While the 7.3 mile long extension that will connect Downtown Milwaukie with Downtown Portland and the rest of the TriMet light rail network isn't scheduled to open until 2015, now is the time for citizens to get involved to help shape its design.
The project itself will create up to 14,500 jobs and generate up to $573 million in personal earnings. By 2030, this future light rail line will carry up to an average of 27,400 weekday rides, and there will be approximately 22,000 households and 85,000 employees within walking distance of Portland-Milwaukie light rail stations.
For an up-to-date summary of Tri Met's progress on this project, visit www.trimet.org .
For the latest updates and news regarding the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Project, please click here.
The Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Design page includes information about the Station Areas, the Public Art Program, the Kellogg Lake Bridge, and other important design and project information.
Milwaukie staff hosts a monthly light rail project meeting to keep the public aprised of the project's schedule and design details. Please click here or the link above for more information.
City staff have attempted to track project questions and answers over the course of the project. You'll find, in the attachements below, a Light Rail Q & A fact sheet that contains aswers to many questions raised to date. We encourage those interested in the project to review and add to the discussion by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.