Oregon Public Broadcasting is airing a special on how streetcars shaped Portland's development. Here's the information about the show and two special screenings with the producers on hand to answer questions.
We wanted to let you know that OREGON EXPERIENCE: STREET CAR CITY will air on OPB TV on February 28 at 9pm. Kami Horton produced the half-hour special that explores how Oregon once had one of the most extensive streetcar systems in the United States providing cheap, comfortable public transportation – long before there were automobiles. The program also examines how streetcar lines formed the streets and neighborhoods that shaped our cities, and provided a foundation for the modern streetcar revival.
We hope you can help get the word out about the program and two pre-broadcast screenings:
The screenings are free and open to the public and OPB producers will be on hand to answer questions.
The first is in Astoria on Monday, Feb. 21 at noon at the Maritime Museum (1792 Marine Drive).
The second is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 24 at 6:30pm in Portland at the Ecotrust Building/Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center at 721 NW 9th Avenue. It's a great chance to use the street car for transport!