Monday, February 22, 2010
TriMet: Zero tolerance for bus drivers on phones | KATU.com
City of Wilsonville Video Vault
TriMet proposes cutting service again and raising fares a nickel | Portland News - – OregonLive.com
TriMet's Milwaukie MAX line could transform Portland, Clackamas County neighborhoods | Portland News - – OregonLive.com
How to comment on TriMet's proposed fare increases, bus line cuts | Oregon Local News - OregonLive.com
TriMet could raise fares 5 cents, cut four bus lines in Portland area | Portland News - – OregonLive.com
HUD chief comes to Portland to unveil sustainable community program | Oregon Business News - OregonLive.com
SB 835 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian Authorizes issuance of lottery bonds and distribution of moneys to Hillsboro and Forest Grove to pay for construction or expansion of commuter rail transportation between Hillsboro and Forest Grove.
HB 3334 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian Creates task force to study potential economic impact of developing high speed railway between Eugene and Portland.
HB 3047 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian Directs Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon to implement pilot project using volunteer greeters on light rail system vehicles to greet light rail system users and report problems and concerns.
HB 3124 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian Requires operator of light rail system to provide stickers and lanyards for visible ticketing.
HB 2408 :: Oregon Legislature Bill Tracker - Your Government - The Oregonian Directs Department of Transportation to make report regarding capacity, availability and efficiency of rail transportation in Oregon. [specifically regarding extending WES to Salem]
Oregonian Milwaukie MAX map with videos of station sites
TriMet restores part of WES service for evening commute | Oregon Local News - OregonLive.com
MAX train hits, kills pedestrian between Gresham stations, TriMet reports | Gresham & East County News - – OregonLive.com
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Twitter / Bubbles: @RocketIsRad shit, I bet you don't get on the bus he drives for TriMet and ask him when he's getting a "real job."
Twitter / K. Gibson: I wonder if anyone let #trimet know that their "shelters" on the green line are pretty much ineffectual if there's any wind.
Twitter / Kal Cobalt: Comical moment calling TriMet line to check on my bus - iPhone doesn't fit easily between my hoodie hood and my giant dangly 0g ear jewelry!
Twitter / Lena Munday: Grey days, empty streets, Trimet rides = time to think about art!
Twitter / Kon1: Got hella meanstreak tags in SE too! Oh and I hit a trimet bus with the bizzness! Should be flossin on the baack of the 72 all day!
Twitter / Melissa: I would love to know why it's ok for Trimet to park a bus thats not even in-service in the bike lane, forcing me into busy traffic going 50+ 3:08 PM Jan 23rd from web
Twitter / KTBMO: I love me some tranny bus driver... #trimet 8:41 AM Jan 23rd from Tweetie
Twitter / Carol Pucci: Portland public transport so far ahead of Seattle. Ride all day for $4.75, lite rail, buses, streetcars http://trimet.org/ 8:34 AM Jan 23rd from Echofon
Twitter / This is my real name: I'm in a cab. Fuck you, Trimet. Faintly smells of shit under futile attempt at masking it. 1:39 AM Jan 23rd from txt
Friday, January 22, 2010
TriMet: WES Works! Testimonials from a WES conductor
ADDING NEW POEMS TO TRIMET BUSES. YOU PICK THE POEMS!
Twitter / Ned Holbrook: No thanks to the driver of the TriMet 19 bus at Stark for not opening the door to let me on just now.
Twitter / Leslie Nichols: Landed in PDX and on the TriMet. Really nice to be in a town that's figured out that whole public transportation thing.
--Twitter / Admiral D: @TheOtherLeslie I'm jealous! LOL! I like PDX and I have ridden on the TriMet light rail! Have fun!!
Twitter / Meg Krugel: i've long loved public transit, but today, #trimet driver humiliated me and brought me to tears. needless to say, the love affair is over. 11:25 AM Jan 20th from web
Twitter / John St. Clair: @megkrugel: I'm a TriMet driver. Definitely call CS. Every call gets recorded. Most people think it doesn't help but it does. :)
Twitter / kberkery: Bum back made me take bus. Kudos to Trimet & riders. Driver welcomed us to Hillsdale! People thank the driver when getting off! Awesome!
