May 23, 2006
British Columbia Officials Study Light Rail in Portland
Portland regularly sends delegations to Vancouver to study their solutions to urban issues. But apparently our neighbors to the north think they can learn a thing or two from us.
No word on whether serpentine operation on the Transit Mall was discussed.
May 23, 2006 9:45 AM
Jason McHuff Says:
I think I read about that. I'm not sure if it was that article but I did find it odd that they were talking about having it up there. Oh, and they're certainly not the first delegation to visit our system--Las Vegas even has a video about their visit.
And I like your last paragraph...
May 23, 2006 10:11 AM
I kind of like the idea of neighboring cities in a region like the Pacific Northwest regularly visiting each other to see how they tackle issues like transportation, to get some ideas. Especially since Vancouver B.C.(on many forums and blogs I often differentiate the two Vancouvers by the rivers they are on, in the case of BC, the Fraser).
Also, although the Canada Line to Richmond and the Airport will be a SkyTrain, the Evergreen Line to Port Coquitlam is to be using conventional Light Rail, so I can see why they would visit other cities, to get some diverse views on it, as the only examples they have of conventional Light Rail are Calgary and Edmonton.(The latter was the first modern system in Canada, and possibly North America).