Archive | April, 2008

Two Editorials

Regular Portland Transport commenter Erik Halstead had a guest editorial published in the Portland Tribune a couple of weeks ago, regarding the state of TriMet’s bus fleet:

http://www.portlandtribune.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=120578246708008500

Today, TriMet’s Fred Hansen responded:

http://www.portlandtribune.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=120699417903725300

Check out the original editorials, and share your comments (there or here).

Toyota Prius to go Non-Hybrid

The always-reliable About.com has this hot automotive scoop today: Toyota announces non-hybrid Prius V6

From the article:

“Our research shows that many people buy a Prius because they want to project the image of being environmentally friendly,” says a Toyota spokesperson. “The Prius V6 bestows the same ‘green chic’ while delivering the performance and acceleration of a conventional mid-size sedan.”

This could have significant ramifications.

Discuss.

Travel Time Estimation

First seminar of the Spring 2008 Transportation Seminar Series, and the 200th seminar in the series!

Portland State University
Center for Transportation Studies
Spring 2008 Transportation Seminar Series

Speaker: Robert L. Bertini, Portland State University

Topic: Travel Time Estimation for Traffic Management and Traveler Information

When: Friday, April 4, 2008, 12:00-1:30pm
Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204