|Shelly looking rather haggard|
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Working closely with an extended owner team, PIVOT helped develop designs for an Operations Command Center (OCC) as part of the complete renovations to the Center Street Operations Center. The OCC features a command room with a 31 foot long video wall displaying the full rail system with real time train locations and track controls. The floor is stepped to allow 2 rows of Rail Control Operators to see the overview display. Operating 24 x 7, consoles adapt to the changing ergonomics of 3 shifts per day with power operated height adjustment of work surfaces and monitor racks.
Room acoustics and lighting were carefully designed to support workers need for concentration and clear communications. An advanced touch screen radio system allows communication with all or selected groups of operators, security staff, and City police and fire. There are over 1,100 CCTV cameras in the system which can be viewed on shared displays visible to every one in the center or at individual consoles.
The new facility includes a training center, Emergency Operations Center, data center, and supporting activities. PIVOT Architecture - Work in Progress -TriMet Operations Command Center
I do find it interesting. I don't think it's the cash cow it once was when the big push for code was made 3 years ago. Besides, we can make a MUCH BETTER impression on the visiting team's fans by show casing our great system, not welcoming them to Portland by corralling them thru gates like cattle and citing them $175 because they don't understand our system of fares. IMO, we are missing out on a great PR opportunity. Funny thing is, the people that complain about the gates the most are the ones who HAVE their fares! Need to rethink our approach with some of that transparency and employee involvement that the state was promised.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
John Alan Wilson, 39, was reportedly riding his skateboard down a ramp at the station when he turned and collided with a bus on its way to the TriMet garage entrance at the end of the Green Line at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Wilson was taken to a nearby hospital by the American Medical Response ambulance. His condition is currently unknown. The Clackamas County Sherrif's Office first responded to the incident.
The Clackamas County Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Team is investigating.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
-- Eder Campuzano | Twitter: @edercampuzano Gresham man struck by TriMet Bus at Clackamas Town Center Station | OregonLive.com
Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Washington state representatives, keeping faith with the people, cut off Columbia River Crossing funding in June 2013. The June 29 Columbian headline read: "The Columbia River Crossing is dead." That should have been the end of voter-rejected light rail.
A few months later, Vancouver-led C-Tran betrayed the citizens by throwing a "hail Mary" pass to keep their light rail dreams alive. They conspired with C-Tran CEO Jeff Hamm and attorney Tom Wolfendale, crafting a disastrous contract enslaving C-Tran and Clark County citizens to the absolute control of Portland's insolvent TriMet. To make the "secret" contract impossible to terminate, they made it absolute and irrevocable, adding a $5 million penalty for failing to follow every dictate. They executed the contract before citizens or C-Tran board members saw it. They forfeited eminent domain property rights to unelected Oregon TriMet bureaucrats, giving them possible authority to condemn our private property. C-Tran will be required to dismiss citizen appeals, as breach of contract with TriMet would trigger the $5 million ransom.
Oregon later abandoned its "go it alone" version of the CRC. Yet TriMet insists that they intend to use that irrevocable contract for a future light rail project into Clark County.
Clark County citizens are left exposed. We must terminate that TriMet contract to defuse the threat.
Letter: Held hostage by contract terms | The Columbian
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Audit blasts UTA, says it gave millions in sweetheart deals | The Salt Lake Tribune
Makes one wonder about the billions of dollars going through Trimet. Nobody really has the slightest idea how all that money gets spent. I would love to see a forensic audit of all the money that has gone through Trimet and where it exactly ended up, in who's pockets. Portland is one party rule and that party has all the levels of government as well as the mainstream media in its pocket so we never get a look into how any of the money actually gets spent and who gets it.
People like Mcfarlane take a look at the robbery being committed at the UTA and thinks he's underpaid. TRANSIT TALENT has performed its own transit salary market survey. Transit Talent is an independent unaligned to any individual transit authority.Trimet executives want to do their own of course because Transit Talent shows that Trimet executives are already above the average. (not including the thieves like UTA's Allegra)
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
#trimet Portland Streetcar CL Line is disrupted due to a streetcar substation power outage. Shuttle buses serving all CL stops.— unTriMet alerts (@unTriMetAlerts) August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
@trimet just debates Harry Saporta Trimet safety man for 20 minutes he didn't have answer. I win— Dan Christensen (@Dan_Christensen) August 25, 2014
"I'm going to go buy a ticket, can you tell me - "
"I need to see your ID"
After meeting the coldest person in the world who slapped me with a $175 fine, and left me to my own devices to find the ticket machine after asking thrice, I headed back upstairs to finish completing my intentions. Just after selecting a ticket from the options given, you, looking no older than 23 with gauged ears, snuck up behind me to hand me a ticket you just bought and never used yourself. I thanked you once and not enough. I really hope this gets to you somehow, someway.
Restoring Faith in Humanity at the MAX Station
TriMet tests clearances for MAX Orange Line, pulls train over Tilikum Crossing (video) | OregonLive.com
Construction manager Gary Hopkins said it will be the first time a MAX train will cross Portland's newest bridge.
The train was pulled by a diesel truck that is equipped to travel at a walking pace.
"It all looks good on paper," Hopkins said, "but the clearances are all pretty tight."
The clearance test is expected to last all day.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Such is the case with Trimet's attempt to strip employee benefits from superior to below average. Never ending propaganda repeated over and over and over by the company and their co-conspirators in the mainstream media successfully turns public opinion against the employees which is turn weakens the employees resolve will lead to victory for the oligarchs in charge. While they shower themselves with raises to their already obscene six figure salaries they strip away the employees salaries by stripping away the benefits. More for them less for the workforce.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Yes you get 3 days paid funeral benefits but you are also eligible for paid leave, up to two weeks!
Everyone knows that Neil only cares about capital projects anyway.
bus rider makes large gourmet dish for bus drivers-earlier http://t.co/uR1fEYKOek— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) August 22, 2014
by Ron Swaren
Gridlock on the Interstate 5 (and I-205) highway through Portland continues at epidemic levels. I was out there on three afternoons last week and noticed it seemed to start earlier now, too. As early as 1 pm for the afternoon rush. A huge portion of the traffic is freight trucks—-and a sure indicator of economic recovery is the movement of freight.
But one overriding economic factor is Washington County growth. With recent announcements by big employers the growth–and the traffic–will continue. This does translate into more tax revenue for the state of Oregon, but with no equivalent of the I-205 highway on the west side of Portland, commuters from SW Washington will continue to be stalled. And freight shipments will also be stalled and wasting time and money.