Twitter / Gary!: yay trimet checked for fares! I like it when they justify my $75 monthly pass by kicking off the nonpayers
Twitter / Danielle Savory Huff: My first " long" journey on trimet. Got my schedule, snacks, a book, & 3 different knitting projects. What the adventure!
Twitter / Monica Havens: I HATE having to rely on #trimet! Can't even tell you how many times they've made me late for work. If there were another option I'd take it
Twitter / brittamarie: love how the Trimet cop just got mad at me for validating my ticket. "oh, so what is the TICKET VALIDATOR for?"
Twitter / Dragondazd: Trimet tried to add a fricking 30 minutes to my day with bottleneck delays and a stealth color change. could have told us while waiting damn 8:20 PM Jan 21st from web
Twitter / Celena Carr: He he. My @trimet driver just told someone trying to catch the bus to "run like you want it." 5:57 PM Jan 21st from Tweed
Twitter / art: @mattbarto @dsilver829 on trimet, I can even tell if the bus or train is late and by how many minutes! I'm moving! 5:07 PM Jan 21st from Echofon
Twitter / Chad Solomon: On @trimet line 56 to Portland with bus 2908, driver is laidback & very nice to everyone! 1:44 PM Jan 21st from mobile web
Twitter / Joseph Rose: @pinkessa yes. One incident tends to get blown out of proprtion. Still I wish Trimet actually kept track of these kinds of complaints 12:51 PM Jan 21st from TweetDeck
Twitter / Chad Solomon: You would think a trimet bus would be the last place to have a casual phone call about dying family members 12:32 PM Jan 21st from web
Twitter / Kelli Templin: Was gonna complain to Trimet bout my bus being 12 mins late, but don't wanna get strangled ;) 9:14 AM Jan 21st from mobile web
Twitter / MrMojave: Westbound Red Line train stuck at Mall station for last 10 minutes... I am stuck on WB Blue Line train behind it. #trimet 9:02 AM Jan 21st from Twitterrific
Twitter / Squid Vicious: I don't know what's going on with the drivers at TriMet but they seem 2 get in more trouble then the cast of Jersey Shore the last 12 months 8:22 AM Jan 21st from web
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Twitter / Dan Christensen: After the success of no pants day on Trimet bus and trains they are going to have NO BRAINS DAY today. Very excited to see who rides. 9:29 AM Jan 17th from web
Twitter / Dan Christensen: Ready for my sunday bus drive portland oregon Line 12, have top hat rill roll. three to midnight. See ya sunday. 12:32 AM Jan 17th from web
Twitter / Atomic Taco: @oranviri Well when I was a kid I had AOL. I suppose their logo resmbles TriMet's current logo. 6:42 PM Jan 19th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Caleb Bushner: @MayorSamAdams does it right. I <3 @trimet. RT @TreeHugger: US Public Transit Riders Save $9,200/yr Compared to Drivers http://bit.ly/6DoinG 2:08 PM Jan 19th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Kelly Temple: goiing to be late to class. gotta love trimet. 4:02 PM Jan 19th from mobile web
Twitter / Karen Evans: OMG! I have a radar app! I can track @trimet buses w/ it! SWEET! 5:18 PM Jan 19th from twidroid
Twitter / mileskane: @RobertDMorse Why pay? When people freeload, it hurts the entire community. Trimet's budget woes barely allow it to maintain basic service. 1:41 PM Jan 19th from Tweetie
Twitter / Tim Chin: Omg, crazy man on trimet... Literally crazy 2:49 PM Jan 18th from txt
Twitter / Brett: #trimet #ghettofabulous http://twitpic.com/ykyaf 4:55 PM Jan 17th from twidroid
Twitter / Brett: Damn, seriously?changing your baby's diaper on the max? #trimet #whatthefuck 4:48 PM Jan 17th from twidroid
Twitter / specialj: Ah trimet. My fault for missing the bus I should have been on, their fault for being 10 min late on the next one. Prob miss my transfer :( 5:04 PM Jan 16th from web
Sandy man beaten on Gresham MAX platform will get $75,000
Hey @trimet this was on the 15 belmont. FYI
TriMet light-rail substation incorporates art, wind, sun
TriMet: South Terminus Energy Project
Twitter / Meg Krugel: i've long loved public transit, but today, #trimet driver humiliated me and brought me to tears. needless to say, the love affair is over.
