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Funding Pieces Starting to Come Together for Portland Bus Rapid Transit Project

The Division Transit Project recently received some badly needed funding from the city of Portland, finally reversing a streak of bad news. The project will still need a substantial allocation from the federal government.
August 21, 2018, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Division 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.

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Published on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in The Oregonian
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