struggling or staggering helplessly" or "strugging mentally", despite the fact many Portlanders actually have fond memories of the bus service provided by Rose City Transit.
 
And, never mind that this "History of Public Transit in Portland" (not "History of Trains") is awfully biased and only tells the history of streetcars and trolleys, but not the vast and rich history of bus service in Portland - including Portland's trolleybuses, or any of TriMet's own bus history.
 
And...this "history" is on a government paid for web server, hosted at www.trimet.org.  Not an advocacy group, but TriMet.  So it's clear TriMet is itself advocating for rail which is in direct conflict with its roles and duties as a government agency whose only mission is to serve the public in a fair, unbiased, and universal manner.
     


Saturday, December 22, 2012

ON THIS DAY 5 YEARS AGO!

What can I say?

ON THIS DAY 4 YEARS AGO


WOW-the memories come rushing back! Now this was really a fascinating day in Trimet history! Regarding Fred's little budget statement, the stock market has completely recovered as of this date

ON THIS DAY 3 YEARS AGO

Now that I have started this trip down memory lane I am becoming somewhat fascinated by it. Every single event that was going on at Trimet or about Trimet has been documented and cataloged by me. It's actually an amazing collection of material. This old material is no longer available publicly but I am bringing  it back now.

ON THIS DAY TWO YEARS AGO


These posts are not available publicly , links wont work, so we get to view the entire post . The volume of material I have is incredible. This was right in the middle of the harassment campaign by Trimet against me which eventually lead to my departure

How's that new 30 million dollar dispatch system

Doesn't look from blog central that the new system is working very well. The audio on these new radios comes in and out due to the repeater locations.

Supervisory reports


Colorful streetcar operator

We hear a lot from this particular operator. It's always interesting when he comes on the radio

According to Trimet-you can't smoke anywhere!

Q: I do not plan on quitting smoking when the smoking ban goes into effect –where do I go for my smoke break?
A: Anywhere smoking is legally allowed—most likely a public sidewalk at least 10 feet from an entrance, exit, window or air-intake vent. Oregon's Smokefree Workplace Law prohibits smoking in most public places and places of employment. Some people in this situation use a nicotine replacement product, such as gum or a lozenge. Have a question? Just Ask! Contact us at EmployeeCommunications@trimet.org.

Dispatch Highlights

ON THIS DAY ONE YEAR AGO TODAY!

Interesting that so many of last years stories are also this years stories!

MCFARLANE WISHES ALL CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES MERRY CHRISTMAS

And we can always thank him for the lovely Christmas present he gives us each and every year he has been GENERAL MANAGER of the free falling transit agency known as Trimet!

Friday, December 21, 2012

TRIMET HAS NO DECENCY

Woman boards bus at 1:30 am and the SLUGS THAT RUN TRIMET say she can't buy a day ticket for the day she is riding, she has to pay twice. That means she will get a transfer good for 1 hour tomorrow.
The customer (what a laugh) paid for a day ticket but got two 1 hour tickets courtesy of the thieves that run trimet.

Trimet executive wages frozen?

Instant replay-    I DON'T THINK SO! (we already know lying comes second nature to these career blood suckers)

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Woah. A bus just plowed through a red light and would have hit me if I wasn't watching. Nice work.

ARE TRIMET EMPLOYEES FINALLY GETTING IT?


Transit Sleuth running a poll

Take the transit poll Here!

Nice little Trimet story

TriMet employees turn elves; help Buster Brown make it back home for the holidays | TriMet Media

Excellent article out of LA re: bus vs rail debate

Just Transportation: Is Los Angeles Making Progress on Transit for All? | Green Justice | Land of Sunshine | KCET

TRIMET HAS ALREADY LOST

Trimet's insistence on secrecy in the contract negotiations means they have something to hide.
The fact that they are fighting so hard to keep all of that from the public is tantamount to a defeat for them.
The system is rigged in their favor, so they may still 'win' in the end even though they lost in reality.
Take arbitrator GABBA'S decision. If you actually read it you would see for yourself that it was hardly a victory for Trimet. 
He ruled in their favor strictly because he felt he had too. In the text of the ruling is page after page of scalding criticism of Trimet and its union policies. Trimet and its corporate stooges in the media only use the parts of the decision they want  and leave the rest out in order to influence public opinion.
But those of us who follow this stuff, know exactly the kind of people they are and how they do business.
They are the microcosm of a government that cares nothing about the citizens or employees and functions exclusively for private interest rewarding with huge salaries the stooges that call themselves executives for following orders.

4.7 million to keep ticket machines going?

Someone is making a friggen fortune on these TVM's:

Lesson On Hate From A Trimet Bus Driver

Blog post here!

TRIMET HAS NO SENSE OF DECENCY (ATU 757)

Do you know exactly what kind of people you are working for? Brutal, thoughtless, dictatorial fascists!

TRIMET-VIOLATES EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AT WILL

Latest example of corporate bullying/union busting by Mcfarlanes (and Kitzhabers) Trimet

WHAT TO DO IF YOU CAN'T BUY TICKET DUE TO TVM FAILURE

This idea comes from a current TRIMET driver:

Trimet is always saying they are going green . Tell the public that if they go to a trimet ticket machine and the machine is broken , pull out a five dollar bill , stick it in the validator and validate the bill . Keep the bill with them the whole day as proof of payment . If a fare inspector stops them , they simply hand the validated five dollar bill to the inspector and tell them the machine was broken ! Plus they save the paper that never came out of the ticket machine !