|Quoting Cannibalz3 (Reply 7):|
anybody feel up for a mini-meet at that road across the canal?
Let's examine a few things, here:
"That road" is Marine Drive. Anyone trying to get from North Portland to East County during rush hour, this is the best way to do it. "The Canal" would be the Columbia River. But, as for a meet, I think we tried that once and Port of Portland told us that they did not have the officers for that kind of crowd control or something similar. So, we could do it, but just keep it on the QT
or whatever letters you kids are using these days.
You would be surprised how many cars run lights right in front of a train. "Oh, look, honey, there are tracks crossing our lane and our light is red. I think I can make it!" I see people driving on the MAX tracks all the time, too.
Funny thing is: The SLUT and the Tacoma Link are the exact same type as the Portland Streetcar. The first time I rode the Link, I tried to pay. Silly me. I am so used to paying for streetcars and light rail. I was shamed by fellow riders.
As far as Sound Transit, I lived in Auburn way back when. Major events, when I lived there, were the "Battle In Seattle" (WTO riots), "Dome To Dust" and "Rattle In Seattle." I was only there for two years, but the whole time, they were trying to get the light rail started. Sound Transit was always being sued by some neighborhood because everyone wanted light rail. Before ground was even broken, they were something like 3 years behind and $10 million over budget. I was just in Seattle for New Years Eve and the thing still was not running! At least they have the train sets.