From the Driver Side
Musings from a contemplative bus operator's point of view, by Deke N. Blue.
Tangents and Guests
Madame Guttersnipe Speaks
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Schedules Stink Worse than...
Beating a dead horse more than once involves a risk that the horse hasn't yet died and is poised to kick you right betwixt the eyes....
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Damn the Whole Mess
James Taylor in concert with Carole King Portland, OR 2010 "Well I left the job about 5 o'clock Fifteen minutes to go three bl...
Monday, July 17, 2017
You're In My Two-Wheeled Prayers
Bus operators and bicyclists are sometimes at odds when it comes to sharing the road. Maneuvering a 20-ton vehicle among other vehicles,...
Sunday, July 16, 2017
You Left Two Seconds Early!
You don't want us to leave early, not even just a few seconds. Nor do you want us running late, no matter the circumstances. Transit ...
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tips for Newbies
It's not cool to rag on fellow operators, but there are a lot of newbies out there who are still learning. So instead of growling...
Monday, July 10, 2017
Us vs. Them
Why do we put up with it? We certainly don't need management's meddling. Instead of finding new ways to harass those who do th...
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Dear Bus Hating Motorists and Others
Man. Though I do it for a living, I sure hate to drive here. It's become so bad in Portland our 12 bridges have voted to go on strik...
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