Monday, April 15, 2019

Where did brother Dan go?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Contract time at Trimet. Post by Neal Berlin

FYI: Only a few days left for contract suggestions. Here's a suggestion about the road relief and the lack of pay according to the law.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Memory lane

I’ve been observing today’s operators dealing with all this conflicting rules and regulations and it brings back some memories

The Neal Berlin collection

From the Trimet Drivers side

Because this self-important, entitled nobody decided an upbeat operator was too unprofessional, they called in a complaint after exiting the bus. It was insinuated that this dear, sweet lady had to be under the influence to exhibit such behavior

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

From the Trimet Drivers Side

Our politically-appointed "Bored" of Directors, which approved taxing the metropolitan-area working class to support its out-of-control management boondoggles, simply sign off on whatever they are told to. Sure, they endure monthly meetings with the public, but they appear disinterested as to whatever public testimony they pay attention to. They're actually nothing but a glorified joke. Pandering as necessary, the board is too accustomed to accepting the status quo to do anything considered to be rocking a leaking boat.


Bus paddles

Monday, April 8, 2019

Trimet is hiring

Sunday, April 7, 2019

MBTA adventures

I rode this same route when I was a kid 55 years ago and took this exact trolley

Monday, April 1, 2019

Seattle bus driver who was shot

Along with the thread of actual scanner calls involving this incident

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019


I don't see how ya'II could or would work for a company whose mission is something you oppose.  Sure, I like our retirement, but I spent 25 years working for Trimet.  I am neither ashamed nor embrassed of my time there. I believe in the mission because I believe mass transit is good for any metropolitan area.
I also believe that most employees strive to give the tax payers a good value for the money.  Our retirements are dependent on current employees successfully growing that company.