Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Screwing our retirees is HOW WE ROLL

Friday, July 8, 2011

TriMet’s New Transit Bridge to the Last Century

Despite the vast expense, few people will ever benefit from Milwaukie light rail. TriMet estimates that in the opening year of 2015, the line will carry an average of 13,000 weekday “boardings.” Of those, 4,500 will be former bus rides diverted to light rail. Since each rider typically makes two “boardings” per day, the number of actual new transit customers will be around 4,250. So in construction costs alone, we will spend more than $352,941 per new rider.
http://trimetgooglealerts.blogspot.com/2011/07/trimets-new-transit-bridge-to-last.html

3 comments:

Max said...

I'm not really concerned what it's going to do in the very first year it's open. Does the success/failure of the blue line in 1984 act as an accurate measurement of the lifetime of the line?

Max said...

... oh, it was written by John Charles. Well that explains the misleading "facts."

Jason McHuff said...

Well, I'd hope the line is going to last a lot longer than just one year...