Friday, September 9, 2011

Portland Streetcar Fare less no more?

To All COLA LO Members,  

An article in Portland Afoot indicates that staff has recommended a hike in the streetcar fares and PULLING OUT OF THE FREE RAIL ZONE.  It seems streetcar needs more revenue and may not be able to afford the fare less square concept.  This comes after TriMet pulled buses from the fare less square after many years leaving only rail as fare free. 

This provides interesting insight into possible scenarios with the LO-Portland streetcar project.     Many have claimed that operating expenses will be an issue over time.    This move may or may not confirm this. 

The article can be found at:   Streetcar Free no more?

Please notify all members, contacts and friends. 

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