Joseph Rose


Transportation writer, columnist for The Oregonian in Portland. Geek dad. Wanted: jetpack. Cubs, Simpsons, music fan. 503-816-8576

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I84 WB a complete and utter parking lot #pdxtraffic #pdxtst

Portland institution: about 100 music fans waiting in line outside for #rsdbf #BlackFriday

Watching new #trimet bus driver getting trained behind wheel. Trainer has to keep reminding her "you're on the 17"

Getting of #TriMet this morning=perfect training for NFL running backs #pdxtraffic #video

Hanging out w/ changing the front brakes on the #Volvo XC70 (they were on their last millimeter)

#TriMet No. 70 bus driver to departing riders: “I can’t say stay dry, but stay safe. Wow!” #pdxrain

A clue: whoever carried awy Emily Finch’s cargo bike dropped squash along the street #findemilysbike

#PDX’s new solar-powered LED bike lane lights are on along east end of the Burnside Bridge #pdxbikes

#PDXTraffic signals out on Cesar Chavez/33rd in #nepdx; reports of #Trimet bus into power pole.

MAX train finally rolling slowly past #TRIMET crew once again trying to fix the switch on Steel Bridge

WB MAX stalled on the Steel Bridge, with fog as thick as cotton obstructing the river/city view #Trimet

WB MAX train emerging from the fog (fittingly, the AC is on inside. Brrr.) #trimet

The name of Talgo 8 trains: Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor (video tour coming)

Thanks to whoever paid forward an hour of parking at a downtown Portland meter this morning #puttogooduse #pdxtraffic

Name the car in downtown Portland:

Ending my day at the offices. #TrIMet

Thanks to for taking me along his #hair-raising nightly bike commute along SW Barbur #pdxbikes

This is a first: tickets app refuses to download tickets. Says to send this error message to

Emotional day in newsroom: big things ahead, but saying 'bye to many friends including podmate

My daughter Una is all grown up and driving her dragging dad (tail end of cold/flu) to work on her way to