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MAX Yellow Line – 15 years later – broken promises

Posted September 13, 2019 | by John Ley
The Cascade Policy Center's great report on the Yellow Line As metro area citizens are faced with the renewed effort to replace the Interstate Bridge, most of us believe it is a resurrection of the Columbia more

Talking Transportation

Posted September 9, 2019 | by John Ley
Oregon Voter Digest discusses regional transportation issues On Sunday, Sept. 8th, Bruce Broussard invited me on his Oregon Voter Digest show to discuss regional transportation issues. We covered a wide array of topics related to transportation. more

Use MAX money to expand metro roads

Posted September 3, 2019 | by John Ley
Citizens want point-to-point service in either privately owned vehicles or Lyft/Uber vehicles. Regional transportation planners have failed to change citizens' behavior with mass transit service, which continues its decline nationally. The Portland Tribune --  Tuesday, September 03, more

Lars on failing WES & MAX ridership

Posted August 23, 2019 | by John Ley
Lars Larson reads part of my email! Failing WES ridership caused TriMet to delay light rail trains by TWO minutes. (See Oregonian news story here.) Lars tees up the topic and then reads part of an email more