I think it’s great that we are having this conversation. We have experience running light rail and we have the example of PDX to warn us off of not building the right capacity. I’m hopeful that this initiative will be coordinated closely with ST, particularly given Metro’s Rapid Ride lines already in the works. The city should also revisit it’s proposed streetcar network and the trollybus network to ensure minimum redundancy and good transit connections.
If this is done right as a collaboration (not an endless debating circle) between metro, ST, and the city it could accelerate HCT on an important corridor. Otherwise, we could end up with another Monorail debacle. Kudos for the mayor in starting the conversation.
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