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Ride Connection’s Washington County U-Ride

The mistake made etching Pi into the Washington Park station wall Forum

WES car details: TriMet DMU 1001 and TriMet aero cab trailer 2001

Portland Real Distance Metro Map: to-scale MAX Light Rail map (see mine under My TriMet creations in My Photos); also has a complete opening timeline

Oregonian Newspaper Index Search Page: Headlines about TriMet

Two Google News Archive articles showing how TriMet couldn’t continue the service to Yamhill County inherited from the Blue Lines because it was outside the district.

Video of Wilsonville mayor discussing SMART Central building construction

Video: SMART- On Track to the Future

November 1998 General Election results, including Measure 26-74-Tri-Met South/North Light Rail Bond

In Both Ears talent roster featuring Jodi Lorimer, the voice of the announcements on MAX

SMART 10 Year Anniversary Storyboards, former SMART Route 202 to Oregon City (map), and Blazer game shuttles

Google Maps Street View of an old Line 66 stop (pan to the other side of the street to see the current Line 18 stop

Portland City Counil 8/28/1986 Grant
to Evergreen Stage Lines, Inc., a permit to operate an Intracity Passenger
Business along route similar to Tri-Met Westover Route 66, and declare an emergency
; 9/10/1987

Other TriMet and Tri-Met relaed city records

» Blog Archive » San Francisco needs a Trimet
(yes, you often need wait
longer for a bus in the suburbs, but you don’t need a separate fare to board
a train and while BART may be faster and possibly more reliable, MAX is pretty
fast going to the airport and much cheaper to build) – History: Columbia River ferries,
Interstate Bridges (I-5),
Glenn Jackson Bridge (I-205) and SR 14

trimet pictures on SmugMug

MAX Light Rail blocking crosswalk


Conkling Fiskum & McCormick : PR Lessons Taught By MAX (Reprised) BY Doug Babb on 03-16-2009

A TriMet Commuter’s 10 Tips… | Portland Octopus

KGW TriMet video search

PBS e2 series, including episode on Portland

Historical maps of Oregon, from a University of Alabama collection

Larry Norton’s Portland Mall photos

Passenger Transport – September 8, 2008: Transit Agencies Make Strides in Recycling Efforts: TriMet’s Recycling Plan
Passenger Transport – September 8, 2008: Public Transit Lost and Founds Serve Many Purposes:

And here’s a story you don’t hear every day. Mary Fetsch at the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon in Portland told how an elderly woman was reunited with her departed husband’s remains. Fetsch said that a black bag found on MAX light rail contained the identified remains of a gentleman. "It had enough ID that TriMet was able to track down the daughter and speak with her," she said. The grateful daughter said her mother carried her husband’s remains with her at all times, but frequently became forgetful and would leave them behind.

Passenger Transport – 02/16/2009: TriMet Embraces Open Source Technology
Passenger Transport – 02/16/2009: TriMet Welcomes Service on WES Rail

City of Milwaukie’s Light Rail Project Questions and Responses (PDF)
If You Want to Ride the Bus in the City of Milwaukie
Milwaukie’s Transit Center Reconfiguration Project
Milwaukie’s Street Surface Maintenance Program FAQs
Public Transit Element of Milwaukie’s Transportation System Plan

Transit Center view
, old BTC

OKs roads- and sprawl-promoting transport tax vote

with the state gas tax

Craigslist public transit forum

Sector Symbols

Mill road names

Also Portland streets–Hawthorne=Asylum Street, Division=Section Line
Road, Stark=Baseline MLK=Union
SE Division=NW in Gresham (Powell is base for north/south in Gresham,
vs Burnside in Portland)
per ZehnKatzen Times 1, 2, 3, 4, rootsweb

Effects of Air Pollution

Town Center urban renewal paying for roads

change (from KATU)



