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Old Posted Jun 16, 2008, 12:42 PM
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Regarding using the existing rail between Tigard / Tualatin through Lk Oswego for future commuter projects - I've talked with P&W officials, and they were not shy about not allowing that to happen. The conversation was essentially "Not just no, but he!! no." However, I've seen the same possibility for a long time, and think that joining WES to the Willamette Trolley line in LO so that people have a direct shot at downtown without a transfer at the Beaverton TC makes too much sense.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2008, 12:38 AM
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I made a quick map of a line I would like to see developed eventually; it would be an offshoot of the potential Powell/Foster light rail line following the Springwater ROW, then it would split from the Damascus bound line further up the Springwater trail to the old rail spur ROW that is now part of the Ruby Junction railyard and a multi-use path from Burnside to I-84, then pass down to parallel the freight rail tracks along I-84 to Troutdale (potential future commuter rail connection). As I see it, if and when a Powell/ Foster line is built they will probably want to use the old rail spur ROW to connect it to Ruby Junction for maintenance and staging. If they are gong to electrify this stretch anyway they might as well use it, and then extend the new LRT branch to Fairview and Troutdale using existing rail ROW only. This service would add a new north-south travel option criss-crossing the existing light rail lines.



I'll probably never see this route come to fruition, but the idea was fun to play with...
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2008, 3:54 AM
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i've thought about that very same idea
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i not shur if i can bump old threads but heres mine, the green line extension

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i thought it was a good extention because for the bus its 8 miles to the max from the oc tc, and this would make it 5.5 miles
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i thought it was a good extention because for the bus its 8 miles to the max from the oc tc, and this would make it 5.5 miles
The map gives no clues where it is. It has no labels or info. It's just some random spot with two blue lines running off the page that don't even connect. One of the lines runs right over a baseball diamond in a park?

I didn't understand it at all. I still don't. This would make what 5.5 miles?
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Old Posted May 4, 2013, 7:27 PM
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It's the 205/224/213 merge on the border between Oatfield and Clackamas, but I don't understand what you're trying to show either. If you were to follow the blue line on the left of the image, it would cut right through dozens of homes in a neighborhood.
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Old Posted May 4, 2013, 7:49 PM
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the line stops there at johnson rd and the school could take some houses out to get a bigger field.
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Not to be rude, but it would far easier to understand what you're trying to say if you used punctuation and complete sentences.
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Old Posted May 4, 2013, 8:21 PM
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This would make what 5.5 miles?
the bus would take 5.5 miles if it went on the west side of the highway the whole way (oregon city tc to max)
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This is not a realistic proposal, more of a fantasy subway/metro system if Portland had developed along the lines of NY or Chicago in the 1920s and had a couple million more people.
There would be freight subway cars to replace a lot of the need for delivery trucks and further reduce the amount of vehicles on the streets. Also included suggested freeway burial/removal proposals.

Link: http://goo.gl/maps/mKWDt

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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 12:17 AM
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This is not a realistic proposal, more of a fantasy subway/metro system if Portland had developed along the lines of NY or Chicago in the 1920s and had a couple million more people.
It is fun to dream that stuff up. And it's sad to think about all of the rail lines Portland had many decades ago. I remember seeing an old photo of a trolley coming up SW Broadway, I believe. Could you even imagine how great of a transit system we'd have if there had been a way to keep the old system up to date rather than ripping it out and paving over it? Dreams, dreams, dreams, they can be both fun and frustrating at the same time.

My dream system would have trolley's doing a loop along Hawthorne and Belmont, along with Burnside and NW 21st/23rd. I'd love to see some of our local shopping districts be less car friendly and more pedestrian friendly.

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Not to be rude, but it would far easier to understand what you're trying to say if you used punctuation and complete sentences.
Also, this. Are you referring to the east side lines the previous poster envisioned, or are you talking about something else? There's no way to know what "some the east side lines" means.
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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 12:32 AM
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https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...k.k9WqO0QT-wC0

now it should work, i love this map maker thanks for showing me this

I'm going to make bus routes with this too!

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This is not a realistic proposal, more of a fantasy subway/metro system if Portland had developed along the lines of NY or Chicago in the 1920s and had a couple million more people.
There would be freight subway cars to replace a lot of the need for delivery trucks and further reduce the amount of vehicles on the streets. Also included suggested freeway burial/removal proposals.

Link: http://goo.gl/maps/mKWDt



My only complaint is that you should have a direct line to the airport from downtown.
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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 3:01 AM
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There's no way to know what "some the east side lines" means.
some the east side rail lines bro
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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 7:57 AM
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Since there is no verb, no punctuation and no evidence of any grasp of basic grammar, my guess is that English is not your first language, or even your second language, or you're 12 years old, or all of the above.

And yes, I realize that is one hell of a run-on sentence.
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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 8:25 AM
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the school could take some houses out to get a bigger field.
Would anyone contact the people living in the houses, or would it (the school) just level them at night while the families slept inside?

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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 3:11 PM
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im just bad at typing, ive seen people make mistakes on here.
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