Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Letter to the Editor in todays Oregonian about MAX

Delay Green line MAX 
TriMet's inability to meet current budget needs prompt service cuts and begs the question: Why not delay opening the Clackamas Town Center light-rail service?

How can you miss a service you don't have? We currently have adequate bus service.

The MAX system is a duplicate service at a significant cost because fare revenue covers less than 25 percent of the operating cost, which adds millions in overhead costs. We are fast approaching a mass transit system cost that exceeds our ability to pay for the service.

The public has not had the opportunity to decide how much it should subsidize the cost of our fellow Oregonians' commute to work. Perhaps that should change.

Southeast Portland 

>>Sounds like a good idea to me, but it might crush Fred's dreams, and we can't have that now!

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