City Schedules Transportation Funding Option Town Halls

From the Portland Bureau of Transportation: Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs and funding options at the Our Streets PDX town hall events:  Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St. Thursday, April 17: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente’s […]

Transit Planning Practice in the Age of Transit-Oriented Development

PSU Transportation Seminar Speaker: Ian Carlton, UC Berkeley Topics: Transit Planning Practice in the Age of Transit-Oriented Development When: Friday, April 11, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Transit serves as backbone infrastructure for many regional and local visions for sustainable urban development. Also, many modern policies predicate transit funding on the […]

Final Four Open Thread

The Final Four starts tonight (and the women’s Final Four tomorrow), so it’s time for another open thread. Metro is engaging in public outreach over the “future of our transportation system”.  The Multnomah County meeting has already occurred, but forums in Clackamas and Washington Counties are still upcoming. Metro Councilor Bob Stacey is proposing a […]

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Responding to a request from a reader, we’ve added an e-mail subscription feature to Portland Transport. You can now get all new posts e-mailed to you. Just scroll to the bottom of the right sidebar to find the form.

KBOO Bike Show: Elly Blue

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Steph and new host Alon Raab are joined by author/publisher/speaker/advocate Elly Blue. They dispel myths and discuss her new book “Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy” (she asks that you buy it from an independent bookstore), her zine and book publishing, the women’s bicycle movement and a wide range of […]

Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 4 – Potpourri

And now, the final segment of our video interview with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane. This episode, “Potpourri”, featuring a variety of your questions. Topics include: Bikes on MAX cars – are there ways to add capacity? Bike parking and bikeshare at MAX stations TriMet’s take on carbon emissions – what will it take to get to […]

Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 3 – Service Planning

Here is Part 3 of our recent interview with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane, based on your questions. This segment is shorter than the others and deals solely with the topic of service planning, especially in suburban areas and more densely-populated areas currently lacking in comprehensive transit service. Segment Navigation: Part 1 of 4 – High-Capacity Projects […]

Powell -Division Rapid Transit Inspection

As study progresses on the Powell Division Rapid Transit project, many of us are pondering how Metro will come down on this project. Which street will carry the new service? What will the new service look like? What can we expect in terms of return on investment? Scotty provided some great background on potential designs […]

Your Questions For Neil, “Round 5″, Part 2 – Ridership / Operations / Budget

Yesterday, we posted the first in a series of videos featuring Portland Transport’s interview with TriMet’s Neil McFarlane, based on your questions. Today, here’s Part 2… Today’s topics are Ridership, Operations and Budget: Recent press about transit at historically high levels, but TriMet’s has not fully recovered to pre-2009. Some service has recently been restored, […]

HUMP-IT: TriMet and BTA introduce “Active Transit”

For a long time, activists have frequently lumped public transit (including bus, Streetcar, and light rail) together in with various means of human-powered locomotion, including walking and bicycling.  Today, TriMet and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance are proud to announce the HUMP-IT program.  HUMP-IT, or Human Powered Intermodal Transportation, is intended to usher in a new […]