There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
(Charles de Secondat)
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Again, I’m sorry for my actions a year ago. I will not let that happen again.
TriMet – Apology to the Union Members | Portland Transit Lane - The Untold Stories of Transit In Portland
When she phoned receptionists at both departments, the federal government pushed to have her prosecuted for telephonic harassment.
Gresham woman not guilty of harassing U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, U.N. ambassador | OregonLive.com
TriMet covers not-so-hidden power outlets at Portland area MAX stations (video): Commuting roundup | OregonLive.com
DISPATCH CALL HERE
BTW: The Sherpa app doesn't show your ticket at all once it expires. I bet we're going to see people who expire in-route getting tickets unnecessarily because of this. Even worse, those people might think they're actually in violation when they're not.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Ask yourself, is this the response you’d get from the police if you told them someone was sending you too many texts asking you hard, unthreatening questions about your public conduct? You might be told to get a new phone number and that these cases seldom go anywhere – unless you’re connected to power.
The real threat activists, like Lane, make is when they shine a light on unethical and corrupt relationships and practices that shovel taxpayer money into the pockets of developers (and back to politicians) while everyone else gets greased ($10M annually to local police forces). Transit riders get greased in this process too, but not to their benefit.
Lane has been targeted by TriMet for reprisal. When Lane exposed himself to liability via texting, TriMet used its privileged connections to the prosecutor and police to bring the hammer down. The response to Lane was not designed to correct behavior but to punish, to limit Lane’s future opportunities in life, and send the usual message to activists: sit down and shut up, or else. That’s what happens in a Police State when you threaten the status quo as established by the elites, the powerful and the wealthy.
Peggy has come out to express support for Lane, it's typical Peggy, she was never afraid to speak her mind .
MaxRedline: TriMet Takedown
It's bogus on many fronts: no threats were made; a question was texted repeatedly (and automatically). Was the blogger being a jerk? Possibly, but that's not a crime. TriMet's head mouthpiece, Mary Fetsch, falls back upon a claim often deployed by Democratics who don't want to answer questions: "A blogger is not a "real" journalist."
Sorry, Mary, but that's not your call.
These folks think that they can dictate every aspect of everybody's lives, and it's time to take them down a few notches. Personally, I advocate cutting them off at the ankles. They really stepped in it this time.
In regards to this comment by Mary Festch: TriMet spokeswoman Mary Fetsch says her agency doesn’t consider Jensen to be a journalist.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
TRIMET CO-WORKERS - 'ERC' HISTORY
Bullying and Corporate Psychopaths at Work
8 Surefire Ways to Demotivate Your Employees
After some serious thought and soul searching, I have come to the conclusion that this blog may not be the best course of action anymore. From this point forward, there will be no more blog posts for an undetermined amount of time. I may come back, I may not. After my recent arrest and latest garbage of a plea deal, there are more pressing matters to take care of. Please check out Transit Rider PDX’s blog in my absence.
Thank you for your loyalty through the last 13 months. It’s been a roller coaster, that’s for sure! If I will not be coming back, I will post one final farewell post.
With much love,
Portland Transit Lane
TRIMET FIGURES OUT HOW TO SHUT UP LANE JENSEN
Portland Transit Lane's Lane Jensen speaks 3 times...
LANE JENSEN FIGHTS THE POWER
Monday, October 28, 2013
|"But I get the final say over what it will be called"|
The driver asked the two questions he's supposed to under federal law: Is that a service animal? (The man said yes.) And, What service does that animal provide? When the man wouldn't provide an answer to the second question, he and his iguana weren't allowed to board the bus, according to C-Tran.
C-Tran riders stretch definition of service animal | The Columbian
|Photo by Dan Christensen|
Wouldn't it make a tiny bit more sense to actually have some sort of security present at some of the more widely used Transit centers like the one at Gresham? Even 7-11 stores hire 24 hour security guards, 'real' transit cities have 'station agents' keeping an eye on things at major stations including dealing with ticket machine problems, but here in the Trimetlandia, their answer is to take out the fake living room.
They just don't have a clue.
And, more importantly, do you think that someone whose name sounds like “Hairy Supporter” took any crap in 7th grade P.E. class? Yeah, me too.
TriMet has a few types of talking bus systems they’re going to test. They’re all BORING AS HELL.
