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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Plans for a light rail line to Milwaukie are moving forward with $30 million from the city of Portland. The city council decided to contribute the money from taxes and fees toward the $1.4 billion project.

The 7.3-mile MAX light rail line will include the first Willamette River bridge in downtown Portland in more than 30 years.

The council received a short presentation from former Mayor Vera Katz, who chaired a committee that advises TriMet on bridge planning.

The committee felt strongly that the bridge needs to be beautiful, but was also mindful of costs and the potential that an expensive bridge could mean cutting the light rail line short of a planned endpoint on Park Avenue south of Milwaukie in Clackamas County.

Read the full article at Oregonlive.com.



thinking forward
0 #1 "Another Bridge to Nowhere!!!!"thinking forward 2009-06-18 13:20:54
We have the Sellwood Bridge falling down with no relief in sight. We have declining ridership and revenue. People without jobs.
The great downtown Thinktank is so out of touch!!
The roads need repair and relief from the bikers.
It just seems unthinkable to waste we the TAXPAYER'S Funds on "ANOTHER BRIDGE TO NOWHERE!!!!"
Have we all fallen asleep?
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