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Portland Approves Plan For New Light Rail Line – OPB News
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
The Portland City Council has approved a plan to raise several million dollars for a new light rail line from Portland to Milwaukie and a few other transportation projects.
The city is short on transportation funding, but wants the new light rail line to link four important places: Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Portland State on the west side of the Willamette River, and Portland Community College’s CLIMB Center and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) on the east Side.
So council voted to create a new funding district encompassing all four of the priority areas.
Read the rest of this article on OPB News (July 14) about City of Portland’s plans to extend a new light rail line that will service PCC’s CLIMB Center.
You can also view a narrated flyover simulation of the Portland-Milwaukie light rail (PMLR) alignment created with Google Earth. This simulation was posted in March 2011–project design will not be complete until spring 2012 and is subject to change.