Public Interest Transportation Forum - http://www.bettertransport.info/pitf
Light Rail Transit Experience in Portland, Oregon
There are several web sites that deal with Portland's light rail experience and future
prospects. A state-wide Oregon vote on November 5, 1996 defeated funding for extending the
Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) system with a South-North line. Several analyses of this
issue and an evaluative historical context are provided.
A study from Jonathan Richmond at Harvard University
finds that light rail in Portland and elsewhere comes up short in comparison to bus
service. A article on the study from the Portland Oregonian of July 8, 1998.
Oregon Transportation Institute - a
collection of evaluative analyses on Portland's rail transit history and likely future.
Cascade Policy Institute -
articles and commentary on the Portland transit experience.
Ten Top Light Rail Myths -commentary
on Portland's MAX light rail extension plan from the Cascade Policy Institute.
Transit analyst Wendell Cox compares
Portland and Seattle using Census Data from 1990.
The official web site of the public agency Tri-Met
that operates MAX and other public transportation in metropolitan Portland.
Last modified: February 07, 2011