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Old Posted Oct 13, 2013, 7:22 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanlife View Post
Now I do think the system should begin to think about upgrading itself with Local and Express stops along the lines to help shorten the time getting in and out of the city for people living further out. It would also help make it a fast commute in on light rail from the airport to downtown with an express line.
The subway idea would allow you to accomplish these goals though. By being able to move MAX through downtown faster you can potentially shorten headways or add express service. Sacramento has the same set up in its LRT system where downtown it becomes more of a streetcar service with the proximity of stations. Difference is Portland already has streetcars to serve this need so it's almost overlapping service.

Get MAX in, through, and out of downtown as quick as possible and have commuters use the streetcar to get around downtown.
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