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Thursday, January 24, 2013

THIS IS A FIRST

Nice stop announcement

http://t.co/DXB4vUqk

Vintage film footage of transit in Portland, Oregon

Trimet TV!

Sock puppets on cable

The following 8 dates are scheduled for the program "Tri met Board
Meetings: January Board Meeting", Project: Tri met Board Meetings, starting
1/24/2013.

Wednesday 1/30/2013, 5:00 PM, Channel 22

Saturday 2/2/2013, 6:00 AM, Channel 23

Tuesday 2/5/2013, 7:00 AM, Channel 22

Thursday 2/7/2013, 1:00 PM, Channel 23

Sunday 2/10/2013, 4:00 PM, Channel 23

Wednesday 2/13/2013, 5:30 PM, Channel 22

Monday 2/18/2013, 10:00 PM, Channel 11

Wednesday 2/27/2013, 9:00 PM, Channel 22

BY THE WAY-YOUR RIGHT TO MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS HAS JUST BEEN REMOVED

Resolution 13-01-04 Authorizing a Smoke-Free Work Environment Policy passed unanimously yesterday taking away your freedom choice starting in July

MARGULIES VS TRIMET (CLASS ACTION)


We love rail

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TriMet: See where it takes you
where it takes you, maybe!

Management shenanigans

Original Here!
Every time we win in court our leaders find something else to take away from us. They have decided now not to give us our winters coats, badges and medal clip boards as retaliation for the Inspector win. What childless action. Every time I see the posting Do The Right Thing from Neil’s posting’s I think what a dam joke. Here we got low quality coats that we freeze our asses off and get wet in. All I was told by my manager Jay Jackson who couldn’t even remember who worked on the agreement with ATU and Management. You would think at least if you really wanted to do the right thing you would get the facts straight before throwing out the wrong names. Here lately you have so many managers that they are stepping on each others toes. They don’t have a clue on who do what job. By the way have you seen the latest postings for more manager positions. That’s correct they don’t want people who will think out side the box, they want freaking robots. Do as the top three Jokers tell you or out the door you go. They continue to want us to do more with less pay and less tools. The poor folks that are forced to Harrison St. and have to pay for parking that don’t get six figure $ checks are forced to pay over 100.00 plus a month. The poor line #8 operator who don’t have a restroom at the end of the line. Being that we are a transportation company we don’t have enough cars for our own supervisor/inspectors. Yes Neil, Randy and Barry, what a threesome?

MY FULL TESTIMONY AT YESTERDAYS MEETING

I spoke twice yesterday, once to object to the nonchalant methods that this 'board' uses to routinely approve more money for contracts that have already been bid. There is never any questioning done on this never ending stream of money that is flowing like a river out of Trimet.

The other testimony was to extract an answer out of Mcfarlane or Warner on why Trimet is so intent on keeping the contractual negotiations secret. Of course I expected no actual answers, and I didn't get any. Mcfarlanes lap dogs (the board) put a circle around him to protect him, which was fully expected. I followed all the decorum of the public meetings, didn't do anything outrageous. I was very pleased with the testimonies yesterday. Of course they ignored them, but I thought we did great:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ALEX COMMENTS ON ELLEN FOX


IF YOU WANNA WATCH THE SOCK PUPPETS IN ENTIRETY

And the gushing, flowing, sickening praise for his highness Steve Clark then you are welcome too.
You also get to watch the person that took over for Beth Dehammel, so boring he could put a crack addict to sleep.

WATCH HERE AT ROSECITYTRANSIT YOU TUBE CHANNEL

IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS NEIL

You were the one who wanted to be the "new sheriff in town" and make everybody do your bidding. You could have had cooperation from people like me but you weren't interested.

