Monday, March 12, 2018
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Public transportation could be free for all citizens of the Portland Metro area if the political will was there— AL M (@AlYourPalster) March 10, 2018
But the Portland neoliberal politicians only want new tax streams for gentrification and light rail
(division& Sw corridor light rail) pic.twitter.com/MoRB49oLnC
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
It worked. In 2008, TriMet said carbon monoxide was no longer a pollution problem in downtown Portland.
TriMet also saw a huge jump in ridership as Portlanders began to adopt a consistent use of public transportation, leading to the city’s status as a center for public transit today."
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017
HeraldNet: "Increase traffic congestion. Traffic congestion already costs our nation an estimated $160 billion annually in lost time and fuel, and it will only get worse without public transit investments."Letter points out that Trump's trillion dollar "infrastructure" plan doesn't make sense if congestion is just going to get worse. To answer, the plan is just a giveaway to domestic and foreign private interests, so there will be a lot of "fixing," but not much repairing.
One could add that if making all current urban buses fare-free could save 20% on congestion alone, it would pay for itself.