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Sunday, March 31, 2013

TRACK JOINT FAIL X 2

Had one of these yesterday also!

AND I THOUGHT TRIMET WAS GETTING BETTER ABOUT TWEETING MAX PROBLEMS

Apparently I was wrong, it took them a full 1/2 hour after the scanner tweet



CAN YOU BELIEVE ANY OF THIS?

The project can't be all bad right? Some people must be getting work from it that actually need it although the only thing I ever see is the rich getting richer by the ton. If only Trimet management hadn't proven to be such liars over and over we might be able to believe their figures.

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project (PMLR) now under construction has reached a new jobs milestone – by creating and maintaining more than 5,000 jobs, and providing a record $103 million in contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms.

 Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project reaches key jobs milestone – 5,000 jobs and counting! | TriMet Media

IS THIS ANYWAY TO RUN A TRANSIT SYSTEM?

EXCELLENT STUDY ON TRIMET POSITIONS/RAISES/PORK

Again, thanks to Lane Jensen for doing the research and publishing of this information. Some of the obscene raises become obvious. It looks like some positions were renamed and some were dissolved and the money saved from that has been handed to other employees.
Google docs version is HERE!
Pictures below (remember on blogger you can click on pics for expanded views)

SP REDELECTRICS NEW TRIMET MARKETING FLYER


Bus tied up unsafely on highway ramp-a cropped view


Creative representation of west side service reductions

Mcfarlane has said in a recent board meeting that 'the west-side service area has not seen any significant realignments since the 1990's.' .
Those of us familiar with Trimet's west side service know that is nonsense.
(thanks to Lane Jensen for creating this)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

TRIMET PICTURE OF THE DAY

Picture by https://twitter.com/debdawg007

TRIMET'S EXPLANATION FOR THE OPEN MAX DOOR IS COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE

CLICK HERE!

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
DISGUSTING. Max car #107-condom stuck to seat.

MAX CONTROLLERS HAD NO SIGHT TODAY

http://youtu.be/YXtOo2DpQMU

We heard this incident live on the scanner

Sardines Are Only Packed Once: SAFETY AND COMFORT

Trimet improving

Trimet was only five minutes behind TrimetScanner. They are improving! The bloggers once again beat the multimillion dollar agency, which always seems to be true


IDIOT MCFARLANE SAYS TVM'S WORK 92% OF THE TIME


OPERATOR GETS SLAPPED IN THE FACE

PART 1
PART 2

Friday, March 29, 2013

Prosser asks about financial projections

Interesting little exchange between Prosser and that new CFO crony.

Let Mcfarlane sue Clackamas County, who cares


This whole fight in Clackamas is ridiculous. 
They are 'bound' to the contract? Ya like Trimet was 'bound' to the contract with its employees.
If the current leaders of Clackamas county don't want to pay they shouldn't.
Let Trimet sue, drag it out for about 10 years and deal with it then.
Trimet is used to being in court.
And if you haven't noticed, they haven't been doing to well there.

Clackamas Light Rail Vote Doesn't Really Mean Anything

Ah the Trimet cheerleaders

Who is that you ask?   The Oregonian Editorial Board 

Mcfarlanes Trimet sinks so low

Trimet mgmt slithering through the night looking for scapgoats
It's bad enough these morons put up an impossible excuse for the MAX door staying open, but then they had to add in their ANTI UNION propaganda.

They are snakes in the grass! 

TriMet’s union employees have the most generous health care benefits in the country. If no other reforms are made in the upcoming contract, TriMet will face a $19 million service crisis beginning in FY17 that grows more extensive every year. (slugs looking for scapegoats)

COULD TRIMET SCREW UP THIS BADLY?

