Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Trimet's absurd survey

Many many absurdities come out of the Portland transit agency the latest being what's called "SERVICE INVESTMENT PRIORITIES".

It's so confusing that even Elliot Njus , the transportation reporter for the Oregonian, couldn't figure it out.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August Trimet board meeting

Some people think I spend all day every day just thinking about Trimet.
Alas its not true. 
Trimet is like HBO to me, always entertaining and fun to watch from a distance.
As much as I'd like to watch these board meetings the time I have available for this material dictates that I have to set priorities.

I'd much rather listen to Trimet dispatch, the real story of Trimet.
 Operators, dispatchers, and controllers running an actual transit system and all the emotional roller-coasters that they endure.
It's similar to reality TV, at least to me it is.

Watching the board meetings on the other hand is like watching a bunch of phony, self obsessed, overpaid politicians. 
The board and all the people that are part of these meetings are the Trimet aristocracy. 
Trimet is in reality nothing but a tax farm. 
Taxes are extracted from the public and used for many purposes beyond actually providing transit. Every tax farm in this country comes complete with its own version of an aristocracy. These people are the economic parasites that make obscene profits for themselves and business interests that basically have nothing to do with providing services to actual people.
The parasite class, at every tax farm, are usually the so called "leaders" of a community.
(the leaders are the local plutocracy)
The revenue streams are closely guarded by these aristocrats 

Given my time limitations if you want to watch the aristocrats you'll have to do it yourself. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Henry Beasley

On 8/9/17 we had another menacing attack against a transit worker.  In this situation, the worker felt the fear for their safety and the police was called.  Thankfully they were not hurt in the incident.

Unfortunately, this adds to the ever-growing aggression towards transit worker in the transit district. #53 this year while we are almost at 100% of last year’s total of 55.

In watching the Board of Director’s meeting where the district gave out crime statistics and used the term, “intimidation” when describing attacks against transit workers.  We should question just what is considered “intimidation,” that the company uses as a category.

Chris Day

I have been re-reading our International Constitution and General Laws just to make sure I am current with all the new changes that have taken place at the 2016 convention. I noticed that our International has updated the Order of Business for local unions and yet our local is not functioning in the manner our Constitution is directing. Here is what our Constitution states:

Monday, August 14, 2017

More max breakdown scanner communications

Trimet power and influence expanding exponentially

In case you haven't been paying much attention to the goings on over at my favorite government agency, Trimet, you probably have missed all the latest.

Trimet is on the move, big time. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

From The Trimet Drivers Side

In their crime stats, I didn't see any incidences of management personnel being assaulted. They treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as if it doesn't exist or matter. We're suspended for leaving the seat to defend ourselves against aggressors, and sometimes no reports are taken. Their only solution is to cage us in, but they forget we have to leave the seat eventually or pee our pants.

Billions spent on light rail- fewer people than ever take mass transit

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Henry Beasley

The votes are in and this is how it comes out:

58 monitors with signage
32 safety barriers
26 Ticketless system
13 crackdowns with prosecution
11 more force for fare evasion
8 barriers actually makes me feel unsafe and unable to defend myself
1 and entrance for on the driver side and a sealed driver’s area
1 none of the above

Trimet "tweets of the day" July 27-August 8

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Henry Beasley

Brothers and Sisters,

In the next few days we are going to experience a heat-wave into the triple digit range.

Dehydration is a real possibility, especially if you are experiencing fatigue, headache, nausea, and dizziness.  Water is number 1 in staying hydrated, but there are alternatives to help with hydration such as watermelon, celery, cucumbers, strawberries, lettuce, coconut water, and to a smaller extent sports drinks, coffee, and homemade smoothies.

I wish this post was about the staying hydrated, especially during triple digit heat.  This story is about a problem that was brought up by our union sister Kathleen Brown in front of the Board of Directors and Trimet Management.

Sometimes Trimet exposes its own lies

There IT system has been down for days already!