WEA supports MAX stop closures with letter


MAX Train At Providence Park   WEA's Transportation Committee Chairman Frank Angelo sent a letter to the TriMet Board of Directors recently, expressing WEA's support for the proposed MAX station closures in downtown Portland.

   Angelo said in the letter that the WEA Transportation Committee has discussed the proposed closures and concluded it would benefit the region's transit system overall.
   He said, "Our support for the proposed station closures in downtown Portland is based on the WEA's strong support for system improvements that will attract more transit riders. These improvements will be incremental but will ultimately result in significant operational benefits to the overall transit system. While an estimated 2-minute travel time savings does not sound like a large timesaver on the surface, multiply that savings by the thousands of transit riders and there will be significant system benefits."
   To read the letter, click here