Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 1 – High-Capacity Projects

Last Wednesday, Chris sat down with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane for a discussion focused on your questions. This has become a sort of annual tradition for Portland Transport, and this year we were very pleased to be hosted by the Portland Opera – the Opera headquarters is located on the east bank of the Willamette just inches (48 to be specific) from the new transit/bike/ped bridge currently under construction.

The interview session is divided into four videos. We’ll be posting one a day this week – here’s Part 1:

Part 1 is mainly about high-capacity projects, now and in the future. Here’s some of the questions addressed:

  • Will the new bridge be open for bikes and peds before transit operations begin?
  • How will the “Orange Line” be operated? Will it interline with the Yellow Line?
  • What is the fate of high capacity to Clark County now that the CRC is officially dead?
  • How does the vote in Tigard affect SW Corridor planning? What’s TriMet’s view on what the ballot measure means?
  • Is a transit tunnel serving OHSU still on the table
  • Is the Powell/Division corridor being positioned to leapfrog the SW Corridor project?
  • Does TriMet have a strong modal preference (BRT, LRT) for the Powell/Division project?

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Check out Neil’s responses in the video and give us your take in the comments.

2 Comments

2 Responses to Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 1 – High-Capacity Projects

  1. Douglas K.
    April 3, 2014 at 8:35 am Link

    I still don’t see the point of calling the Milwaukie MAX line the “Orange Line” since it’s going to interline with Yellow. Seems a LOT easier to make it the Yellow line all the way through, and just indicate the destination (Union Station or Expo Center; PSU or Milwaukie) on the train itself. That seems easier from a rider perspective than changing colors downtown.

  2. Stan
    April 5, 2014 at 8:22 am Link

    Thanks for this, very well done.

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