The Portland Aerial Tram has exceeded ridership expectations and has already provided it’s one millionth trip between OHSU and South Waterfront.
From the Portland Tribune:
Colleda O’Neil was just headed downhill for her doctor’s appointment at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing.
Instead, the OHSU employee was selected as the one-millionth rider of the Portland Aerial Tram.
“I’m shocked,” she told a group of reporters and TV cameras, who were waiting for her at the lower tram station.
OHSU Transportation Operations Manager Mike Brooks handed over a briefcase full of prizes, including a tram logo t-shirt, DVD’s, and a coffee table book about OHSU.
As for how they calcualated the 1,000,000 figure, OHSU says it counts a one-way ride on the tram as one trip, meaning if a passenger rides up to OHSU and back down to the South Waterfront it counts as two trips.