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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    
Fuck trimet! It said i missed it and its just gonna go right on by. I swear! Real time my ass cheeks!

Milwaukie MAX will be Magical!

TriMet – Milwaukie MAX will be Magical!

GOOD READ

Spending money, though, is a lot easier than building transit. All too often, flashy and expensive commuter projects are financed while more practical ideas for maximizing the existing infrastructure are neglected and delayed.

Read the article: Silicon Valley, Where Mass Transit Goes to Die - Bloomberg

ACTUAL AD APPEARING IN LOCAL PAPERS (thanks Steve Fung)

TRIMET SPENDS $34 MILLION AND GETS JUNK (part 2) VERY FUNNY


TRIMET $34 MILLION SPENT ON JUNK (no surprise, that is the TRIMET WAY)

Very funny stuff off the scanner

WHO IS REALLY 'STRANGLING' TRIMET?

Classic Tweets

TriMet: You are getting an Orange Line no matter what and it will be magical

Portland Pulp

Mainstream media FINALLY reports on audio recording on buses

This was reported by me, Lane Jensen, and "Adri" @pdxtrimetrider on twitter (she was actually the first report on this topic). Now months later Joe Rose finally decides to report it.

TriMet quietly adds always-recording microphones with new buses: Portland commuting roundup | OregonLive.com

ATTENTION MISINFORMED BUS DRIVERS

Sometimes I wonder if the people running ATU 757 have any idea what they are doing

ATU 757 has been running ads in various periodicals in the Portland area, like the one posted at MAX FAQs.

But theses ads ARE NOT on the  TransitVoice.org, which is the official website for the transit workers voice?

You'd  think they would put it on their own website rather them me having to get them sent to me by other people or appearing on other websites.

Get a clue will ya?

Cameron Johnson-'In praise of a bus driver'

A Letter to Customer Service About Excellent Driver Lita Martin.

I wrote this to TriMet Saturday evening in response to a bus ride that turned around from a bad experience to a good one. It's only the second incident of me doing this in my many instances of riding. Greg Larson was the one who responded, and he was quite receptive of my words; for that I am glad. Here's the letter in its entirety.

"Dear TriMet,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ticket Machine Tracker

Portland Transit Lane

Citizen Oversight Panel

Portland Transit Lane

BUTT BUDDY?

 Nothing like anti gay jokes huh? And I am not disgruntled, I am disillusioned. Note Lane's comments, he does not report nor does he listen to me.
Trimet – HATE MAIL | Portland Transit Lane

You Will Be Absorbed

MaxRedline (that was my post over at the Oregonian-RESISTANCE IS FUTILE CLACKISTAN)

Mobile ticketing begins

Starting February 11, a couple dozen TriMet employees will use their smartphones instead of their badges when boarding lines 17 and 70. This phase of testing is designed to gather feedback from operators as well as information about how the app works in the real world. Outreach to operators of lines 17 and 70—including the Center extraboard and relevant vacation relief operators—is under way. The next round of testing will be much larger, involving all bus lines, and about 200 members of the general public. Expanded outreach to bus operators will take place before this phase of testing launches in the spring. More information on trimet.org/mobiletickets.

Harrison Square

  • Building access: The 1st floor main lobby is open 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Afterhours access: Harrison Square employees have 24-7 badge access from level P2, near 1st Ave.
  • Badge access is based on business need. Your badge is programmed to give you 24-7 access to your own work area. Whether—and when—you have access to other locations depends on the nature of your work. Contact Kathy Daniels with any requests to adjust your badge access: danielsk@trimet.org 

Construction update

Construction Update: 17th & Center

Joke of the day

In an effort to be transparent to our represented workforce as well as the community we serve, we have posted all of the information of our ongoing contract negotiations between TriMet and the ATU at trimet.org/newcontract.  On this page you will find TriMet’s proposal to the ATU, information to help you and the community understand what’s in the proposal, and all the correspondence between TriMet and the ATU.

If they were so interested in transparency they would allow the public into the negotiations.

Friday, February 8, 2013

VIEW FROM SNOW TRAIN DURING STORM-MBTA

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    
I have to wait 40 min for the bus! on my birthday!? Damn you Trimet... damn you

Parkersmuse is not amused


. yes, but this keeps happening an lot. I DO get to my stop early. I DO call to check when bus will arrive. Your service is FAIL

. and in case you didn't read my tweet. READ IT AGAIN. I DID CHECK TRANSIT TRACKER. Your answer is pandering BS


. why should I call or email? Do tell. It's a systemic issue not a "customer service" issue. Fix your damn GPS system.

