[nagdu] Latest info on MAX trains and shocks?
boe5525 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 20:59:37 UTC 2011
I will be traveling with my guide dog to the Portland, OR area for the
first time in a little over a week. I will be using the light rail while
I'm there, possibly extensively, and I know there have been ongoing
problems with guide dogs' getting their feet shocked around the tracks.
Basically I'm looking for the most up-to-date, detailed information I
can find on this situation in case there are e.g. certain places I
should avoid during certain weather conditions.
I did seek out information from the GDB campus in Boring, and after
being bounced around for a while, I was told that the shocks had
initially seemed restricted to the westside but had now expanded;
however, that they also overwhelmingly seemed to occur in the winter
months, during a combination of colder weather and precipitation. It was
suggested that I probably didn't have to worry overly much in the
summer, though I could use booties if I was really concerned. It was
also mentioned that the shocks seemed to happen more frequently around
the automatic ramps, which I had read elsewhere.
If someone who uses the MAX regularly and/or someone who is keeping tabs
on the situation could verify or elaborate on this information, that
would be terrific. I would like to avoid using booties if at all
possible, but of course would do so if there was a significant risk.
Many thanks in advance for any help.
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