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Monday, January 21, 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

, it is MLK day and over half of downtown is out of the office. Why are your trains 10+ minutes late? Once again you disappoint me.
But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   

GIVE MCFARLANE AND HIS CRONY CAPITALISTS WHAT THEY WANT


TWITTER IS BACK UP

All the live dispatch tweets are once again available HERE!

TWITTER HAS BEEN DOWN ALL DAY-DISPATCH TWEETS ARE BEING POSTED TO THIS BLOG

Second batch is here

Live Dispatch tweets-first batch

HERE!

Trimet supervisory reports

Did skateboarder and bus make contact?
Rose Quarter after-action
Where is the passenger's story?
Rose Quarter after-action
Another after-action
Yet more Rose Quarter after-action
Uh oh

The future of transit


Trimet's mish mash of transit on MLK day

On Monday, January 21, some TriMet bus lines and Portland Streetcar will run on Saturday schedules and service will be canceled on several bus lines, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We carry more riders on MLK Day than any other holiday, so we are providing more service than a typical holiday schedule.

Not in service: Bus lines 1, 18, 28, 29, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 59, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 84 and 99.
Running on Saturday schedules: Bus lines 48, 52, 62, 71, 72, 75, 76, 77, 78, 88 and Portland Streetcar.
All other bus lines, MAX and WES will be running on regular weekday schedules.

Please note that the TriMet Ticket Office at Pioneer Courthouse Square and our Customer Service office at 503-238-RIDE will be closed on the holiday.
Check the MLK Day schedule for your line(s)

TIME LAPSE OF SELLWOOD BRIDGE MOVE


Give us more money

Hey its tax payers funds so who cares right?
Portland Streetcar Asks City For More Money to Fix Its Only New Vehicle
Surprise! Locally built streetcar is a lemon. (Jack Bog's Blog)

If you listen to the TRIMET SCANNER it becomes evident why Americans dont use transit

Pay is so high they don't want to list it

Here
Pay is HERE!

How's those bike and rides doing?

Here!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

'THEY' ARE NOT INTERLINING THE ORANGE LINE

How freaking stupid is that?
 Portland Transport: "Orange Line" Name for Portland-Milwaukie MAX: A Triumph of Marketing Over Rider Benefit

HOW FK*D UP IS THIS COUNTRY OF OURS?

The big news around here is a bus driver running a couple stop signs and bus driver health benefits costing $5million a year. 

Meanwhile 'they' build a train to a town of 20,000 people costing those  same tax payers that 'they' say they are saving from our burdensome health care costs for $1.5 billion dollars!

Unfunded liability of public sector workers is in the trillions, 'they' want to cut medicare and social security, wages are plunging!

Meanwhile 'they' spend $720 million EACH DAY to fund a war that is not winnable and is killing innocents.

Do the American people put 1+1 and get 2?
Nope, they see none of the scam that is being pulled right before their eyes.

BRUCE PEEK ELABORATES ON THE OVERTIME SCANDAL

Dear Al you may want to mention that Bruce hansen has filed several
freedom of informatoion act requests with trimet to find out just how
many drivers at specific cost levels are receiving benefit coverage
and trimets true cost as per the confirmation of benefit statements.
How many get health care benefits at $22,000 per year. Darn few I'll
bet.

Billionaire Bloomberg who bought the mayors office picks on NYC school bus drivers

After working 12 years as a matron caring for kids with autism, MS and physical and developmental handicaps, Lucy makes $15 an hour and takes home $397 a week after taxes. Vic, who has been driving for nine years, earns a whopping $22 an hour and takes home $700. That’s a combined $1,100 a week — about $53,000 combined take-home pay for a couple working a 10-month year.
They get unemployment in the summers. That’s what they live on in New York City in 2013.
The truth is easy to see, bus drivers are an easy target so the globalists have made 'them' (us) the first battle. While some people working at Trimet can makes fortunes (many more Trimet drivers earned 6 figure incomes last year but due to deferred comp  they did not appear on Joe Rose's list) these drivers in New York are hardly surviving. Yet the  billionaire who bought himself a mayors office has decided to target them playing his role as globalist union buster. If we lived in Europe right now you might see the entire countries transit workers walk out in sympathy. But alas we live in America, were it's citizen vs citizen. Half the country hates the other half. And half the country can't wait to drag down the other half.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

IS TRIMET IN THE DEATH SPIRAL NOW?

