It turns out that the excellent blog Portland Transport created a really clear video of the Portland version of my presentation, “A Field Guide to Transit Quarrels.” Only tonight have I had both the time and the bandwidth to look at it. Apart from the well-amplified sniffles from my cold at the time, it looks and sounds pretty good. Thanks to Bob Richardson and everyone else at Portland Transport who made it happen.
Part 1: Introductions
Part 2: The Spectrum of Authorities
Part 3: Balancing Claims
Part 4: Example and Conclusions
Part 5: Q&A
If you saw the presentation elsewhere, you might want to check out Part 1 for Metro Executive David Bragdon’s funny introduction of me. But other than that, only the Q&A will be new to you. Most of my answers in the Q&A cover familiar issues on this blog, but with Portland examples. At one point, though, I was asked about Personal Rapid Transit, and very unwisely, I gave an answer.