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Old Posted Oct 13, 2013, 8:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ltsmotorsport View Post
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.
There isn't any real demand to have only a stop or two downtown, to get from Goose Hollow to Lloyd Mall or from PSU to Lloyd Mall takes about 25 minutes. Which if there were limited stops, it would still take just as long walking to the stops to ride a subway line for a stop or two.
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