MAX RIDERSHIP DOWN 14%
To:   General Manager 

Board of Directors     
From:   Michael Dohn       
  Timothy Kea
Subject:   December 2012 Monthly Performance Report

Trimet training videos

You wanna see some bureaucracy?

Well check THIS out

Neil's Bullshit!

Healthcare? When we need new offices? Forget it!

WHERE DOES 31 STOP?

BRUCE PEEK ON THE OREGONIAN ATU COVERAGE

Trimet internal communications

Commendation of the Week (from November)
Another Commendation of the Week
The moustache-jugging contest
Last year's Bike Commute Challenge at TriMet
About those cameras on the new buses
Walk that way at Center Street
Commendation from the service change

Oregonian Editorial Board predictable story

Oregonian
My response

Hit-and-run driver flees into Center Street garage


MTA WANTS TRAINS ON SCHEDULE

Even if it means lives are lost:

State Rep Tobias Read comes out against Trimet workers

A democrat comes out against labor (of course)
TriMet is interested in this happening," said state Rep. Tobias Read, D-Beaverton, chairman of the committee, "and we want to make sure the issue gets a fair hearing." 

Oregon bill seeks to end 'binding arbitration' for TriMet operators, mechanics | OregonLive.com

New York Juan Gonzalez Gonzalez: Mayor Bloomberg should stop blaming bus workers for the strike and look for creative solutions

The mayor's( a billionaire who bought the mayors office) claims that he wants to protect competitive bidding seem hypocritical after his history of violating or ignoring such rules. He also fails to look at the reasons for rising bus costs that have nothing to do with the workers trying to protect their livelihood.

Friday, January 18, 2013

What to do about Lane Jensen

I'm getting contacted about Lane Jensen and being held responsible for Lane's activities.
While I admit to helping create Lane's 'image' I have no responsibility for the stuff he produces.

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
It's 34 degrees and driver on #4 for stops smoking, moves bus up 30 feet, stops and refuses to let us in out of cold.
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   

OH BOY-LANE VS TRIMET-the saga continues

 (stop giving Lane Material, how hard is that)
Portland Transit Lane | The

TriMet - Russ Bohanan PTL TriMet Way Award by portlandtransitlane

NYC School bus drivers strike updates




Board of Puppets to meet

Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 9 a.m.

'Mr Jensen is out"

Trimet driver blows crossing arm gate

Trimet – Driver Blowing MAX Gate Guard | Portland Transit Lane

(on the wrong side of the gate-photo is pointing behind bus)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
>bus pulls up and stops >isn't even half full >walks to door to get on >bus promptly leaves before I can >no bus after it Class act,
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    

CLASSIC TWEETS


Interesting public records request


Trimet falling into this bottomless trap

Top Reasons People Stop Using Public Transit

ATU 757 IS GIVING MONEY TO PEOPLE BENT ON DESTROYING IT

CLICK HERE

Keep Trimet out of our state!

Washington Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Block Light Rail

ANTI UNION REPRESENTATIVE DAVE HUNT TAKES UNION CONTRIBUTIONS

Why do unions give money to anti union legislators? Including our union!
Oregon Secretary Of State -
AFSCME
ATU

WATCH THE OREGON HOUSE AND SENATE IN SESSION

HERE!

TRIMET STUPID STUFF

TriMet's on-board 'cough cough' haiku gets irritated 'a-choo' from riders

Another MAX crash downtown


ALEX HAWK INVESTIGATES TRIMET TVM's


People fret over Trimet unfunded liability

Trimet is chump change compared to THIS!

