Puget Sound Transportation Projects

My thoughts on transportation in the Puget Sound area and transportation issues in general.

Archive for the 'Vancouver/Portland' Category


Name The Bridge

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/namethebridge/ You could be the person to name the new transit bridge across the Willamette River in Portland. Ben

Mobile Ticketing App Is Live

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/mobiletickets/ Now, purchase and use tickets on Portland’s Tri-Met system on your mobile phone. Ben

TriMet Mobile Ticketing App Released

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/mobiletickets/ Download the new mobile ticketing app for iPhones and Android. The app allows you to buy tickets and passes on your smartphone. Ben

Design of Columbia River Crossing Causes Debate

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/New-I-5-Columbia-River-bridge-design-sparks-opposition-210278901.html Concerns grow about the new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River, now over its height. It may not be high enough for upriver manufacturers to ship large loads. Ben

TriMet Mobile Ticketing App is Coming

From Tri-Met: http://howweroll.trimet.org/2013/05/16/one-step-closer-to-mobile-ticketing/ The mobile ticketing app is coming soon! With it, you will be able to purchase and display tickets on your smartphone. Ben

New MAX Trains Coming in 2015

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/newmax/ New trains coming in 2015 for the Portland-Milwaukee project will be more comfortable and have better seating options. Ben

Tri-Met Developing Mobile Ticketing App

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/mobiletickets/ Next Spring you will be able to install an app from Tri-Met that allows you to buy and display tickets in the app. The app will be for Android and iPhones. This would be a great feature for METRO with the removal of the Ride Free Zone. Ben

Tri-Met Fare Changes Coming

From Tri-Met: http://trimet.org/alerts/farechanges.htm No more zones, no more Free Rail zone and an increase in fares are coming to Tri-Met to help them withstand the recession. Better a fare increase than a cut in service. Ben

Transit Smackdown

From Sightline Daily: http://daily.sightline.org/2012/07/18/transit-smackdown-seattle-vs-portland-vs-vancouver/ A review of transit in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, BC. Hint: Vancouver won. Wonder how much of that has to do with their extensive light rail system? Ben

I-5 Columbia River Bridge Work to Start in 2014

From KOMO-TV: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Work-to-start-on-new-I-5-bridge-in-2014-159724535.html Assuming funds are available, work on the Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing will begin in 2014. Ben