(another satisfied customer)

Leonard James meets Lane Jensen

Portland Transit Lane

Warners predictable response to Clackistan revolutionaries

Click Here!

TriMet to Clackamas County: It's too late to stop Portland-Milwaukie light rail, but stop your votes | OregonLive.com

GET READY FOR MORE OF MCFARLANES BULLSHIT TO BE HEAPED ON THE PUBLIC

How much do you want to bet he will use this occasion to make anti union comments and innuendos. It's interesting he would chose this venue  to make his little speech  where no  public comment is allowed

PORTLAND'S FAVORITE BUS DRIVER SUFFERS THE TRIMET TREATMENT

I used to refer to the "Trimet treatment' constantly when I was making my daily videos while working there.
The 'treatment' I refer to is the complete lack of competent management review of incidents. It happens to employees, it happens to riders. 
The institution known as Trimet seems to be unable to react to legitimate concerns but is also unable to discern incidents that are not even true or misidentified.
It's one of the great things about not working there, no more suffering the Trimet treatment.
I suffered many instances of Trimet treatment, in the end it was enough to get me to leave.

But Dan Christensen to suffer this treatment is unbelievable, really!
Don't they even know who he is? Well, they most likely don't have the slightest idea who he is or what he has done since being a bus driver at Trimet. That after all is the Trimet way, talk out your ass and make your organization look like its run by morons, which it apparently is.

Something happened yesterday that made me laugh. Sometimes something very small happens that defines Trimet in it’s entirety. Like senseless rebuilding of fences and ascetic landscaping in a bus driver parking lot in the middle of a budget problem. That’s right we can’t pay you bus drivers this year but we need to pay to plant new flowers around your parking lot and field.. you know where no one ever cares to look. Sometimes it’s the small that truly reveals what’s wrong with Trimet on the large scale.  
So I was off from the 29th of Jan until the 7th of Feb but when I came into work I had interoffice mail. I opened the envelope and there is a complaint. 
A complaint? How do you get a complaint when you have been home sick?
I go see my manager and he swears it's me. I show him the incident date and it says the 30th of Jan. 
"That can't be me I was out sick" I say. 
"No it's you" He says adamantly.
I offer up my doctor notes. "No look I was off those days"
"You wanna see the video?" He asks smugly “I’ve seen it, it’s you” 
Read the full post HERE!

TRIMET-ARE YOU CREATING DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES?

You can't make every worker happy, surely, and should a business even try? Evidence from our recent research suggests, actually, that the answer is yes. Or rather, our evidence shows that managers are giving up far too soon on their disgruntled employees, making them less productive than they could be, exposing their companies to unnecessary risks from thefts and leaks in the process, and inflating turnover costs.
What causes employees to become disgruntled and what can be done to prevent it? To find out we zeroed in on the most unhappy people in our data. These were 6% in our database of 160,576 employees who displayed the lowest levels of job satisfaction and commitment on their 360 evaluations of their bosses. We were looking for those among them whose managers also oversaw the most satisfied employees. In this way we identified that group of leaders who were managing both the very unhappy and the very happy at the same time.
The results of the data were clear: There is most definitely such a thing as "the boss's favorites." And while, in any disagreement we inevitably find both parties bear part of the fault — that is, the disgruntled employees do certainly play some role in their own unhappiness — we consistently found in the analysis that their complaints were justified. Their managers were in fact treating the disgruntled employee differently than they treated their very satisfied employees. What's more, when the managers in question started to treat their disgruntled employees like everyone else, the employees' behavior quickly improved.
Our results suggest a clear path forward for bringing disgruntled employees back into the fold. In particular, the unhappy group in our survey strongly agreed on six major areas in which they felt (and we agree) that their leaders needed to improve:

Are You Creating Disgruntled Employees? - Joseph Folkman - Harvard Business Review

Milwaukie City Council ponders delaying TriMet ballot measure

OregonLive.com

Lane Jensen shows up on Victoria Taft's KPAM talk show


LISTEN HERE

TRIMET'S NEW LOST AND FOUND

I hear you have to push a button and wait for someone to come out to help you. The execs all get brand new offices with brand new furniture worth millions and what do the riders get? A van that is located OUTSIDE! Trimet values on display for the world!


