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Old October 27th, 2016, 11:19 PM   #201
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Does 2017.01.08 mean the eigth of january or the first of july?

/European used to yyyy-mm-dd date convention
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Old October 27th, 2016, 11:46 PM   #202
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Does 2017.01.08 mean the eigth of january or the first of july?

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I use ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DD).

So it's January 8, not August 8 (I think you meant August, not July).
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Old October 28th, 2016, 02:45 AM   #203
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TriMet and ODOT Partner to Link Sunset Transit Center to Oregon Coast
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A new service launched of a new bus connection at the Sunset Transit Center, but this service gets riders all the way to the Oregon Coast. TriMet, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Point intercity bus service, has added a new stop at our second largest transit center, linking transit riders to this coastal connector along its Portland-Astoria route.

The Point bus now stops at the Sunset Transit Center, located at 10470 SW Barnes Rd in Beaverton four times per day, every day. This added stop now provides direct connections for Point riders traveling from the coast to all destinations in the greater Portland area via the MAX Blue and Red lines, five bus lines and the Forest Heights shuttle. This is the first time the Point has served a TriMet transit center, providing improved regional connections.
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Old October 28th, 2016, 02:48 AM   #204
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Surprise surprise

MAX Orange Line riders aren't showing up as predicted
By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive | on October 13, 2016 at 9:23 AM, updated October 14, 2016 at 9:09 AM



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Forecasts used to help justify federal funding for the project called for 17,000 average weekday trips in 2016. The Orange Line has so far averaged less than 11,000.

TriMet planners say they're still hopeful the $1.4 billion project will live up to projections. It won't report back to the federal government until the end of next year.

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One thing planners say they didn't see coming: $2 a gallon gasoline. At the time planners were finalizing the projections, gas prices were around $3 a gallon and headed for $4.

"I think gas prices were significant," Unsworth said. "People are motivated by convenience and cost, and people weigh those differently."
More: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/...s_arent_s.html
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Old October 28th, 2016, 02:52 AM   #205
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Division-only transit line decision postponed
Created on Thursday, 27 October 2016 | Written by Christopher Keizur

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A final vote on the alignment of the Division Street bus rapid-transit line between Portland and Gresham was pushed back by the steering committee on Monday to address lingering concerns.

Officials from Metro and TriMet had hoped to finish the process at the Oct. 24 meeting, but the decision was delayed until Nov. 7.

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The bus rapid-transit line will replace TriMet’s Line 4 bus between downtown Portland and the Gresham Transit Center. The line has become overwhelmed by the high number of riders, especially during rush hours. Replacement buses will have fewer stops and get favored treatment at traffic signals. They will be articulated buses, which offer multiple doors for entry and increased carrying capacity.
Source: http://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/32...sion-postponed
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Old October 28th, 2016, 11:22 AM   #206
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Division-only transit line decision postponed
Created on Thursday, 27 October 2016 | Written by Christopher Keizur



Source: http://pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/32...sion-postponed
Has anyone seen new travel time estimates for this proposed service?
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Old October 29th, 2016, 11:30 PM   #207
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VOTE!

Tigard voters will decide on Southwest Corridor light-rail project
By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive | on October 26, 2016 at 5:00 AM, updated October 27, 2016 at 12:28 PM

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A city ballot measure asks whether Tigard should drop its formal opposition to light rail, enshrined in the municipal charter by voters in 2014, and support extending MAX service to its downtown.

A "no" vote could put an end the Portland-to-Tualatin "Southwest Corridor" proposal that has been in the works for nearly five years. It's expected to cost $2.4 to $2.8 billion in 2025 dollars, reflecting the time when construction would be underway, and would either use Barbur Boulevard or run alongside Interstate 5 to Tigard before ending at Bridgeport Village.

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Supporters say the ballot measure won't commit city residents to a new tax to help pay for the project. Nor, thanks to another recent city charter amendment, could the city impose such a tax without another vote.

"There is no tax involved," said Tigard Mayor John Cook. "We have a traffic congestion issue in Tigard, and we need to work our way out of it. We need to have other ways for people to get around."
Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/...cide_on_s.html
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Old October 29th, 2016, 11:34 PM   #208
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‘Gorge Express’ has popular first year, ODOT considers HR extension
By Patrick Mulvihill As of Friday, October 28, 2016


Gorge Express buses by Oregon Department of Transportation, on Flickr

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A shuttle service linking Portland to Multnomah Falls “far surpassed” Oregon Department of Transportation’s expectations during its first test year, with more than 30,000 trips clocked in.