Safety specialists and mechanics have spent countless hours scrutinizing the train but could not replicate the failure. However, they did find excessive corrosion on a switch inside the door’s bridgeplate, or ramp, mechanism. 
TriMet identifies likely cause of MAX open door incident | TriMet Media

The problem with their explanation is THAT THERE IS NO RAMP AT THAT DOOR!
Ramps are located at doors 3-4-5-6 NOT 1-2-7-8

Big fight over streetcars going on in the DC area

Boy is this a familiar scenario
“If this is such a good idea, why don’t you let the county vote on it?” one resident asked, prompting the chant of “Vote! Vote! Vote!”
County Board member Mary H. Hynes said the county does not have the right under Virginia law to hold a referendum unless the county is asking voters to approve issuing general obligation bonds.
“How is it not an ethics violation for a member of this board to be employed by a company that has financially benefited from this project?” another resident asked.
Arlington streetcar forum gets raucous - The Washington Post

Jeers to trimet management

Jeers: To sneaky raises for top TriMet managers. For months the Portland transit agency has lamented its financial woes. Already burdened by a bloated pension system, TriMet is running a $12 million deficit, has cut bus service five times in four years, and recently saddled riders with the biggest fare increase in its history, according to The Oregonian.
So it's no wonder that top executive Neil McFarlane tried to keep the raises, which totaled $910,000, under wraps. In fact, he even bragged he'd frozen the pay of nonunion workers. The reality? One executive, already earning $166,000, got a $14,000 raise. A light-rail program manager got a nearly 18 percent pay boost. The public relations person on the embattled Portland-Milwaukie light-rail line got an 8.24 percent increase, bringing her pay to $118,000. McFarlane later told The Oregonian: "We didn't do a very good job" with transparency on the matter. No kidding. TriMet's board would do well to hold McFarlane accountable for these shenanigans.

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers | The Columbian

What shall we do with the old Trimet buses


THE SIGN CODE MOVIE

BLAST FROM THE PAST

The new radios are driving people CRAZY

Two seats, one seat, oblivious to tired feet

Joe Rose

I'll make ya a deal Mcfarlane

Stop breaking your contracts and commitments to your retirees and I will DISCONTINUE this blog once and for all.

You can live in peace with your major media outlets spitting back your propaganda without my annoying in depth analysis of everything you are doing!

That's a deal you can't refuse Mcfarlane.

 

Why can't TriMet just get along with Clackamas County on light rail?

The lack of valid public input has been exposed repeatedly by public votes that show an overwhelming lack of public support. Here is a list of Clackamas rejections of TriMet's plans.
Twice, in 1996 and 1998 elections, Clackamas voters rejected funding light-rail projects.
In 2011, 63 percent of Clackamas voters rejected the Sellwood Bridge vehicle registration fee, from which Portland Mayor Sam Adams promised to divert $20 million to the Milwaukie light-rail project.
In 2011, 70 percent of Clackamas voters blocked the use of urban renewal funding, which had been proposed to finance the Milwaukie light-rail project.
In 2012, 60 percent of Clackamas County voters passed Measure 3-401, to require a public vote on all future light-rail spending decisions by county commissioners.
Last November, Clackamas voters replaced two county commissioners who saddled us with $20 million of light-rail debt with new commissioners who promised to take future light-rail decisions to the voters. 

Read the rest of this editorial  HERE!

Tribune BS story spitting back Mcfarlanes nonsense

TriMet study fingers transit inadequacies - Portland Tribune

Portland’s MAX LRT Map – Super Mario 3 Style

TriMet operator ties up bus on freeway ramp

Video Here with dispatch !

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Responses to 'Board this patron?'

A bus operator awaiting a traffic signal in a through lane is approached by a patron standing in a parallel turn lane attempting to board. The bus operator signals to the patron to move to the curb or far-side stop. Is this proper or should the operator have boarded the patron to remove him/her from potential traffic danger?

I think this woman is nuts

Classic Tweets



Mcfarlanes general manager report is bogus

The man is a disgrace. He withholds information from the board and the public.
He has never mentioned the latest ERB RULING which requires him to reimburse employees for his illegal imposition of health care costs.
And he has neglected to mention the lawsuit for $20 million dollars for violating wage laws.
So what good is he when he routinely censors information from the board and the public

Prosser makes a good point, does he get a reasonable answer?


