MAX Orange Line

Fatal pedestrian collision with Orange Line MAX train thought to be suicide

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 1st, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Reader Betsy Reese rode by the scene after it happened Wednesday evening.

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PBOT adds to bikeway markings along Orange Line in southeast

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 4th, 2020 at 11:20 am

Not subtle. (View looking east from Tilikum Way toward SE Milwaukie Ave.)
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

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Eyewitness describes bicycle rider’s collision with MAX train

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 20th, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Streetview of where our eyewitness commenter was stopped in his car while he watched the collision unfold. The red lines show the path of the bicycle rider. The crossing and collision is marked with an “X” in the background.

On March 13th a man riding a bicycle was involved in a collision with a MAX light rail train in southeast Portland. We haven’t heard much in the way of official updates in the case, but thanks to a comment left on our story yesterday we now know more about where and how it happened.
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Bicycle rider involved in collision with a MAX train in southeast

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 13th, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Looking north on SE 17th at Rhine.

We’ve received preliminary details about a collision this afternoon between a bicycle rider and a MAX operator.
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TriMet projects on Orange Line path at SE 8th should improve cycling

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 13th, 2016 at 11:18 am


Looking west from the path toward SE 8th.
(Photo by Adam Herstein/Twitter)

TriMet is making changes to the path that runs along the new Orange MAX line in inner southeast.
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Activists use traffic cones to improve safety of bike lane along new Orange Line MAX

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 30th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Fed up with standard bike lanes that offer only paint as separation between bicycle and car operators, an anonymous group of activists has placed traffic cones on the bike lane at the intersection of Southeast Powell at Pershing.
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Sneak peek inside TriMet’s new Orange Line MAX trains

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 1st, 2015 at 10:42 am


Lower hooks and more room in new MAX trains coming to the Orange line.
(Photos by Jim “K’Tesh” Parsons)

TriMet has spent just over $79 million on 18 new MAX trains that will run on the Orange Line when it opens in September. If you board the new “Type 5” trains with a bike, you’ll notice that they differ in some key ways.

Yesterday TriMet gave a few lucky folks a chance to step inside and get a closer look. Our correspondent Jim Parsons was one of them.[Read more…]

First look: New bike facilities open along MAX Orange Line

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on October 23rd, 2014 at 12:48 pm

New multi-use path goes east-west just south of MAX line/UPRR tracks between SE 7th and 17th.
(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland)

It’s less than one year to go until TriMet takes the wraps off the Orange Line, a 7.3 mile extension of the MAX light rail system that will connect downtown Portland to Milwaukie in northern Clackamas County. While the marquee component of the $1.5 billion project, the Tillikum Crossing Bridge, won’t open until next fall, many parts of the new project are already open for business.[Read more…]