Port Authority

Port Authority Jagoff Posting

Just told some people the other night that this is the kind of stuff the blog started with.

Not much to say other than, in your Professional-driver-Remember-who-the-customer-is-Union-apprenticeship-training, do they teach ya what a curb is and do they explain that those things on each side of the bus are MIRRORS for looking at the traffic behind you and they are NOT just to be used like my daughter uses them – to check her hair!!!!

Did ya used to drive for the Gateway Clipper boats where they KINDA pull in then drop a walkway over to the dock?   Customer Service Hint: Pull over and pick that customer up!!!

It’s No WONDER why I never let a bus merge in front of me when given the chance. I would rather let a 1987 Dodge Aries K car driven by an old guy with a tweed hat with a 50-Year AAA Membership bumper sticker on it drive in front of me.  At least he HAS AN EXCUSE for holding up traffic, YA JAGOFF!!!


It Just Takes One Bus……

Ok… one bad apple doesn’t spoil the whole bunch (insert whatever other cliche you want).  No doubt I have seen some GOOD bus drivers.  BUT, I can pretty much assure that ALL of you have seen this.

So the theory behind buses is that they’re  supposed to create LESS traffic, right?  But, here at the blog, we have ANOTHER theory…it only takes one bus to screw up a whole line of traffic!  You see traffic held up on a main road… you just assume it’s a bus…unless you’re at the Squirrel Hill Tunnels.

Now, just so you know, this bus WAS stopped taking on a passenger when this picture was taken and, while it’s hard to tell, the red car on the right isn’t even close to the bus stop.  Also, you would think that the passenger would LOVE to step up into a bus from the curb as opposed to stepping out into curb-slush and walking out into the middle of the street.  But noooooooooooooo let’s save the power steering fluid for something more difficult… budgets are tight these days!!!

Bus drivers, we know you have it tough… feeling bullied with everyone doing their best to speed around you and cut you off but REALLY???  You can’t pull that thing in any closer to the curb?

Pretty sure that your CUSTOMER would appreciate it if you’d pull over to the side of the road to pick up them up aaaaaaaaaaand….if you do that, the ever-growing line of cars that have been behind you for the last 5 stop lights and 9 bus stops, in which some are male drivers over the age of 65 and have to pee frequently, would be able to go around you and go on about our life’s work, YA JAGOFF!!!

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What In The Hell Mate???


For anyone that thinks we are alone in Port Authority misery, check this out.  This is from Perth, Australia.   Now keep in mind, they drive on the wrong side of the road down unda….. but…common sense still has a role… except when dealing with the local bus transportation BLOKES!

So this is rush hour.  This is a bus that had to pick up people from the LEFT and then the next move it had to make was get all the way over to the RIGHT for a right-hand turn!!!!!  Kinda reminds you of being in Downtown Pittsburgh at Stanwix Street when buses are screwing everything up …. getting a green traffic light and then stopping 10-feet through the light to drop of 60 passengers while everyone else WAITS to get through the light.

What logic goes into this stuff??  It just continues to feed our theory that “it takes 1 bus, to screw up traffic!

The sad part is, this maneuver made TOTAL SENSE for some “traffic engineer” to design this on paper or an APP.  Yeah, sure.  The bus has to cross 4 lanes of traffic during rush hour.  That should be just fine!!!!!

And don’t blame the driver, they would have never designed this on their own!!!!

We’re thinking the designer of this route is that SAME smart alec KID that grew up at Seven Springs skiing across all of the trails…..crossing Green Square trails over Black Diamond Trails.  Hell, why not throw in an “I stop for bingos!” Dodge Aries K car in the mix somewhere too???

Hey, like the German car engineers say to the Japanese car engineers…. the reason the German cars are better is because the German engineers actually DRIVE CARS!!!  Hey Transportation Engineers, ya might want to get on one of those buses and see how these routes REALLY GO.  And while you’re doing that, you will probably realize that the silly money-taking machines you’ve installed in the front of the bus take a dollar-bill slower than my Depression-experienced grandfather, Ya Jagoffs!!!!

Thanks to @beaup33p from Twitter in AUSTRALIA for the pic and for being our Honorary Jagoff Catcher today!!!!!!

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