Author: mfetsch

  • Relative Energy Use of Various Modes

    In response to a question on another thread some time ago, here is the data on energy usage of TriMet vehicles, compared to representative numbers for autos, measured in BTUs per passenger mile: TriMet MAX646 TriMet Bus 3,792 Auto (17 mpg)6,712 SUV (14 mpg)8,150

  • TriMet Response to Orange Threat Level

    In light of today’s London terrorist attack, the US Department of Homeland Security raised the threat level to orange for mass transit systems. There have been no specific threats, but TriMet is increasing presence and vigilance on the transit system. Riders can help by reporting any suspicious behavior or package to a TriMet employee or…

  • TriMet’s History of the Milwaukie Wal-Mart Site

    There have been some news articles discussing the possibility of building a Wal-Mart store on the property located at 8300 SE McLoughlin Blvd. For over a decade beginning with the South/North Transit Corridor Study this site has been identified by the region as a possible MAX light rail station and park & ride for the…