Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WOW-the charts change, JUST LIKE THAT?

I proved in a previous post that the actual vs the budgeted was always higher.
Well glory be, all of a sudden the figures for the 2013 actual vs budgeted have switched!
It still shows a $1 million dollar deficit instead of the $15 million dollar surplus that was seen previously

Trimet wouldn't lie to us, would they?

Let's see, last month was the month the car went onto the tracks at Sunset TC.
Yet Trimet claims a 'huge' increase in on time performance, just slightly better than bus on time, which is also quite unbelievable.

The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide.
Hannah Arendt


TRIMET SCANNER GETS NEW FIGURE HEAD

I was starting to feel bad for Mary Fetsch so I convinced my partners to pick a more suitable figure head for the scanner account.

What better figure head than the useless Harry Sapporta, who created the original safety program that was deemed a failure.

Remember how Harry's hiring happened.
Mcfarlane needed a loyal crony to get David Sale and Darla Sturdy off his back so he 'called me up in south America and said "harry how would you like to make 155k"'?

Harry said 'HELL YA NEIL'  I'll be your loyal crony since you knew me from the old days and the rest is history...
See Mr Mcfarlane only wants to play with toy trains so he hired all the other functions of the general manager out to other people, people he could trust to do his dirty work!
They all make fortunes while he whines about the union health care costs, the man has no sense of decency, he is a true slug

What's with the boxes on top of the buses?

We don't know the exact figure that Trimet spent to equip their buses with these Opticoms. But we do know one thing-they don't work! 
What's that thing on the Tri-Met buses? (Jack Bog's Blog)

an original funding agreement document 

 
Max says they were 'free'
 

Leonard James

We had a great visit today.Leonard and I enjoyed our trip to the grocery store to buy eggs,cereal,milk,meat vegetables,pet food and fruit. That's Moose one of his two dogs.

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Asked my bus driver if his heater was working. He said “Yeah but I’m not turning it on” What lovely drivers you have

STRANGE HAPPENINGS AT THE GULAG (trimess)

From Facebook:
I can not understand what I was told today when I got to work.
Chief Station Agent Danny Braxton Offered to wipe out an Over Sleep from one of my co-workers. Danny offered a TDA or Vacc. day instead of an Over Sleep !!!
My co-worker refused and then reported him to our manager. Has anyone else been offered this deal?

TRIMET HAS NO SENSE OF DECENCY

TRIMET-YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN


TRIMET FALLING APART

TRIMET USING VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDING CONFIRMED

Via Twitter
Trimet has never put out a press release about this! 

Trimet – Your Voice, No Privacy!
 

Translink using Twitter!!

So much, that they can't keep up when the snow fell.  They apologized on their Facebook page for the delays in tweets on their Twitter account, but vow to get them answered.

I think TriMet, and even the agencies up here can learn from the success of the way they are using it to interact with riders.

Adron Hall (the transit sleuth) in the Boston Globe

Our Pal Adron makes the globe!
Portland’s prescription for cycling - Opinion - The Boston Globe
(Trimet is largely responsible for the Portland Bicycle boom. Trimet is no longer affordable for short distance commutes. You can ride a bike for free)