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A congressman’s college class that has changed Portland forever

Michael Andersen (Contributor) by on February 18th, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Congressman and former Transportation Commissioner Earl Blumenauer, left, with alumni of the city-sponsored Traffic and Transportation class.
(Photos: M.Andersen/BikePortland)

The one-of-a-kind free transportation class funded by the Portland Bureau of Transportation is celebrating a quarter century of enlightened change.
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How bike-sharing could spur revamp of transit fares in Portland

Avatar by on April 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

“Reshape the fareless zone to put a greater emphasis on carbon-free circulation; and the best free circulation in the Central City probably ought to be on bikes.”
— Rick Gustafson, former TriMet planner and Director of Operations for Portland Streetcar Inc.

A few weeks back, we shared how momentum is building for the City of Portland to implement their Central City Bike Share plan. Today, I’ll share more from an interview I did with Rick Gustafson for that story.

Gustafson, Director of Operations for the Portland Streetcar Loop project and a well known figure in local politics and transportation for over four decades, is “noodling” (along with transit guru and City Planning Commissioner Chris Smith) on an interesting idea that would revamp transit fares and transportation in the Central City.
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