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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Shape of things to come

Here's a story we'll be seeing a lot of in Portland in the years ahead.

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Good time to become a State Certified Rope Ladder

Posted by: Abe at July 22, 2006 03:54 PM

Wait 'til it's stopped dead and a tram car is over I-5. Maybe there will be some people on board with serious medical conditions. There will be accidents below as confused drivers slow down to take a look. Can't wait.

Posted by: Jack Bog at July 22, 2006 04:25 PM

Hey, Jack... You forgot the psych patient who loses it on that same ride.

Posted by: godfry at July 22, 2006 04:49 PM

People dropping out of the skyride was not unheard of when I worked at unnamed Virginia amusement park for a couple of summers in the eighties. See http://www.themeparkinsider.com/accidents/list.cfm for names of rides that sound fun but turn deadly.

Posted by: Alan Bluehole at July 22, 2006 05:21 PM

Gotta believe this is already in the budget. If not somebody fax NMI a purchase order for tram cams covering the following:

(1) tram cam on board each tram car
(2) cam from SoWa station looking up at OHSU
(3) cam from OHSU looking down to SoWa station
(4) cam feeds (w 5 min refresh) to newsrooms katu, kgw, koin, kptv, cnn, bojack.org

Triple team coverage of stormdrain overflow days just won't carry the same cachet they used to.

Posted by: got logic? at July 23, 2006 09:15 AM

Note that Spokane's tram only cost $2.5 million. Any bets that the extra $55 million Portland's tram is costing will guarantee that no passengers will ever be stranded?

Posted by: Steve Buckstein at July 24, 2006 12:32 PM

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