TriMet to pedestrians: lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way | TriMet Diaries
Sunday, October 27, 2013
|Trimet executives slither to new low|
Transit Rider PDX: Restoring Frequent Service
Portland Streetcar board says its independence called into question by city move to oversee fare collections | OregonLive.com
So how is it possible that Trimet publishes monthly statistics that claim MAX performance is always 80% or higher?
Here is your answer, they turn them around,which basically eliminates entire trips but it does appear that the MAX is now on time. In laymen terms that would be called 'cheating'
SO HOW IS IT THAT MAX SOMEHOW HAS 85% ON TIME STATS? ANSWER:THEY TURN THEM AROUND http://t.co/PGQ6cSuViB (in other words they cheat)— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) October 27, 2013
I have noticed multiple repeat offenders that are supposedly excluded from the transit system in Portland Oregon get caught on the system during their exclusion. I can't find the penalty for ignoring transit fines and interdiction commands. Are those penalties listed somewhere? Can you serve real time in jail for ignoring transit fines and exclusions?
Assuming someone has been validly excluded by Trimet (including service of a notice of exclusion with a right to a hearing to challenge the exclusion), a person could potentially be charged with the crime of trespass, which is a misdemeanor. Depending on criminal history, the circumstances of the particular case, and bad luck, someone could be sentenced to serve some jail time for trespass (although most trespass cases in Portland do not involve jail time). The trespass statutes are in Oregon Revised Statutes chapter 164, if you want more information on this.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
|Neil Mcfarlane has power and connections and doesn't answer to laws|
Lane Jensen who's crime was sending the following message to Trimet managers over and over:
"So what is it going to take to get more safety on buses, how many lives will it take? 1, 10, 100, 1000? A bus driver being killed in the seat? Huh?"
|Lane Jensen never stole any money and never defied court orders. He has no contacts and no power|
Friday, October 25, 2013
New #Trimet safety features include buses that say "pedestrians, bus is turning." Also, "Look both ways" and "Hold mommy's hand."— Damascus Steel (@Damascus_Steele) October 26, 2013
2014: Trimet buses achieve enough sentience to avoid running into people. Still can't fix black screen bug on Trimet ticket app.— Damascus Steel (@Damascus_Steele) October 26, 2013
But the final decision is by one man? The Trimet General Manager Neil Mcfarlane?
This entire public process all boils down to one man, I can't even believe that.
At the very least shouldn't the board make that final decision?
I can't believe this shit.
- Final names forwarded by committee to TriMet general manager
- Final bridge name chosen by TriMet general manager
|Why don't we just name it the "fucking dick head" bridge and put a statue of the dickhead right there|
That's the first time we have seen any sort of humility out of Trimet, it's freaking amazing!
Addressing service disruptions on the Steel Bridge | TriMet News and Media Releases
Basically here is the idea, you "pack em" into vehicles that can pack as many humans as possible into it.
|Light rail fits the bill for the 'pack em' philosophy since buses cant pack as many humans into a small space as a light rail vehicle can. Light rail is accomplished using eminent domain power of the government demolishing whatever is in its way.|
The you "stack them" into these types of properties that are developed along these rail lines. Here in Portland most of the properties that have been developed in NW Portland were homes before the were demolished by developers. Developers who by the way make a tidy fortune in this process.
|Big long rows of these types of buildings fit the 'stack em' scheme of transit oriented development.|
After all this is accomplished multiple fortunes are made by those involved with the construction, and there is plenty of construction contracts with nice profit margins built into them for the principals.
TriMet hosts community forums on Fair and Equitable Transit | TriMet News and Media Releases
Silvano Velasquez is facing charges of murder, attempted murder, unlawful use of a weapon and first-degree assault.
The shooting happened Oct. 11 at the MAX station at Southeast 93rd and Holgate.
Abukar Madey, 15, died of a gunshot wound to the head and a second victim, 22-year-old Lucio Alejandro Ramirez-Navarra, a.k.a. Alex Ramirez, survived after being shot several times.
Anyone with further information that can help investigators is asked to call Detective Mark Slater at (503) 823-9319 or Detective Erik Kammerer at (503) 823-0762. Arrest made in deadly shooting at MAX station | Local & Regional | KATU.com - Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News - Portland, Oregon
TriMet crews working to fix Steel Bridge issue causing MAX delays. Green/Yellow lines adjusted in downtown Portland during repair process.— KOIN News (@KOINNews) October 25, 2013