Twitter / spidermitch: Dear @TriMet, thanks for once again wasting my time with a mysterious evaporating bus. I'm taking a dump in the back of the 35. Good day. MM 7:40 AM Jan 19th from TweetDeck
Filming on @trimet.
Twitter / Lynn Twiss: #trimet MAX driver totally just talked smack over the PA to two riders that caused the train to stop at a light. 11:23 PM Jan 16th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Laura Jane: I am riding @trimet for the first time today! This is a big step for a former Metro girl...wish me luck. 2:23 PM Jan 16th from twidroid
Twitter / L Benjamin Fenton: Drama on the Max: I just saw some kid run away when a TriMet Officer tried to give him a 75$ ticket. He got away. 11:32 AM Jan 16th from txt
Twitter / Amanda Wolfe: Are the folks who program the Trimet trip planner on drugs? To get to Kennedy school from the Pearl, it says Blue to 82nd, then #72? WTF? 9:41 PM Jan 15th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Chris Ross: @trimet Bus drivers selectively enforcing formally fareless square--the more insane and rude you act, the more likely you are to get a pass. 6:47 PM Jan 15th from Tweetie
Twitter / Nik Anderson: @trimet very exciting! Bus driver at the rose garden came across the center line to almost hit me head on. I was the white Subaru, honking. 5:27 PM Jan 15th from TweetDeck
Twitter / adrienne morris: Fuck you, trimet, due to your incorrect timing i'm probably getting a write up at work. YOU'RE SO CONVENIENT. 5:23 PM Jan 15th from txt
Twitter / swansonx4: Pretty sure TriMet is trying to crush my will to live today... 5:00 PM Jan 15th from Twee
Twitter / smartasskicker: And i ask, yet again... When did Trimet get so dysfunctional? What a waste of time. 5:00 PM Jan 15th from txt
Twitter / Mandi Baldwin: @Dan_Christensen Tell all your brethren that I am VERY impressed w/ the professionalism and friendliness of all the PDX trimet people I meet 1:18 AM Jan 15th from web
Twitter / morgaN Star: really enjoys the daily adventure that is trimet 10:51 PM Jan 14th from Swift
Twitter / Mandi Baldwin: Watching some serious drama unfold on the train #trimet 9:56 PM Jan 14th from twidroid
Twitter / Brennan: The 44 bus smells like the inside of a hobo's armpit. Sorry to offend any hobos on Twitter/facebook. #pdx #trimet #fb 9:31 PM Jan 14th from txt
Twitter / Danny Chaoflux: Trimet ticket machine had epic unescapable error message via windows 95 looking popup. Trimet cops hassling people who got onboard anyhow. 5:50 PM Jan 14th from Twigee
YouTube - TriMet Buzzing Lamp at major bus stop.3gp [may be 61X stop at Beaverton TC]
Twitter / malken19: VR FRAK YEAH!!!! SOMEONE TURNED MY WALLET INTO TRIMET. JUST FOUND IT AT LOST AND FOUND!!!:) in Portland, OR http://loopt.us/UCfemw.t 10:49 AM Jan 14th from Loopt
Twitter / Jane Pellicciotto: New to the bus. Very impressed by TriMet's site structure and features. They've thought of everything. http://tr.im/KpbM 10:44 AM Jan 14th from web
Twitter / Weston Ruter: Ugh, there are waaay too many buses on line 8 Jackson Park to OHSU and Veteran's Hospital… Every. Single. Bus. @TriMet 9:20 AM Jan 14th from web