CAMERON JOHNSON AT THE TRIMET BOARD


ALEX HAWK AT TODAYS MEETING

Speaking for Erik Halstead

Dale Weber airs grievances to the Trimet board


SOME OF US HAVE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR AWHILE

Lane Jensen has been doing some snooping

Trimet – Management Contact Info

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

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

Drunchies and I have to pee sooo bad. Won't be home for another hour. fuck trimet. Teleport me bitch I gotta pee once again,


Lane Jensen Blasts Neil Mcfarlane

Trimet – Neil McFarlane Refuses to Answer Me! | Portland Transit Lane

TRIMET BOARD PRESIDENT WARNER REFUSES TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS

And Neil just shakes his head NO!

Some riders LIKE their drivers (actually most do)

TriMet: Fan Mail from TriMet Riders

Another Trimet board meeting

I have to say this was one of the most enjoyable meetings I have ever attended.
What made it that way was my band of merry Trimet bloggers was all in attendance.

TRIMET PUPPET CONTACT INFO

Trimet – Contact the Trimet Board Members!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

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

WTF ! The 11:45am #6 @ 1114 was 8 minutes out when I stepped off , now it's not even on the tracker! Totally unreliable! 

 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   

ANOTHER SIX FIGURE TRIMET JOB

Not having anything to do with providing transit!
Click here for PORK!

TRIMET DRIVERS-YOU CAN GET RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS UP TO SIX YEARS IN THE PAST

This is an issue that affects all Trimet drivers.
You can make your claim for payment from this class action lawsuit by filing these two pieces of paperwork.
Trimet cannot retaliate against any Trimet employee for joining this suit.

TRI-MET’S FIRST COLOR SCHEME

PDX RETRO

GUESS WHO? CLASS ACTION TRIMET VIOLATING WAGE LAWS


Whenever TRIMET cronies need more money they just ask

These cronies will be handed more money at tomorrows board meeting.
No discussion, just ask you shall receive, never mind about that bid we submitted, there is ALWAYS unforeseen circumstances, always:

- increases a previously approved $3.2 million contract by $700k

-increases a previously approved $3.4 million contract by $886k & allows for an additional $80k

http://trimet.org/pdfs/meetings/board/2013-1-23/Res-13-01-08.pdf- increases the "moving together" from a quarter mil to over half a million

SOCK PUPPETS TOMORROW

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE

Meeting


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


Location

Portland Building, Room C
1120 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR

REST IN PEACE TRIMET DRIVER #1 NEIL BURLEY


THERE IS ONE REALLY GREAT THING ABOUT THE 3000 BUSES

They are QUIET. I live on NW 23rd and really appreciate how quiet they are!

More reasons to forget bus driving as a suitable career

As if the non stop attacks on bus driver's isn't enough enough from discouraging good people from getting into this profession, along comes this!
Driverless Buses Ready To Roll On Shanghai's Streets

Public transit has become a tool of the police state

In Boston they are doing random searches of people bags at MBTA stations. In Portland they have riot police decked in their ninja turtle outfits and police dogs prowling trains. The odds of being killed in a terrorist attack are ONE IN TWENTY MILLION yet here we have it, the police state IN OUR FACES over a phony threat. It's much more ominous than it appears!

Group Plans March, Protest Against MBTA Transit Police Bag Checks | BostInno

Dan Christensen on OVERTIME and EVIL bus drivers

Dan goes on a pretty decent anti reporter anti blogger rant. Of course he makes some excellent points as he always does but as far as I am concerned allowing people to work endless hours is poor public policy. The other thing Dan forgets is this: just because something hits the paper doesn't mean anything will change. Actually nothing ever changes, except for the health insurance and the break time.

It’s very obvious.

1. Get rid of the extraboard drivers, That type of exceptional service is only wrong.

2. The entire staff of Trimet in fact should be fired and replaced by reporters from KPTV, KATU, KGW, and KOIN. At least then they will make a good wage and have a good "Cadilac Healthcare" option.

3. The head of Trimet should be selected from the staff of the Oregonian

4. Managers should be selected from a series of bloggers who rotate through the job based on who posts the most negative post about Trimet. (Obviously the most important criteria for Managing ever) Read his editorial below


Evil Evil Evil Evil Evil Evil Bus Drivers.


TRIMET=SETTING THE STANDARD

Max Gate arm being operated by hand. Photo by Fox12

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