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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Unbelievable

Trimet radio episode 9


https://youtu.be/rY5BsQ9o0cI

Monday, November 4, 2019

Shut the technocrats down

Transit workers must immediately stop allowing themselves to booted around like beaten dogs. Management paints pictures that all is well in the world of transit operations when the exact opposite is the truth. Shut down the systems. We are beginning to see a worldwide revolt against the agents of the oligarchy (looking at you Kelsey you foreign assassin) and their abuse of working men/woman

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/transit-strike-to-persist-monday-but-worst-may-be-yet-to-come

Trimet has Turned into a full blown comedy show




Nah it’s not the end, it’s just a reality check


Whacky Trimet world


‘The people’ fight back against the masters

They want your money and then they want more of your money

The jokes and absurdities will never end

https://www.wweek.com/news/city/2019/11/01/a-portland-subway-could-shave-12-minutes-off-downtown-commute/

The absurdity continues

Clueless ‘leaders’ wasting our tax dollars to fill special interests pockets. I can’t believe that even one person actually supports this

https://pamplinmedia.com/scc/103-news/442639-354376-november-meetings-will-be-crucial-for-sw-max

If you’re interested in Trimet scanner tweets

You will find them here:  https://twitter.com/realllamallama

I’m not doing any further active tweeting on Twitter.

I’m still Adding material to my blog but I no longer wish to participate in any public discussions about TriMet or anything else.

I still post  political material to Facebook but stopped participating in any active discussions over there some time ago.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The end

From the TriMet bus drivers side

When contract negotiations begin, we're starkly-reminded that we're considered "greedy" nuisances rather than valued and vital reasons for the very existence of those charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of local transit.
https://fromthedriverside.blogspot.com/2019/10/management-reached-out-to-me.html

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time for TriMet to stand down

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Classic tweets

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

What a backlash the disconnected technocrats got over this tweet

Wow Max Stabbing story finally told

Monday, October 21, 2019

Bus calls October 18


From the TriMet Drivers Side

Management has run ads pleading for more operators, describing us as personal counselors, city ambassadors and other flattering descriptors. Even so, they conspire to replace us with machines. This is without any respect to the working class. Therefore, I beg my fellow ops to change their overhead destination signs to read: GARAGE. Fuck this blatant attempt at bullshitting unsuspecting job-seekers with promises of golden glory when simple trickery awaits them.

https://fromthedriverside.blogspot.com/2019/10/we-can-never-be-replaced.html

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

People are hopeless

Friday, September 20, 2019

DOUGIES TOWN HALL

Herb Hansen

Always enjoyed his company when I worked there, didn’t  think he’d ever retire, I guess even he got tired of the bull shit

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

TriMet MAX door falls off

MBTA scanner

http://mbtascanner.ddns.net/

Band together! September 15-21

Now that BAND TOGETHER has begun, it's time to add selfies-in-solidarity with the hashtag #BANDTOGETHER

It's time that we stand up and be counted, instead of being marginalized and discarded.

Last year we had a little over a hundred selfies in solidarity, we should definitely surpass it this year. The more that we're aware of the situation the sooner we can get real substitutive change.

Add selfies here...

My name is Henry Beasley,
your brother on the front lines.

Now that BAND TOGETHER has begun, it's time to add selfies-in-solidarity with the hashtag #BANDTOGETHER

https://youtu.be/EHK8S77lFuo


Sunday, September 15, 2019

What a scam

TriMet public records part 2


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Trimet scanner calls September 9


Eli Richey framed by TriMet fare inspectors

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

TriMet fare inspectors represent the absolute worst of TriMet

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Calls September 8+9


Direct action against the TriMet police state

https://youtu.be/j7AJFglC6XE

From The Drivers Side!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

From the Drivers Side!

Our GM was just given a fat raise. Not sure why, since he's done nothing of note since he was hired against our union's strenuous objections. He was fired from his job in Canada, eh? We should have taken their lead and said, "No, thanks." He's out of touch because he's just another corporate wonk who would not last a week doing our job. In fact, I'd invite him to switch with me for a month

https://fromthedriverside.blogspot.com/2019/08/extending-pointed-middle-finger.html

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

We’ve known this for years

The REDDIT bus driver

https://www.reddit.com/r/Portland/comments/csnlw2/oh_the_humanity_more_stories_from_a_trimet_bus/

Neal Berlin commentary

Just got done watching the TriMet Board Meetings, the one part the board directors are falling all over themselves to heap praise upon CEO Doug The Desk and justify his 5% pay raise, $15,000, retroactive back to July.  Makes proud to see that all their Bobble Heads are working.  Our great hope for some change in the discussion of really looking at TriMet operations, Union relationships and making sure the taxpayers are getting their money worth, Etc.  Director Ms Wai, has been dashed by statement on the justification of the 5% raise.  I know we are just pissing into the wind when try to educate the public at large of what is going on at TriMet but I do find some comfort that we are not completely alone, even if you and me!  Make sure you have raincoat on when take a TriMet piss, I always have it on.

