My First Ride on WES

Today I joined several folks from the Streetcar Citizen Advisory Committee for a preview ride on the new Westside Express Service (WES).

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More after the jump.

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The platform is flush with the vehicle entrances. Wheelchair users can roll across the gap, no need for bridgeplates.

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A new line on the system map.

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The new maintenance facility in Wilsonville.

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A slightly more engaging style of TriMet graphics?

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I tested the WiFi on my iPhone.

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Nice!

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Only two bike hooks per vehicle. I’m told this was largely dictated by Federal Railway Administration regs. Still, it’s sad.

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The next arrivals display had a KGW news ticker. I wonder if they pay a sponsorship fee for that?

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The Wilsonville SMART system has reorganized their route system around a transit center at the WES terminus.

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48 bike lockers at the Wilsonville terminus!

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