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Pent up demand vs. “induced demand”

Posted August 23, 2019 | by John Ley
Misrepresenting "induced demand" We need more roads, bridges, and transportation corridors Anti-car people often deceive, when using the words "induced demand". In reality, in both Seattle and Portland, they have REFUSED to build new vehicle infrastructure. But as more

Two new bridges and corridors needed

Posted August 7, 2019 | by John Ley
RTC's 2008 Visioning Study highlights the need for two new transportation corridors and bridges across the Columbia My comments to the RTC Board meeting can be viewed on CVTV here. Their main agenda item was reviewing their more

A $2 Billion light rail tunnel serves whom?

Posted August 1, 2019 | by John Ley
TriMet pushes for a $2 Billion (or more) tunnel under the Willamette River In the battle for more bridges and transportation corridors across the Columbia River, we often hear “experts” and politicians say, “there isn’t enough more

Addressing yesterday’s congestion today

Posted July 11, 2019 | by John Ley
Addressing yesterday’s congestion today By TJ Martinell July 5, 2019 -- online version here at The Lens.   Regional transportation planners say it may take another 40 years to add a third crossing over the Columbia River from Washington into the more

Rose Quarter plan is boondoggle

Posted July 3, 2019 | by John Ley
Letter: Rose Quarter plan is boondoggle My response to a Columbian editorial, here. They say the Rose Quarter plan is no boondoggle. By John Ley, Camas Published: July 1, 2019 (here). If you actually look at the details of Oregon’s proposed more