Wednesday, January 13, 2010

TriMets MAX Delays clogging my Inbox

In the last 30 days, there have been 6 MAX Disruptions, and only 1 Bus problem. So thats a Net disruption of 5, MAX.

Lets have a look, shall we?

12/15, Yellow Line, Vehicle blocking tracks
12/18, Green Line, Mechanical Problems @ Lents
12/23, All Lines, Mechanical Problems @Hollywood
12/29, All Lines (+Buses), Surprise Snow Storm
1/7, Yellow/Green, Steel Bridge Signal Problems
1/13, Yellow/Green, Steel Bridge Signal Problems

There have been a handful of Steel Bridge Signal interruptions since the Green Line opened for business. Whats interesting is, despite Signal problems, The Blue and Red Line seem to keep moving. So maybe this is a question of the quality of work in adding the signals to the existing system? Well, this only further proves, improve the current system, first and formost buses, before expanding anymore light rail lines! In the mean time, keep the delays coming, I am getting good at rolling my eyes.