City Hall. Park at Smart Park at 4th near Taylor. You’ll only be in there for 40 minutes if you come at 9am.
Oregon Representatives have proposed House Bill 3008 which should help defray the cost of lost revenues and help maintain roadways throughout Portland.
Not all Portlanders are pleased though, as what some call a majority in the city will be responsbile for the $54 payment every two years. Those opposed argue that HB 3008 is just a way for police to keep tabs on them and they should not have to pay to traverse throughout Portland.
Pdf of bill here
This bicycling “majority” has no problem calling for and seeing others paying increased fees, taxes and what have you, but when it comes their turn, they balk.
Hey cyclists, where’s your “bi-partisan” spirit? Where’s your pride in maintaining Portland beautiful and accessible? You want not only “equal access” to the roads, you want sole access in Portland, but don’t think you should share in the cost?
Tsk, tsk, tsk.
The report by a group of economists including Mark Zandi, chief economist
of Moody’s Economy.com, says the recently enacted $787 billion stimulus package will fall far short of the Obama administration’s goal of saving or creating 3.5-million jobs.
Here’s what he says:
As tough as the economy is right now, now is the time we need to take smart
risks to invest in Portland’s future success. Of course it has to be the
right kind of deal but the pieces are in alignment now that may never again be
Here’s the rest.
Let’s see La Raza:
1. Is a racist organization
2. Encourages illegal behavior
3. Costs Americans beyond this earmark
4. Opposed to American values.
5. Supports turning over some, if not most, of SW United States to Mexico because it’s really, “Atzlan”
6. What did I miss? Oh, yeah, look here at La Raza and MeChA’s adherents.
From IHT and NYT via hotair here:
Victory Outreach Rider Advocates
Some of the criminal or intimidating behavior on the system is among gang members or potential gang members. To address some of the root causes, TriMet is partnering with Victory Outreach Community Services, Inc., a community-based Latino youth organization, to ride MAX and work with Latino youth to prevent gang activity. Eight Victory Outreach Advocates will provide information to riders about TriMet in
support of customer services, safety and security, as well as providing a physical presence on the transit system to serve as a deterrent for inappropriate, intimidating and illegal conduct related to gang activity. This is similar to work being done by the Rider Advocates in North and Northeast Portland neighborhoods.
patrol Max for only the cost of a ticket? Story here.
Light rail is far more susceptible to crime than buses. National Federal Transit
Administration data for 2004 indicate that, per passenger mile, light rail is involved with more than 3 times as many aggravated assaults, 26 times as many burgleries, 7 times as many rapes, and 10 times as many robberies as buses. The numbers for 2002 and 2003 are similar.
The Oregon Catalyst has a history of crime on light rail here.