Twitter / Meredith L Thomasson: Hey @trimet, want to know why your ridership is so low? MAX trains don't stop long enough for people to get on board! 8:06 AM Jan 14th from Tweetie
Twitter / cthulhubert: Class got out 20 minutes early because the teacher kinda spaced. But Trimet would still get me home same time as waiting for the shuttle. 8:09 PM Jan 13th from txt
Twitter / Peter: @OregonianBiz Really? They must have stellar pr. Since the horrific bus line changes they refuse to address you'd think TriMet was pro rider 7:45 PM Jan 13th from Seesmic
Twitter / Rayleen Courtney: Getting on the westbound Max in NE, with grocery totes... right before a Blazer game. Epic TriMet fail. 7:14 PM Jan 13th from txt
Twitter / Andy Sherwood: It's always disturbing when you can smell skeezy people before you see them on MAX. #trimet 6:22 PM Jan 13th from TweetDeck
NYC Follows TriMet's Lead on Open Source
Twitter / ginarau: Sad to report that there is little to no use of "excuse me" when trying to get off a crowded @trimet train - more of a push. What happened? 5:02 PM Jan 13th from Twikini
Twitter / Joshua Ray : Got to love drivers with attitudes #trimet #fail 8:22 AM Jan 13th from Swift
Twitter / MrMojave: I haven't seen a fare inspector in weeks. So what happens when I forget my annual pass for the 1st time in a yr? Booted from train #trimet 8:15 AM Jan 13th from Twitterrific
Twitter / Hilarius: When oh when did Trimet go to shit? 11:08 PM Jan 12th from web
Father disputes TriMet video of child trapped by doors
Twitter / elliotay: found out @avatron is going to pay for an annual trimet pass for me once we move downtown. How sweet is that?! 6:49 PM Jan 12th from Tweetie
Funny, I'm on 82nd, not Division.... #trimet
Twitter / Patricia Wiggin: Why can't @trimet's 57 line EVER be on time!?!? Shoot me. 4:28 PM Jan 12th from txt
Twitter / Joe Wilson: @trimet driver on bus 2531 just stopped in auto lane to pick me up, rather than cut off man on bike in bike lane. Awesome. More please. 4:19 PM Jan 12th from Echofon
Twitter / Lisa Vequinox: police the rude drivers of Trimet. Things are getting out of hand. create new jobs in pdx that way with undercover riders! 1:00 PM Jan 12th from web
Twitter / Lisa Vequinox: Someone needs to police the rude drivers of Trimet. Things are getting out of hand. My DH asked a simple question and driver ignored him. 12:58 PM Jan 12th from web
Twitter / Katrina Wheeler: @seschloss @oregonian @TriMet Service also seems to be more frequent & more accessible in areas where its not needed as much 11:35 AM Jan 12th from web
Twitter / Chad Solomon: @oranviri Yes, But KCM can count via fares, TriMet does not log passes or transfers as you get on like KCM does. 7:58 AM Jan 12th from web
Twitter / Jenna: Also: I think I missed a memo from trimet changing bus schedules AGAIN. Feck. 5:10 AM Jan 12th from Echofon
Twitter / Oran Viriyincy: @atomictaco Oh and TriMet's old logo arrowheads partly resemble a Triforce, a powerful relic from Zelda. 6:41 PM Jan 19th from Tweetie
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
OregonLive.com MAX-tagged stories
Washington lawmakers look to strengthen cell phone law | Oregon Local News - OregonLive.com
--Can you be pulled over in Oregon for holding a cucumber up to your ear ?
