Light Rail has failed for 30 years.

There are countless stories, articles, referenced studies, research and testimonials detailing the harm the addition of light rail has done to our neighboring communities.  Just a few of these are linked below:


Top 9 reasons why light rail wouldn’t serve Tigard very well.

Tigard mayor Cook is all wrong about light rail and it’s impacts

Milwaukie braces for cuts to pay for light rail

TriMet to boost light-rail police force for Milwaukie Orange Line

Light Rail lines do not achieve volumes remotely close to existing freeway lane

Oak Grove dumps light rail in favor of HOV lanes

TriMet boss says The Oregonian investigation reveals ‘glaring’ shortcomings at transit agency

Milwaukie residents ‘manipulated’ by TriMet during light rail process

Building ‘bridge to nowhere’ in Milwwukie

Light Rail forces company’s move to Tualatin

Light Rail takes out industrial site

City statistics show 84 percent of gang crimes, 40 percent of fights and 42 percent of drug crimes occur within a quarter mile of the tracks.

Calls to police spiked 56 percent following Clackamas Town Center transit area opening.

TriMet downplays drug-trafficking on MAX then announces ‘fixes’ following embarrassing exposure.

Pressure mounts to crack down on MAX light rail violent crime

Washington County Sheriff says of light rail: ‘This is a gangster mover, without a doubt.’

Remarkable increase in crime around Clackamas Town Center MAX.

Tri-Met official admits crime increases with new light rail line.

Tigard assistant police chief calls light rail an ‘avenue for crime.’

Stabbing of 16-year-old on MAX leads to indictment

Taxpayers will have to pay more for increased police for light rail.

Crime on MAX trains increases.

Light Rail crime increases 22% in one year on West side rail.

Survey suggests MAX ships gangs to Clackamas County.

14-yr old beat on MAX

MAX serves as a ‘de facto shelter’ for many homeless.

$1.5 billion for 7.3 miles of light rail bring hopes that this will inspire more to move next to the rail.

Two officers attacked, hit in head with rocks, on light rail. ‘You won’t catch me on light rail again.’

New police for light rail will cost $1,500,000 a year.

Gangs using public transportation to claim new turf

Light rail opens and crime spikes 35% in first year at Clackamas Town Center

Portland brothers film racist attack on MAX

Milwaukie police chief concerned light rail gives easy access to transport gangs from downtown.

Rise in gang violence in Clackamas tracked to Portland gangs riding light rail.

Gresham Mayor takes matter into his own hands after “TriMet's failure to realize they have issues.”

Tualatin Police Chief concerned about safety on commuter rail

Clackamas Town Center store manager says, ‘I’m walking around the shopping mall and bums are asking me for change.’

Beaverton police chief lets TriMet know, ‘We’re taking back our turf.’

MAX crime increases, Gresham mayor announces additional police.

Light rail hit a new low for reliability with 1 in 5 trips running late.

TriMet adding 15 new police officers following calls for heightened security on MAX

Sherriff Stovink on crime near Clackamas Town Center. ‘It’s MAX, how else can you explain it?’

Transit police plan to add more officers to patrol expected crime increase on Clackamas light rail lines.

Gresham to put police on MAX trains

Gresham mayor is concerned about criminals riding MAX to commit crimes in Gresham

Crime around the MAX line – a particularly troublesome area

MAX helps relocate gangsters out to Gresham

Police chief proposes additional new police for Beaverton light rail


Just a few of the hundreds of articles on how unreliable rail really is.

Light rail can’t handle the heat. Hot weather can cause the rails to buckle and bend.

Amid frequent delays, MAX hits new low for reliability.

Electrical issues shut down MAX

Power outage takes down MAX

Damaged overhead wires cripple MAX

Faulty Switch mucks up commute on MAX

Mechanical problems cause MAX delays

Rain stops MAX again.

Light rail can’t handle the rain

MAX service knocked out across Portland with power outage.

MAX knocked out by the wind.

60% of trains late, prompting an apology by TriMet.

MAX stops due to ice.