BOB NEWHARTS BUS DRIVER SCHOOL

Instant replay!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

AND THE EXCITING CONCLUSION OF THE UNEXPECTED VISIT OF THE TRANSIT SLEUTH

It should be obvious that me and Adron are pretty good freinds and have been hanging together for some years now.
We don't see eye to eye, but we have fun debating with each other.
I've always enjoyed listening to Adron Hall speak.

Adron Hall shows up part 3 from al m on Vimeo.

IF THIS GUY SHOWED UP ON MY BUS I WOULD DEFINITELY CALL THE POLICE (not)



INSTANT REPLAY-ALAN EISENBERGS 'WE GONNA GET PETER GUNN ON YOU'


Woodlawn dispute

Effect of TriMet bus route change on Woodlawn neighborhood shows need to listen to locals | OregonLive.com

Welcome TrimetUnderground

Welcome to TriMet Underground | TriMet Underground

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    
How does trimet get away with being late for everything? Every stop is a new job. And if you're late to every job in your day. You're fired!

Always enjoy reading Shirley Block


Why I got out of Trimet

It became abusive as seen here in this union report:

The Transit Sleuth shows up-Part 2

Adron Hall with Lane Jensen!

Walking as fast as streetcar

Here

Bus pulls in to stop too tightly

HAVE YOU SEEN TRIMET'S HI TECH SECURITY AT HARRISON?


Lane Jensen

Trimet – Video Evidence of Civil Rights Violation | Portland Transit Lane

Seems like somebody in Miami has figured out the scam

 They plan to change us from a Miami of drivers to a Miami of passengers by making driving as unpleasant as possible — all for our own good, of course.
   Instead of traffic engineering, they prefer social engineering to force us to become something many of us don't want to be — carless.
   Last week, this paper noted that Miami-Dade new car sales rose 11.5% in 2012's last quarter. Those buyers didn't get the message: leave that car behind.
   To my surprise, I got the message clearly Friday as I moderated a panel of planners and a real estate professor for Florida International University's Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council.

A bad plan: make drivers miserable to shove us onto transit

Bill Lascher goes on a Trimet twitter rant


*shockingly* the Max platform at Prescott street isn't printing tickets for me.

aaaand the other machine says no payment cards accepted. I think today I'll test the "get off at the next platform and get back on thing."

Standing room only

YouTube

Tribune editorial asking for the governor to intervene

Not sure what they are asking for and it's curious that Kitzhaber dumped the one labor representative on the Trimet board but this article asserts he's a 'friend' of labor.

Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers - Our Opinion: Governor, clean up this mess

Hales spokesman: we haven’t killed YouthPass yet

Portland Afoot

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Would this guy scare you if you were a bus driver?


THE TRANSIT SLEUTH (aka Adron Hall) SHOWS UP AT MY DOOR

And we discuss Trimet, unionism, and other stuff...........

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    
Why is my bus driver announcing all the reader board specials into the mic as she drives by the shops and restaurants on Powell?

IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO LIVE DISPATCH CALLS

You need to visit THIS TWITTER account, I don't post live audio recording here very often anymore

TRANSIT PORNOGRAPHY

 Cut salaries/benefits and service for riders but theses guys get rich, what a world what a world............
MTA execs get big checks - NYPOST.com

REMEMBER JOSH COLLINS?

“Portland feels like it is already there--and they are pretty laid back and casual. There is a joke that goes, ‘When you flip the lights on in Portland, they’ll turn on a little bit more slowly than anywhere else--and maybe only half will come on, but everyone will say ‘it’s okay’. There is a passive acceptance of ‘we’re already there’ and we don’t need to push because we’re already Portland. Whereas the Twin Cities still has that push for something better--they’re recreating themselves.”
I sure do of course, from the 'golden' era of Trimet from whence I came. He was one of the TRIMET GOOD GUYS. Anyway he appears in this gushy pro Portland article. (it seems that every article I have ever read that is not from Portland is gushy about Portland)


In Portland, a whole generation of people think of TriMet and the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail as inseparable from the city’s identity. (where do they come up with this stuff?)


Public Transit Head to Head: Portland versus Minneapolis

BRUCE HANSEN AT THE TRIBUNE

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

IF TRIMET EMPLOYEES WENT ON STRIKE TRAFFIC ON THE BANFIELD WOULD INCREASE 30%

The interesting part  here is how quick the pin heads in charge of Trimet are ready to give up information if it is helpful to them in contrast to their stalling and perpetual excuses when handing over information that is harmful to them.

It took me 3 months to get Fred Hansen's pension figure, something that should have been available immediately.

Truly despicable bunch of people running that place.

