Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Streetcar System Maps

And not to scale, since the Taylor stop appears closer than the Central Library stop to the MAX line, which its not.

Bus Stop Placement Fail

Not only is it in the grass that gets squishy after rain fall, but there was a smell of dog poo everywhere (Land Mines?)

Riders Helping Riders

By writing the stop number anywhere they can find space....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poll Results - many transit agencies are cutting back, should everyone sacrifice something??

Mostly, You all want to see management take the big cuts. Maybe if they just planned better? All in all, its a rough time for many transit agencies, and we hate to see whats happening to the service levels and what its leaving those who depend on it no choices..

No, Just raise fares/Cut Service
2 (22%)
No, Just Management
5 (55%)
Yes, Union and Non-Union employees
1 (11%)
Yes, All Employees and Riders.
1 (11%)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chalk another WES Disruption up

On Tuesday, March 23, four of the 16 afternoon WES trips will be provided by shuttle buses.

The folks at TriMet are too busy

to worry about Bus Stop signage being correct.

So what this tells me is, when we get downtown, the bus will turn on 2nd, bringing me closer to my destination. What the sign does not tell you is this routing changed 10 months ago! So once we can *run* the system well, then we can *build* more. In the meantime, get this fixed, this IS misleading information and can cause a customer to snarl at a driver for information the driver can not fix! You have been informed.

A Late night

0:09 am

*not* 12:09am

but hey, it showed up, was happy camper.

TriMet vs. Portland Police on obeying the law

The part you can not see is the opposing light is still red. TriMet is tucked very nicely behind the stop line, meanwhile the Portland Police car is more than half way in the crosswalk. The the police are supposed to set the example, another reason why the public respect rate is so low.

TriMet changes Service Cuts proposal

Based on customer feedback, they have revised the service cut plan.

Some of the changes to the proposal include:
Line 154 was saved form being eliminated.
No Weekend bus lines are being eliminated, those proposed will see hours of service reductions.
Looking at WES cuts.

Now you have more time to get your feedback in, let them know what you think by April 23rd:

Web: Feedback form

Comment line: 503-962-5806

Fax: 503-962-6469

Mail: TriMet-MK2, 4012 SE 17th Ave., Portland, OR 97202

TTY: 503-238-5811 (7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Change in the Winds at TriMet

The Oregonian story about it is here

Erik Halsted's "List of Accomplishments" is here

Ranting Al has his take here

Friday, March 5, 2010

TriMet Transit Tracker Tracking MAX trains!

Since August 2009 these screens and the Transit Tracker all have been displaying times for trains arrivals. Now, its actually tracking, finally!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Train hits AC Transit bus in Oakland


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Metrolink in Southern California Gets its new cars

See their video of the cars being off loaded: