Portland Transport was invited along with other local media to cover Friday Morning’s TriMet Orange Line “First Ride” press event. During the ride, and just after, we were able to briefly interview TriMet management and public officials, including: Neil McFarlane, General Manager, TriMet Jeff Merkley, US Senator, Oregon (D) Steve Novick, Commissioner, City of Portland […]
TriMet held a celebratory press event today, with the first-ever passenger service on the Orange Line and across the new Tilikum Crossing. We were able to conduct interviews with Governor Brown, Senator Merkley, Commissioner Novick, TriMet’s Neil McFarlane and others. Those interviews will be posted tomorrow. For now… A teaser with a bit of transit […]
Even as desensitized as our culture has become to vehicular violence, the tragedy of February 22nd, 2015 is a tough one to stomach. That day, three children—ages 4,5, and 8—were run down while crossing a street in Springfield. They were crossing legally, in a crosswalk, with the signal. The driver of the car that killed […]
Metro has released an online map tool, designed to let the community comment on the SW Corridor Plan through May 22nd. Comments will be shared with the project Steering Committee. There is also a community forum scheduled Tuesday, May 12th at Wilson High School, from 6-8:30pm.
Listen to the show (mp3, 24.7MB) Tori and Alon talk with Diana Rempe and Ben Hodgson of the Street Books project, “a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside.”
Ron Swaren is a regular reader and frequent commenter on Portland Transport Regional Edmonton, Alberta transit agency Strathcona County Transit purchased 14 double decker buses in 2013 for the Sherwood Park to downtown Edmonton route of approximately 8 miles. These are the familiar design used in other Canadian cities, the Alexander Dennis Enviro 500, with […]
OK, it’s a full week since the Ides of April, but another open thread for everyone. Portland has legalized (for now) uber and Lyft. One condition placed on uber and Lyft drivers is a city business license. Taxi drivers and cab companies are, naturally, unhappy. TriMet toots its horn about service increases leading to ridership […]
Listen to the show (mp3, 26.5MB) Alon and Jocelyn talk with PBOT Director Leah Treat and Manager of Policy, Planning and Projects Art Pearce about Vision Zero, the Comprehensive Plan, Transportation System Plan and other important planning processes.
Today, TriMet president Neil McFarlane and Metro president Tom Hughes announced the start of a new transit project, the Hood and Central Oregon Corridor. This project, a 210-mile (338km) extension of the Blue Line, would provide light rail service to Sandy, Mount Hood, Madras, Redmond, Bend, and Sunriver. The line would end at a transit […]
The Great Eight in the NCAA tourney are now set, the Final Four will be decided by Sunday. Time for another Open Thread. Oregon Business encourages greater private-sector (and public/private) participation in transit. The population of the Portland/Vancouver MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) is now estimated to be 2.35M. (Note: The “MSA” is defined to include […]