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Friday, May 31, 2013

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
"I told you no, I will punch you, shut the fuck up" *Grabs face* then the three year old starts crying

How did Trimet solve the Porta Potty problem?

TriMet rest room improvements.Port a potty moved 150' west on SE Flavel
Site of old porta potty

TRANSIT USERS WANT WI-FI!

With more riders come more demands. Wi-Fi availability is at the top of the list for an increasing number of riders. SinglePoint, a Wi-Fi solutions company, illustrates the demand for Wi-Fi on public transportation in the infographic below.
According to the infographic, technology use on buses has nearly doubled since 2009. Almost half of all riders say Wi-Fi availability is important to them when making travel plans. With an average commute taking 25 minutes, there is plenty of time for riders to entertain themselves with cell phone calls, music and Wi-Fi.

The Demand for Public Wi-Fi on Mass Transit [#Infographic] | StateTech Magazine

Give it up Mcfarlane

Your reputation is shit because you made it shit. Even though you have one of the finest propaganda departments anywhere they can't even save you!

IT'S JOHNELL BELL!

Weird, I was just talking about this guy and like magic he appears!

Mcfarlane and office of 'equity'

Equity for contractors I guess. Can we believe them? Never can be sure, this is Trimet propaganda so you never know.  Interesting this comes out 2 days after I ask about it. Very suspicious that Mcfarlane is so prominently displayed in this. We know for sure there is an intentional pro Mcfarlane propaganda campaign underway since he has done so many shady things since becoming General Manager.  Mcfarlane reminds me of Humpty Dumpty: 
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
Neil Mcfarlane is trying to get up from a bad fall

TRIMET RAKING IN PROPAGANDA OVER THE GLOBAL SHERPA THING

Mobile ticketing is not some new idea! It's been around at various places for awhile.
Sure Trimet claims the 'multi modal' thing, but the only reason they can do that is because Trimet is such a small system comparatively.
Cubic for example has sold ONE MILLION MOBILE TICKETS in Europe.

Money flows at Trimet for people that work there

TriMet: Jobs - TriMet Career Opportunities

FREAKING HILARIOUS

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE MOST HATED GENERAL MANAGER IN TRIMET'S HISTORY


Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
Hey the 4 has been a mess for the last hour and you have a rude & abrasive driver who feels customers can't ask questions coach 3046
 
 

CLASSIC TWEETS

The Deadly Danger For Operators

Click Here!

PORTLAND TRIBUNE PROPAGANDA

More mainstream media support for the ruling class at the expense of the working class!

SPRINGTIME FOR MCFARLANE AND TRIMET!


DO YOU THINK TRIMET WILL EVER BEAT TRIMETSCANNER WITH AN ALERT

Sometimes I wonder if they would even put out an alert if the scanner didn't cover these breakdowns so continuously.

IT TURNS OUT FRED HANSEN IS NOT ONLY SOAKING TAX PAYERS FOR $16K A MONTH FROM TRIMET

Fast Freddie is also getting a PERS PENSION OF $4,700 A MONTH!

Fast Freddie soaking Oregon Tax payers for over $20,000 a month!

PROSSERS PERS PENSION


WARNER RAKING IN THE $$$ ON PERS RETIREMENT

Warner moved to Metro in 1997. At that time, the regional government was beginning to play a larger role in planning and funding transportation projects, including future light-rail lines. He became chief executive officer in 1998, a position he held until 2001, when he was named the director of the Oregon Department of Transportation, where he worked with the state Transportation Commission, administered a nearly $4 billion annual budget and oversaw around 4,800 employees.
In 2005, Warner became the executive director of the Portland Development Commission. 
His PERS pension is $10,600 a MONTH!
And like most ridiculous pensioners that is not enough money for him so he makes more in his own business

 

THE ABSURDITY OF PUBLIC SERVICE EMPLOYMENT

This was passed on to me by a current Trimet employee.
A bus driver used his bus in a reckless manner.
While the pin heads at Trimet 'investigated'  the driver was put on 'administrative leave' with full pay.
The driver was on paid leave for two weeks.
At the conclusion of the 'investigation' the driver was handed a one day suspension.
A two week paid vacation for the price of one day?
I always found it curious how it actually pays to be a fuck up at Trimess.

