Transit Mall Update

Even from 2,000 miles south of fareless square, I couldn’t help but notice developments on the Transit Mall Light Rail project. Here’s the rundown:

  • The Trib is focusing on the pedestrian safety aspects of the design. Does the operational change that would give buses and trains in the center lane the right-of-way increase risks for pedestrians. Note to self: avoid having Nick Budnick ever investigate Portland Transport.
  • The Downtown Neighborhood Association has prepared their arguments (PDF, 330K) in opposition for City Council.
  • TriMet has scheduled a Hearing and Open House for March 15th. They will take testimony on the bus relocation plan but only “answer questions” about the light rail plan.

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