PolitiFact Oregon | Do 30 percent of Banfield and Sunset evening commuters use the MAX?
(Politifact is an Oregonian subsidiary which brings into question its independence)

Most golfers in Oregon would agree

While buying stamps at the West Slope Post Office,I spotted this license plate yesterday.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

AM I THE ONLY ONE THAT GETS IT?

Who would have believed that this guy could create so much havoc
Trimet has been a source of entertainment for me for some time now. I always loved observing people and events there. Actually I became fascinated with it. The people working in transit and the people using transit. The whole world right in front of you as a bus driver. And  being part of Trimet as the technology started developing and putting that to work in my job at Trimet. I regret nothing. My 15 years at Trimet turned out to be one of the most profound experiences of my life.

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    
4:21, SW Main & 6th, driver of bus 14 shuts the door in my face & drives off as I knock on it.

Lane Jensen

Trimet – Big Bird Strikes at Beaverton | Portland Transit Lane

FOLKS FROM BOSTON WANT THE TSA OFF ITS TRANSIT SYSTEM

TSA Out of MBTA Protest Hits Boston Common | Open Media Boston

Bust the bus drivers!

 Trimet is a top-heavy bureaucracy with some expensive habits. It has 161 managers, believe it or not. Yep, lil' ol Trimet. Fifty-five of those managers get over $100K. Many of them get a lot more--like a quarter million per year. Portland Independent Media

THE OTHER TRIMET

Peter Altmaier @ Trimet - YouTube

Oregonian editorial board at it again

Shift limits for bus drivers show compromise in TriMet negotiations is possible | OregonLive.com

DANNY ‏ Trimet Twitter Rant about government tyranny

@DUALCIRCLE


: "you may ride one stop and buy fare at the next stop.” Translation: "we care not that you'll be late and may be fired, peasant."

The Board Members Don’t Ride The Bus!

Story HERE!

CORPORATE MEDIA ALWAYS ON THE SIDE OF TRIMET EXECUTIVES

More evidence of a complicit corporate media who never misses a chance to make bus drivers look bad but NEVER EVER criticizes the TRIMET EXECUTIVE SCOUNDRELS that profit exorbitantly off the backs of the tax payers.

Here we see KATU (Festch's  old stomping ground) pumping up the incompetent management.

So disgraceful the  culture we live in, the blatant propaganda that we American's are subjected to day in and day out.

And saddest thing of all, most Americans have no idea they are being played for suckers

"Sleepy" Bethel on left "weasel" Mcfarlane on right with some other bureaucrats
TriMet launches new state-of-the-art hybrid buses | Transportation | Northeast Portland News

Monday, February 4, 2013

From on on duty driver-safety first right?

I really hate when they trade your bus out for very different bus (2100s) that has different switches, different blind spots, different blinkers, differnt mic pedal, different steering on the fly. I really hate that.

another episode of NEILS BULLSHIT


From Willy Week

 Murmurs: Hose Flushing, Ghost Trains and a Nike Shocker

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has spent $3.8 million in the past year—that’s 19 percent of all parking-meter revenues—to clean up TriMet’s transit mall, pay off the mall’s debt, and create marketing campaigns to lure more shoppers downtown. The expenses included $331,000 for “hose flushing” the transit mall twice a week. City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade revealed this finding in a Jan. 30 audit, which points to many pressing transportation needs and chides the City Council for launching new projects without money to pay for them. WW broke news of the audit three weeks ago (“A Fork in the Road,” WW, Jan. 9, 2013). One example: Mayor Sam Adams’ $16 million commitment to build sidewalks in neighborhoods that lack them. The audit says the city counted on gas-tax revenues that didn’t come in as projected—and then “opted to reduce other transportation programs in the adopted budget rather than reduce funding for these new capital commitments for sidewalks.”
  • Portland’s new eastside streetcar is earning the nickname “Ghost Train” for how few riders the line gets. The city is now seeking proposals to install automated passenger-counting systems in six of its streetcars, including the eastside Central Loop line and busier westside lines. The city currently pays TriMet to conduct a census of streetcar ridership, but it can’t afford to get stop-by-stop numbers. No word yet whether blogger Jack Bogdanski—who frequently documents eastside streetcars traveling empty—has put in a bid.

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

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

Seriously. Fuck this girl and her farting on the . We're in a moving box... STOP! Clench like the gods till you get off.

