A few interesting news items and reminders.
- Primary election is May 15. While we can’t endorse candidates, we can point you to Portland Afoot’s low-car voters guide. AROW (Active Right of Way) has a voters guide as well.
- TriMet’s Washington Park Shuttle service starts May 5.
- A Brookings Institute study links exclusionary zoning to school performance.
- C-TRAN‘s Fourth Plain BRT project is getting close to selecting a Locally Preferred Alternative, and is engaging in community outreach concerning the potential options. Portland Transport coverage here.
- ATU 757 may be making a concession on the subject of health-care benefits in the ongoing labor dispute with TriMet.
- Bike Portland reports that Clackamas County is going to vote on a proposal to increase fares on the Canby Ferry: Existing fares would double, and bicycles would pay a $2 toll (previously, bikes could cross for free). The ferry would remain free for pedestrians. Earlier, Bike Portland reported on a survey that indicated Clackamas County residents were supportive of tollincreases, including bicycle tolls.
- TriMet has a noise variance hearing related to MLR construction in SE Portland scheduled for the fourth.
- Bolt Bus is launching a Portland-Seattle service starting May 17th, the first foray into West Coast travel for this Greyhound subsidiary.