Title

"City" piece on a proposal by Jeff Monroe, Portland's director of transportation

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

7-8-1999

Pages

9

Abstract

"City" piece on a proposal by Jeff Monroe, Portland's director of transportation, who wants to bring intracity passenger train service to Portland, which could take 20 years before such a system was fully operational. The costs of the rail line project haven't been calculated but are estimated at well into eight figures. In the meantime, Monroe hopes to purchase four propane-fueled buses at $60,000 each, which would travel on a special track and serve as precursors to the light rail system. City Manager Bob Ganley and John Duncan, director of the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee both oppose the project, while Mark Chase, director of the Alliance for Transportation Choice, supports it.

Subjects

Railroads -- Passenger service, Transportation, Jeffrey W Monroe

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