Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Latest SEEN and HEARD on #TRIMET (aka #Trimess)

TrimetScanner Tweets are HERE!

Portland has achieved near-cult status

Sounds right to me:
: formal religious veneration : worship
: a system of religious beliefs and ritual; also : its body of adherents
: a religion regarded as unorthodox or spurious; also : its body of adherents 


The streetcar extension cost $148 million, of which $75 million came from the Federal Transit Administration. Obtaining the federal monies proved frustrating and impossible under the George .W Bush administration, with federal officials uninterested in a vehicle that was neither faster, nor cheaper to build, than a bus. Streetcar advocates have argued that their system increases public transit ridership, that it is cheaper to operate, and that it spurs development along its route. Since it was first launched, they say, private developers have built more than 10,000 housing units and 5.5 million square feet of commercial space within a block of the streetcar route.
Eastside Connection


I know I’ve made comments concerning the company using Google Maps to do their schedules, but let me say, “I apologize to Google Maps”, they get it right.  Although I had forgotten the companies name of the software, but it is antiquated.  Here is a sample of the companies schedule using a Saturday schedule for the 70 line:

Former bus driver becomes GENERAL MANAGER!

Former bus driver to steer Saskatoon Transit

The Trimet phenomenon that has never been explained!

To the victor go the spoils!

Clackamas County anti-rail measure passes comfortably; effect could resonate for decades |

Filler Up at the Powell Garage

I chatted with the delivery driver yesterday as 10,000 gallons of diesel fuel were being drained into the underground storage tanks.We use 500,000 gallons per month.

TRIMET brags about it's 1st of a kind light rail bridge!

First of it's kind? Well what's THIS  then?
Brian R clears up the confusion
"in PDX" would a cleared all that up RT

In King City, the similar Measure 34-199 passed 59 to 41 percent, partial returns indicated.