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Posts tagged TriMet

Democrat Townhall Shuts Down Gun Debate

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An eastside Portland townhall put on by state Senator Rod Monroe and state Representatives Jeff Reardon and Jessica Vega Pederson falls apart as they stop taking questions from pro-gun supporters, and they waffle on answering the few questions that had been asked. Mr. Monroe and Mr. Reardon are both sponsors of Oregon’s HB 3200, which […]

Occupy Portland Plans Mass Transit Ads to Rehab Image

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Dateline Sunday October 21, 2012 – Portland Oregon:  Occupy Portland has started an online campaign to raise money to buy ceiling advertising on city busses and “the MAX,”  Portland’s commuter rail system.  The organization announced the new effort on their Facebook Page, with links to the campaign which provides awards for various levels of contribution. Contribution options […]

The Clackistani Revolt Spreads to Washington County – Kickoff April 27

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What shall we call them? The Washingtinians? Washingtonistas? Washahideen? Anyway, they’re fighting back against an oppressive government just like in Clackistan, and they need your support. Check out their website – www.swrailvote.org – and check out their kickoff event TONIGHT: Dear friends of SW Rail Vote Pac, This notice is to let you know that […]

TriMet GM Sees A Problem, Will CRC and C-Tran Take Note?

TriMet GM Sees A Problem, Will CRC and C-Tran Take Note?

The excessively high cost and expense of the Columbia River Crossing project is no secret. This blog, other Conservative blogs such as Clark County Politics, Couv.com and even the Columbian sometimes have spoken about it. The Oregonian, Willamette Week and the Reflector in Clark County have lent their voices to the problems seen by citizens […]

Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar Named Desire

Developer Homer Williams has been salivating over ramming a streetcar scheme down the throats of the folks in Sucker Lake Lake Oswego, and it seemed like the fix was in; the deal done. He really, really, really desires a streetcar from LO to the deserts of South Waterfront in Portland, and beyond. It’s the only way he can […]

The Crime Train

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Clackamas County Sheriff’s office has reported in the past that crime is up by 37% since light rail went live on the “green line” extending from Portland to Clackamas Town Center. Naturally, apologists for light rail pooh-pooh the Sheriff’s report, calling it merely coincidental. The fact that crime has declined overall in Clackamas County, but […]

Another One Rides The Bus

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Cash-strapped Tri-Met has been cannibalizing bus services to pay for their trains; that’s been mentioned many times here. As it turns out,they’re cutting all kinds of things except, it appears, building more train lines and staffing their P.R. department. Even as public health experts fret about the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, money-strapped TriMet made deep cuts […]

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  • Sonics | Special Session | Snow Storm April 25, 2017
    Here are five things we think are worth keeping your eye on in Washington state politics this week – from DC to Olympia to Seattle.  We’re building this Monday morning email to be a briefing of things we thing merit your attention for the week ahead. If you have suggestions on what to add, we’d […]
  • Bringing the Sonics Back to Seattle April 25, 2017
    More than five years ago, our Seattle-based partnership began the long and thorough process of developing the SODO Arena.  Our sole focus is to bring the NBA and NHL back to Seattle. We believe our proposal to build a privately funded, state-of-the-art Arena at the southern end of Seattle’s zoned Stadium District, directly south of […]
  • Event: Breakfast with the Wire, A Review of the Regular Session April 21, 2017
    As the legislative session draws to a close, we look forward to dissecting the moving parts of the 105-day Regular Legislative Session and thinking about how the impacts of this session will play out in the Washington State economy. So, we are working with our sister site www.stateofreform.com to invite some of the most quietly impactful […]
  • Reason #3 to Stop Subsidizing TransitFew Use It and Fewer Need It April 25, 2017
    In 1960, when most of the nation’s transit was private (and profitable), 7.81 million people took transit to work. By 2015, the nation’s working population had grown by nearly 130 percent, and taxpayers had spent well over a trillion dollars improving and operating urban transit systems. Yet the number of people taking transit to work […]
  • The Rail Transit Money Pit April 24, 2017
    After more than a year of shut-downs, slow-downs, and break-downs, the Washington Metro rail system still faces a huge maintenance backlog. Meanwhile, rail opponents in Hawaii placed a full-page ad in the Washington Post begging President Trump to cancel funding for that city’s increasingly expensive rail project. Click image to download a PDF of this […]
  • Reason #2 to Stop Subsidizing TransitSubsidies Haven’t Increased Ridership April 21, 2017
    In 2015, the American Public Transportation Association issued a press release whose headline claimed that transit ridership in 2014 achieved a new record. However, the story revealed that 2014 ridership was the highest since 1956. That’s no more a record than if it was the highest since 2013. The truth is that America’s urban population […]