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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread All About the Portland MAX (and associated Transit).

    One thing that people are missing from the discussion of the light rail and its fare system, is that when Portland built the MAX, they...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 5:49 PM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread All About the Portland MAX (and associated Transit).

    Oregon also have an income tax and no sales tax, while Washington has a sales tax and no income tax. So people can live in Washington,...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 12:37 AM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread All About the Portland MAX (and associated Transit).

    Homelessness is a gigantic problem in Portland right now...that much everyone can agree on. Homelessness is a complicated economic and...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 3:47 AM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread All About the Portland MAX (and associated Transit).

    As you might know, Portland is in the Northwestern corner of Oregon, right on the Columbia River. Across that river is Washington, and...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:02 PM
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    Matthew H Fish posted a new thread.

    All About the Portland MAX (and associated Transit)

    Since I had some success with my post about the Santiago Metro, I decided I should also write about the mass transit/lightrail system I...

    Forum: Commuter Rail and Rail Transit Discussion

    Jun 14, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread LAX-OKJ, EMY-CHI & CHI-BOS January 2019.

    Ah yes...sorry, I should have been more specific. There are no Amtrak Trains through there. There are Amtrak Thruways, some of which I...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread LAX-OKJ, EMY-CHI & CHI-BOS January 2019.

    The "Bliss" Photo from Windows XP was actually taken in Sonoma County, so you aren't far off. Sadly, there is currently no Amtrak...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 12:55 AM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread What's the longest vacation you've taken by train?.

    I don't know if I can share spreadsheets, but I could repost the route. For states that did not have Amtrak, I found bus routes. This...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread Flygskam (Flight Shame).

    I think I have only been on this forum for two weeks, so I don't think I should get too far into my labyrinthine views about the...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    Matthew H Fish liked Devil's Advocate's post in the thread The Amtrak Railpass: The Basics.

    JR Rail Pass is based on residency rather than citizenship and the Nozomi is still off limits. USA Rail Pass is available to absolutely...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 2:35 AM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread Flygskam (Flight Shame).

    It would certainly be a nice change. I don't know if people need to feel "shame", but maybe a few moments of reflection about what the...

    Jun 11, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread What's the longest vacation you've taken by train?.

    Mine was on a 30 day railpass in 2014. It was what inspired me to write my railpass thread. I went from Spokane-> Chicago (Empire...

    Jun 11, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    Matthew H Fish liked Devil's Advocate's post in the thread Another thought for Intercity HSR.

    HOU-DAL-AUS-SAT is the golden triangle of intrastate TX travel. El Paso's metro is too small and too remote to justify the expense of...

    Jun 10, 2019
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    Matthew H Fish replied to the thread The Amtrak Railpass: The Basics.

    This is another problem, and something I was afraid of...you have to go to the rail station and get it printed out. I picked mine up in...

    Jun 10, 2019


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