Beaverton Oregon: WES (Westside Express Service) now running by Todd Clark
Late last month I noticed
there was a change to the morning traffic by my house. You
see, I can see a
major road from my home in Beaverton
and that road is affected
Every ten minutes or so, the train bells go off and the gates close for
than a minute to let WES pass over Scholls Ferry road and continue on
to the Beaverton Transit Center if going north, or to Wilsonville if
WES is both a blessing and a curse for me as I used to live within 2 blocks of MAX (Metropolitan Area eXpress). And though I never heard it, it did bring with it a group of people, that I have to admit, I didn’t like living near me. But, I did use it on a regular basis when going to the Portland Beaver’s games or the Portland Trail Blazer games. I will be doing the same with WES as it connects with MAX and saves me the headache of finding a parking place downtown or having to drive late at night after a game. (Traffic is horrible after games!)
WES, so far, doesn’t show signs of what MAX brought to my old neighborhood. I still plan to watch it very carefully as this is now my neighborhood. However, WES is still bringing complaints from the neighbors right next to the tracks because every time it goes through a crossing state law says they have to sound their horn and unlike the quiet horn that MAX seemed to have, WES has one that sounds like more like a freight train. Can you imagine hearing that blast 4 times every 15 minutes between the hours of 6am-9am?
There is a large segment of this area's population that make the short commute to Portland from Beaverton everyday. I hope in the next couple of years WES can help the ever growing traffic problem, since the current public transportation system just wasn't enough.
Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
© 2009 Todd Clark - Beaverton Oregon: WES (Westside Express Service) now running
Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.
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