CRC Week: Rail Transit, TR-5, TR-6, TR-11, TR-12

The report (PDF 3.3M) contains four different rail transit options on pages 4-5, 4-6 and 4-10 to 4-12 (PDF, 393K). The options include Light Rail, Streetcar, Commuter Rail and Heavy Rail.

Staff recommend further consideration of Light Rail and Streetcar, but not Commuter Rail or Heavy Rail. The rationale is that current rail lines will be too congested with freight and Amtrak to have capacity for Commuter Rail and that either would be too difficult to connect with existing transit service.

Expect something in response to this from AORTA…

My view is that any of these would be a help to reducing SOV dependence.

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From Columbia River Crossing screening report.

Read the Ground Rules for CRC Week.

ID NAME Q1 Q2 Overall
TR-5 Light Rail P P P
TR-6 Streetcar P P P
TR-11 Commuter Rail P F F
TR-12 Heavy Rail P F F

The report (PDF 3.3M) contains four different rail transit options on pages 4-5, 4-6 and 4-10 to 4-12 (PDF, 393K). The options include Light Rail, Streetcar, Commuter Rail and Heavy Rail.

Staff recommend further consideration of Light Rail and Streetcar, but not Commuter Rail or Heavy Rail. The rationale is that current rail lines will be too congested with freight and Amtrak to have capacity for Commuter Rail and that either would be too difficult to connect with existing transit service.

Expect something in response to this from AORTA…

My view is that any of these would be a help to reducing SOV dependence.

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