Rail

TriMet marks fifth year of MAX light rail service

Posted on April 29, 2009

The 5.8-mile Interstate MAX Yellow Line light rail service turns five years old this week. Since opening May 1, 2004, the line has seen 20.5 million rides taken and more than 50 new businesses sprout up around the alignment.

 

In its first year of service, weekday ridership on MAX had doubled that of the former bus line that served the same corridor. Last year, Interstate MAX weekday ridership was 13,600, a 16 percent increase since the line first opened in 2004.

 

The area has also seen significant growth since the MAX Yellow Line started operating on Interstate Avenue. New businesses and housing, coupled with the access provided by light rail, have opened up the corridor as an attractive area to live and work.

 

"There has been tremendous transformation along the Interstate MAX line since we built and opened five years ago," said TriMet GM Fred Hansen. "We have seen, firsthand, transit's role in enhancing neighborhoods and connecting communities. It's exciting to watch this area grow and see riders using our expanding system to connect to work, school and other activities."

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners of 'Global Challenge'

The company will commit meaningful business and engineering resources and work closely with each of the winning teams/routes to determine their commercial viability.

Council chair recommends rejecting all light rail bids for Metro's Southwest project

The bids were opened last month and represent the bulk of the construction work involved in building the tracks, road, bridges, trails, tunnels, stations, and other facilities needed for the 14.5-mile light rail line.

Amtrak campaign touts benefits of train over air, car travel

The marketing campaign, "Break the Travel Quo," showcases clever videos that depict some of the most prevalent pain points of modern day travel.

Metra on-time performance hits 96% in August

In August, 731 of 18,296 trains were tardy by six minutes or more. The most common causes for delays were related to signal/switch failure, increased passenger loadings, and track construction.

QLINE aims to popularize streetcars in Detroit

The $144 million QLINE, built as a local catalyst project, began rolling May 12, 2017 on a 3.3-mile segment of Woodward Avenue.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close