I advocate one thing-BEEFING UP THE SERVICE WE HAVE NOW!
I advocate the complete dismemberment of the sprawling inefficient bureaucracy that has become Trimet, with its army of middle managers and overpaid executives.
I advocate sensible management which simply means if your broke you become thrifty. We have a management that does everything contrary to prudent fiscal restraints.
I advocate turning Trimet back into a transit agency and leaving the land use planning to somebody else.
Not enough people are using it because its widely inefficient, uncomfortable, and not that reliable, especially if you travel off commute hours.
Everything the planners have done have destroyed ridership, they are lucky only that they have a captive ridership with the transit dependent and downtown Portland which requires huge parking fees to park.
The only reason ridership is increasing is because of economics,as in gas is expensive.
It's like saying "everyone is moving to Portland because its so cool"
The reason people are moving to Portland is because its cheap compared to the other West Coast cities.
Everything that happens around us is the result of money, everything that happens in the world now is the result of money.
Big money interests have stolen Trimet away from transit riders and turned it into some sort of property development agency.