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Thursday, March 30, 2017
Trimet security is FAIL
Portland Trimet makes the 'least affordable" list
Portland #trimet makes the least affordable public transportation list pic.twitter.com/WZjTcxmdHG— AL M (@AlYourPalster) March 29, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Transit driver appreciation day rang hollow for most Trimet drivers
Classic Trimet tweets!
Neil McFarlane, the GM of @trimet, accused us and @ThePortlandTrib of being "fake news" https://t.co/M9AvjG7fwN pic.twitter.com/CkArmSXAtY— BikePortland (@BikePortland) March 27, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Cadre of Merlo Drivers request meeting with Patrick Preusser to discuss the dirty bus situation
|Operators are hoping that Patrick Preusser will finally do something about the dirty bus problem|
Mr Preusser granted the request and will be meeting with the operators soon
Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
TRIMET ICON MARY FETSCH HAS LEFT THE ROOM
Trimet actually did a public video of Dispatch/Control
Hard to believe actually, they are so secret about everything this is a surprise. You see videos like this from other transit districts
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Mcfarlane's response to the public testimonies
That's my Theory anyway.
Public testimonies at Todays Trimet board meeting
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sock puppets meeting tomorrow
The "Beasley Doctrine"
Monday, March 20, 2017
Bicyclists versus trimet
For several months now, a cabal of regional policymakers and power brokers have cooked up a plan to fund four major projects: expansions to Highway 217, Interstate 5 and Interstate 205; and the SW Corridor transit project.
Last month, McFarlane emerged from the shadows to advocate for the proposal — a move that baffled advocates who questioned why our transit agency would promote infrastructure investments that will make driving easier. In response, BikeLoudPDX is encouraging activists to speak out in opposition at TriMet’s upcoming board meeting.
Classic Trimet dispatch
Trimet supports the police state
OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon and Bus Riders Unite are shocked and appalled at the announcement of an increase of $11M for police in the Trimet budget. There is no need for this expansion of the prison industrial complex. Bus riders need more accessible, affordable transportation, not more racist policing on our buses! Trimet is trying to sneak this past with little public scrutiny. Low income people and people of color are already profiled at a higher rate on public transit. Trimet’s Board is not adequately addressing rider concerns.
At the February 22nd meeting of the Trimet Board of Directors, it was revealed that the agency is prepared to spend more than $11M on a new police station and expanded fare enforcement in the next budget year. The announcement is a direct assault on low income people and people of color who depend on public transportation. Riders are angry and demand answers to the following questions:
READ THE FULL POST HERE
The FY 2018 Trimet budget
The full budget is HERE
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Some pretty good transit stuff on Bike Portland lately
However that is my own stupidity since there has been some really good coverage of transit issues over there such as the following:
Friday, March 17, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Trimet corporate welfare pork keeps rolling on
#Trimet has $292,000,000.00— AL M (@AlYourPalster) March 16, 2017
In corporate welfare to dole out-but don't expect your bus/train to show up on time pic.twitter.com/MQgDtNtnSW
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nick Budnicks article on fare policy at the Tribune
In an attempt to cut down on confrontations, TriMet says its bus drivers should no longer deny fare evaders access to the bus, but the new policy — including a clause allowing partial payment — is causing confusion among its own drivers..........
Although the new document is dated last month, word has only lately been spreading in blogs and in Trimet circles. Al Margulies, a retired bus driver who writes about TriMet on his blog, likes the idea. Assaults on drivers have been an increasing concern for TriMet employees.
The new direction "is no more kicking people off for nonpayment of fare," he said. Because it would cut down on passenger-driver confrontations, the new policy "is a good one as far as I'm concerned."
And an anonymous TriMet bus driver's blog, From the Driver Side, states "It won't be long before the riding public rises up and refuses to pay at all. Why should it? This flip-flopping fare policy makes us all look silly, from management to operators."
Dan Christensen on the new Trimet fare evasion policy
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
In defense of the new Trimet policy regarding bus drivers and fares
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Rest in Peace John Caulkins
Another classic #trimet driver pal has ended his time on earth— AL M (@AlYourPalster) March 12, 2017
John Caulkins pic.twitter.com/k47hxJqdPK
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Remember Michael Ford?
Decision on transit CEO scheduled for next week
Friday, March 10, 2017
Trimet executives continue enriching themselves like all good neoliberals do
#trimet managers/execs stealing as much public funds as they can get away with pic.twitter.com/NqFEcLQqiK— AL M (@AlYourPalster) March 10, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Trimet Light Rail Control
It is in 2 parts due to the length of the service disruption
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Henry Beasley's testimony re: sb 2717
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
My name is Henry Beasley, and I have been a transit worker for almost ten years now. In that ten years, there have only been maybe five attacks that received media coverage. Since 2010 there have been a combined 225 (that we know of) which includes: spitting, physical assaults, menacing or thrown objects. We have no data on how many of these attacks were plead down to simple misdemeanors. It is not unusual to come across those who have attacked us while doing our assigned routes, which creates anxiety or diminished capacity and creates a safety hazard for us and the public.
Monday, March 6, 2017
FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE
Door falls off Trimet light rail vehicle-complete communications
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Mcfarlanes pitch for 2 billion dollars-part 1
Here is part 1 with my comments
Abusing operators for nothing
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Erik Trolls Trimet to the breaking point!
Hey @sp_redelectric ! Did you die without telling us? @trimet what's up with you? #fail pic.twitter.com/2f4gWHIOhe— AL M (@AlYourPalster) March 2, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Jay Jackson goes on permanent vacation
Guess these new Trimet executives from out of town want their own people so all these old timers are getting their marching orders.
Don't feel to bad for them, they all will get nice big pensions
The Deacon in Blue