Category: Inter-City Rail

  • How will Oregon passenger rail’s two alignment options affect Portland?

    Last Thursday, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced that the Oregon Passenger Rail Leadership Council had selected two alternatives for future intercity passenger rail service south of Portland. The alignment selection is part of a planning process to determine the alignment for mid and long-term investments in passenger rail operations in the Willamette Valley. Presently, this corridor is served…

  • Oregon Passenger Rail Project meetings this week

    The Oregon Department of Transportation is running an initiative known as the Oregon Passenger Rail Project, seeking to improve intercity rail in the Willamette Valley. There will be two meetings in the Portland area this week for those interested: May 7: SE Metro Community Advisory Group Meeting 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pioneer Center Ballroom…

  • Connecting Bicycle and Rail Networks

    Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies Fall 2011 Transportation Seminar Series Speaker: Ronald Tamse (City of Utrecht, Netherlands) Topic: Lessons from Utrecht: Connecting Bicycle and Rail Networks When: Friday, October 21, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204

  • Would Curbside Inter-city Bus Service Fly Here?

    I saw an interesting article in Business Week over the weekend, about Megabus, the largest of a set of companys providing city-to-city bus service in the mid-West and on the East Coast (similar in some ways to the “Chinatown buses” that go between New York and Boston). It’s an interesting model, based on low prices…

  • Mad Men on HSR

    I don’t know that it’s going to inform the policy debate very much, but this video making the case for High Speed Rail is too funny to miss.