I finally had a chance to catch the video of Charlie Hales addressing a PSU transportation seminar about Streetcar.
You can find the stream and download here.
First, for Jim Karlock, Charlie quoted an average trip length for Streetcar (no, I don’t know his source): 3/4 of a mile. So go run your numbers, Jim!
In the Q&A session Charlie also speculated on why it may be difficult to make a Hawthorne Streetcar pencil (a question of how much redevelopment the neighborhood wants). He also suggests that a park-and-ride at the end of the Lake Oswego line is not a good idea.
Well worth catching.