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Portland gets excited about transit with a Mobile Music Fest

DC residents can get fairly energized about improving transit, but Portland did us one better. They held a Streetcar Mobile Music Fest, featuring 8 bands on 6 streetcars. Here's a video of the sights and sounds:

Portland is actively trying to "bring greater enthusiasm that we have transit in our city," says Art Pearce of the Portland New Rail~Volutionaries, which bills itself as "a group of folks who are very excited about Streetcar."

The video was featured in Rail~Volution Filmfest 2011, co-hosted by the DC New Rail~Volutionaries and Coalition for Smarter Growth in conjunction with the Rail~Volution conference held here October 16-19.

Jenifer Joy Madden is a multi-media journalist who lives in Vienna. She is vice chair of the Fairfax County Transportation Advisory Commission, but her opinions here are her own. Winner of the 2012 "Lady Fairfax" award, she was also designated a 2007 Volunteer Fairfax Community Champion for planning and organizing a recreational trail system in northern Vienna. Follow her @TysonsTraveler and read her blog at The Durable Human.  

Comments

My two favorite areas - playing on the street, and transit. Can't wait for the trolleys to start running on H street. We will be there.

by Jim on Nov 2, 2011 3:26 pm • linkreport

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