Lane Jensen returns

Lane Jensen returns

Monday, February 18, 2013

BUS DRIVER TELLS DISPATCH TO F-OFF

ANGIE NAPEAN ALSO TARGETED BY TRIMET OFFICIALS



I will also be representing Angela Napean at her exclusion hearing which is coming next week. 
I have never been happy with the treatment she has gotten at the hands of Trimet officials and it is my opinion that they have violated the ADA in her case.
This is a developmentally disabled woman with epilepsy and diabetes. She has been the victim of Trimet bullying for years. As a retired Trimet employee of 15 years with knowledge of Angie first hand  I am going to go into the hearing office and say just that and explain her situation.
I'm going to do my best to give her adequate representation

LANE JENSEN EXCLUDED BY TRIMET FARE INSPECTORS

We knew this was coming. I told him to relax, we should be able to easily beat this in TRIMET court by establishing the clear pattern of harassment at the hands of rogue Trimet officials.

ATU sells out the NYC school bus drivers

So says these people: New York City school bus workers express anger over conduct of strike

What TriMet Needs Now: A Really Good Audit

It seems to me that the entire conversation would benefit from credible independent scrutiny - not just a thorough financial audit, but also benchmarking of the agency's metrics against other well-regarded transit agencies.

Full essay at PORTLAND TRANSPORT

Sargoza had enough of useless trimet board

Consuelo Saragoza, Multnomah County advisor and TriMet board member, enters Portland School Board race

Harry Sapporta in charge of finding excuses for the latest Trimet goof up

Mcfarlane crony Sapporta finds excuses for Trimet screwups
Video shows MAX train door stuck open at high speed; TriMet investigating: Monday commuting roundup | OregonLive.com

Video shows MAX train moving with door wide open KATU

Caught on camera: Commuter train door stays open, at highway speeds-KOIN

Caught on camera: MAX door open as train travels at full speed-KPTV

BLOGOSPHERE HAD MAX DOOR OPEN STORY DAYS AHEAD OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA

It's always surprising  to me how far behind the blogosphere the mainstream media is on stories like this.
The truth of how that story made it to the media is this:
Lane Jensen (Portland Transit Lane) brought the video to my attention the day it came out.
I posted it to my site and tweeked the original file so that the  annoying ad didn't appear in the middle of it.
Michael Anderson (Portland Afoot) noticed it and tweeted the story on my blog.
KOIN TV must follow his twitter because they picked it up from him.
After I saw that KOIN was interested I put a comment up on the on the YouTube site where it was published (Roz Miller) notifying them that KOIN was looking for them.
Now today its all over the mainstream media.
The blogoshpere gets very little credit but the reality is that many stories that appear in the mainstream media are reported days ahead in the blogosphere.
The bloggers that originally got the story are always ignored by the mainstream media, not surprisingly.