Former Columbian reporter Michael Anderson quit his stable newpapering job this year and struck out to found a little Portland newsletter about walking, biking and public transit issues. The first issue of Portland Afoot just launched this week. It's an interesting media model: $5 gets you a subscription to the print version of the newsletter and the website is wiki-based, so anyone (not just Anderson) can edit Afoot and add info.
Anyway, the first issue includes a project I've been meaning to do forever and never have: ranking all the TriMet bus lines! Check out the rankings pulled together from public information like how often buses on certain lines are late.