The streetcar inside the building was NOT 'FOUND'

 Shameless propaganda!
This is posted on the MLR web site:

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project The car was actually very evident inside of the building—in fact, it was a famous component of the diner. The owner of the historical photograph and map business, History Image, and other building tenants over the years were aware of the car being embedded in the building.


Thanks to RYAN MISHLER for noticing this
 

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
same with fare policy. Long term solutions apart from police style checkpoints like one encounters in military states?

Alan Lehto is wrong

Mr Lehto has the audacity to use the words 'frequent service' when the bus is running about once every 20 minutes?
That is not frequent service. The 57 line used to have 4 buses an hour, now it has three buses an hour.
This is a great example of how Trimet management distorts the truth of the situation.

Mcfarlane is wrong

He asserts that there have been no significant changes to the west side service area.
That statement is ridiculous, most of the bus service cuts have been on the west side
(see comments)

Transit wasteful boondoggles

$1M exposed D.C.-area bus stop leaves straphangers out in the rain - CBS News

Trimet bills at the statehouse

Relating to withdrawal of territory from mass transit district
Relating to governance of Tri-Met; and declaring an emergency.

Trimet – Bruce, Stop The Game!

Portland Transit Lane

ARE MORE CITIES BOWING OUT OF TRIMET?


Complete sock puppets meeting

Brought to you by Jason Mchuff. You can get an AUDIO recording of these board meetings from TRIMET but you will have to pay for that. TRIMET, the most secret transit agency in the United States,
The meeting begins with a gushy outpouring of support from the government bureaucrats for the Mcfarlane, very predictable of course. Of course none of those bureaucrats actually use public transit of course. 
What you are really witnessing are the elite deciding what is best for its citizens. 

At 17 mins in 

PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5

Radically rethinking the bus system

BBC HERE!

HOLY COW-LIGHT POLE SMASHES THROUGH WINDOW OF BUS

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Alex Hawk tweeting at the Trimet board meeting

Very professional in the way handles his meetings

I still have not processed the death of Michael Levine

Michael at the Rialto having drinks with me

Lane on a twitter rant


How cute

TriMet finds a small piece of history in a dilapidated old railcar on Southeast Holgate Boulevard | OregonLive.com

Raises for Trimet greedy executives, higher fares for Portland disabled

TriMet Lift fares going up on Monday to $2.45, a 30 cent increase | OregonLive.com

OPAL MEMBERS TESTIMONY at the sock puppets meeting

Jared Franz of Opal part 2
Hector Osuna of OPAL
Opal member condems Trimet raises
Opal member Keith Shultz with his not transparent raincoat
OPAL member Vivian Satterfield at the Trimet board meeting

Jared Franz of OPAL says 'this budget cannot be approved'


John Charles says Trimet board members should be in jail

Trimet has been spending the pension funds like ATM's!

ALEX HAWK AT TODAYS BOARD MEETING


3 Values of TriMet


STOVALL ASKS SOME GOOD QUESTIONS, GETS EVASIVE ANSWERS


BETHEL MENTIONS THE PASSING OF MICHAEL LEVINE


Does Trimet succeed in these three things? My answer-NO


Trimet spares no expenses when it comes to propaganda


Portland Transit Lane

Trimet – Your Drivers are STILL Fatigued!
Trimet – The Board is Chasing Away the Public!
Trimet -Violation of Break Laws
A @trimet Protest!!
@portlandia Skit
The Horrible 21 Line!

TWO 'CLOWNS' THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Lane Jensen (left) Al Margulies (right)
One of my detractors that occasionally posts comments to this blog that I end up deleting called me and Lane 'clowns'.
I love when people throw stones at me. 
These are always LOTS OF TALK and ZERO action people.
Talk is cheap, action takes work.
I don't see anybody else having the guts to take on Trimet head first.
Just me and Lane.
I know I have made a difference and from what I hear Lane is mentioned in the current Trimet training class and we have seen Lane on all the local news stations.
Hardly 'clowns' I would say.

