Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

UNIONS SCORE VICTORY IN THE COURTS

Shy v. Navistar Int'l Corp. :: Sixth Circuit :: US Courts of Appeals Cases :: US Federal Case Law :: US Case Law :: US Law :: Justia

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
I plan to grow a beard buy a black hat with a horse and buggy to commute. Faster and more reliable than
TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS HERE!

Lane hates drivers?

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Mcfarlane and Scott Walker-two peas in a pod

Walker sends Milwaukee bus system into death spiral | Uppity Wisconsin

Trimet – BDS FAIL

The seriousness of the new 'Bus Dispatch System' failure cannot be understated. This is a major screw up in the long lists of Trimet screw ups

CLICK HERE!

WILL 2013 SEE TRIMET CONTINUING TO PLUNGE INTO THE 'DEATH SPIRAL'

Many of the right wing/corporate apologists love to place all the blame of the 'death spiral' on employee benefits. People that follow transit issues in the Portland area know that is only once piece of the causation of Trimet's plunge into the death spiral.
Mcfarlane, Oregon's answer to Scott Walker, had made attacks on employee benefits the hallmark of his authoritarian rule.
The actual truth is that Mcfarlane himself, being a big player in bringing the rail obsession to Portland, is himself responsible for much of Trimet's current death spiral.
Personally, I see very dark days ahead for the once highly regarded transit system known as Trimet. In turns of absolute numbers, the rail expansion has destroyed Trimet.
Bad management and a sock puppet board of directors has directly lead to where we are now.

ELECTION: “STOP PORTLAND CREEP” RESONATES IN SUBURBS
by Wendell Cox 11/09/2012 in newgeorgrphy .com
Election results from all three of Portland, Oregon’s largest suburban counties indicate a reaction against what has been called “Portland Creep,” the expansion of the expansive light rail system without voter approval and the imposition of restrictive densification measures by Metro, the regional land-use agency.
Portlanders in the three largest Oregon counties (Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas) have previously voted against financing light rail extensions, however the transit agency has found ways to continue the expansion and now operates five lines, with a six under construction. While urban rail aficionados tout the success of the Portland system, transit use by commuters has fallen significantly in relative terms from before the opening of the first light rail line. At the same time, working at home, which does not need billions in taxpayer subsidies, has caught up to and passed transit (Figure).

The electoral events of the past 60 days could severely limit future expansion.

Getting the hell out of Trimet

This was originally a comment on another post but it deserves its own post:

CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY BECOMES THE SECOND LIVE FEED

We had the first transit live feed, now the CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY becomes the second feed.

We wanted our on radio reference and they denied us saying 'we don't do transit feeds'.

Interesting that this has appeared.

Needs better drivers?



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