Tuesday, July 29, 2008

GREAT ARTICLE FROM THE OREGONIAN REGARDING BIKE WAR

http://trimetruestories.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-article-from-oregonian-regarding.html

THE DECISION

ALASKA RAILWAYS, pps download, excellent!

http://www.box.net/shared/static/xr1pmj7k0g.pps

WILLOW CREEK BREAK ROOM TURNS INTO SEWER

REPORT ON WARREN RUKKE
























everyone with diabetes should see him and what it has done to him. He's basically blind, can't read any more, paralyzed on his left side, can't walk, has a guard on his arm to be able to keep it from flopping, has lost so much weight his teeth don't fit and it was pathetic. Bus his spirits are good and the nurse said he still has his sense of humor. His family sold his condo, his gun (21) collection and over 6000 books. And he's still only 63.

Friday, July 25, 2008

THE NIGHTMARE CONTINUES

GOOGLE WALKS!

Great news for pedestrians everywhere! Google has added walking directions along side driving directions and transit trip planning.

NO MORE GLOBAL WARMING DEBATES!

THE SCHIZOID FACE OF TRIMET























ONE OF THE HIGHLY RESPECTED PROFESSIONAL TRANSIT AGENCY, THE OTHER AS AN INEPT ORGANIZATION OF LOSERS:
TWO SIGNS LOCATED AT WILLOW CREEK TRANSIT CENTER DURING DEMOLITION LATEST DEMOLITION DERBY:


INSIDE THE BUS TEMPRATURE-7/24/08@6:30PM


90 DEGREES

CRASH HART&ALLEN (poor quality)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TRIMET BLOG-THE MIGHTY SIX

http://mightysix.blogspot.com/

PEGGY HANSON RESPONDS!

Mr. Margolis,
I am interested in this request and will assign for a field review through Ed Varwig, Field Operations. Note - I enjoyed and appreciated the attached video. I look forward to meeting you one day. Thank you, I will keep you informed.
Peggy Hanson
Ed - please initiate a field review for operations maneuverability at Washington Square. Respond with findings following field work. For any additional request detail, please contact Al Margolis directly. Mr. Margolis is on 76-67, 5:55p-1149p, Mon-Fri.
Lyle - I am particularly interested in any Yellow Cards previously submitted on this issue. Can you provide me with the findings and routing history?
Thank you -
PH

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Actually, we met once several years ago.
I had written a tongue and cheek short story about a small altercation I had with a road supervisor at the coner of 5th and oak. I called him "little Napolean". You were not particularly happy with my analogy!

Thanks Very Much,

Al Margulies



BIZZARE INCIDENT ON THE 78

LETTER SENT TO PEGGY HANSON

Director of Transportation Hansen; <HansonP@trimet.org>

There is a bus parking problem at Washington square in that the busy 76/78 line is ‘sharing’ a spot with the sparsely used 45 line.

I would like to bring to your attention that there is an empty spot in front of the outbound 76/78 bus which could be assigned to the 45 alleviating this problem.

Currently that spot is being used for out of service buses.

I have made the following video’s which you might find helpful in reviewing this problem.

Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

Al Margulies #2387

http://youtube.com/watch?v=r0hYRwR23Go

http://youtube.com/watch?v=04pSOzs4YiA

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SbK1gFdGf7o

45 BLOCKING!

RESCUE ON MERLO TRAIL

Monday, July 14, 2008

THE WAR RAGES ON!

Cyclist on car hood

WHEN DO UNIFORMS HAVE TO BE CHANGED OUT?


Lately there has been some pressure about this uniform issue. I'd like to remind our management that the following policy was put forth in the October 3,2007 issue of the operators report.

INTERNAL BUS TEMP REPORT-7/11/08


7:30PM A BIT OVER 90






9:30PM 85

Friday, July 11, 2008

BROKEN TICKET MACHINE COMPLAINT&TRIMET RESPONSE

I have to comment that I think TRIMET is humiliating itself over this issue, demanding people "plan ahead" to use the system is ludicrous.

COMPLAINT:
on Sunday me and a friend wanted to go to Ikea (Cascade Station on the red line max). We were already at the 7th AVE MAX Station, this station has two ticket machines, one for each direction. One machine was inoperable, the other one refused bills, and I'm sorry but I did not have two dollars of change on me. We boarded the train and went on anyway, but all the while I wondered if they could ticket us for fare evasion even though it was there poor maintenance that was causing this issue, I guess we could have gone down to another station or rode the MAX to the next one but that seems unfair that we should have to waste another 15 minutes waiting because the system TriMet uses to allow riders purchase tickets fails constantly. On the way back I tried (again) to buy two tickets, the machine on the side of the station I needed (westbound) was not working luckly the one on the other side refused to take bills (again) but decided that it would charge a debit card (which I still was very reluctant to use because I had cash on me so I could buy a ticket).

Anyway it just pisses me off that their ticket machines have issues about half the time I use them and TriMet has no clear or defined policy on what a passenger should do in those situations, I for one would have raised hell if they tried to fine me for being ticketless. I sent a request to TriMet as to what a passenger should do and explained the above example, and made it very clear that I know I can purchase tickets at nearby vendors WHEN they're open.

What do you do when (for whatever reason) you are unable to buy tickets?
RESPONSE:
"Dear Robert,

This letter is in response to your complaint dated 2/12/2008.

TriMet is committed to provide excellent customer service to all of our riders.

We apologize that you are having numerous problems with our ticket machines, although, we have crews in place that service and maintenance the ticket machines on a regular basis.

Yes, all passengers are required to have proof of payment on both buses and trains. The TriMet Code requires that all riders must have valid fares or risk a $94 fine. In your case, the option would be to board the train at that station and deboard at the next station to buy a ticket.

If you are a regular rider, another option could be to purchase a 7-day scratch off pass, which does not need to be validated.

Hopefully, your future travels on TriMet will be more pleasant.

Sincerely,

Office of
Manager
Fare Revenue

OPERATOR A.K. RUCKER TEACHES KIDS VALUES!

FROM ERIK!

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PACKED ON MAX, TENSIONS HIGH

http://www.katu.com/news/24312944.html?video=YHI&t=a

BIKE ATTACK!

http://www.kgw.com/video/video-index.html?nvid=262161&shu=1

OBSTACLE COURSE CALLED BEAVERTON TRANSIT CENTER

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

FAVORITE PASSENGERS-ROBERT

TEMPRATURE REPORT-85 degrees



yesterdays temperature inside the bus at 7:30 PM @ Merridian Park Hospital:

RACHELLE WRITES A YELLOW CARD

Thursday, July 3, 2008