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Transit on Tap

A talk at one of the region’s great brewpubs.

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History of Portland Public Transportation
Monday, February 16, 2015, 5:30–7 p.m.

Ford Food and Drink
2505 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202
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History of Portland Public Transportation

There was a time when street cars in Portland relied on actual horse power. Soon cable cars replaced the horse-drawn method before the automobile took over the roads and streetcars lost their appeal.

Our featured speaker, Steve Dotterrer, is a human encyclopedia on the area’s transportation history. Now retired, Steve is a former principal planner with the City of Portland and spent more than 30 years in transportation and planning. From 1980 to 2001, he was the city’s chief transportation planner.

Steve will take us on a journey through the last century of transit in our area and show us that what’s old is new again. Along with Steve’s talk, special guest Phil Selinger will display an impressive scroll for the first time to the public, featuring a timeline of historic events in Portland’s transit history. Phil is a former project planning director at TriMet and is currently studying the agency’s history from the past 45 years. He’ll be available to answer any questions with Steve.

Join us on Presidents’ Day in the historic Ford building, where Line 4 meets Line 70. As usual, you’re responsible for your own refreshments—which at Ford Food & Drink includes everything from coffee and beer to cocktails, nachos, salad, pizza and paninis. We’ll start with fun presidential trivia and give away a few TriMet prizes.

See you then!

Steve Dotterrer, Former Portland City Planner

What is Transit on Tap?

Talks will be held in meeting rooms at local brew pubs, where you will be able to sample what’s on tap while hearing from transit experts on a variety of topics.

All events are free and open to the public.
Pub-goers are responsible for purchasing their own food and beverages.

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