Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
I would like to express a concern regarding TriMet bus driver Dan
Christensen on the following two items:
1) Dan Christensen's instructions to the general public for a
cyclist to be killed. In a post titled "PORTLAND! KILL THIS
Christensen provides a photograph of the cyclist and states :
"*However as a holder of your life I think now after long hours of
contemplation I shall exercise the death option. In closing I would
say that though I can only keep my fingers crossed and hope that
there takes me up on my plea, I will be lucky and blessed if
*2) Dan Christensen's use of the racial slur, "Japs". In a post
Trimet Lost Tens of Millions, Christensen states: *
*"The Problem is everyone loves to point fingers. They love a good
and what's better than someone you can dump all your blame on. Man
awesome!. It's been a while since America has had a good villain.
Native Americans, Nazi's Japs, Communists and to a lesser extent
It is very difficult to support TriMet as an organization when its
keep crossing every line imaginable. Coupling Christensen's
solicitation for murder and racism with Al Margulies's filming in
bathrooms, discrimination against the disabled and it seems the
only embarrassment TriMet drivers have yet to commit is drug
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Take notice of comment where someone named Marcus Griffith attempts to get me fired, and my response to it quoting the actual Trimet regulations, which I am following to the letter.
LIES BEING SPREAD ABOUT ME-SOMEBODY BY THE NAME OF "JANET DELAWARE" MAKES THE FOLLOWING FALSE ACCUSATION
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2nd email from janel delaware follows:
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1st email from JANET DELAWARE FOLLOWS-never heard of her before this email:
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I have been following the Trimet/Bicycle discussion on Bike
Portland and Rantings of a Trimet Driver blogs. As much as I am
pleased to see some constructive dialog occurring, I am horrified
by Mr. Margulles' blatant disregard for the safety of his
passengers and other road users.
There is no excuse for Mr. Margulles to distract himself from the
safe operation of the bus entrusted into his care. Far too many
lives depend on the alert and attentive care of a bus driver for
distractions to be tolerated as standard operation procedure. The
fact that Mr. Margulles distraction was his participation in
creating a personal podcast underlines Mr. Margulles' distorted
value system. There is nothing Mr. Margulles has to say that is
more valuable than the lives of the people his continuing
Why Mr. Margulles could not wait the bus was stopped, or when he
was no longer on his work shift to record his unprofessional rant
is beyond comprehension.
The fact that Mr. Margulles uses his seemingly Trimet approved and
funded podcasts to lash out at members of the public deteriorates
public trust in Trimet. A public employee has no right to retaliate
or intimate the public for engaging in good faith efforts to
address public concerns.
Besides the blatant safety and retaliation aspects of Mr.
Margulles' unprofessional conduct, there is a public employee
ethics concern. Public empolyees can not ethical use work time for
personal projects or outside employment.
Mr. Margulles' improper conduct distracts from the constructive
dialog occurring to address mass transit safety matters.
Regrettable, Mr. Margulles' hard charging commitment to improper
conduct on and off the clock means that there are few, if any,
viable resolutions that include Mr. Margulles' employment in a
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We hope you're ok
and wish you a Good week
Morgan & Othello
Although they did contact me, I was not home till late and could not deal with anymore media stories right now.
I just saw your report on my blog and am deeply disappointed that you did not let me speak to this story.
Although you did contact me I do not get home until late at night and was too tired to deal with any more media stories.
I'll say the same thing to you that I said to KGW, at no time did I endanger any passengers on any bus I drove and the fact that the media has decided to cover this "flame war" is disgraceful.
The complaints all came from BIKEPORTLAND.ORG members who just wanted to shut me up because I was sick and tired of them lying and embellishing complaints against Trimet bus drivers.
There has never been even one complaint from an actual passenger who rides any of my buses regarding this subject.
My driving record is my defense.
The only people that have any authority in this matter are TRIMET management personnel who make the rules for me, not the media and not KATU!
Contrary to popular belief Trimet management represents decades of experience in handling issues relating to transit operators and operations.
Trimet's overall safety record is above industry standards bringing into question the media's motivation with stories such as this.
Trimet driver with 14 years of safe driving
I hope that things turn out good for you, and that the public and media don't eat you alive, because I believe what you do is not only safe, but informative. I have learned so much about both whats great and whats horrible about trimet.
Here's hoping this doesn't get out of hand
Jack Bogdanski has posted Griffith's strange yet rich history of filing complaints, advocating nude biking and apparent fare jumping on Bojack.org.
West Vancouver and Downtown
Rose Village: Henry Willis says his daily display of used bikes for sale isn’t a business — although he has a state business license. The city of Vancouver disagrees.
Rose Village: A renegade bicycle business based on somebody’s front lawn should have bit the dust by the end of this month. Marcus Griffith of Arnada pursued a long-standing complaint against Henry Willis, who’s been operating the “Old Bike Man” shop near East 25th Street and Fort Vancouver Way — just behind Burgerville — for years. According to correspondence from Vancouver police officer Drue Russell to Griffith, Willis has “continued to deny that he was running a business, even though he is buying and selling bikes, displaying multiple bikes with price tags, obtained a business license from the state and has established a history of police reports” regarding purchase and sales of stolen bikes. Russell eventually appealed to Willis’ landlord, Robert Wood of F Street, who promised to resolve the matter before July.
Original story here
fired from the C-Tran Citizens Advisory Committee in April 2010
expelled from Clark College