NYC SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS STANDING UP TO THE UNION BUSTERS

TRIMET BUSES LOOK LIKE HELL RIGHT NOW

Photo by Lane Jensen
Since the temps have gone below freezing at night Trimet has stopped washing buses. Not only have they stopped washing them but they have also stopped cleaning the insides of them.
STEVE FUNG WHERE ARE YOU?

Photo by Pete Garcia

NYC BUS DRIVER FIGHTING FOR THEIR JOBS

Coming soon to a city near us!
Fight back or die trying!

School Bus Strike in New York City Enters 2nd Day

Portland Transport Blog full of wimps and run by tyrants

I've been a regular at PORTLAND TRANSPORT for about 6 years now.
People that visit that site  regularly know its a pro streetcar propaganda blog. They did the Mcfarlane interviews which turned out to be just some pro Mcfarlane propaganda.
Yesterday I made the comment that since most people want to drive their cars the government is behaving in an anti democratic fascist manner by preventing the majority to drive their cars and planning this CRC mess to DISCOURAGE people from driving.

One member told me to "move" if I don't like Portland anther member asked that my post "be removed" due to the rhetoric.

I got admonished by Chris Smith and asked to 'tone down' my rhetoric (the wimps can't handle words apparently)

After I responded to Chris's statement the other moderator Bob Richardson went on a name calling tantrum against me.

Everybody knows Portland Transport is the HIP HIP HOORAY for street cars and 'transit oriented development' (aka enriching private developers by using tax payer funds and social engineering).

There are no sites, other than Bojack to counter their propaganda, and they make it very difficult for people with contrary views to comment.

They disappoint me continuously over there.

ATU 757 READIES CAMPAIGN TO COUNTER TRIMET LIES AND DISTORTIONS

ATU 757 President Bruce Hansen
To counter that, Hansen, says the union is launching a public relations campaign to refute what he calls TriMet’s repeated “lies and distortions” about his members. And he promises to present alternative budget cuts and strategies to reign in what he calls the agency’s “unsustainable spending.”
Hansen argues that TriMet should withdraw from the Columbia River Crossing project and put plans for future transit lines on hold until its current budget problems are solved.
“We’ve dropped the ball in the past, there’s no doubt about that. We need to tell our story so the public understands what’s going on,” Hansen says.

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - TriMet's union plans a PR blitz in contract fight

TRIMET WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS LOSE AGAIN

TriMet recently filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the ATU for failure to bargain. They asked the ERB to fast track the complaint. Today, the ERB rejected TriMet’s request, informing the agency that the matter would be heard in the normal course by an ALJ.

In other ELRB news TRIMET white collar criminals lost this ELRB ruling: UP-042-10

Trimet crazy nonsense

A Merlo driver actually got a warning on their car because they didnt park in between the lines?
The question is WHY?
There are plenty of empty spaces at the Merlo garage so this is outrageous.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Green Line = Pickle Line?

Green Line = Pickle Line?

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

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


Hey ...feel like having a bus show up at Stop #2580? Over 30 of us, just waiting for a bus to feel like dropping by...
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   

Oh no-this A-Hole attended the Lao retirement party

Glad I missed it. Like Mcfarlane cares, he probably never heard of Jim Lao until today.

WHO'S AGAINST TRIMET WORKERS?

TRIMET BREAKS THE LAW-OVER AND OVER AND OVER

Yet that hack Mcfarlane sits in the general managers office.
This is truly one fucked up situation we have here (excuse language)
Cronyism from top to bottom.

