Category: Streetcar

  • Completing my Personal “Tilikum Grand Slam”

    I’ll admit I had a head start. I enjoyed preview rides on both MAX and Streetcar. During yesterday’s opening festivities, I had the chance to cross both on MAX and on foot. And today I cycled east across our wonderful new bridge, and then made the return journey with my bike on the front of a […]

  • Jasmine Block Update

    Work continues on the Jasmine Block double track work. This week, crews have completed the saw cut in 4th Avenue and yesterday, track was being positioned for tie down. Streetcar service continues uninterrupted at this point however, there will be a shut down coming next week while track tie in and electrical work is brought […]

  • Jasmine Block Double Tracking Underway

    Saw cutting and road closure is underway along SW Montgomery adjacent to the Jasmine Block in SW downtown as work has begun on the double track work associated with completing the loop. I was on my way home from grocery shopping with my family last night when I noticed the familiar orange barrels accompanied by […]

  • What the Streetcar Haters Skeptics are Missing

    There have been several critiques recently, dismissing streetcars as slow transit. I think that misses the point of streetcar, at least as we have deployed it here in Portland. Streetcar is transit that emphasizes short trips. That’s very much in line with the ‘Healthy Connected City’ plank of the Portland Plan, which envisions Portland as […]

  • Streetcar Loop Milestone

    It might be masked a bit by Rose Festival, but Portland Streetcar hit an important milestone today! The “CL” line (the “loop” to the east side) is now running at the same headways as the “NS” line on the west side (about 4 minute shorter headways at peak service). The important benefit of matching the […]