Meanwhile up in Vancouver

Washington initiative king Tim Eyman, 'birther' attorney team up to stop Vancouver light rail | OregonLive.com

CLASSIC TWEETS


Disclaimer on previous post

The following statement  has been added to Trimet violates Lane Jensens civil rights

(NOTE: The driver in this altercation states that the union requested Lane follow and post drivers/managers addresses-the union never requested that Lane do that. The driver spoke incorrectly) 

NEILS BULLSHIT


Seen on Trimet max today

Discussion of twitter participants

This video has been edited at the request of twitter members and full names have been removed

INTERVIEW WITH LANE JENSEN REGARDING THE DISPUTE WITH DRIVER 'ALFONSO'


Bruce Hansen taking the high road

Bruce Hansen with his 2 sons
The more I watch Bruce Hansen in charge of ATU 757 the more  I like the man.
I knew him from my days at Trimet.
He represented me well in several disputes with management.
And I knew the man possessed personal integrity, always a good thing.
He is not much of a public speaker, but there is a genuine quality to his presentation, he is believable.
He certainly does not come off as a 'union boss' but rather a nice honest guy.
Everything he has done so far has been 'high road' material, in contrast to Trimet's 'low road'.
And in contrast to former president Hunt, President Hansen in not in hiding.
He has issued numerous press releases, done interviews, and written editorials.
I don't think he could do much more than he is doing.
So far the extra dues we are paying is well worth it.
I think Bruce is representing us well. I continue to support him in his efforts to bring the facts to light in this ongoing dispute with Trimet

BRUCE HANSEN DOES A FACTUALLY CORRECT EDITORIAL WITHOUT THE HYPE

 Oregonian article is here
I am writing in response to The Oregonian editorial "Get rid of binding arbitration" (Jan. 20), which calls for the Legislature to repeal the law that bars transit workers from striking and mandates binding arbitration to settle disputes. It is difficult to understand why anyone would want a TriMet work stoppage given the snail's pace of this region's economic recovery and the harm it would bring to so many people. Binding arbitration prevents more than the loss of a "ride across town." A transit strike or lockout brings consequences.

CLASSIC TWEETS

Mcfarlane BS claims Trimet on the front lines of bus technology. Well we all know he is full of BS!

ATU 757 ASKS FOR THE RECORD TO BE CORRECTED

The Amalgamated Transit Union wants to set the record straight. For some time now, the Union has not commented on a TriMet misstatement of fact that the media has picked up and reprinted. That statement appeared again in TriMet’s Friday night press release. That release stated:

"Richest benefit package in the world'

By Bruce Peek
Hype from a viscious management regurgitated by the corporate mainstream media

It introduces the whole subject
of telling the truth about what claims and counterclaims management
has been making about our pay and benefits for the last three years.

But, and this is important I have not been successful in getting
Bruce Hansen and the ATU to follow up on the un-truth of managements
claims that our benefits are the ," most lucrative in the
transportation industry."

It's as if management is saying that our
operators have better benefits than Barack Obama and make more money
than Mitt Romney.

The truth of course is that while Seattle metro Bus
drivers make $30.21 per hour we make $26.76 per hour. That is a
difference in pay of 13.89 percent. The predictable reply of course
will be that well Seattle has a higher cost of living than Portland.

Well our reply should be while it is no doubt true that housing in
Seattle's posh Queen Anne neighborhood is perhaps more expensive than
trailer court rents in Felony Flats off of southeast 82nd in Portland,
Portland is the #3 real estate market in the nation and Seattle is
number 2.

The differences between Seattle and Portland while they do
exist certainly don't total 14% more costly for Seattle.

This is for Erik Halstead


This track maintenance train was parked along Columbia Blvd. yesterday across from Colwood Golf Course.I have never seen this type of locomotive before in Oregon.Where was it manufactured ?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another deadly tour bus crash

 There have been so many of these over the past year. Transit drivers very rarely get in fatal accidents, it seems like every week we read about a deadly tour bus crash
California bus crash leaves eight dead | World news | guardian.co.uk

Bruce Peek debunks Trimet benefits propaganda


Light rail foes promise clash' of the titans'

The Columbian

TRIMET CARES? YA SURE THEY DO

Especially at Merlo garage where the management insists on keeping the low floors parked at the garage forcing operators to use the dinasours even on heavy use routes during the weekends



Neils Bullshit


What a crock of shit, if anything they have abandoned the poor for the choice riders

