Category: River Transit

  • Vaporettos for Portland?

    One of my fondest memories of childhood was a much-planned, much-saved-for family vacation to Europe in my early teen years. One of the seven-countries-in-21-days destinations was Venice and I can’t forget the Vaporettos (water taxi/buses) that plied the canal system. Correspondent Bill Badrick fills us in on a vision for Vaporettos in Portland. – Chris […]

  • Rethinking River Transport in Portland

    A discussion of possibilities for river transport in Portland, beyond those ideas already studied.

  • Our First Transportation System

    Tuesday’s Tribune had an interesting feature article on the Portland Harbor and the conflicting demands on it: working industrial land, port facilities, riverside trails, environmental cleanup and habitat restoration. The Willamette River was Portland’s very first transportation system, and is still one of our most significant. Indeed, the confluence of Freeway, Rail and Marine transport […]

  • Ferry Feasibility

    This is a transit project that I bet a lot of folks would like to see made real just for the fun factor: Just a quick reminder that the brown bag presentation on the recent Willamette River Ferry Feasibility study will be held next Tuesday. River in Focus Brown Bag Lunch at City Hall Grab […]