Portlandia transit sexual tweek pleads guilty

Only Portland would produce such a bizarre deviation of sexual predator.
Probably all that transit propaganda growing up got into his subconsciousness somehow to produce a fetish involving public transit and woman's hair.


'TriMet barber' pleads guilty to masturbating, touching women's hair on TriMet buses | OregonLive.com

Cell phone tickets a success so far

Obviously it's something that is sorely needed around here.

TriMet Tickets: Two Weeks into Beta Testing - GlobeSherpa

MORE PORK LESS FILLING

One again MAX REDLINE cracks me up with its tongue and cheek transit posts:

Meanwhile, the City of Porkland has backed off the previous transportation bureau decision to do no road maintenance for the next five years. So they've set aside a whopping $500,000 to throw some asphalt sealer down on a few streets. Isn't that special?
Oddly, that's the same amount that Porkland City Council was going to spend each year on fluoridating the water supply - not counting the $5 million they were going to spend on building a fluoridation facility. Since that plan got decisively shot down by voters, you might think they could scrape together a little more cash for road repairs, but you'd be wrong. More bioswales, maybe.

MaxRedline: More Pork. Less Filling.

Crown-Ikarus

1982 Crown-Ikarus articulated bus, at a bus stop outside Jantzen Beach Center mall, in 1982.

FOSTER UNITED?

Bus Riders Unite! calls 82nd & Foster one of the Worst Bus Stops in Portland

YUP, TRIMET DOING A WONDERFUL JOB

So glad they put $1,000,000 into perpetual raises instead of increased service, god knows those cronies deserve it. They could have paid for 10 extra bus or train operators but they decided they needed a raise to keep up with 'market' (somebody get me a barf bag)

TRIBUNE PUBLISHES A PRETTY LITTLE PIECE OF PRO TRIMET PROPAGANDA

Lead 'hack' Warner
This is really quite disgusting, but not a surprise. Mainstream media runs to the rescue of Mcfarlane and his cronies via the hack sitting as the current board president.

My comments first, which will most likely be removed from the Tribune site, as they have done before:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UNFUNDED LIABILITIES AND WORKER VILIFICATION

Do you think its a mistake that the management did nothing to make sure retirees contracts were upheld in their retirement?  Do you think its just an accident that Mcfarlane and his cronies seek to vilify the work force by implying we are getting 'more than we deserve'?
All the while the cheating lying executives have pots of gold waiting for them when they get through robbing tax payers as they retire with fortunes.
Is it all a mistake? Portland's very own ACE HAYES talked about these issues 20 YEARS AGO!

Who is Consuelo Sargoza and what is the office of transit equity?



McFarlane, on driver assaults

So, posting a pretty picture, and a lot of cameras at MAX stations, are going to help reduce operator assaults...

Yet, a very significant number of 1400, 1600, 1700, 1800 and 1900 series buses lack - after all these years - cameras on board...and how many more years will these buses remain in service?

How many bus layover areas are equipped with cameras?  How many cameras are located at the Tigard Transit Center, as just one of many examples?  None.  Washington Square TC?  None.  Tualatin P&R?  None.  Lake Oswego TC?  None.  Yet, MAX and WES platforms have loaded up on cameras.

(Image courtesy Metro Magazine)

Remembering Trimet tyranny

Rabid dog is Trimet's real avitar
While employed at Trimet I was subjected to various psychological tortures via the management such as 'the meeting'.
"The meeting' is when you are summoned to sit before the 'managers' for a crime that you have committed but they don't bother telling you specifically what it is they want to see you about.
They generally tell you about this 'meeting' on a Friday afternoon so you can stew on it all weekend.
It's completely intentional.  Newbies watch and learn, this could be something you have to face in the future.
Trimet had a special place in its heart for my torture, they spent years trying to intimidate me.
In this first meeting, Fred Hansen was still in charge and I still had Peggy Hansen as the Director of transportation. Things were still fun then. Things really changed for the worse when Mcfarlane the knife took over.You can see at this time I was still allowed to drive and film, with restriction.
But after I did those three videos, I found out who I was dealing with, even then, a bunch of liars.
Remember newbies, FACE TO FACE MEETINGS ARE NOTHING BUT TRAPS, they are attempting to trick you into entrapping yourselves! The managers routinely lie, remember that!