THIS IS A WAR!

There is nothing 'positive' in a war
One of the criticisms I  often get is that I am too 'negative'.
Well ya! It's hard to be positive when my former employer employer is trying to starve me to death while the people responsible for starving me to death are getting rich.
It's hard to stay positive when my former employer LIED TO ME about my retirement benefits.
It's hard to stay positive when I saw the suffering thrust upon my riders while I was working there by  faceless bureaucrats.
There is nothing positive about this situation, this is a war, a war for peoples minds.
And for one lonely guy sitting in a room, aided by some other lonely guys in their rooms, and one not so lonely girl, I think we have made a dent in Trimet's propaganda machine.
And we are up against a billion dollar government funded agency and some high priced executives!
The lonely guys have not been defeated as of this day!

Letters to the editor

Reading the article on TriMet in Saturday's paper reminded me again of one reason things never change ("Shake-up pushed for embattled TriMet," March 23).
The excuse of giving managers more money not because they have done anything special but because they might leave is used over and over by taxpayer-funded agencies as a justification for raises. But when these entities fail to implement effective policies or can't provide adequate services within their budget limitations, why do we want to make sure that their decision-makers are kept?
I bet there are lots of qualified people ready to fill the shoes of the rare manager who would actually give up his or her job without a salary increase in tough times. If this happened, it might even open up the door to fresh thinking.
JOAN STEARNS
Southwest Portland 

State Rep. Chris Gorsek's House Bill 3316 to allow the region's local governments to appoint members to TriMet's board of directors does not go far enough.
The directors should be elected by the citizens of TriMet's service area. Political appointments would just lead to another insulated group influenced by favoritism and cronyism.
This is, after all, a travesty perpetrated by TriMet officials on a tri-county area, and it should be solved by the people who have suffered at their hands.
ED ZUMWALT
Milwaukie 

The board of directors for a public transit agency should be elected by the voters in the transit service area.
School board members are elected by their district's voters. Why not give the same power to the voters for transit agency boards?
PAULETTE ROSSI
Northeast Portland 



IF TRIMET LOSES THE ARBITRATION AWARD HEARING

"It's the unions fault"
Then they only have themselves to blame.
Trimet under shady Mcfarlane has stooped to new lows in dealing with its union and the union employees.
Trimet is the one who violates the law.
The latest decision required Trimet to pay back operators for a portion of the health care costs.
Do you see Trimet talking about it or implementing it?
NOPE! 
That's because we have rogues in charge of Trimet now who think they are above the law and who routinely ignore the law.
So remember, even though Trimet has gone all out to point the finger at the union with the full cooperation of the major media, they are the ones to blame if they lose, not the union.

MEETING OF THE TRIMET SOCK PUPPETS

LOOK AT THE ANTI UNION PROPAGANDA-ITS EVERYWHERE

'Labor contract reform is critical to to avoid service cuts'

OPAL GOT IT RIGHT LAST TIME


JOHN CHARLES BRINGS UP IMPORTANT INFO AT BOARD MEETING

Can you believe what a liar Mcfarlane is-tweet from board meeting

Look at this crap from the sock puppets meeting

"reform the cost structure" you know what that means right?
That means bust the union but let the executives keep getting rich on tax payers backs.

Transit for all



Can you believe Mcfarlane and his overpaid hacks

They move the meeting to a location as distant as possible, then they have it in a place without WIFI.
These people will stop at nothing to keep their agenda secret

How do I feel about 'coffee with Neil the bullshitter'?

Via Twitter

Rumors

Bruce Warner is dangerous
Here is the rumor that I had promised Lane, about Warner.  He worked for a company with the initials PDC under a boss named Randy Leonard. Warner was actively trying to union bust, and his boss got mad and stopped him.  Don't know if he got fired or not. But, this is another conflict of interest, due to the fact that his actions on the board as a impartial third party, are compromised, due to the fact that his position has nothing to due with the company and the union's struggles.

