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Old August 24th, 2015, 07:57 AM   #141
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Nice show! The waterfall was the best one imo. To see that in person must have been quite something!
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Old August 25th, 2015, 03:08 AM   #142
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Portland WES Commuter also known as the train to nowhere....


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Old August 26th, 2015, 12:14 AM   #143
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I suppose it is a bit odd that the train doesn't go downtown. It seems that these small DMUs that don't go downtown are becoming more common in the US. The Denton A-Train, the Sprinter, eBart, SMART, some would even say the Riverline although it does go to downtown Trenton and Camden, just not Philly.
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^ The Ridership numbers are embarrassing low..

First Quarter 2015 Daily Ridership numbers for Portland

Source : http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship-APTA.pdf

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Portland / MAX - 116,300 (2015)

Streetcar
Portland / Streetcar - 20,011 (2014)


Bus Ridership
Portland / Trimet Bus - 207,100 (2015)


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Portland Suburbs / WES - 1,800 (2015)
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Old August 29th, 2015, 03:28 AM   #145
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^ The Ridership numbers are embarrassing low..
"Embarrassing low" compared to what other system? What other similar sized markets?
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"Embarrassing low" compared to what other system? What other similar sized markets?
Well look at the other systems in this country...

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Well, WES line should be extended to the state capital Salem as soon as possible.
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Well look at the other systems in this country...
You can't just evaluate the raw numbers you have to look at comparable travel markets. For instance Portland's LRT will always be lower than MBTA and MTA because they have a much larger population base and therefore the ability to generate more transit trips. Portland has much higher daily boarding's than say Salt Lake City which would be a comparable market or Dallas which would be a larger market.
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You can't just evaluate the raw numbers you have to look at comparable travel markets. For instance Portland's LRT will always be lower than MBTA and MTA because they have a much larger population base and therefore the ability to generate more transit trips. Portland has much higher daily boarding's than say Salt Lake City which would be a comparable market or Dallas which would be a larger market.
In Terms of commuter rail its very low... Other systems in Auto-Centric regions have made their commuter rail work like Tri-Rail in South Florida , MetroLinx in LA and Front Runner in Salt Lake. 1,000 is a dozen bus loads of people. The route should have never been built , but I'm sure they're were some back door deals.
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It's a 2-car commuter train that runs 8 trips during morning rush hour and 8 in the evening M to F between only five stations -- of course it's a low count.

Most if not all of the line uses a pre-existing rail line.
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Old August 30th, 2015, 07:28 AM   #151
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Also, it serves a part of the metro that never really had much of a Trimet presence. Before WES, there was only one bus line to Tualatin, the farthest southwest Trimet went.

The fact that it has gotten so many people in that area to transition to mass transit in the last six years is a miracle to say the least.
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YOU ASKED: WILL THERE BE PARK & RIDES ALONG THE MAX ORANGE LINE?
AUGUST 26, 2015 | BRIAN LUM

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Nearby: Milwaukie Park & Ride

Another commute alternative is the the 329-space Milwaukie Park & Ride at SE Main Street & Milport Road, south of the SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek Station. While it’s not located at a MAX station, it’s served by bus lines 34-Linwood/River Rd and 99-Macadam/McLoughlin, which connect to MAX on weekdays.
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TriMet's new electronic fare system dubbed 'Hop Fastpass'
By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive | updated September 03, 2015 at 8:45 PM



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The e-fare system will also be the standard for payment on Clark County's C-Tran buses and the Portland Streetcar when it launches in 2017. Work crews have recently been tearing up MAX stations to install underground infrastructure for the system.

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The $30 million system will let riders tap a prepaid card to pay for a ride. It will also accept Apple Pay, Google Wallet and contactless bank cards.
Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/...c_fare_sy.html
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Orange Line, Tilikum Crossing open Saturday; TriMet free all day
By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive | updated September 12, 2015 at 5:02 AM

Free rides starting at 11 AM!

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Any more photos of the Streetcar?
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