BILL ENDING TRIMET ARBITRATION ON THE FLOOR

 I am dead certain that Mcfarlane knows that there is no solidarity among the bus drivers.
What he fails to understand is that MECHANICS, SIGNAL TECHS, AND OTHER SPECIALIZED UNION employees have a HUGE amount of solidarity.
Even if the greedy "thank god we have a job" weak knead bus operators ignore a strike, the other employees, the ones that make sure the buses and light rail move, will walk.
Personally I think a shut down of Trimet is long overdue.
It's time to show Mcfarlane and his six figured Hench men who runs this transit system

Oregon House bill would let TriMet operators go on strike | OregonLive.com

BRUCE HANSEN SHOULD NOT GIVE IN

I fully support ATU 757 president Bruce Hansen's boycotting of the labor talks.
Trimet continues to use bully tactics to get its way and there is no point negotiating with bullies.
Mcfarlane says he will be heading down to Salem to reverse the binding arbitration rule.
Last time I looked the house and senate was evenly split between republicans and democrats. With a 'democrat' (term used loosely) in the governors chair. (kitzhaber won election because of union support, but he has chosen to turn his back on unions, not surprising since they all are Repulicrats in reality)
Good luck Mcfarlane trying to get that reversed, of course any legislators who vote in favor should be cut off from any further union support.
Don't negotiate with bullies!
If you let a bully come in your front yard, he'll be on your porch the next day and the day after that he'll rape your wife in your own bed.
Lyndon B. Johnson

THE NATION COVERS NYC BUS DRIVERS STRIKE

The city wants to cut transportation costs and has put bus contracts with private bus companies up for bid. The union is criticizing lack of employee protections, fearing current drivers may lose their jobs once contracts expire in June.
Writing for Alternet, Molly Knefel explains how the privatization effort is part of a push for widespread austerity:

NYC Bus Strike Kicks Off to Fight Privatization of Yellow Buses | The Nation

Revenge of the nerds

Lane Jensen keeps on trucking despite huge resistance
A bus running a stop sign hardly qualifies as 'news' except in Portlandia.
But I have to say I have enjoyed  the ringside seat to the latest circus.
And I get some satisfaction watching Lane bust Trimet.
Lets face facts regarding Lane and Trimet.
He has been treated shabbily since he showed up on the scene so there is some poetic justice in  this latest soap opera.
Mistreated by bus operators, ignored by customer service, harassed by supervisory personnel. He never deserved any of that as far as I am concerned.
I have always been a Lane Jensen supporter.
He has plenty of foes out there but he keeps on trucking.
And there is a streak of brilliance in there no doubt.
GOOD JOB LANE!
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Visit Lane's blog: Portland Transit Lane 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Sometimes I hate trimet. The MAX stopped & now I missed my bus by 30 seconds... Now I have to wait an hour for the next one....
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS  

Why I don't collect positive Trimet tweets

Because the billion dollar agency does it http://howweroll.trimet.org/2013/01/15/seen-and-heard-new-bus-smell-and-transit-swagger/

LANE JENSEN CHATS WITH KEN BODDIE KOIN


SOCK PUPPETS ON CABLE

The following 5 dates are scheduled for the program "Tri met Board January Meeting", Project: Trimet Board Meetings, starting 1/15/2013.

Thursday 1/17/2013, 2:57 PM, Channel 22

Monday 1/21/2013, 5:00 PM, Channel 23

Thursday 1/24/2013, 5:00 PM, Channel 23

Saturday 1/26/2013, 5:27 AM, Channel 11

Tuesday 1/29/2013, 10:00 PM, Channel 22

TRIMET EMPLOYEES-THIS COMPANY PLANS TO STEAL EVERYTHING FROM YOU

(Until 2009, TriMet workers had fully-paid insurance for themselves and their families, with minimal co-pays.) But in 2009, TriMet insisted on reducing benefits to a “90/10” plan, in which employees pay 10 percent of health care costs. When the union didn’t agree, the two sides reached impasse in bargaining for a new contract, which led to binding arbitration. In the end, the arbitrator picked TriMet’s proposal. But the union is challenging the arbitrator’s decision.

