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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

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