Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar
Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon
“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector:
the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown
Transit Can’t Reach Most Jobs in an hour commute!
A 2011 report by the Brookings Institute studied transit in our 100 largest cities
and found that transit can only get people to 30 percent of the jobs in 90 minutes.
Further only 25% of low and middle-skill jobs are reachable within 90 minutes.
For comparison the average automobile commute is 25.2 minutes
Here is the data for the Portland region from Appendix 5: