Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, December 14, 2012

GOVERNOR KITZHAUBER JOINS TRIMET'S ATTACK AGAINST THE WORKING CLASS

WHERE'S THE GOVERNOR WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
GOVERNOR JOHN KITZHAUBER and UNION SUPPORT
Chomsky - The Attack on the Working Class
NEIL'S NOTES

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
If it pees, it leads..... Love your tweets, TriMet is the most expensive toilet imanginable, in SO many ways :(

TRIMET MANAGERS YOU ARE SO PATHETIC

New TRIMET logo
Although  the constant drum beat of 'it's all the union employees fault' 'its all the union employees fault' continues unabated, it appears that the public has grown weary of the same old nonsense being spewed endlessly at them. I've been watching the comments on the various sites and Trimet executives are just making themselves look like the petty buck passing fools that they are.

Even the hardest  core anti union ideologues are tiring of Trimet's dumb message. 
People know that Trimet is screwed up, and they know its not just the unions fault. 
The public has a sense that Trimet management, once again, is attempting to pull the wool over their eyes.

Management failures cannot be passed along so easily. In the real world all the executives at Trimet would have been sent packing long ago. 
Service that is crumbling, riders that are disgusted, buses and trains that don't show up.
But this is government, and we all know that trying to get rid of an established governmental bureaucracy is virtually impossible.

The bottom line is the public is aware that the transit agency in Portland is run by a den of fools.
Can't hide it forever Mcfarlane. Take your fat pension and the millions of dollars you have already made off the backs of the public and go away.
 And in answer to the question, Mr Mcfarlane has lost all sense of decency, his ethics are completely gone.

SP RED ELECTRIC ON TRIMET'S QUARTERLY REPORTS

WES commuter rail, meanwhile, saw a nearly 9 percent jump in ridership with 112,740 boardings and deboardings. Still, that averaged out to only 1,780 daily trips for the rush-hour service in Washington County. 
 
Yet after THREE years of operation, WES is still far below the 2,500 daily rides that were expected after just one year of operation, and was promised to be a 'very conservative' estimate. 
 
TriMet is shifting from monthly ridership reports to quarterly numbers to "get a broader view" of trends, Fetsch said 
 
Because TriMet is forced to acknowledge bus ridership is up, MAX is down, and TriMet wants to control the message as best as possible even when the facts fly in the face of what TriMet wants to promulgate (the "success" of rail transit, and that people choose not to ride buses). 
 
This is another disappointing report from TriMet - where TriMet believes it has to depend on massively expensive rail projects, but total ridership is down while transit agencies nationwide are reporting higher and higher ridership. TriMet is barely hanging on to the ridership it has, as many long-time riders have given up on the system. In fact, much of the success of bicycling in our region directly comes from people who no longer ride TriMet, while auto use is constant.

BUS WINS AGAIN

BUS- Quarterly trips were up 2.9 percent to 15,350,500
MAX-Quarterly trips were down 7 percent to 9,662,600

TRIMET THE LEADER IN SCREWING WITH THE PUBLIC

RON HEINTZMAN LOSES ANOTHER ONE

 As most people know Ron challenged the validity of the last ATU 757 election
CLICK HERE!

Trimet continues fighting below the belt

These A-Holes have moved to quarterly statistical reporting, an obvious attempt to dilute their lousy statistical reports

The rats the run Trimet actually put into the statistics this month the following: "The shortfall was mostly driven by unsustainable union health care benefits."

What is that doing on the statistical report? It shouldn't even be there!
This is a vicious propaganda campaign that is going on  in order to influence public opinion.
Hopefully the union has figured out some way to challenge this because my blog sure the hell does not have the reach to make any significant impact to public opinion. I know I make a difference, but it is a tiny difference.

It is interesting indeed that even after winning the initial arbitration the company continues to spew THE EXACT SAME PROPAGANDA!

What are they saying? The first arbitration victory resulted in ZERO savings?

The hiring continues unabated, the expansion continues unabated, and Trimet continues taking on debt like there is no tomorrow. Yet they spew the same propaganda over and over. If only the union would give in, everything would be fine. It's complete lie

I've said it over and over, as long as Trimet and its corporate media stooges dominate the conversation we will look bad in the eyes of the public

Fall 2012: TriMet provided more than 25 million trips | TriMet Media

TRIMET 'PRIORITIES'

Straight from the propaganda department: TriMet: Transit Investment Priorities (TIP)