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Archive for the 'Oregon' Category


Why Are There Heat Delays on the MAX Trains?

I have always wondered why I was seeing notices from Tri-Met about delays on the MAX rail system due to heat. Then I found this article from Oregon Live: http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2009/07/science_of_the_commute_why_max.html It appears that heat can cause the catenary powering the trains and the rails to expand. Theoretically this couldĀ  cause a derailment or the trains […]

Tri-Met Service Cuts Coming

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/alerts/sept2010/september2010service.htm Tri-Met, like many transit agencies, is limiting their routes and running times due to the recession. This site provides details on these changes. Ben