Author Archives: Dave

Observations on the Behavior of Homo Sapiens when Trains Come in Pairs

Story contributed by Roland Couture. Occasionally MAX trains in rush hour arrive in pairs about 2-3 minutes apart. The first train in any such pair will always carry most of the passengers — it’ll be a miserably full train with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday MAX – 30 Years Young!

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“Your Bus is Late” an original song and video by Stephen Cohen

I think we can all relate to this! Video and song by Stephen Cohen www.3handstephen.com @3handstephen on Twitter

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Preaching to the Wrong Choir

Because a lot of people who are homeless, mentally ill, in the throes of addiction or otherwise marginalized don’t drive, they ride the bus. In the impersonal and crammed aisles and one-size-fits-all seats, they’re commonplace. And though climate change is … Continue reading

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Of Preparedness, Personal Space, and the MAX Orange Line from Milwaukie to City Center

Story contributed by Robert Wagner – @gangsterswedish on Twitter Unlike many Portland-area public transit stalwarts, my foray into commuting via light-rail didn’t begin until the completion of the Orange Line to Milwaukie. As a resident of beautiful southeast Portland, I … Continue reading

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