Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

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.