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$20 billion plan for Metro transportation

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High Five
Friday, June 11, 2010

Metro says the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan is not just about traffic engineers and land use; It's a plan about how people live.

The plan includes 1,071 projects for streets, bridges, transit and rail.

There's still plenty of big-dollar construction in the plan, including nearly $3 billion for a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River and $1.1 billion to extend MAX light rail from Portland to Milwaukie. But councilors said the plan serves the region well at a time when there isn't enough money to solve every traffic bottleneck...

The plan contains projects that can be built with the amount of federal, state and local money expected to be available through 2035. Cities and counties in the region now will update their transportation plans to reflect the document approved by Metro.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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