Does Portland Oregon’s TriMet Unfairly Cut Service for the Poor?

When you think of modern, green, public transportation, a city that likely comes to mind is Portland, Oregon. Portland has built a reputation worldwide, and for many people, it’s deserved. But as reporters Jennifer Kemp and Eric Klein found out, that world class public transit doesn’t serve all members of the public equally

Listen HERE! 

Pretty accurate report other than the claim that Trimet is 'world class'.
If you can't get home from the bar when it closes on public transit then  'world class' is not the word to describe the transit system.

Also OPAL was the only place that exposed Trimet's lies about their budget. The mass media ignored it, as is standard operating procedure for them.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Coffee with the bullshiter

You're invited to join us for a Q & A with TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane tomorrow (Wednesday, March 27) 3-4 p.m. at Beaverton Transit Center. In the area? Stop by and chat! Neil will be answering questions and taking feedback from TriMet riders and operators. And, in case you missed it, here's a re-cap of our recent "Coffee with Neil."

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
So I get sent home from work yesterday and today I'm going to be a couple minutes late. Thanks trimet. I hate you.

More Trimet BS

Beware Washington County transit riders, your service is about to get 'realigned'.

Pamplin Media Group - TriMet weighs budget options

Walking the Multi Use Path During Construction

VIDEO!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Look how they keep track of their Transit board members out in Denver

 Denver has an ELECTED board of directors! And they have a 'real' board of directors that have different opinions from each other.Trimet board of directors are sock puppets

RTD Watch Pilot: Meeting of 1/15/2013
RTD Watch Episode 2: New Mall Buses
RTD Watch Special Report: Team Building Exclude...

Bus driver attacked

In China

RTD DENVER TIME-LAPSE


Lane Jensen on Fight Church TV

This is definitely strange

TRIMET 2 MAN PROTEST


$1 million dollars for this bus stop?

$1 million bus stop opens in Arlington - The Washington Post

The court Case seems to be getting some attention now


Former TriMet Employee Files Lawsuit, Alleges Unfair Labor Practices

The lawsuit is garnering significant support within the state of Oregon and also across state lines; 14 plaintiffs have joined with Margulies to push the suit, and a California law firm is helping to represent the disgruntled operators. Paul Breed, a Portland attorney who is teaming up with the law firm to pursue this case, discussed some of the details with Willamette Week.

WATCHDOG WIRE IS HERE 

UNION BUSTING 101


I voted for this A-Hole

And I knew better, yet I was talked into voting for him by people I know.
He has been a complete disappointment as I knew he would be.
If citizens keep voting for Republicrats all will be lost!

Clackamas country residents get ready for your lives to be turned upside down

It's the year of heavy light rail construction in Clackamas County | OregonLive.com

TIME FOR ANOTHER SOCK PUPPETS MEETING

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9 a.m.
Location

Washington Street Conference Center
102 SW Washington Street
Hillsboro, Oregon

Sunday, March 24, 2013

CLASSIC TWEETS

Fascinating document from 1969

As you can see in this document they are blaming the union even back then

Which man would you trust? Bruce Hansen or Neil Mcfarlane?

The man on the left, recognizing that some people are struggling voluntarily decided to reduce his six figure salary by $20,000/year from $100,000 to $80,000/yr.  The man on the right impervious to the suffering around him decided to increase his salary from $215,000/yr to $221,000 a year. The man on the left is ATU's Bruce Hansen, the man on the right is Trimet's Neil Mcfarlane. Which man would you trust? 

Classic tweets

Who does Mcfarlane copy in his union busting scheme?

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over”  ~ Joseph Goebbels

Neils propaganda from al m on Vimeo.


