TRIMET GOLF TOURNAMENT
Individual Tri-Met Golf Tournament
August 1st 7:30am shotgun start.
Stonecreek Golf Coarse.
$75.00 per person
Trouphies, KP's, Long drive, door prizes,
Barbecue lunch. Carts included.
Send entries to
Doug Tilson #1781
720 SW Willowcreek Dr.
Aloha Oregon 97006
Entries due by July 25th.
BUS SHELTER NOTICE
helter installation crews return to Mall
Over the course of the summer, crews plan to finish installing shelters on the Portland Mall. When they’re working at a location, the shelter and the area around it will be barricaded. No stop closures are expected. Instead, we plan to temporarily relocate the first position back to the end of the barricades. A sign at the temporary first position will read “STOP OPEN. BOARD HERE.”
Bus operators will continue to follow SOPs for serving Mall stops, with one modification:
· After you finish serving the stop, stay in the service lane and pull up to the stop bar. From there, you can observe and obey the service lane signal.
SOPs for serving Mall bus stops (summary)
· Enter the service lane at the head of the block and pull the bus fully into the first open bus position.
· If the service lane is full, wait in the transitway or bus only lane in the previous block until the closest bus position is available.
· Continue to move forward in the service lane through each bus position.
· Load and unload intending passengers from the first and second bus positions
Q&A: Shelter installation and Mall operations
What will the crews do?
1.Install roof. 2.Seal roof. 3.Install TransitTracker (flat-screen & audio). 4.Install bench & windscreen
How will I know if my stop is affected?
When possible, customers and operators will be notified ahead of time via email and paper notices.
The most current information will be on the street. Watch for STOP OPEN. BOARD HERE. signs.
Where will they set up?
Equipment and supplies will be kept within the barricades; vehicles will be parked off the Mall.
How long will each stop be affected?
It will vary, but should be in the range of 2-4 days. In some locations, they will set up once to install the roof, and return later in the summer to complete additional steps. In others, they will get all the steps done at once.
Lines 19 & 20: E. Burnside reroute begins 5/24
Eight Burnside stops and one on 16th will be closed for several months
Beginning Sunday, May 24, lines 19-Glisan and 20-Burnside/Stark will be detoured off E. Burnside between 12th and 28th. The detour will last several months and is due to sewer construction.
Construction will be done in phases along Burnside. The start date of each section is not final at this time. TriMet is responding by starting the reroutes now to accommodate all phases. Schedules have already been adjusted.
You will find a reroute notice in your pouch. TriMet has informed customers of the change via signs at the closed stops, email alerts, paper service alerts, on-street outreach and other methods.
Stops on Burnside between 12th and 28th will close. Buses will not serve stops on NE 28th.
Buses will run on Sandy between 12th and 22nd, and on Glisan between 22nd and 28th.
Stops will be added at:
· Sandy & 13th, 16th, 18th and 20th/Flanders
· Glisan & 24th and 28th
Stops on Burnside between 12th and 28th will close.
Buses will run on Sandy between 12th and 22nd, on Glisan between 22nd and 28th and on 28th between Glisan and Burnside.
Stops will be added at:
· Sandy & 13th, 16th, 18th and 20th/Flanders
· Glisan & 24th
· 28th & Couch and Everett, NB
· 28th & Glisan and Everett, SB
· Burnside & 28th, EB
Employee Communications Coordinator
TriMet Organization Development
EX3 or HTP2
June 22, 2009
Federal stimulus funds will add lighting along 7 miles of the I-205 multi-use path
Federal Stimulus Funds at work
On Wednesday, June 17, crews from Team Electric began drilling to add lighting along the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Multi-Use Path (MUP) near Clackamas Town Center. ODOT and TriMet are dedicating $3.8 million of federal stimulus funds to add lighting along approximately 7 miles of the I-205 MUP from SE Foster Rd in Portland south to Gladstone in Clackamas County. The MUP provides a key connection for cyclists and pedestrians to access the new MAX Green Line and the Springwater Corridor Trail between Gresham and downtown Portland. Adding lighting will enhance safety along the corridor and encourage more people to ride bikes and walk to transit.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Sustainability requires all of these but did you know that you can make the largest impact by reducing and reusing. TriMet has several programs to reuse products before we recycle them, saving energy and carbon emissions associated with recycling. For example, the copy center makes notepads made from reused drawing sets. TriMet also has office supply swap centers at the Holladay office and on the fourth floor at Center Street. For more information on reuse, check out http://trinet.trimet.org/cms/departments/sustainability. You can find information on what TriMet reuses and information about organizations that will reuse your items and keep them from the landfills. Next time you have something to get rid of, try reusing it or donating it. Don't let it go to waste!
