Light Rail Supporters: “LRT is a fixed product. Bus routes can change.”
FACT: LRT has less permanence as it has higher operating costs.
- Light Rail is also vulnerable to service changes if ridership/fare revenue doesn’t meet expectations
- Portland Streetcar service frequencies dropped from initial 6 mins. to current 15-20 mins. due to poor ridership
Myth #8: LRT has permanence that’s more attractive for growth