Although I was the poster boy for distracted driving, I had a PERFECT SAFETY RECORD! 15 straight years of perfect driving!

THE MEETING-PART 1
 THE MEETING-PART 2
THE MEETING-PART 3

IT WAS ALL AN ACT-see how they fool you in this video here 

Dr Bethel makes a good point about fare evasions

Profiling?

Check out this bus

Seen in the Pearl District

SUPERVISORY REPORTS



SAFETY FIRST


MUNI IS A DISASTER

And its a pretty good example of why transit in the USA is such a miserable failure:
Article Here!

Interestingly Muni has the highest cost to operate in the nation, yet they don't provide their employees with THE RICHEST BENEFITS IN THE USA!

How can it be possible that Muni is more expensive to run without providing the richest benefits package in the USA? Somebody is lying.

TRIMET SUED


ILLEGAL DISH SOAP ?

Seems over the top to me. Sheesh. I remember hauling that guy with the bucket, never one problem.
A LANE JENSEN PRODUCTION!

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet"

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
26 May
This bus driver is FLYING down macadam right now! Holy shit… he’s gotta be doing 50 on this windy ass rd.
 
 

Light Rail follies of the white upper middle class

So there must be something else at work here, a kind of embedded preference for rail. A look at recent mass transit development controversies in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area reveals what LA community organizer Eric Mann calls “transit racism.” All too often, public policy makers prioritize rail projects (which largely serve white and affluent communities) over bus routes (which largely serve poorer communities of color).

On the Merits of Bus Rapid Transit | Latest News | Earth Island Journal | Earth Island Institute

Bus transportation making an impact: an update from the BRT world | TheCityFix 

TRIMET TYRANNY REACHES A NEW LOW

MAX REDLINE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING

Always enjoy reading transit related posts at the REDLINE. The tongue and cheek is spectacular!
Despite having been studied and planned to death already, the C-Tran board decided that they didn't have enough information, and so they directed their staff to meet with TriMess staff in Porkland to discuss terms of an agreement for operation of loot rail, as well as to develop a plan for funding operations and maintenance that doesn't involve any new taxes.

MaxRedline: Mess Transit Follies Continue: CRC

IRONIC ISN'T IT?

Case in point about safety: While Trimet is building a new bridge across the Willamette, what steps have they taken to repair or replace the structural deficient Steel Bridge, rated one of the worst urban bridges in the U.S.?

OPAL NEWS

TriMet Board Approves FY14 Budget with Commitment to CFT Evaluation « OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

GREAT MOMENTS IN TRIMET BOARD HISTORY

Jonathan Hunt. This is truly the greatest moment in Trimet Board history, and Jon's shining moment in my opinion.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

IT APPEARS THERE IS ANOTHER BUS DRIVER BLOG

From the Driver's Side

Trimet is planning to strip away your benefits

This is not a joke, this is the cold hard reality of the Mcfarlane crony crew

MEET YOUR FRIENDLY TRIMET INSPECTORS

Otherwise knows at our local GESTAPO. Using storm trooper tactics to impose excessive fines on a mostly  economically disadvantaged population combined with Trimet's total lack of accountability for all the wrongs they perpetuate on the public is my definition  of Fascism!

AUXIER SAYS PENSIONS FULLY FUNDED IN 15 YEARS

Who's pensions is he talking about?

TRIMET'S CATCH 22

Catch 22 is here!

LANE SETTING UP STING

Strange Trimet incident reports

Operator f called Control and said that he was running 16 minutes late and wanted to know if I could help with his problem of not getting a break. Control asked why he was 16 minutes late and he asked where do you want me to start and went on with a litnany that didn't make any sense.