Time to gear up for the 2009 CAREFREE COMMUTER CHALLENGE
Every July, companies throughout the Metro region, participate in the Carefree Commuter Challenge. The event offers a supportive and fun environment for trying sustainable transportation. Employees track their sustainable commute trips during July to win great prizes. Transit, walking, bicycling, carpooling and vanpooling all count, as does telecommuting. The annual event creates a change that lasts. To register, visit the DriveLess.SaveMore website and click on ‘set up your account’. You can register as late as July 31, but that means you’ll have to enter all of your trips at once. For more information, contact Robin Rudiger at 503-962-5810.
Nominate colleagues for a General Manager's Award
Do you know an individual or small group who should be recognized for their contributions, great ideas or hard work from the past 12 months? Then nominate them for a General Manager's Award. This year TriMet will recognize General Manager's Award winners on Tuesday, September 29 at a ceremony at Center Street. The award recognizes an individual employee or small employee team who has made a significant contribution in one of these six areas: communications, customer service, partnership development, promoting diversity, productivity improvement, and sustainability. These areas reflect the essential components for fulfilling TriMet's role in the community, particularly in these tough times. If you know an individual or group who warrants consideration for a GM award, submit your nomination to Carolyn Young at EX3 no later than July 17. Click here for the nomination form.
June is national Smile MonthTriMet's Wellness Program
The importance of brushing, cutting down on the frequency of sugar intake and regular visits to the dentist is the focus of National Smile Month 2009. This year’s campaign highlights the systemic links between oral health and overall body health. Scientific research links gum disease to heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and premature and low birth weight babies. For more information on good oral hygiene, visit the American Dental Association’s website at www.ada.org.
Thank you "Ask Me" volunteers
You supported our customers and operations staff during this year's Rose Festival! 65 Volunteers (25 of whom were first-timers) worked 117 shifts, assisting tens of thousands of customers in the process. "Ask Me" Volunteers came from all corners of TriMet, including ATP, Operations and Administration. Their efforts helped TriMet deliver outstanding personal service to our customers: selling fares, directing riders to shuttle buses, and keeping customers safe and informed at busy MAX stops.
Congratulations to our Rail Rodeo competitorsCongratulations to Al Fisher, John Gende and Bob White who represented TriMet at APTA’s International Rail Rodeo in Chicago. The LRV mechanics team placed a close 3rd in the maintenance categories. Also, rail operators Laura Walker and David White placed 3rd in competing events. Overall, TriMet placed 2nd out of 11 teams. Thanks to all for an outstanding performance!
Nominate colleagues for a General Manager's AwardDo you know an individual or small group who should be recognized for their contributions, great ideas or hard work from the past 12 months? Then nominate them for a General Manager's Award. This year TriMet will recognize General Manager's Award winners on Tuesday, September 29 at a ceremony at Center Street. The award recognizes an individual employee or small employee team who has made a significant contribution in one of these six areas: communications, customer service, partnership development, promoting diversity, productivity improvement, and sustainability. These areas reflect the essential components for fulfilling TriMet's role in the community, particularly in these tough times. If you know an individual or group who warrants consideration for a GM award, submit your nomination to Carolyn Young at EX3 no later than July 17.
Ridership still impacted by economyThere were 8.5 million trips taken in May 2009, down 4.3 percent from May 2008. Ridership is impacted by the recession, double-digit unemployment and lower gas prices that were at record levels last year. MAX weekend ridership was up but all other ridership categories were down.
Three sculptures installed on I-205 Project
Coming soon to a computer near youOver the last year, employees across TriMet have been hard at work converting existing TriNET content to a new system. The new site has more features than the current one, including an improved search function, and will be much easier to use and maintain. On July 1, the transition will be complete and all departments will have "cut over" to the new site. This will also usher in Phase 2 of the project, which will address more technical aspects of the site's use and incorporate additional features such as embedded video. Phase 2 is expected to take another year. Thank you for your patience as we have slowly transitioned to the new site.
On the MoveMalo Leomiti, from apprentice mechanic to journey mechanic
30 years: Michael Dodge and Michael Wilson, journey mechanics; and Walt Saling, assistant supervisor commuter rail
20 years: Jana Flores, operations specialist
15 years: Timothy Kea, senior financial analyst
10 years: Teresa Long and Brian Pearson, operators; and Charlene Mixon, dispatcher
1 year: Eric Anderson, Walter Bayless, Blaine Botel, Karen Dietz, Karen Hanson, Michael Hutchison, Justin Hyde, Jeff Key, Melvin Myers, Jeffrey Thorp and Keary Varcoe, mini-run operators
RetiredGenelle Cooper, operator,
13 years of service
James Johnson, operator,
11 years of service
20 years: Robert Shaffer, rail supervisor; William Stephan and Susan Swope, operators; and Nghia Truong, engineering technician III
15 years: Leah Robbins, manager civil construction
Curtis Gagnier, journey mechanic,
30 years of service