Final Chapter in CRC Week: TR-8 to 10, 13 and 14, the Exotic Ideas

Pages 4-7 to 4-10, 4-13 and 4-14 (PDF, 382K) of the screening report (PDF 3.3M) describe some of the more exotic ways of getting people across the river:

  • Ferries
  • Monorails
  • Maglev Trains
  • Personal Rapid Transit
  • People Movers

Staff reject them. I’m actually sorry to see Ferries crossed off the list, but I appreciate the argument that the slowest bus can get from downtown Vancouver to downtown Portland faster than the fastest ferry. There’s just too much out of direction travel.

This is the last batch of projects for CRC week here at Portland Transport. You can comment for the rest of the day. At midnight we’ll cut off comments and collect them all to submit for the public record.
Read the Ground Rules for CRC Week.

ID NAME Q1 Q2 Overall
TR-8 Ferry Service F F F
TR-9 Monorail System P F F
TR-10 Magnetic Levitation Railway F F F
TR-13 Personal Rapid Transit F F F
TR-10 People Mover P F F

Pages 4-7 to 4-10, 4-13 and 4-14 (PDF, 382K) of the screening report (PDF 3.3M) describe some of the more exotic ways of getting people across the river:

  • Ferries
  • Monorails
  • Maglev Trains
  • Personal Rapid Transit
  • People Movers

Staff reject them. I’m actually sorry to see Ferries crossed off the list, but I appreciate the argument that the slowest bus can get from downtown Vancouver to downtown Portland faster than the fastest ferry. There’s just too much out of direction travel.

This is the last batch of projects for CRC week here at Portland Transport. You can comment for the rest of the day. At midnight we’ll cut off comments and collect them all to submit for the public record.

Comments have been closed and will be submitted to the project public record. If you have additional thoughts, please comment on the open thread for this purpose.

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