Letter: Put money into roads and buses




Don’t let them sell you a “Brooklyn Bridge.” A new bridge, maybe downstream, but for cars.

Portland-area vehicle miles have increased far faster than population since 2008 with virtually no new spending on new lanes or roads compared to TriMet ridership, which has fallen after spending, literally, billions of new dollars on light rail. Buses beat rail in time every time.

People in Portland are “voting with their wheels” for more and improved roads. Listen up and keep putting your money into better roads and buses for transit.