Transit to the MAX - A Portland History: Episode 15

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Portland, the urbanist mecca of the Northwest, has long been famous for being ahead of similar cities in building out transit, walking, and cycling infrastructure. Take a tour of Portland's transit history, and see their future be guided by a successful and strong-to-this-day freeway opposition movement. We discuss the present MAX light rail system and how Portland will address its issues with the upcoming MAX tunnel project. Portland's future is incredibly bright. Don't forget to subscribe and become a real estate developer in the Portland metropolitan area.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: Amtrak Cascades resumes service to Vancouver, BC
  2. [2] Mass Transit: HART begins trial running on Honolulu rail line
  3. [3] PBOT: Enhanced Transit Corridors Plan
  4. [4] BikePortland: In bid for federal funding, Metro shares list of regional transit project priorities
  5. [5] TriMet: Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project
  6. [6] TriMet: Unified Service Enhancement Plan
  7. [7] American Planning Association: 5th and 6th Avenues – Portland Transit Mall: Portland, Oregon
  8. [8] TriMet: History
  9. [9] TriMet: Making History (interactive)
  10. [10] TriMet: Making History (PDF)
  11. [11] The TriMet Story
  12. [12] Oregon Encyclopedia: Portland streetcar system
  13. [13] Portland Streetcar: Streetcar History
  14. [14] Wikipedia: MAX Light Rail
  15. [15] Wikipedia: Portland Streetcar
  16. [16] Wikipedia: C-Tran (Washington)
  17. [17] WES Commuter Rail
  18. [18] Metro: The MAX Tunnel Study
  19. [19] Wikipedia: TriMet
  20. [20] C-Tran
  21. [21] C-Tran: The Vine Schedules