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Brian Lum

Brian Lum

I'm here to help tell our story, and to share the interesting things I find along the way. When I'm not here, you'll find me out riding my bike and taking pictures.

Our First Line Across the Fremont Bridge

Our First Line Across the Fremont Bridge

Northwest Portland has traffic and parking problems. If you live or travel in the area, you know this all too well. That’s why, starting March 3, we’re taking advantage of a key connection to Northwest Portland that previously had no transit service: the Fremont...
What’s With the New Ticket Machines?

What’s With the New Ticket Machines?

As you may have noticed, some MAX stations are sporting shiny new ticket machines. And if you’ve taken a closer look, you probably saw that they don’t just look different — they have been reformatted from the inside out to sell tappable Hop Fastpass tickets instead of...
How Transit Works in Snow and Ice

How Transit Works in Snow and Ice

We’ve enjoyed a mild fall, with less precipitation than normal and plenty of sunshine. That means we can expect a mellow winter, right? We’re certainly not counting on it. Over the years, we’ve learned that winter storms can appear out of nowhere. Of course, we...
How to Get to ZooLights

How to Get to ZooLights

ZooLights, Oregon Zoo’s annual winter festival, attracts crowds in the thousands every night. and there’s simply no way Washington Park’s parking lots can fit that many cars. And if you’re planning to visit on a weekend, you’re not likely to find a spot without...

This Bus Platform Has Room for Bikes, Pedestrians and More

Last week, we tested a full-scale model of a new type of bus platform; one that accommodates bikes, pedestrians and 60-foot articulated buses. We expect to have these extra-long buses running along Division Street, between Gresham and Downtown Portland, as soon as...

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