Statements about Transportation
Says "between 6 and 20 bicycles can be parked in the space required by one car."
"More than 400 car crashes occur each year on the current, congested Columbia River Bridge."
Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.
Says TriMet spends "$10.3 million in police contracts" a year for 56 transit police who must respond to non-transit calls
Says, "I-205, six miles of which runs through my district, already carries more traffic than I-5."
Says "If Oregon’s Legislature simply authorizes $450 million for the CRC, it will … leave Oregon holding the bag for a great deal more cost responsibility."
Says "MAX carries 30 percent of evening rush-hour commuters traveling from Downtown on the Sunset and Banfield freeways."
Says if you are on your bike in a crosswalk, all you have to do is dip your wheel into the road and cars must legally stop.
"There is no reason to allocate 60 percent of bridge space to satisfy two percent of all travelers."
Says "as Co-Chair of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, I secured the key piece of funding for" the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project bridge."
Clackamas County Commissioners "approved a re-negotiated agreement to lower the county’s contribution to TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project to $19.9 million from $25 million."
"Without Westside MAX, we’d need to add 2.9 lanes to the Sunset Highway."
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has created 1,525 direct jobs as of June 11, 2012.
Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."
Says "As Mayor of Wilsonville, I drove TriMet out of town and replaced their bloated transit system with our own local bus line that offers better service and has saved our businesses millions of dollars."
Says "TriMet now spends $1.63 in benefits for every $1.00 spent on wages."
Says "streetcars carry more people than buses … you attract more riders who don't ride transit now, and actually the operating costs are not any greater than the bus."
"Every time the weight of that vehicle is reduced by a hundred pounds, your chances of dying are going to go up by about 5 percent. Peel three hundred pounds off – you’re 15 percent more likely to die in that car."
Says only seven percent of 2009’s stimulus bill went toward transportation projects, yet they created over one-third of the bill’s total jobs.
Says "traffic fatalities have fallen dramatically, even as population has risen. You are more likely to stay alive biking, walking and driving around Portland than you were before" he took over the Portland Bureau of Transportation.
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