Thursday, November 15, 2012

Maxident* Proves Buses Work Better, Are Cheaper and More Flexible

From a Tri Met watcher who is amused by the apparent torrent of horribles resulting from an apparently drunk driver who messed up the Loot Rail tracks in Beaverton. Amused  because the 'fix' is a cheaper bus. Surprise!



Buses just drive around the problem, for a lot less  money
and a lot faster, as they fix the tracks and power lines

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Vancouver man drives car onto MAX tracks off Oregon 217
By Noelle Crombie, The Oregonian
on November 14, 2012 at 4:21 AM, updated November 14, 2012 at 6:32 AM




Police said an impaired motorist drove onto the MAX tracks late Tuesday.
BEAVERTON -- Police say a man attempted to take the Oregon 217 exit off U.S. 26 late Tuesday and ended up on the eastbound MAX tracks near the Sunset Transit Center.

The driver, Jeff John Robertson, 27, of Vancouver, was arrested on accusations of reckless driving, driving under the influence and criminal mischief.

When police arrived, they found the BMW Robertson was driving had landed on the tracks. A tree also was obstructing the tracks.

-- The Oregonian

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--- Original Message --------
Subject: Service Alert Update: MAX Blue/Red lines disrupted through 6 p.m.
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:13:40 -0600
From: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
Reply-To: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
To:

MAX Blue and Red lines between downtown Portland and Beaverton Transit Center are disrupted after a car crash late Tuesday night damaged the overhead wire. Repairs are underway, but it may be 6 p.m. before trains are back running through the area. Shuttle buses are serving MAX stops between Galleria/Library stations in downtown and Beaverton Transit Center. Expect delays and plan extra travel time.


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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Service Alert Update: MAX Blue/Red lines disruption continues
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 05:04:49 -0600
From: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
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MAX Blue and Red Line service between downtown Portland and Beaverton Transit Center is disrupted after a car crash late Tuesday night damaged the overhead wire. Shuttle buses will serve stations between JELD-WEN Field and Beaverton Transit Center. Expect delays.


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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Service Alert Update: MAX Blue/Red lines disrupted through 6 p.m.
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:13:40 -0600
From: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
Reply-To: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
To:


MAX Blue and Red lines between downtown Portland and Beaverton Transit Center are disrupted after a car crash late Tuesday night damaged the overhead wire. Repairs are underway, but it may be 6 p.m. before trains are back running through the area. Shuttle buses are serving MAX stops between Galleria/Library stations in downtown and Beaverton Transit Center. Expect delays and plan extra travel time.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Service Alert Update: MAX Blue/Red lines disrupted through 6 p.m.
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:43:55 -0600
From: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
Reply-To: TriMet <subscriptions@trimet.org>
To:

MAX Blue/Red lines between downtown Portland and Beaverton TC are disrupted after a car crash damaged the overhead wire. We are shortening the length our shuttle buses are running. Shuttle buses will serve stops between Washington Park and Beaverton TC. Expect delays through 6 p.m.
Red Line is only serving stops between PDX Airport MAX and Galleria/Library stations. Red Line riders, take Blue Line to travel between Galleria/Library and Washington Park.
Thank you for your continued patience as we repair the wire and assure that trains can safely run through the area.
*Maxident is a term coined by Brooks Burford. Awesome.
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