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A better Steel Bridge bus bridge

Saving money during the August 2008 Steel Bridge closure

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Rose Quarter route of bus shuttles used in August 2008 when none of the three MAX Light Rail were crossing the Steel Bridge.

Red lines mark what was done, the green line marks my idea. Operators going on break would get replaced by a different one and the portable restrooms (a reason given for doing the loop-de-loop) would be moved to the rear of the pick-up area. Given the numerous buses and operators involved, a lot of savings cold have been achieved.

Note that buses went through the drop off area going east to west (left to right in the picture) and my plan would have them going the other way.

By Jason McHuff,