Southwest Corridor Light Rail

Portland Light Rail

Portland Transit Vote Kills SW Transit Corridor Light Rail Project

In a pair of articles, Jonathan Maus reports on the final moments of the SW Corridor Light Rail Project, as project supporters deals with a loss at the ballot box.

November 18, 2020 - BikePortland

Capital Metro Metrorail

State and Local Votes Reveal Widespread Support for Public Transit

There's a narrative to be built from the results of state and local elections on issues of public transit funding: voters continue to support more funding for public transit projects and programs.

November 5, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

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New Details for Portland's Transit Plan as Voters Head to the Polls

Voters in Portland-area voters will decide on a transportation funding measure for the "Get Moving 2020" plan, with details of four bus rapid transit project targeted for funding announced within weeks of the election.

November 2, 2020 - BikePortland

Transportation Planning

Portland Voters to Consider Largest Ever Transportation Investment in November

The Get Moving 2020 transportation plan will face voters in thee Portland, Oregon region in November.

October 8, 2020 - KGW

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Big Business in Portland Doesn't Want to Pay for Metro Transportation Funding Measure

A heated dispute over a $5 billion Metro transportation funding ballot measure has erupted between climate activists and a group representing Portland's big business interests.

September 28, 2020 - The Portland Mercury

Portland Light Rail

Details on the Portland Region's Proposed $2.7 Billion Light Rail Line

The Southwest Corridor light rail project has a preferred alternative route, but there's still a lot of work to do before the ambitious project can begin construction, much less begin shuttling riders between Portland and Bridgeport Village.

June 24, 2019 - The Oregonian

TriMet Portland

Opinion: Too Much Parking Along Portland's Planned Light Rail Line

The Southwest Corridor could become the most parking-heavy rail line every created by TriMet. Even parking-lite planning scenarios would spend as much as $100 million on parking garages.

December 11, 2018 - Sightline Institute

MAX Orange Line - Portland, Oregon

Light Rail Extension Plan Approved in Portland

The Portland City Council has approved Oregon Metro's Southwest Corridor plan.

November 5, 2018 - The Oregonian

Southwest LRT

Contractors in Limbo While Southwest LRT Waits for Federal Funding Promise

More evidence that the Federal Transit Administration under the Trump Administration isn't interested in capital investments.

October 17, 2018 - Star Tribune

Costs for Minnesota's Southwest Corridor Light Rail Line Creeping Up

Increasing costs mean local agencies need to dig in their heels if they expect to receive funding from the federal government.

June 6, 2018 - Minneapolis Star Tribune

TriMet Portland

Regional Light-Rail Connection to Portland Hinges on Suburban Vote

The city of Tigard could make or break the proposed Southwest Corridor light rail project with a vote this November.

July 3, 2016 - The Oregonian

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