Portland's Streetcar Possibility Affecting Two Major Transportation Projects

Pending plans to extend Portland's streetcar system are causing two current transportation infrastructure projects to cautiously tip-toe forward and not make any moves that would prevent the future option of the streetcar from being included.

"City transportation Commissioner Sam Adams is interested in extending the streetcar service throughout Portland and believes the Southeast Portland neighborhood of Sellwood might be a good candidate, along with such east-side areas as Hollywood and Hawthorne."

"Primarily because of Adams' interest in the issue, those working on the Sellwood Bridge and the Portland-to-Lake Oswego transit project are trying to avoid making any decisions that would preclude a new Sellwood streetcar line."

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