Petrich’s MAX map

TriMet map

A Success in Light Rail Transit
, WIRED cars blog
Art Beat – Trimet Glass
Pacific Views Cooper’s
Hawk Rides Portland’s Light Rail

Wandering Coyote Booted from Airport Hops Train Instead (TriMet press release wondering if it had a vaild fare)
Transit Union – Local 757 – History

Expenditures with Some Context
, Commissioner Sam’s blog
keep flights going at tiny airports. Are they necessary?
Finance – Highway Statistics 2003 – FHWA

"Roughly 20 cities in Oregon have enacted such a [street] fee."
Sam’s blog

suburbs require LIFT usage (can’t walk to bus stop) –TIP?
Tualatin parks const. funding?
fuel has no sales tax

ME sewer overflows

Feds say 1/2 fares for senior citizens, per Cherriots director Kelly
(June special?
cincy also has sewer overflow problems per Congressman Earl B.
(08/05/08 mtg in Salem)
-also, OR gas tax pays for 27% per Gail Atcherman, who also says that
LRT is $6M/mi vs $10 for avg fwy lane

vs. fire truck

article on MAX

Old topo maps of Portland 1, 2

Airport MAX crash

The Mighty 6
Labor press, Portland Tribune, Oregonian search
The Commuting Chronicles
Oregonian commuting blog

"Express is service that skips a significant segment of the typical
route path, Limited is service that only serves limited/major stops
during a segment of the typical route path" per Mike Gilligan

Transportation: $232/month

TriMet "Guess this Route" 1, 2, 3

Video of Tillamook-Portland bus route


bus operator’s jobs:
-Driver of big bread box (per "GILLIG PHANTOM IS AS SPORTY AS BUSSES
-Customer service
–Knowledge of transit system, destinations
-Operate lift/ramp, handicap help
-Fare sales
-Fare inspector (Mary Fetsch says "informer")

Green power stuff:
(shared) green power is like better countertops in shared new home
bike or train is best green vehicle

Combine Metro, Multnomah/Washington/Clackamas county portions, TriMet,
–see Wikipedia: Oregon Ballot Measure 5 (1990)

Poor transit service from Clark County to Rivergate in North Portland

City of Portland E-Files (search for both trimet and tri-met)

Wilsonville SMART history -what about PDF boards?

Up until January 2007, I had a key to the [Union Station] tower because
we had some cranky old PCs in a room up there, used to send schedule
displays to the bus shelters in Old Town. As much as I enjoyed my
visits to the upstairs of the building, with all the oak flooring and
beautiful construction, I certainly don’t miss those PCs." —Jeff Frane

Portlanders ahead of curve, put cars at curb
"In Portland, the average motorist drove 4,403 miles in 2006, the
latest figures available. That compares with more than 9,000 for the
rest of the nation."

Old Portland street images, more

YouTube – Getting Around Portland in the 21st Century – Transit

OPB News · More Than Commuters Will Be Affected by Columbia River Crossing project

Oregon DOT history

My Flickr slideshow

TriMet people on Classmates and LinkedIn

tax-free parking

What can Portland teach Los Angeles about transportation?, LA Times Bottleneck Blog

The Portland of Robert Moses, Cafe Unknown

a post on on all the ways that we subsidize auto drivers

Portland ranks ninth in nation for fewest miles driving

Portland’s good, but it’s no Lancaster, in one transit measure

Department of Revenue: Business Taxes Mass Transit District Payroll/Excise Tax

According to the APTA fact book, TriMet has the 10th highest amount of transit system boardings in the country. While it is 18th in passenger miles carried, 5 of the addional ones above it (get less trips than TriMet but more passenger miles) operate commuter rail or similar lines which are used for longer trips. This includes both NYC commuter rail lines, SF BART, Chicago’s Metra, Atlanta, Maryland. Also, Denver’s RTD has almost exactly one more passenger mile per reported boarding than TriMet.

Secured airport lands don’t need policing to watch over people; also less chance of someone starting a fire

By Jason McHuff,