Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUS OPERATOR-with responses



INANE CEDAR MILL SHUTTLE POLICY,with commentary
















(The commentary is from a driver, NOT ME!)


some of my takes or themes were or are:: the new GRAY card about auto call stops and speakers...overhead signs card....running time problem cards. Work card deals with busses..bds card...paddle, time points....silent alarm ..Using phones while on duty..even transfers, has nothing to do with the shuttle YET big word from top, as i tried to show in letter, is that the SHUTTLE MUST BE IN LINE WITH ALL OTHER TRIMET POLICIES. Which it can never be or will be ,so it is all a farse or joke!! also now we are to collect and enforce fares wont happen as they r pushing ,because these people live in million dollar homes and don’t need to cheat; so get off our backs, u inconsistently run backward company, and same with NO BIKES ALLOWED rule...if WE want to let someone take on a bike and its not hurting anyone we will as shown with ric unloading a bike and passenger....AND IT GOES ON AND ON..THEY SAY NO RADIO...NO CRUISE CONTROL..NO LEAVING ROUTE.. ...WHERE IS THE REASONABLENESS, THE LOGIC, THE COMMON SENSE...ITS LOST TO A FEW MANAGERS WHO SHOULD BE DIGGING DITCHES FOR ALL THE BRAINS THEY HAVE...........FARE INSPECTION OFF THE RECORD FROM THEM...ITS A FARCE, THERE ARE TONS OF FARE EVADERES.. AGAIN YHEY WILL NOT HIRE ENOUGH, PLUS MANAGERS WHO SCREW IT UP BECOUSE OF POWER INSANITY ...and then there are drivers, who know nothing b)........ I...but we r careful in poking fun at our personal life at work, to keep our sanity here, and in this insane world, as a whole. MY TAKES, PLUS YOUR TAKES ESP., EQUALS....THE REAL WORLD!!! WELCOME TO TRIMET, IT’S THE OPERATORS THAT MAKE IT WORK DESPITE ALL THE OTHER.

RANT-CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A JOKE

PASSENGER BEING ATTACKED ON BUS-PENNSECOLA

BUS DRIVER CATCHES CAR THIEF VIDEO

http://www.kptv.com/video/16658841/index.html

MORE DUMBASS BUS DRIVERS


Graffiti in the mens room at Tigard TC. How do people like this get jobs here?

WILL SOMEBODY FIX THIS PLEASE


This drain at the Beaverton TC has been out of service for two weeks now!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

WHAT I FIND FUNNY

ARM THE FARE INSPECTORS

TAKE A RIDE ON THE 20-THEN TAKE A REAL RIDE ON THE 20


EVEN MORE FROM THE CLASS

FIRE DEPT RESPONDS ON HALL ROAD-76

FROM MY GOOD PAL ALAN TOWNSEND OF CANADA


Hi Al m

This e-mail is about nothing, nothing good, nothing bad, nothing old,
nothing new

I think I have too much time and nothing to do but send silly e-mails

You are tonights lucky recipient.

Aren't you just thrilled with this message aboput nothing????

Al T

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

IF YOU MUST DRIVE A BUS

DO IT IN ZONE 3 WESTSIDE AT TRIMET:

FIGHT ON BUS, story and video

http://www.kgw.com/news-local/stories/kgw_061708_news_trimet_fight.122443d6.html

LAYOVERS-MERRIDIAN HOSPITAL

AMY RUIZ ADMITS WE HAVE A DECENT TRANSIT SYSTEM!

Al, despite the fact that I wrote a piece you really didn't like about the two gals who were kicked off the bus for kissing (probably because I quoted you in a not-flattering light), I don't hate TriMet. Like just about any public agency, I've got criticisms of it, but on the whole I appreciate that we've got a decent transit system.

Posted by Amy J. Ruiz | June 17, 2008 1:55 PM


http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/2008/06/carfree_dreams.php

AL FREAKS OUT VIDEOGRAPHER

Thursday, June 12, 2008

LIVE TRAFFIC CAM

http://www.katu.com/traffic/live

SEMI FAMOUS DRIVER SHARES BOMB THREAT STORY

HOW THE ALARMS WORK

STUFF WE LEARNED

MAX ATTACKS

NEW TRANSIT MALL MODEL!

Notice how seamlessly cars/bikes/buses/trucks share the road. Portland modeled its new transit mall after this great engineering feat!


