@trimetdriver @trimetscanner From the Twitter feed many people think #TriMet be like: pic.twitter.com/8fCVfHtB3r— Ron (@TelemachusRome) July 31, 2015
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Friday, July 31, 2015
It's 2015 and this is how transit buses 'cool off' in hot weather
It's a @trimet hot day salute! Everyone! hatches up! #Portland #Gresham #toohot pic.twitter.com/EjHcFmzmnW— Dan Christensen (@Dan_Christensen) July 31, 2015
A Trimet bus driver writes
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Trimet taking complaints directly off twitter
Always jobs available at the Trimess
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Trimet is hiring
Thanks for the memories
3 #trimet buses that I drove that are long gone now pic.twitter.com/QuqkK277C8— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 30, 2015
Why does Trimet insist on lying to the riders about MAX delays
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The truth about Trimet
#trimet is all about corporate interest pic.twitter.com/ei1mhtiwe7— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 28, 2015
Behind the scenes at the Trimet twitter desk
How Public Transit Agencies Deal with All Your Angry, Mean, and Terrible Tweets
The Inequity of Federal Transit Funding
The Dangers of Operating A Trimet bus
The best Trimet 'news release' I have ever seen
The day a missing 5-year-old girl was found on a TriMet bus
Monday, July 27, 2015
Trimet live scanner back on line
(thanks to Lane Jensen for getting this going again)
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Bus drivers need to protect themselves
When I was working at Trimet I used to keep a hidden audio recorder going through my entire shift. I was subjected to numerous phony complaints which made it clear to me that I needed to protect myself. I would encourage all bus drivers everywhere to protect themselves by carrying recording devices.
Remember you are out in the public constantly and anybody can make up anything they want against you! Bus drivers need to be proactive about protecting themselves from false complaints. Notice that Seattle Metro has 'banned' drivers from doing that. I say to them F*K you! If the shit hits the fan you will have the evidence to protect yourself!
The joys of working at Trimet
Trimet drivers are ripped off on road relief pay
@AlYourPalster $4.50? Isn't minimum wage ~$10? Your on the clock....our road reliefs are part of your shift & is paid accordingly.— punkrawker4783 (@punkrawker4783) July 26, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Trimet twitter officials try to be cute and it backfires
July 25, 2015
KATU hatchet job
Oregon's Answer to the H-Bomb
Neil Mcfarlane is no hero
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tin foil hat time
Child gets on Trimet bus and Trimet investigates
Now lets put on my tin foil hat and think why would this story even appear in the mainstream media?
Nothing at all happened to the kid!
Something is rotten
John Charles blasts Trimet and says employees still to expensive
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Another misguided TriMet management decision
Monday, July 20, 2015
Nothing like getting your own personal waterfall on your commute home. Thanks @Trimet #pdx #portland pic.twitter.com/eGIw7um2ON— Harrison Dougal (@HarrisonDougal) July 21, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
The "Don" of the Portland light rail mafia to speak at Trimet beer festival
|This guy's 'act' is unreal|
What: Congressman Blumenauer will talk about how our region became a leader in transit and livability, (aka crony capitalism) and about what the future might hold.
Where: Hassalo on Eighth – Outdoor Plaza
1088 NE 7th Avenue in Portland
3 excellent current Trimet bus driver twitter feeds
Friday, July 17, 2015
Chuck has left the building
1 of my fav #trimet drivers has left the building! pic.twitter.com/dci41dwsG6— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Never ending pro light rail propaganda
It's public transit.
It's not 'cool' or 'sexy'.
Anybody that has actually ridden on Trimet light rail knows its a trying experience at times, full of sketchy people, overcrowded trains and trains that just don't show up.
It was a $1.5 billion dollar project that went 7 miles from Portland to Milwaukie. That's $40,000 per foot! You'd think the mainstream media would write something about the absurd cost of this project.
Not a word of course. The mainstream media just does Trimet's bidding republishing Trimet press releases.
Look at this fluffy crap from the Portland Tribune aka mouthpiece for Trimet. The copious use of the words BRIDGE OF THE PEOPLE is almost enough to make me puke. Trimet has been pumping this crap out for 2 straight years now.
Those solar panels on top of the multi-story park-and-ride structure at the Park Avenue Station store enough energy to run the lights, elevator and mechanical functions for an entire year, Fetsch said.
Not only that, but “70 percent of the whole site is dedicated to improving water quality and native habitat restoration,” Fetsch said.
As the MAX train passed by the Southeast Bybee Boulevard Station, riders were treated to views of the Eastmoreland Golf Course and green spaces beyond.
At this site, TriMet, the city of Portland and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collaborated to restore more than an acre of the Crystal Springs Creek wetlands.
They are “safety ambassadors who are out when the trains are doing test runs, urging pedestrians and cyclists to be cautious,” Fetsch said.
And then it was on to the OMSI stop, where riders had their first view of the pure white cables of the newly built Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People.
The bridge allows for breathtaking views of downtown Portland and the Ross Island Bridge. On this sunny day, sailboats headed for Ross Island, while traffic, the lifeblood of the city and beyond, traversed all the visible bridges.
But the Tilikum Bridge is practical, as well as beautiful, with pipes that capture and send stormwater off the bridge and into swales that filter it, before the water gets into the storm system.
The Bridge of the People is the first of its kind in the United States to carry light-rail trains, streetcars, bikes and pedestrians, but no private vehicles.
The plaza next to the station platform features benches made from local river rock, inside galvanized wire baskets, and a gazebo is under construction that will be decorated with over-sized metal oak leaves as an homage to Oak Grove.
