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A selection of words from my vast vocabulary, including the ubiquitous "the," the always versatile "and," and the more obscure "incontrovertible," arranged in frequently meaningful, sometimes profound, yet often pedestrian sentences and statements, designed with one goal in mind-- that being, to communicate; keeping in mind the oft-used bromide, "Never use two words when one will do the same job as two or more words would have done, unless you just want to take up space and sound important," which is, I must concede, too often a secret objective of mine indeed. And yet, now, the secret is out.




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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Gresham Police to patrol MAX

It's just another reason to love MAX. Those who question the oft' touted economic benefits of light rail might want to keep this link handy for future discussions.

As far as Mid-Multnomah County goes, particularly the Rockwood area, MAX has brought only blight. We were told, when it was built, that MAX would revitalize the area. So, where did the Rockwood Fred Meyer go? Hmmmm.

I always have to say this when I criticize MAX: I have been known to ride it. It can be very convenient. But let me also say this: I am becoming more and more reticent about using MAX. And certainly, it would have been immensely less expensive to just pave two lanes where the rail tracks are, and dedicate those two lanes to busses. (CNG busses, to boot!)

And the economic benefits of light rail are dubious at best.


link | posted by Matt Norquist at 11/04/2007 09:52:00 AM |


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