ODOT is now seeking federal funding to keep “Columbia Gorge Express” rolling beyond its two-year pilot foray, and to extend the bus route to Hood River — likely in 2018.

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Gorge Express was created to fight congestion in the Gorge, where visitor destinations like Multnomah Falls have become overcrowded, most notoriously on summer weekends. An influx of cars forced ODOT to close the falls parking lot on about 180 days within the last two years.

ODOT funded the shuttle’s pilot season to somewhat ease the parking scramble. For $5, the bus offered a weekend round-trip from Gateway Transit Center in Portland to Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls. The service ran for 18 weekends, from May to September.
Source: http://www.hoodrivernews.com/news/20...odot-consider/
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Old October 29th, 2016, 11:35 PM   #209
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Has anyone seen new travel time estimates for this proposed service?
Nope. This proposal is going absolutely nowhere.
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Old October 30th, 2016, 04:46 AM   #210
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#Trimet #MAX Blue Line Headlamp Through Autumn by Joe A. Kunzler, on Flickr


Single #Trimet MAX Yellow Line Call in the Fall by Joe A. Kunzler, on Flickr


MAX Orange Line Departing the Tilikum Bridge... by Joe A. Kunzler, on Flickr


Trimet MAX Orange Line in OMSI/SE Water MAX Station by Joe A. Kunzler, on Flickr
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Old November 8th, 2016, 08:27 PM   #211
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Underground cell-phone service is now available at Washington Park station



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Old November 12th, 2016, 08:01 AM   #212
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Why just Verizon? That's more annoying than the riots.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 03:09 AM   #213
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Tigard voters say 'yes' to light rail -- by just 130 votes
By Betsy Hammond | The Oregonian/OregonLive | on November 16, 2016 at 4:38 PM, updated November 16, 2016 at 4:55 PM

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By the squeaker margin of 50.3 percent to 49.7 percent, Tigard voters have cleared the way for TriMet to continue with plans to create a light rail corridor from Portland to Tualatin.

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Don't look to hop a MAX ride from Portland to Bridgeport Village any time soon, however. The project, expected to eventually cost about $2.5 billion, isn't slated to be completed until 2025.
Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/i..._to_light.html
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Old January 11th, 2017, 10:24 PM   #214
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Snow in the Portland area

Stuck buses in Beaverton



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Old January 11th, 2017, 11:04 PM   #215
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The "Vine" express bus service opened in Vancouver, Washington 2017.01.08. The new bus route connects Vancouver city center to Vancouver Mall on the east side


https://twitter.com/ctranvancouver/s...16343775711232

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Mall transit center has a covered connection to the mall

https://twitter.com/Mitchy19621/stat...12595942395904

https://twitter.com/ctranvancouver/s...36499915857920

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Old January 24th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #216
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"Gresham City Hall MAX Station to get a new look"



http://news.trimet.org/2017/01/gresh...et-a-new-look/
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 04:04 AM   #217
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Old February 16th, 2017, 11:06 PM   #219
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Frost/ice on the wire, a classic.

In Sweden the solution to this is boring simple, keep one old tram per line (Stockholm/SL) or use the regular older trams (Gothenburg) which doesen't use any modern electronics for feeding power to the motors, and when there is risk of ice/snow on the line let a tram or preferable a set of joined trams run through the network at night when there is no regular traffic.

However as the comments to the youtube clip suggests there seems to be something strange with this pantograph. Seeing "sparks" fall down slowly is an indication of stuff burning of the panthograph or worse burning of the wires surface.

I don't know if theese units have it, but atleast on modern (and aftermarket equipped older) mainline electric trains the pantograph usually has an autodrop feature. Air pressure is fed to a canal inside the strip on the top of the panthgraph, and if there is damage to the strip air will leak out and that immideatly forces the pantograph to drop before things get worse.
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Old July 7th, 2017, 10:16 AM   #220
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Milwaukie Max by Zack Mensinger, on Flickr


20160820 018 TriMet MAX @ Union Station by David Wilson, on Flickr


20160820 006 MAX @ Deltaport Vanport station by David Wilson, on Flickr
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