Vancouver demolishes Portland

http://pricetags.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/vancouver-demolishes-portland-a-transit-comparison/

Supervisory reports



Neils Bullshit

You may have read recently in the paper or online that TriMet’s non-union salary freeze was lifted in the middle of 2012. This means that, for the first time since January 1, 2009, our 400 administrative staff were eligible for salary increases. Administrative staff means everyone who’s not in the union. These are the employees who provide critical support to the 2,100-person union workforce that keep our service moving. (critical support huh, I'd say you  undermine your union employees)

Administrative employees, except those who received promotions, had not seen ANY increase in their pay for 3.5 years.(he used to say 4 years, and he used to say that more than a year ago) In fact, their paychecks had gone DOWN, because they have been paying a larger portion of their health care premiums. (oh my lord just take a look how far DOWN (click here) their poor paychecks have gone down. Could be as much as $99/mo for those poor executives earning more than $100K a year, whatever will they do now? Just think, Neils pay went down from $18,420 a month to $18,320/mo. Maybe he can get food stamps to help out)

Our administrative employees have been “doing more with less” in a big way for a long time.(uh huh, sure, we believe you) Since 2008, we’ve lost positions due to attrition, as well as a round of layoffs. The result – those administrative employees who remained have seen steep increases in their workloads. Except for a small group of non-union employees who are paid by the hour, when administrative employees work longer they don’t get overtime pay. In this situation, you start to lose talented employees. (standard high paying bullshit rationale, this excuse is always used for over paid people)

That’s why I made the decision to lift the salary freeze. (in secret) This decision cost $910,000 (a million here, a million there, nobody will notice)—less than 1/5th of 1% of our $473 million annual operating budget. The average increase was 3%. This is the same increase union employees were receiving at the time. I believe investing in talented and productive employees is always a smart business decision and pays for itself many times over. (what else would he say to his 'secret' payoffs to his cronies)

There are a lot of decisions that go into building the TriMet budget. In hindsight, last year’s decision about administrative salaries is something we should have made more clear and will do so in the upcoming budget process.(you know damn well what you did, you didn't think you would get caught)

This morning I’m presenting the Proposed FY14 Budget to our Board. That budget goes into effect July 1, 2013. Watch for details on TriNET and trimet.org.

My thanks to each of you for your service to TriMet and the community.

Neil (you are a liar Neil and we know it!)

Those ticket printers are in use already

(can't wait to see how this goes!)
On Monday TriMet launched the new ticket printers on lines 17 and 70. Some operators on these lines are no longer handing out the traditional flimsy, hole-punched slips after a rider puts cash or a ticket into the fare box. Instead the operator pushes a button and a more durable and legible ticket pops out of a new onboard ticket printer. The bus tickets match those of MAX and WES, taking the confusion out of transferring. They have a foil security strip and the 2-hour tickets are good for two hours. The ticket printers will be tested on the lines 17 and 70 for several weeks so TriMet staff can monitor the use and make any adjustments necessary. After that, the printers will go into use on all buses by July 1

How the "master class" manipulates the public

This was a comment on Portland Transport in my never ending battle with Lenny Anderson who gets excited over the prospect of Trimet union employees losing benefits:

While the master class has done such a good job with sheeple like Mr Anderson, who I still contend has a connection with Trimet management which he is withholding from us, people have to strive to stop thinking in boxes.
The power elite, which uses mass media, leads the public to think in boxes, which is what is happening here (and everywhere actually).
So what is the real issue here?
The real issue here is how to use tax payer dollars.