Monday, August 19, 2019

The railroading If Kif Davis

They railroaded him because of a light on his camera, wiping blood on a wall, and some other BS. He was convicted of two counts basically because he scared the layman jury in my opinion. Make no mistake, this is a Ted Wheeler railroading.

https://twitter.com/alyourpalster/status/1163509964058615809?s=21

https://twitter.com/alyourpalster/status/1165114328065945601?s=21

TriMet operators act like whipped dogs

Ross Racer Wrede calls it quits

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Trimet pork barrel report

🐷 🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Trimet was sure good to her

Demonstration to protect transit workers

Friday, August 2, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Trimet operators of the year

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Max calls


The Redditor bus driver

there’s a trimet bus driver that does these super long posts about the job on reddit.
He goes by the name ‘bridgeCityBus’. The posts are rather interesting but I do find it odd how he never says anything negative about the job, which is suspicious. Furthermore the comments on his posts are pretty odd also, all this ‘thank you for being a bus driver’ I just haven’t seen this anywhere and I’ve been following this material as a hobby for 15+ years now. His responses to some of the comments are definitely not as rosy about things as his narratives are

Check it out, it’s a good read

Here’s a list of his posts, pretty popular on reddit
https://www.reddit.com/user/BridgeCityBus


Thursday, July 11, 2019

Trimet light rail max action control calls


Trimet dispatch bus action


The wisdom of Neal Berlin

From right to left( just like if you were reading Hebrew). STEP ONE. The two ladies:I am not sure I want to take the step into management. What do you have to loose? Your soul?
STEP TWO. Now that I am in management, I must figure a way the higher ups will notice me, then promote me. I got it! Institute a daily sock inspection ( note this actually done by TriMet)!
STEP THREE. What now? I ask myself more than once a day. I come to work everyday and make sure no one finds out I really do nothing. That does take a lot of work! I do eat lunch, that counts for something.
STEP FOUR. Now that I am this high up on the management ladder, the options for me are few. Admit this quest was a mistake, and make amends with the underlings I have offended? Retreat to a easier option, carry on and and ask for forgiveness in the next life. Still mulling the options. The young man heading upward, is sophomoric enough to proceed. Just waiting for grey hair to give him the appearance of a sage. So it goes... Two Bells.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Darla Sturdy gets an accident review committee

Unfortunately the Trimet General Manager gets control over who sits on it. That’s not good.

Transit workers demand protection

Why March?

By Henry Beasley


We are organizing transit workers and the riding public to March on City Hall August 8, in support for the passage of Oregon House Bill 2677.  This proposed law redefines the punishment and modifies manner of committing crime of assault in the third degree against certain public transportation employees

Friday, June 21, 2019

Sock puppets and pork barrel meeting Wednesday

Bye bye Kings Hill Max station
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Ordinance%20355%20Kings%20Hill%20Closure.pdf
Bye bye mall 4th and 5th Avenue max stations
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Ordinance%20356%20Mall%20Stations%20Closure.pdf
Some crap about board members responsibility
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-40%20-%20Board%20Member%20Responsibilities%20-%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf
$9,000,000 for the streetcar
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-41%20-%20Authorize%20FY2020%20Streetcar%20IGA.pdf
Another $29 million in addition to all the other basically corporate welfare for the ‘remodel’ of Powell garage. (Was it even needed)
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-42%20-%20Powell%20Garage%20CMGC%20Mod.pdf
$6 million to the city for who knows what
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-43%20-%20PCS%20Ticket%20Office%20Lease.pdf
Division gentrification pork Barrel tax grab
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-44%20-%20Right%20of%20Way%20Acquisition%20+%20Relocation%20Services.pdf
$3million for red bus lanes. How much does it cost to paint a lane red?
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-45%20-%20%20STIF%20Enhanced%20Transit%20Funding%20COP%20Bus%20Priority.pdf
2020 budget approval
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-46%20-%20Adopted%20Budget%20FY19-20.pdf
3 year reprieve for Skidmore station
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%2019-06-47%20%20Proposed%20Closure%20of%20Skidmore%20Foundation%20MAX%20Station.pdf
Don’t read ordinances.
https://trimet.org/meetings/board/pdfs/2019-06-26/Resolution%20Directing%20Ord%20Read%20By%20Title%20Only.pdf

