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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

"Light rail has failed for 30 years"




Light Rail has failed for 30 years.

http://nomorefailedrail.com/failed-rail-news/

There are countless stories, articles, referenced studies, research and testimonials detailing the harm the addition of light rail has done to our neighboring communities.  Just a few of these are linked below:
City statistics show 84 percent of gang crimes, 40 percent of fights and 42 percent of drug crimes occur within a quarter mile of the tracks.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2007/11/gresham_to_put_police_on_max_t.html
Calls to police spiked 56 percent following Clackamas Town Center transit area opening.
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=113181
TriMet downplays drug-trafficking on MAX then announces ‘fixes’ following embarrassing exposure.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/08/trimet_dangerous_clackams_coun.html
Pressure mounts to crack down on MAX light rail violent crime
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=95024
Washington County Sheriff says of light rail: ‘This is a gangster mover, without a doubt.’
http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2007/12/taking_back_the_rails.html
Remarkable increase in crime around Clackamas Town Center MAX.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/08/trimet_dangerous_clackams_coun.html
Tri-Met official admits crime increases with new light rail line.
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=113181
Tigard assistant police chief calls light rail an ‘avenue for crime.’
http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2007/12/taking_back_the_rails.html
Taxpayers will have to pay more for increased police for light rail.
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=113181
Light Rail crime increases 22% in one year on West side rail.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/04/trimet_max_crime_drops_in_gres.html
MAX serves as a ‘de facto shelter’ for many homeless.
http://www.oregonlive.com/homeless/2015/09/homelessness_in_gresham.html
$1.5 billion for 7.3 miles of light rail bring hopes that this will inspire more to move next to the rail.
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2015/09/3_ways_the_orange_line_will_ch.html
Two officers attacked, hit in head with rocks, on light rail. ‘You won’t catch me on light rail again.’
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2010/09/clackamas_sheriff_trimet_disag.html
Light rail opens and crime spikes 35% in first year at Clackamas Town Center
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2010/09/clackamas_sheriff_trimet_disag.html
Milwaukie police chief concerned light rail gives easy access to transport gangs from downtown.
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/05/max_green_line_ships_gangs_to.html
Rise in gang violence in Clackamas tracked to Portland gangs riding light rail.
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/05/max_green_line_ships_gangs_to.html
Gresham Mayor takes matter into his own hands after “TriMet's failure to realized they have issues.” [crime]
http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2007/11/gresham_to_put_police_on_max_t.html
Tualatin Police Chief concerned about safety on commuter rail
http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2007/12/taking_back_the_rails.html
Clackamas Town Center store manager says, ‘I’m walking around the shopping mall and bums are asking me for change.’
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=113181
Beaverton police chief lets TriMet know, ‘We’re taking back our turf.’
http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2007/12/taking_back_the_rails.html
MAX crime increases, Gresham mayor announces additional police.
http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2007/11/gresham_to_put_police_on_max_t.html
Light rail hit a new low for reliability with 1 in 5 trips running late.
http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2016/01/5_major_repair_projects_trimet.html
TriMet adding 15 new police officers following calls for heightened security on MAX
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2008/09/trimet_to_boost_transit_police.html
Sherriff Stovink on crime near Clackamas Town Center. ‘It’s MAX, how else can you explain it?’
http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/08/trimet_dangerous_clackams_coun.html
Transit police plan to add more officers to patrol expected crime increase on Clackamas light rail lines.
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=113181
Gresham mayor is concerned about criminals riding MAX to commit crimes in Gresham
http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2010/04/gresham_mayor_shane_bemis_want.html
Crime around the MAX line – a particularly troublesome area
http://portlandtribune.com/component/content/article?id=63582
Police chief proposes additional new police for Beaverton light rail
http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2007/12/taking_back_the_rails.html

Just a few of the hundreds of articles on how unreliable rail really is.

Light rail can’t handle the heat. Hot weather can cause the rails to buckle and bend.
http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2016/08/why_do_trimet_max_and_wes_trai.html
MAX service knocked out across Portland with power outage.
http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2014/05/power_outage_knocks_out_max_se.html


1 comment:

Jason McHuff said...

Some of those issues mentioned are not necessarily caused by MAX seeing how it doesn't go anywhere buses don't or didn't, and there can easily be incidents and delays on highways too.