Administrative law judge Wendy Greenwald heard arguments from both sides Jan. 8 and 9. Under an expedited process, her conclusions will go directly to the three-member Oregon Employment Relations Board (ERB), which adjudicates public-sector labor disputes in Oregon.

But TriMet isn’t stopping there. In December, the agency announced that it will push in the next round of bargaining for an 80/20 plan, in which employees pay 20 percent of health costs.

ATU-TriMet conflict accelerates | nwLaborPress

Forest Grove's efforts to improve public transit could add local routes by August

OregonLive.com

Interview with Lane Jensen and Alex Hawk

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE PLATINUM HEALTH INSURANCE

Platinum my ass. It seems I am always digging in my pocket now for health care. I have gone to Canadian pharmacies to fill my prescriptions now.
Furthermore, over 1/2 of all union employees are now on Kaiser Insurance. That is hardly 'platinum' coverage.

BRUCE HANSEN ON OPB

Mcfarlanes lap dog Warner tows the Mcfarlane line of blaming everything on the union

Mcfarlane with his lap dogs (board or directors)
TriMet: Transit union contract reform is essential for safety | OregonLive.com

Monday, January 14, 2013

LANE JENSEN ON KPTV

Lane made every single news station today!

DID YOU SEE WHAT KATU DID WITH THE BUS HEADSIGN?


ITS SO COOL!

LANE JENSEN AND ALEX HAWK ON KGW

DID YOU KNOW FARES HAVE INCREASED 700%

That the fares on Trimet in 1970 were 35 cents. Today its $2.50.
That's a 700% increase in transit fares.
The inflation rate since 1970 is 193% Here for inflation rate
Trimet has become very expensive in terms of real dollars

LANE JENSEN APPEARS ON KOIN TV

Video show TriMet bus running stop signs - Koinlocal6.com

KATU ON THE SCENE OF STOP SIGN STORY

TriMet bus driver videotaped running stop signs | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon

TOXIC FUMES ON TRIMET

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
Advantage: bus. This morning's commute was nice and toasty until transfer to Blue line. Brrrrr...
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS  

Latest Joe Rose story misrepresenting the facts (unfortunately)

TriMet driver fatigue: Union rejects management proposal for 14-hour work day | OregonLive.com

MY COMMENT HERE

CLASSIC DISPATCH

How can you blame Joe Rose? He's a reporter reporting an incident. Blame the driver who acted like an ass in front of a visible camera!

"Nail in the tire blogger" Lane Jensen on TV!


TriMet bus driver videotaped running stop signs

KATU.com

MEDIA FRENZY IN PROGRESS


Remember, the dogs are the Media, the Master is TRIMET, and the Meat is Trimet bus drivers!

KATU STORY ON THE STOP SIGN CRIMINAL


CLASSIC TWEETS

TRIMET BLOGGERS KNOW BRUCE WARNER IS A HACK

Mcfarlane stooge Bruce Warner

Lane Jensen on Victoria Taft KPAM


OH BOY-THAT DUMBASS BUS DRIVER IS IN THE SHIT NOW



LANE JENSEN ON TV NEWS NOW?

From what I understand we might be watching our Pal Lane Jensen on several of the local TV news stations tonight!

ATU 757 UPDATE OF DRIVER FATIGUE

Update on Operator Fatigue Policy Negotiations Between TriMet and Union

The Union sent general manager Neil McFarlane a proposal for an interim hours of service policy intended to prevent bus operator fatigue. It is meant to cover the time between now and when the parties start bargaining their contract and reach a successful conclusion.

On Thursday, January 10, 2012 Randy Stedman, TriMet Executive Director of Labor Relations sent a counter proposal to which the Union responded today.