NO LONGER NEED TO CALL MAJOR INTERSECTIONS!


This is a list of the revised call out procedures, no need to call major intersections anymore:

PEDESTRIANS GETTING HIT BY BUSES

This chart came out horribly but what it shows is that each time a sign up changes there is a spike in pedestrians getting hit by TRIMET buses!

It adds evidence to the stupidity of TRIMET constantly changing routes at each sign up from one category to another, i.e; full time straights getting broken up into part time routes, or full time splits. etc etc.

The lack of consistency from one sign up to the other causes more of the public to get hit by our buses!


0611081450a

AL ATTENDS THE CLASS

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

last buses connecting with late 76

78 leaves beaverton@ 11:07 (to lake oswego)&12:06 (tigard tc)

52” 11:10(rock creek)&12:16 (west union)

52 leaves rock creek@10:07

52 “ “ west union@11:10

56 leaves Washington square@11:26

76 leaves meridian @ 10:10

12 sherwood tigard tc@11:02 12->pacificdurham@11:32/12:00/12:30/1:00

AL GETS A PHONE CALL!

HOW TO DE-BOARD WITH YOUR MOBILITY DEVICE

THE MEMORIAL FOR AUSTIN MILLER



On Farmington at the corner of Murray.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

THIS GOAT GOT ON THE BUS BY ITSELF

MY VERSION OF 76 ROUTE DESCRIPTION

From Washington Square out bound, complete with streets w/stops so you can see where you are at any given time. After a few days I won't need to look at this anymore.

R-embassy suites->L blum->1st 76 stop
R-palmbad->@1st L summit->R Greenberg
Lehman-wash sq rd-across pacific hwy-cascade-north Dakota-98th-95-92-lincoln-center-across pacific hwy-into main
L-commercial->76 stop@commercial st side
Continue commercial
ash-R hall-burnham-macdonald-bonita-murdock-ross-ashford-avon-
L durham
-79-76-across upper boones ferry-
R- 72-stay to right-
park and ride-into-lower boones ferry-
L-boones ferry-
tualitin view apts-[herons landing]
L-matinazzi-
Tualitin Sherwood rd-warm springs-mohawk-
L-sagert-
park hill apts-72-70-taulitin gardens-
L-65-
1st
R-
borland-emergency sign-
1st left- hard
left-layover

RALPH NADER, my hero

http://www.freespeech.org/fscm2/ramgen2.php?url=rtsp://204.133.177.15/6/9/8191_media_files_media_6968_stream.rm&content_id=1705

THEY FIXED IT!


I wonder if it had anything to do with the post?

Monday, June 2, 2008

STOP LIST ROUTE 52&76

52
rock creek-181/185/union/adrian/rock creek blvd/bronson/tannasborne
,evergreen/cornell/tannasbrook/walker/holly/heritage/baseline/longacre/honeywood/pleasant/ewan/sandra/johnson/
annamay/alexander/tv/blanton/pike/wheeler/kinnamon/madeline/deline/rosa/farmington/197/176/kinnamon/170/165/160/156/153/149/
murray/normandy/142/139/menlo/hocken/erikson/strot/watson/

76
4/6/8/10/13/allen/22/sussex/denney/hart/green/ridgecrest/greenway/creekside/nimbus/cascade/scholls/eliander/wash sq/lehman/
wash sq rd/cascade/north dakota/98/95/92/lincoln,90/center/main/tigard tc/ash/burnham/omara/mcdonald/bonita/murdock/ross,sattler/
ashford/avon/79/76/upperboones/72/upperboones/tualitinview/seneca/tualatinsherwood/mohawk/sagert/parkhill/72/70/taulitngardens/borland

ONLY ONE POSSIBILITY



















Although I never found the layover, (it was dark and I was being observed by security) there is only one possibility as to its location based on a map that makes sense.
Right BORLAND-first left, then immediate left ..continue left until road connects back to 65th

Sunday, June 1, 2008

AL GETS LOST-BLAMES TRIMET

THEY DIE

NIEL BURLIN IN THE TRIBUNE

LAST DAY OF SIGN UP-LATER THAN EVER


AFTER THREE REASONABLE DAYS, THE LAST DAY OF THE SIGN UP PRODUCED RECORD LATE-THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR SCHEDULING!