The "commuter rail" has been a money pit since the day it opened. Serving only the tiniest of Trimet riders, its one of TriMet's most beloved projects. They refuse any talk of cutting it.
The "Portland Streetcar" has been a boom to Portland developers, like board member TIFFANY SWIETZER who runs the largest development company in the Pearl district of Portland. It's been operating as a free service for years and its main purpose is to get developers to invest along its route. It's not about transit, but it has been sucking down transit funds.