Everybody is in a huff over our benefit package, purportedly which could end up leading to $1 billion in liability by the year 2027.
But how much is that $1 billion when you look at how our taxes are being uses in other ways?
It's nothing when compared to cost to the taxpayers on WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
You want to complain about your taxes being misused, complain about something that has some real meaning.
Furthermore, through the masterful deception of the Trimet Ministry of Propaganda and its partner in crime the mainstream media, Trimet has attempted to portray its workers as the villain.
By fooling the gullible and impressionable public through skillful use of the media, The skilled Trimet executives have been able to keep attention off themselves.
Why would they want to do that?
I'll tell you why: There are 76 executives (these are aristocrats, they have no public function) and these 76 aristocrats are soaking the public for a combined total of $8.5 million (aprox) each and every year, not including all the little extras in their budgets like travel, etc and not including the price of their obscene pensions (Fred Hansen soaking the tax payers for $16K a month while he travels to Australia and continues adding to his net worth. The greed of these people is insatiable)
So there you have it,the public is focused on us meanwhile they get rich.
It's brilliant if evil, a totally brilliant scheme.
And best of all, it works.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

BLAST FROM THE PAST-THE KGW INTERVIEW

When I was interviewed by KGW I took Jason Mchuff with me who filmed the entire interview. KGW took pieces of the interview for broadcast but we had the entire interview. I remember the woman doing the interviewing remarking 'that's the first time somebody has filmed me while I was filming them!

BOJACK

(How can Bojack just stop his blog on his stated day? How can he do that? I can't even believe he is doing that)

Tri-Met's in play in Salem (Jack Bog's Blog)

ANOTHER INCOMPETENT ROAD SUPERVISOR VIOLATES TRIMET CODE

It has turned out that this incident may have occurred due to a misunderstanding between the road supervisor and Lane Jensen. Since both parties have a different interpretation of the events this post has been removed for lack of proof either way

Text of judges opinion in the matter of open meetings between Trimet and ATU



Hey I made international news!

Joe Rose and his Oregonian may not want to cover it but who needs him anyway.

Ripping off bus drivers standard practice in the industry

1-South Jersey bus drivers sue First Student company for back pay | NJ.com
 2-EXCLUSIVE: School bus operators to cut pay and benefits of drivers and matrons starting next week - NY Daily News

Coffee with Neil the bullshitter

My comment:

FARE COLLECTION SEMINAR

Fare Collection 101 Webcast
 Fare Collection 102 Webcast

TRIMET DRIVER CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT-Mult Cty Case No. 1301-00923.

Don't let Trimet managment continue exploiting your labor so the over paid executives can live lavish lifestyles with six figure incomes while you spend your life toiling for them.
Trimet management screws you out of your earned vacation when you move from part time to full time, they screw you out of your time when dealing with their road relief nonsense, how many times have you come in late from your shift and didn't fill out that stupid time slip they make you fill out, and now they are attempting to screw us out of our decent health care insurance so they can continue expanding this already bankrupt transit agency even though they have abandoned transit years ago in favor of property development and all the riches it brings the executive class

1400 AC Transit drivers joined this lawsuit and this is what they walked away with:
Breed pointed to a similar case against the Alameda-Contra Costa (California) Transit District settled in favor of the operators last year. The judge in that case awarded $7 million to operators, plus $10,000 to each main plaintiff and $1.65 million in attorney fees. In that case, well over 1,300 operators became party to the class action suit.

JOIN THE LAWSUIT DON'T ALLOW TRIMET MANAGEMENT TO SCARE YOU! I know Trimet keeps its drivers in a state of constant paranoia, but fight for your rights!

TOP TRIMET STORIES: TRIMET DRIVER CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT-Mult Cty Case No. 1301-00923.

Sad day in Portland Blogosphere

It appears that blogger Jack Bodganski is GIVING UP BLOGGING.
Loosing his blog as a source of information is a HUGE BLOW for those of us who are interested in reading news other than official government propaganda. 
Not one newspaper in this town does what he does.
Not sure why he doesn't turn it over to one or several of his regular commentators there. There are more than a few that could pick up where he left off.
It appears they made him an offer he couldn't refuse. ( I can't think of anything more boring than writing a book about tax code)
I find that sort of a strange coincidence,  he was one of the top blogs in the country.

Trimet protest scheduled

I love the arm patch
The TriMet Protest Page: TriMet First Protest Monday 3/25