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Portland Tri-Met’s MAX

  Portland, Oregon: where MAX takes you everywhere. Portland’s light rail, operated by the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District, was opened in 1986 with approximately 15 miles of rail from Downtown Portland to Gresham. Over the years, the light rail has … Continue reading

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Denver RTD Light Rail

Denver, the Mile High City. And great for getting around by light rail. That is, if you live south of Colfax. The Denver Light Rail, operated by RTD (Regional Transit District), is a pretty large system with 6 light rail … Continue reading

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Houston MetroRail

The Houston Metro system, serving the majority of Harris County with bus and rail service. The light rail here is a relatively new system, roughly 10 years old, and it runs all the way down Main and Fannin Streets in … Continue reading

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The San Diego Trolley

The San Diego Trolley, the system that popularized light rail in the United States. Well, where do I start? This system, operated by the Metropolitan Transit System of San Diego County in California, was started in the early 1980s, right … Continue reading

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Light Rail Transit

What is Light Rail Transit? Well, light rail transit (or LRT for short) is a tricky concept. ┬áThe reason I say it’s tricky is because of its application and meaning in North America as opposed to its development and terminology … Continue reading

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