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