MLR RUINING BUSINESS IN MILWAUKIE

Roadwork frustrates downtown Milwaukie businesses | OregonLive.com

Pro union video contest

Good stuff  HERE!

BATHROOM BREAKS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN THE TRANSIT INDUSTRY

It also can lead to serious health problems and even life-threatening, preventable diseases, including urinary tract infections and bladder cancer.
But maintaining an impossible schedule seems to trump all other concerns at most transit agencies.
A bus driver in Mississauga, Ontario, was suspended for five days last month for taking time to use the bathroom while on duty. Another in Portland, Oregon, was brutally stabbed while using a portable toilet installed as a makeshift driver bathroom facility.

Time for TARTA to address bus drivers’ bathroom breaks - Toledo Blade

RE: TRIMET GESTAPO

 I have many problems with the way Trimet handles its fare problems, especially in light of the awful TVM's and lack of an affordable fare.

Joseph Rose: More thoughts on TriMet fare inspectors, transit citations and revenue | OregonLive.com

Monday, May 27, 2013

WHY DOES THIS MAKE ME LAUGH

This is not my work!


THE 19 DETOUR THAT 'WASN'T'

Portland transit lane

Latest "seen and heard on Trimet" (weekend edition)

But not seen on TRIMET'S HOW WE ROLL BLOG!
 TRIMET SCANNER TWEETS   
Already sent many complaints about this driver. Started route 4 minutes late. Has failed to pick up 2 passengers. Gave wrong...transfer to passenger and refused to fix it. Talking smack about customers. 57 to BTC. Bus 2936. 12:28 pickup at Birch.
 

ADRI ON TWITTER

Haha. They omitted those instructions. Trimet took the honor upon themselves to do this

More on Trimet evading court orders

Judge in TriMet Bus Accident Case: “Discovery is Basically eDiscovery”

Time to re-post this excellent editorial

It's almost impossible to overstate the importance of old-fashioned "resistance." Indeed, without resistance (e.g., pushing back, taking an aggressive stand, demonstrating that you're willing to fight, etc.), things can get out of hand very quickly, whether we're talking about international relations, social intercourse, basic economics, children or adults.

Take the typical school yard bully for example.

The thing that keeps these bullies going is that no one resists them. No one is willing to fight back -- either by instantly reporting them to a teacher, or (taking matters boldly into their own hands) by punching them squarely in the nose. And experience has taught us that when you appease a bully, two things happen, both of them bad: the bully continues his dominance, and his bullying tends to become more frequent and extreme.


David Macaray: Labor Unions: America's Last Hope

TRIMET ADS FROM THE 70'S

Official Trimet publication

AUXIER WHINES ABOUT THE USUAL

Would you like some cheese with that WHINE? He's getting rich off the taxpayers yet whines about my health benefits

Mcfarlane on the new budget

Amazing what a difference a year makes. Last year the sky was falling this year everything is hunky dory. What is wrong with that picture?

Trimet sock puppets on cable

The following 5 dates are scheduled for the program "Trimet May Board Meetings", Project: Trimet Board Meetings.
(Not brought to you by Trimet)

Monday 6/10/2013, 4:00 AM, Channel 11

Thursday 6/13/2013, 12:30 PM, Channel 22

Saturday 6/15/2013, 3:00 PM, Channel 22

Monday 6/17/2013, 5:00 PM, Channel 23

Thursday 6/20/2013, 9:30 PM, Channel 23

Will light rail go to Vancouver

My money is yes it will: C-TRAN board again stalls on light rail - The Reflector: News

Trimet finally decides their operators have the same value as their MAX trains

Help catch the man who stabbed our bus operator | TriMet Media

United we bargain


Funny lift rider complaint

Official Complaints to Trimet (some good ones in there)

Rather sad reading these. They are written with such feeling, yet we know that nothing will change as a result of any of the complaints

More options for non union employees

Trimet internal stuff

 Employee Self Service
Weird Trinet stuff
How to put on chains
Haliman feature
Weird Trinet stuff (2)
Baby boom 
Weird Trinet stuff (3)

Did you miss Tim Mulligans Rant?

