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Cities clamor for rail lines

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High Five
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Following the Metro Council's approval of 16 potential light-rail lines for further study, cities like Tigard and Portland look forward to the growth it could bring. Forest Grove, on the other hand, feels short-changed.

Portland Mayor Sam Adams said he was pleased that two Portland-related projects were top priorities: the line to Sherwood and another one to Gresham along Southeast Powell Boulevard...

But Forest Grove Mayor Richard Kidd had the opposite reaction when he saw that a line from Hillsboro to his city was far down the priority list. Kidd was so displeased that he plans to resign in October and run for an open seat on the Washington County Board of Commissioners, where he hopes to convince Metro to move Forest Grove up higher on the list.

Read the full story at the Portland Tribune.

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