Man, they get mad if we're in first position or get mad if we're in last position...we just wanted to hang out with our friends at the Transit Mall - so let's meet in the middle. I thought we were buds #1267! 😭 #layover #wewillstayatmodacenter— 🚌Shawn M. Donaghy🚌 (@shawnmdonaghy) July 21, 2021
I still ❤ our transit friends! 😎 https://t.co/skJeF7Klm1
Dudes, what's your freaking deal? Why do you state really hard at my hands for my fare? No eye contact, no hello, no nod of acceptance or recognition of good will. You don't answer when I say hello and refuse to communicate with me. You clearly hate the world and pull this munuevre out especially for people you don't like (often times me ) And I see you do it to some people and not others. I've been riding the bus here for 15 years; I've seen all the shit. I've seen people die, get attacked, have heart attacks, get in fights, harass and scream, OD, tweek out and everything else you could imagine. So I know the job is tough. But there are plenty of other drivers who've been doing it longer and drive worse lines than yours yet don't do this no matter how bad of a time they're going through. So what's your excuse? Why do you have to resort to such childish behavior? Can you please stop? I'd rather have you just say nothing and ignore me. That I can at least repect. Cause I know shit can get crazy and it can disturb a person down to the core so I'll cut you some slack too. Especially if you used to drive the 2am number 20 out to Gresham several years ago before the 24hr service thing. That shit was crazy. (And I don't think any of those dudes ever really resorted to this kinda behavior either so props to them) But still, I know you can do better. The better you treat me the more likely I will be to have your back when the shit goes down. And I will too. I promise. Just don't be a dick. SOURCE
Yesterday in Eugene, OR, ATU Local 757-Portland, OR Prez Shirley Block and members joined Transportation @SecretaryPete and @RepPeterDeFazio (D-OR) on a visit to the Lane Transit District maintenance facility where ATU members work to push the #INVESTAct. #1u #PublicTransit pic.twitter.com/66pQ8iaNtM— ATU, Transit Union (@ATUComm) July 15, 2021
the complete #TriMet bus hijacking incidenthttps://t.co/HbfAKezWghhttps://t.co/PgtcP9RHwWhttps://t.co/rexHznL0vThttps://t.co/bVMn0H3koLhttps://t.co/4NZxsfYc0Lhttps://t.co/nqNbhl8ca7 pic.twitter.com/6RCF2nm42b— Al M (@AlYourPalster) July 7, 2021
468 Did you guys get my silent alarm 🚨 message? Some guy just hi Jacked my bus. I got ahold of the police 👮♀️ myself. https://t.co/ywfkBkaWQP— Rippy (Da Ripster) (@realripcity) July 6, 2021
From my point of view it’s just a tragedy that Deke is giving up writing his Trimet blog.
One less voice of reason among the never ending pro establishment propaganda.
His readership has “slumped” apparently. If I cared about views or friends or favorites or any of the standard measures of success I would’ve given up blogging years ago, over a decade ago actually.
But the culture known as TriMet must be in my genetic code. I happened to work there at a very unique time in history and approached my job in a way that I can’t imagine today. As a matter fact I know it wouldn’t be possible to do what I used to do when I was working there. Farewell Deke, you will be missed at the TriMet “club”. The few of us that seem to be addicted to this material will carry on.
Read his last post here—> https://fromthedriverside.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-sun-sets.html
Hunt, 51, has been a full-time Local 757 officer since 2002, and formerly served two terms as president. He said he’ll take the result as a chance to travel the Pacific Rim with his wife, and they may end up moving to Baja California or elsewhere overseas.— Al M (@AlYourPalster) July 1, 2021
"""Another possible sign of future harmony: TriMet labor relations director Laird Cusack—who’s blamed by the union for creating some of the bad feeling—is retiring as of July 9."""— Al M (@AlYourPalster) July 1, 2021
"they" said that when Stedmen left, and Cusack took over
Liars and cheats run the system