The Union’s response focuses on the primary difference between the parties’ two proposals. The Union has proposed that a bus operator work day span no more than 12 hours unless there is an emergency. TriMet’s proposal is that operators can be scheduled to work 14 hours a day. The transit workers’ union president, Bruce Hansen, says a 14-hour workday is too long. “No human being, especially one transporting passengers through city traffic, can safely operate a bus for over a 14-hour long work day, day after day.” He notes that even the 12-hour work day span proposed by the Union is too much but says “It’s an effort to meet TriMet management half-way.”

The Union’s proposal cites recent PSU studies which emphasize that the span of the workday is the culprit when it comes to unsafe driving. In summary, the studies found that a long workday span leads to stress and fatigue which leads to absenteeism which leads to TriMet extra board operators working too much overtime. The study also notes that the chance of collision begins increasing in the 11th hour.

Referencing the recent newspaper articles on extra board operator fatigue, Hansen said, “The problem of excess hours worked by extra board operators would not exist but for the extraordinarily long days worked by the hundreds of other operators driving splits. Those long work days are unsafe for the public and passengers. They are also unhealthy for the operators so they are absent more.”

The Union’s original proposal was previously distributed. TriMet’s counterproposal and the Union’s response are attached.   The PSU studies are available by clicking on, or by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser window:


How to increase streetcar ridership

Click Here!

Dispatchers watching Lane Jensen's movie on duty?

Listen carefully to THIS audio clip. You can hear the start of Lane's movie in the background!

TriMet bus driver blows stop signs;

After spending the last week answering questions about sleepy operators, runaway driver overtime and shady shenanigans with public records, TriMet needs a YouTube video of a bus blowing stops signs like the world needs another Taylor Swift breakup song.
But we had a hard time brushing this footage captured by local nail-in-the-tire-of-local-transit blogger Lane Jensen.
Without slowing, a bus blows not one but two stop signs at the Gresham Transit Center
Joe Rose story is HERE!

TRIMET QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Joe Rose comes up with artistic description of Lane
But we had a hard time brushing this footage captured by local nail-in-the-tire-of-local-transit blogger Lane Jensen.  
Is that a great line or what? 
Lane Jensen at Trimet board meeting
 

CLASSIC TWEETS

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bojack counts ZERO

For no one (Jack Bog's Blog)

MORE STUPID TRIMET SHIT

Trimet budget crisis update

Assistant Manager, Operations Command Ce... Non-Union Regular Full-Time $5,314.75 - $7,972.08 Monthly Continuous
Bus Operator (Part-Time) #12-00082 Union MRO $14.73 - $26.76 Hourly Continuous
Lift Eligibility Coordinator Non-Union Regular Full-Time $4,223.25 - $6,015.00 Monthly 01/18/13
Manager, Safety Assurance Programs & Tra... Non-Union Regular Full-Time $5,427.25 - $9,045.33 Monthly Continuous
REM Training Supervisor Non-Union Regular Full-Time $4,876.17 - $7,314.33 Monthly Continuous
Senior Specialist, Workforce Procedures ... Non-Union Regular Full-Time $4,470.50 - $6,705.83 Monthly Continuous

Look at these fools

No Pants Subway/Max Ride Portland 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
To the driver of bus 2126: Thanks for shutting the door on my face and pulling away. I wanted to shiver for another 20 minutes.
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS  

And you thought Trimet bus drivers were bad?

Portland A-Foot always finding interesting info

  • Even after fares go up, it will still be cheaper to ride the Green Line to Lents than to buy enough beef jerky to pedal there.
  • Despite all the chatter, TriMet bus operator compensation is only 6 percent above average among similarly sized agencies. (However, this doesn’t include health benefits in retirement, something TriMet has promised its employees up the wazoo.)
  • TriMet’s 2012 budget, including rail construction, would theoretically be enough to rent every transit commuter in the City of Portland a personal stretch limo to drive to work every weekday all year, plus a free Stumptown coffee for the morning ride. (Though not enough to build the extra highway lanes this would require.) 
  •  Money. All of it. | Portland Afoot

Some of those Trimet riders are not good people


RIDING TRIMESS