Funding Pieces Starting to Come Together for Portland Bus Rapid Transit Project
"Portland will contribute $17.7 million to TriMet's proposed project to add high-capacity express bus service between downtown and Gresham," reports Andrew Theen.
"The City Council unanimously supported the plan to fund a share of the $175 million transit project. TriMet hopes to receive $87.3 million in federal funds for new transit stations and buses to serve a 15-mile stretch of Division Street," adds Theen.
Earlier this year, the news about the project was about a funding shortfall that delayed the project. Coverage of the project earlier this year also noted cuts to the scope of the project, as well as coverage of the project all the way back to 2016.