November 21, 2006
In an interview in the Daily Journal of Commerce, TriMet General Manager Fred Hansen describes himself as:
... one of the lucky ones because ... I can take the (bus) without changing downtown.
Fred talks about everything from Commuter Rail to The I-205 line to efficiency efforts at the agency.
November 22, 2006 7:30 PM
Terry Parker Says:
A “... one of the lucky ones because ... I can take the (bus) without changing downtown.”
B This comment only demonstrates Portland does NOT have a truly regional transit system; Portland’s transit system is for the most part only a to and from downtown system. .
November 23, 2006 9:23 AM
Bob R. Says:
Portland’s transit system is for the most part only a to and from downtown system.
My response is simply: Look at a map. There are plenty of cross-region routes, and most people here have argued that there should be more suburb-to-suburb connections. Also, while I am a bit skeptical of costs, it should be noted that one major new investment, Washington Co. Commuter Rail, is completely suburb-to-suburb.
- Bob R.
PS... Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Time to stop blogging for a day. :-)
November 24, 2006 11:20 PM
Jason McHuff Says:
OK, Thanksgiving is over. Back to the blogosphere [a word that Firefox 2 doesn't know]. :)
There may be commutes that unnecessarily go through downtown and outer areas that have poor service. However, living on the other side of downtown, it only makes since for Fred to go through it. What I would like to know is if he planned not needing to transfer. Not as in re-routing of bus lines but as in picking a place to live based on commuting. Also, I-205 MAX is another project which does not serve downtown.
Overall, it was a pretty decent article.