Dispatches from Portland

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From My Cincinnati Life, Ben Wissel has this post describing his trip to Portland and their streetcar:

Even in the rainy season the streetcars seemed to be a very popular way to travel.  People of all ages rode, including parents with babies, small children, teenagers, college students, and older people.  It was particularly easy for someone in a wheelchair to board the streetcar.  A disabled rider only needed to push a button, and a small ramp extended to the sidewalk.  The whole boarding process happened very quickly and allowed those with disabilities to easily ride mass transit making them more independent.

Read the rest here.


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