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Since its early beginnings in 1872, when the system consisted of horse and mule drawn trolleys, Portland's public transit has continued to grow and flourish. In addition to MAX, the 33-mile light rail line, Tri-Met also operates 101 bus routes with service for seniors and people with disabilities.
Originally built as a gambling ship, the "Columbia Queen" was converted to a period piece passenger riverboat at a Portland shipyard. She now offers an eight-night cruise along the Willamette, Columbia and Snake Rivers, with excursions and an overnight hotel stay.
Columbia Queen Voyage
Oregon showed the greatest decline in the number of motor vehicle deaths per 100 million miles driven in a state by state comparison. Its rate dropped from three deaths per 100 million miles driven in 1990 to one death per 100 million miles driven in 2001.