[nagdu] Latest info on MAX trains and shocks?
boe5525 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 20:34:03 UTC 2011
Hi, Tami -
Yes, please do crosspost it--that would be terrific. Please also feel free to include my e-mail address (boe5525 at gmail.com) in case you or anyone else wants to contact me directly.
I do hop
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On Aug 8, 2011, at 12:50 PM, Tami Kinney <tamara.8024 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi. I live in Portland but haven't been following that situation closely
> since I haven't been using the MAX for awhile. Do you mind if I cross
> post your questions to a local list where the people who do use MAX with
> their dogs and who are working on the shock issue can tell you more? I
> do know that the problem still exists and that the transit PTBs are
> trying to insist it's fixed when it's not, or there isn't a problem or
> whatever they're insisting on now to avoid fixing it.We had a really
> great transit system here that was growing and improving... That has
> changed, and the PTBs involved seem determined to put a stop to all that
> public transit nonsense... I am hoping this is just a phase and that
> they don't ruin it tonally before they're replaced or something. Sigh.
> I'm getting more involved, but have troubles getting to events and
> meetings about some of the other transit stuff because my own budget
> shortfalls don't leave me enough leftover to have bus fare. Working on
> Anyway, I'll see what I can find out and get back to you.
> Tami /
> On Sun, 2011-08-07 at 16:59 -0400, Miriam wrote:
>> 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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