Click Here!

A modern reincarnation of the classic Tri-Met advertisement


Sunday, May 26, 2013

The trimet way

Internal information-too bad they are failing at establishing their 'brand'. Failing miserably. 

More economical than a Toyota Corolla


Here's your Trimet safety program

At Trimet if you take to many sick days, even if you have plenty of sick time, you start getting threats from the management to show up or get fired.
What happens is that many operators come to work in a safety sensitive job in an impaired state.
Trimet is basically forcing drivers to work WHILE IN A DRUNKEN STATE
This is Trimet safety, it DOES NOT exist.

I actually have first hand knowledge of a driver who past out after being forced to come to work. Luckily she was off the bus when that happened.

Bus driver came to the rescue in this situation

Classic example of Trimet propaganda

This is the propaganda:

JUST ASK: As a union employee on the PPO plan, why have I been paying more toward my benefits?
Posted by Angela Murphy at Apr 12, 2013 02:15 PM | Permalink
A: A similar question was asked previously but we want to help clear up any confusion. With the existing contract expired, TriMet started passing along the increased cost of health care to union employees as of January 1, in accordance with Oregon law. Union employees are now paying the increased cost of heath care for 2013, which averaged 9.25% for the preferred provider plan and 6.25% for Kaiser. For union employees with family coverage on the PPO plan, that’s $181.95 a month. However, in TriMet’s new contract proposal located at trimet.org/newcontract, TriMet is proposing that union employees pay 6% of the premium cost, which is only $144.83 a month or $37.12 less than the amount currently being passed along. In essence, until the contract is settled, a typical union employee is paying $37.12 a month more than what TriMet has proposed for the new contract. Questions? We encourage you to contact: EmployeeCommunications@trimet.org.

This is the facts:

True you will be saving some on your monthly payment, but your copay's increase significantly under their new proposed contract.
I wonder why they forget to put in that part?

Drilling the center st parking lot

C-TRAN FARES VALID ON TRIMET


Trimet official publications

TRIMET NEWS REPORTS: Trimet publications

SAFETY IS ONLY A WORD AT TRIMET

Remember operators, you are at extreme risk as a bus driver. The company is not there for you!

WORLD WIDE ATTACK AGAINST BUS DRIVERS

Bus √Čireann strike to go ahead at midnight | BreakingNews.ie

ABOUT THAT CLASS ACTION

As you know, I am the lead plaintiff in a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against the Trimet industrial complex for ripping off its drivers on the 'road relief' pay which allows Trimet to pay less than contractual wage getting to and from road reliefs.
THIS is an informative video explaining class actions.

JOIN THE ANTI RAIL LEAGUE!


GOOD OLE FAST FREDDIE

@FredHansenSA

Remember who broke the story about Fast Freddie ditching Trimet for Australia? Yup, it was the guy that runs this blog. The same guy who broke the story about Fast Freddies ridiculous $16,000/mo pension. (But I don't count as 'media')

Well fast Freddie is enjoying life in Australia now, enjoying his free money courtesy  of the Oregon Tax payers and that incompetent board of sock puppets who approved his ridiculous pension.

You can tweet Fred now: 

Don't miss fast talking Fred HERE!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

THE BOARD HAS NO RESPECT FOR THE PUBLIC


Electrical charging stations?


A million here a million there, it's no big deal


Quite a bus crash

Bus hits two homes then a tree in Michigan | Mail Online

Another one bites the dust!

TRIMET BICYCLE REPRESENTATIVE AND VETERAN TIM MULLIGAN HAS MESSAGE FOR NEIL


Shirley Block


Who gets the better deal?

Look at the difference between union and non union pension requirements

NON UNION EMPLOYEES-->TriMet provides a defined contribution pension plan to non-union employees. TriMet deposits the equivalent of 8 percent of a non-union employee's base pay into an investment account each pay period. The employee also has the option of contributing up to 15 percent of his/her base pay pre-tax to the account each pay period. The employee directs the investment of the employee's individual account. The employee is vested in the account after three years of service.