Classic Trimet tweets

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Trimet fail

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Neal Berlin commentaries

https://www.oregonmetro.gov/public-projects/southwest-corridor-plan/light-rail-planning

Your taxpayers dollars are paying for this PR campaign so that you vote for the proposed 2020 bond measure that will if passed will send your property tax bill to new high!  This entire report is “FAKE NEWS” on so many levels that one must think all creating this report must be smoking some good pot or they have vested interest in getting into your wallet; maybe both!  TriMet is under Metro, who care less about facts that contradict TriMet statistics.  The agenda of pushing this folly is (approximately$300BILLION) is just getting started.  Just note that most all the officials who are for this do NOT ride or use public transportation.  Their guiding principle can summed up in the following sentence “Mass transit is for the other guy so I can drive my car faster.”  Eric Severeid said this over 40 years ago and it is still true today.   So it goes... Two Bells.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ross Wrede IS the bicycling champion of Trimet employees


Sunday, June 2, 2019

Rest In Peace James Pinkard

Friday, May 31, 2019

Cancelled bus runs report last 6 months

https://app.box.com/s/lyrbr9ldj65g1o5cyoqnifhb0rfeevc2

Japanese bus drivers on Strike

Neal Berlin

I just wonder how much money TriMet has already has spent on the SW Corridor Project ( $300 Billion estimated final cost)? The big difference between the this article and Trimet has NOT received a public vote to proceed with construction. This has not stopped or even slowed TriMet to keep moving ahead with project even though public testimony has shown using TriMets own statistics that estimates of potential ridership is not even close to reality. Those people and facts have been dismissed with distain as nothing more as a bunch of college school kids doing an some kind of science project. One thing this taxpayer also wonders about and would like a answer is how much money is being spent by TriMet Public Relations Department to support the 2020 Bond measure to pay for this fiasco. Both of these questions may be asked but will in all probably will never be answered. The bill will be sent via an enormous increase in property taxes,not itemize, if it passes. So it goes... Two Bells.
http://www.wral.com/some-taxpayers-unhappy-that-light-rail-cost-is-still-rising/18418748/

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Bambi is dead

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Excellent essay on bus drivers

https://www.registercitizen.com/news/article/James-Walker-Drivers-Bus-operators-could-use-a-13867145.php


I can’t remember a time when public transportation wasn’t part of my life.

I have boarded public buses from here to Seattle, and dozens of towns and cities in between

For more decades than I care to count, public transportation has gotten me where I needed to go, and it is cheap. In my book, that is a winning combination.
But I have seen many changes and, in more ways than one, public transportation has become an unpleasant, grin-and-bear-it experience for the riding public.

Neal Berlin on the murder of HART transit operator

This press conference sounds like they took ALL the talking points from the last 18 plus years from the TriMet PR Department (Portland,Oregon transit agency) and spewed it out with the same monotone sincerity that top Management have mastered that rank and file recognize as BS!  We in Portland had two passengers killed in the past 18 months and assaults on operators,supervisors and other company personnel is at all time high, and still going higher.  The response from Management and its Board is we will be gathering more static’s and will get back to everyone soon with a plan.  I wonder if a another tragic death occurs will while they are on one of their days off will they wait until Monday to respond?  I bet Vegas would not take that bet.   So it goes... Two Bells.
https://youtu.be/KWLW41Kryw8

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

If you get killed or injured on trimet your only worth 2 years of Kelsey’s salary


And it won’t matter who’s fault it is either



Saturday, May 18, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

The city of Portland is actually putting in some bus lanes thanks to Alan Kessler

See BIKE PORTLAND for details. Alan Kessler deserves recognition for being the driving force behind it

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Neal Berlin

Gee, let’s see if  Channel 12 , Portland Oregon, will do something similar or just run and produce with Trimet, the local transit agency, more puff feel good PR 2 minutes presentations.  See if Trimet will hand over without going through Freedom of Information Act video of what really is taking place on its bus, trains and platforms.  Trimet Public Relations plan is getting into high gear to get taxpayers wallets to vote for the 2020 SW Corridor project.  Do not bother to show up and testify about your concerns to Trimet and its Board of Directors, they have already made up their minds, let’s get the people’s money and make it our money!  When the time comes to vote, Vote No!Meanwhile, TriMet just is crossing their fingers that there be NO incidents (like passengers or operators getting killed,getting assaulted is okay because that is always is the operators fault)that will upset the beautiful picture of safety and reliability that in reality is an allusion.  So it goes... Two Bells.
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/investigations/Bus-Drivers-Reveal-Wild-Side-of-Public-Transit-in-CT-509205181.html?sfns=mo