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  •  Excellent diary, thanks. (7+ / 0-)

    A chance to vent- goody. you see that blue line that goes north in the Portland map? That's the yellow MAX line. many people use the MAX to get their bikes across the city and into the suburbs. Portland is now divided into 3 zones, requiring a ticket of $2.10. $2.40 or $5 for day pass with the downtown a "free zone" that encompasses the convention center area and downtown just before you get to Kings Hollow where the Timbers stadium (soccer) is. Trimet is about to shoot itself in the foot by doing away with the zones, including the free zone (a lifeline to homeless and poor people and students) and doubling the fare to $2.50 per ride, no transfers! Ridership is about to plummet, i'm betting. People have tried to put forth ideas for poor people who can't afford the fare, to no avail. Getting caught without a ticket is 6 months community service. I'm guessing I'm going to be doing a lot of community service soon.

    "The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country-and we haven't seen them since." - Gore Vidal

    by blueoregon on Sun Aug 05, 2012 at 05:34:19 PM PDT

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