U.S. will credit light rail and streetcars for environmental, economic, livability benefits | Oregon Environmental News - – OregonLive.com
After all the rage, TriMet says it handled Dec. 29 snowstorm pretty well | Oregon Environmental News - – OregonLive.com
Trimet says afternoon MAX problems fixed, but expect delays to ripple into rush hour | Oregon Local News - OregonLive.com
Recession blamed for riders deserting TriMet | Oregon Local News - OregonLive.com
Jobs bill in Congress could bring more roads, transit money to Oregon | Oregon Environmental News - – OregonLive.com
Obama seeks to save Massachusetts Senate seat, health care vote | Oregon Local News - OregonLive.com [I know you're from there]
Bill Sizemore's OregonLive.com comments
Monday, January 11, 2010
Twitter / antonymity: The Triforce is hidden in TriMet's logo. 5:42 PM Jan 9th from txt
Twitter / Jan Anderson: Wishing @DARTmedia ran buses & trains as often as @TriMet does! Burrrrrrrrrrrr 4:01 PM Jan 9th from Echofon
Twitter / Joe Carey: replaced the family car with http://trimet.org and http://www.zipcar.com. 3:03 PM Jan 9th from web
Twitter / Josh Belville: I'm sitting in Car 205, aka the Gunter Ernst Car, the first car to be delivered to TriMet in 1997. #themoreyouknow 2:13 PM Jan 9th from txt
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Erik Dewhurst (erikdewhurst) on Twitter: @jeffboek yep, just hopped on the bus with it. The 6' guy with the Mohawk didn't even look twice at me or the computer. #trimet 2:44 PM Jan 7th from web
Working at home due to downtown pdx power outage. Took my work desktop home on the bus. Actually getting work done now. 1:46 PM Jan 7th from web
Twitter / ADRIIIIIIIIAAAAAN!!!: got to school two minutes late. they made me call Trimet to prove that there was a power outage and the MAX was super behind. 9:55 AM Jan 7th from txt
Twitter / Joseph Rose: A thankless job? ;-) RT @trimet: We are currently seeking candidates for the Executive Director, Operations position. http://bit.ly/6HDWMh 1:07 PM Jan 7th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Mary Peveto: Kudos to pdx trimet for keeping things running through the rose qtr power outage. Still getting me where I need to go on time. 1:43 PM Jan 7th from Echofon
Twitter / John Chandler: I'm brushing up on my Spanish thanks to recorded TriMet announcements. #laultimaparadainlazonauno 5:38 PM Jan 7th from mobile web
Twitter / Locket2You.com: .@TheSquare Does this mean I can board a @trimet bus or train with a "suspended transfer" for a year? 6:34 PM Jan 7th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Rian: OH "doo doo doo doo you've now entered the Trimet zone." 10:13 PM Jan 7th from HTC Peep
Twitter / Kassiane: @Trimet your eastbound guy on the 14 whos way behind is a shining example of why no1 w.other options chooses trimet. #crabbyundermedicat ... 12:01 AM Jan 8th from txt
Twitter / Mark Baker: Used new Milwaukie Park-Ride for 1st time this a.m., took 99 express - awesome. #trimet 8:35 AM Jan 8th from TweetDeck
Twitter / inessa monique vitko: give your @trimet operator a break! RT @pdxcommute: Driving, commute-related jobs among 2010's worst: http://bit.ly/8yuv68 #pdx #jobs 8:57 AM Jan 8th from HootSuite
Twitter / Cynthia : Almost 3 hrs waiting 4 transport & in transit w/TriMet Lift has left me in PAIN. If I could stand on my head I'd be okay, lol! 3:07 PM Jan 8th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Emily Gibson: Dear trimet...i am on the #17 and it smells like poop barf shit 3:24 PM Jan 8th from TweetDeck
Twitter / Tyler Spencer: I am witnessing 1 of 2 possible things: 2 intergalatic military masterminds OR two very nerdy gentlemen discussing video games. Ahh Trimet
Twitter / Travis Mielonen: @trimet really long time w/ no complaints. But long wait at union station & at steel bridge with no ancmts & roudy croud.. info is all they
@trimet finally some info! But the guys on their phones were too loud to hear the announcement. Did hear delays all the way to gateway. :(
Twitter / jennifer green: Bit of weird action at Sunset TC? TriMet gets help from PdxPolice. Why is this girl poking the transit cop?
How thoughtful on Flickr - Photo Sharing! Someone graffitied the actual correct information onto this bus stop sign.
Twitter / Brett: The rain increases #trimet riders leading to crowded bus, this increases #stress and more #weirdshit goes down on the bus #cause&effect
King County, Washington salary database, including some lowly-paid transit operators
Video: KGW reporter blown over by 100 mph Gorge winds | Northwest Headlines - OregonLive.com