“You can’t see nature from McLoughlin Boulevard, but with this alignment, you get to see nature” at this stop, Fetsch noted, adding that at the highest point here, you can see downtown Portland in one direction, and all the way to Oak Grove in the other.
As they waited to re-board, riders could see an art piece made of red “balloons,” the cables of the Portland Aerial Tram, one of the OHSU buildings, and in the distance, Mt. St. Helens, in the gauzy light of early afternoon.
READ THE FULL FLUFF PIECE HERE!
Even Jonathan Maus understands the Trimet reality
good comment by Jonathan Maus #trimet pic.twitter.com/zdxyrlgPAB— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 16, 2015
Trimet ridership plunges in June
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I wonder how much Trimet crony Carolyn Young made off this
|Young was a Fred Hansen crony|
And now GlobeSherpa has been purchased by some other entity, someplace called RIDE-SCOUT.
You know big money was involved which means all the principles (Young) made a killing.
And the light rail mafia marches on, the public doesn't get any of it either.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
This years "Trimet youth" program about to begin
The Trimet Youth go around to the various transit centers preaching the wonderfulness of the cult of Trimet!
Bruce Hansen on Facebook!
ATU757 discord continues
Losers never take their losses quietly like they do in American politics. Union officials virtually always challenge election results.
The lack of solidarity at ATU757 is pretty shocking actually. While the 2 factions in power continue to feud over who should run this union less than 50% of union members even bothered to return their ballot. That's a shocking statistic.
Currently there are six challenges to the latest election. I have information on three of those.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Stand strong Shirley
|Shirley Block took over one of the weakest transit unions in the country and is trying to rebuild the power that ATU757 once had.|
Trimet Station managers are just flunky hatchet men
Bruce Hansen supporters create minor ruckus at last nights union meeting
(hours of service, block signups, health care givebacks, Bruce really screwed us big time)
Monday, July 13, 2015
Trimet anarchist Bob Cummings calls it quits
He hit the magic 58 years old and bailed out of the Trimess!
#trimet anarchist Bob Cummings calls it quits! pic.twitter.com/cJjMe6CUVI— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 13, 2015
Bruce Hansen refuses to accept his defeat
|Bruce thinks that a new election will put him back in power.|
Bruce only garnered 35% of the total votes so he has no 'real' support.
He's also upset that Shirley fired the lawyer he hired .
If I were Shirley I would dump everyone aligned with Bruce and get my own people in there.
That's her right as president, just like Bruce did with Ron.
Shirley Block takes over the leadership of ATU757
|Shirley is the 1st black female president of ATU757|
Beware Stedmen, Mcfarlane, and Lomax. We are not going to take your bullshit any longer
Here are some of Shirley's past writings.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Portland Light Rail Mafia
|Trimet has always been a tool for the rich to get richer|
Dan Wieden recently did something few Oregonians can do: He bought a dollar for 75 cents.
Mcfarlane is such as asshole
Why is #trimet's Mcfarlane so happy? He's gonna retire a rich man after cutting my pension 30% pic.twitter.com/hEVjT3EDA2— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 10, 2015
ATU International president on "hours of service"
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Trimet finally invests in operator training
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
I know that Trimet doesn't promote based on competence but give me a break
What kind of moron would mount a camera here? #trimet #trimess pic.twitter.com/r2bRdv8SFz— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 8, 2015
Bruce back in the 'blues'
Former #atu757 president back in a #trimet uniform pic.twitter.com/BaAL1LXbKN— AL M (@AlYourPalster) July 8, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
"From the driver's side" tackles the new trimet animal policy
One operator recently suggested a rider's pet had to be in a carrier. Another passenger immediately began berating the driver about not knowing the rules. Poor operator was trying to tell the lady she could ride but had to keep Fido on her lap. Snobby Sally insisted on their getting off the bus and threatened to complain about the driver, citing his "attitude". We can't win, it seems.
This new wording encourages more deception from the riding public. Some people bask in the glory of giving us grief at every opportunity. Now, everybody's dog can be a "service animal", and even if they're not they can sit in their lap or at their "handler's" feet. Riiiight. I've seen people struggling to keep their dogs under control on the sidewalk, then drag them onto my bus and insist it's their service, or companion animal.
Read the whole post: From the Driver Side: Service Animals, or Animal Service?
Trimet supervisor ran into a max train
Monday, July 6, 2015
Bus drivers thinking they are fare inspectors will always lead to violence against bus operators
“Eighty times last year, our employees made the wrong choice,” she said. “They confronted a fare evader. And 80 times they were spat upon, slapped, punched and twice stabbed as a result of fare-collection disputes that escalated.”
Bus drivers’ fears of assaults rise to the top of Metrobus challenges - The Washington Post
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Portland's world class transit agency
Portland's World Class Transit #TriMet pic.twitter.com/2fjwLvdiQB— Ron (@TelemachusRome) July 4, 2015
I've not been on #TriMet in two weeks and it's been amazing. Fuck TriMet and their anti-customer agenda. #HaveCar pic.twitter.com/jP2wNfuW4R— Ron (@TelemachusRome) July 4, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015
Trimet is a fascist environment
Sorry Trimet people
The feed is just not public at this time.
Class action update!
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Trimet operators of the year
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Blog is migrating back to twitter
WES doesn't work!
#trimet WES trains delayed up to 30 minutes during the morning commute due to signal issue at Tualatin Station.— unTriMet alerts (@unTriMetAlerts) July 1, 2015
Endless pro Trimet propaganda
|250-foot mural spruces up TriMet headquarters (photos/video) | OregonLive.com|