Video of Trimet propaganda event with clear sound

TriMet's Neil McFarlane speaks about new Gillig hybrid buses - YouTube

Erik Halstead makes some interesting comments regarding the latest boondoggle

 (from PORTLAND TRANSPORT)
The new PMLR bridge is only about 10%-15% of the cost of the overall project, if my memory serves me correctly, and will (hopefully) be beneficial to bus service (and ped/bike) as well. (If the Hawthorne were used instead--would you make the center lanes transit only, or run LRT in mixed traffic, like MAX used to do on the Steel long ago?)
Yes, I have the colors mixed up, but that's besides the point.
The new Willamette River Bridge is just one of many unnecessary bridges. There is the bridge over Harbor Drive. There is the bridge over Powell Boulevard. There is the bridge over the driveway to Union Pacific's Brooklyn Yard. There is the bridge over the ramp to Tacoma Street (and then the tracks have to dip under Tacoma Street). There is the Johnson Creek Bridge (probably the only unavoidable bridge).
MAX could have easily used the center lanes of the Hawthorne Bridge. Just like the Steel Bridge. Whether automobiles are allowed to use it...doesn't really matter either way.
MAX does not need a grade-separated crossing to UP's Brooklyn Yard. It did not need a grade-separated crossing of the Tacoma Street on-ramp/off-ramp. Yet those overpasses added millions in unnecessary cost.
But...God forbid we ask for TriMet to fund bus stops and there's no money. Just eliminating ONE of those unnecessary MAX bridges would pay for hundreds of improved bus stops (shelters, sidewalk enhancements, lighting, bus information signs, landscaping). Just ONE. And the FTA would pay for it the same.

Trimet would never pay a 'union' employee to do this-you can do it for free for them

TriMet: Adopt-A-Stop Program

If Neil Mcfarlane drove a bus this is what would happen

http://i.imgur.com/0mtmC3z.gif

TRIMET DRIVERS-DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU

bus driver reading while driving in a snowstorm - YouTube

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (uncensored)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS    
FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT USELESS CUNTS ALWAYS FUCKING UP MY DAY

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Trimet violates Lane Jensens civil rights

(NOTE: The driver in this altercation states that the union requested Lane follow and post drivers/managers addresses-the union never requested that Lane do that. The driver spoke incorrectly)

Union statement on working hours agreement

The transit workers’ union recently learned that some bus operators were not getting adequate rest between work shifts. The Amalgamated Transit Union immediately proposed that each operator have a minimum ten hour off-duty period between the end of one shift and the start of a new shift. Today, TriMet management, following two lengthy discussion sessions, accepted the Union’s ten-hour proposal. “This is about passenger and public safety as well as bus operator health,” said Bruce Hansen, president of the union, when announcing the agreement. “Most bus operators drive that bus because they like the people they serve and want them to be safe.” Hansen said.



The new agreement is temporary and will automatically expire once there is a new labor agreement in place. “Both parties know the public is deeply concerned about this issue, so the pressure will be on both of us to incorporate a complete and final hours of service policy into the new labor agreement.” Hansen said.



One problem the parties did not resolve today is the fact that some operators have workdays that span almost fourteen hours. “All the studies show that long workday spans lead to more accidents and absenteeism,” Hansen noted. “Urban transit driving has been found to be the most stressful profession. That’s why bus operators are disabled and die younger than other workers. It doesn’t make sense for people in a very stressful job to work such long hours. They pay for it with their health and it is unsafe for the public,” he said. TriMet management is to put the agreement in final form for the parties to sign on Monday.

TriMet and ATU reach tentative agreement on bus operators’ hours of service

Trimet press release
Katu

Vista Bridge: Is it time to stop the dying at Portland's iconic bridge?

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Friday, February 1, 2013

A comparison of Gillig BRT buses...

TriMet's new 3000 series Gilligs:



Reno, Nevada Gillig BRT:


Another Reno Gillig BRT:


C-Tran Gillig BRT:


San Jose RTD Gillig BRT:


Unknown agency Gillig BRT:


Mountain Metropolitan Transit Gillig BRT:


Another unknown agency Gillig BRT:


Missoula Mountain Line Gillig BRT:


Utah Transit Authority Gillig BRT:


Another Utah Transit Authority Gillig BRT:


Everett Transit Gillig Low-Floor (non-BRT):


CDTA Gillig BRT:


As a pedestrian crossing the street, WHICH mirror arrangement allows you to have direct eye contact with the Operator?  The TriMet bus, or the Reno bus?

It would appear to me that other agencies had no problem with fixing the left-turn blind spot issue with a much better mirror arrangement.  TriMet, on the other hand, cheaped out and had a mirror spec-ed that blocks the driver's view.