Friday, July 23, 2010

Poll Results: Mcfarlane was named gm

I am a bit behind on the poll, my apologies to my loyal readers on that.
Only 8 votes, but they are good votes, 74% of you think the new GM at TriMet will focus on rail over buses. 1 of you thinks bus service may improve, but not before MAX. And 1 of you thinks he really will make a difference. He has said one of his priorites is to restore bus service, but how can we carry on with that while the next MAX line is pushing forward, and TriMet is ordering only 4 new buses?

mcfarlane was named gm, do you think changes are ahead?

Yes, I think it will improve over all service
1 (12%)
Yes, but MAX will still be ahead
1 (12%)
No, This guy loves rail, and buses will still suffer
5 (62%)
No, hes a spitting image of Fred Hansen
1 (12%)

Votes so far: 8
Poll closed

Klingons Take over a Trolley Station in San Diego

San Diego MTS is a great transit system, and they know how to have a little fun. Check out their gallery on Facebook of them transforming the Gaslamp Trolley Station into Klingon Territory for this years Comic-Con Convention.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

TriMet to get Hybrids?

Don't get overly excited now. According to the FTAs Article on Stimulus funds, TriMet is getting only 18 of them.

They are going to be put on the 72, one of TriMets heavily used lines. That way, they can get destroyed, graffitti-ed on, and broken in a jiff! But hey, this is a step in the right direction, We have called for years now for them to buy hybrids, and its about damn time!

But lets take a step back..........I will believe it, when I see them take the streets! Supposedly there was a presentation about it, but since I just told you about it, theres no need to waste your time looking at a bunch of politicians toot their horns. I hope this will lead to more, better bus procurement in the future.

Theres More: TriMet always undercuts us when possible, according to the news release, they are only getting 4 to start with. Its almost "Why even bother". But with TriMet, You have to take what you can get when it comes to buses.