Today, in my agora inbox, I found the following, from "Jason in Portland"
Hi, I'm glad to know I'm not the only person in Portland interested in Clark County, Washington's transit system!That last line (yes for jobs, yes for C-Tran) seems a rallying cry.
Yes for jobs, yes for C-Tran!
Jason has a website here. He is an impassioned fan of C-Tran, even though he is a Portland resident. He has a very personal feeling about the future of C-Tran and transit fans ought to support him, I think.
Four stars. Sam-Bob says "Check it out!"
It's important to know what will happen in September if C-Tran doesn't get what it says it needs. It's on its knees right now. And not only will the service area and frequency be cut back sharply, late evening buses will end, as well as all weekend service.
I'm one who believes that, even if I don't take transit, I benefit indirectly from having it there. Transit's not a perfect solution, but it's better than not having it at all. Acquaintances from other towns usually give me rave reviews of our vibrant yet flawed TriMet. And MAX is just plain cool (in a few years, I'll be near a three-line nexus).
So, hey, Vancouver, here's something you guys probably can't understand-Portlanders who like and care about you...sincerely.
How cool is that?
Jason goes on the list.