purpose of this page is to try compile problems with the Max light
it fails. When Tri-Met's Max line shuts down, it causes many problems.
#1. Tri-Met's light rail cannot go around a accident or a problem with
electric lines or tracks, Buses need to be called in to get around a problem.
#2. It's hard to tell Max users that there is a problem, so they can avoid
Tri Met doesn't always let the media know and notify their email list or
on their Current detours & service disruptions page.
You must listen to your local road report for most problems.
#3. When a significant problem arises, Tri met has to mobilize
buses to fill the gap. Max users are expected to transfer from Max to bus
and many times back to Max to get to where they are bound to.
For Max users this is time consuming and confusing. This can take a
significant amount of time to get it up and running. While
stand around wondering why the train has not arrived.
#4. We are told that by allowing Max to have it's own right-a-way and
priority at lighted intersections, it will be fast.
When a Max train approaches a signaled intersection they have priority.
Autos are stopped by a red light to let the Max pass, This increases
congestion at the intersections. So Max increases congestion.
Light rail runs on an average speed of about 17 mph,
when everything is working fine.
A bus can drive around most problems.
Max is crippled by them.
are some of the break downs that we know of. If you hear of a problem
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
all the problems were caused by Max.
is not adaptable to most problems, because of the tracks.