Long-time transit advocates will be familiar with Ray Polani. Ray has been advocating for a greater role for public transit for decades, most recently focusing on the need to run MAX under the river and underground through downtown for greater speed and efficiency.
Ray is old-school, he doesn’t use a computer. Nonetheless he heard about our recent discussion of Trolleybuses and sent along a piece he authored more than 30 years ago (PDF, 1.5M) on the topic, and asked me to post it, along with a more recent editorial piece.
Here’s to Ray Polani, the dean of transit advocates in Portland.