Portland, Oregon Public Transit is the best example of a Public transportation success.

Portland Transit

In July 2012, Marilynn and I spent five days in Portland, Oregon attending the annual Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus and Quartet Competition. I competed with the Jacksonville Big Orange Men’s Chorus (we placed 17th worldwide).  Our hotel was a short walk from the competition venue at the Rose Garden Arena, but a couple of miles from downtown Portland across the Willamette River.  In most cities, this separation would cause major taxi expenses, but in Portland, no problem, because of the convenient and efficient TriMet, Portland’s mass transit system. Portland is a city of almost 600,000 residents within a metropolitan area population of 1.7 million.  The large downtown area adjoins […]

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