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Monday, September 26, 2011

Jack Bogdanski commentaries

Just call them Tree-Met

As they mercilessly clear-cut SW Lincoln Street for the pointless Billion-Dollar Mystery Train to Milwaukie (pop. 20,291), the mouthpieces at Portland's insolvent public transit agency (motto: "We're no. 1 5") are painting themselves as the great keepers of the trees. Oh, they may be cutting down some old trees, but they're planting many more! And the old ones will all go for firewood for the poor!
You can almost smell the Goldschmidt, can't you?
Whatever. They've also released their artist's conception of how the street will look once the MAX train shows up. Combining many elements of Portland's progressive government, it's worth a look, here.

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