TriMet announces light rail opening date

TriMet announces light rail opening date

TriMet announced the opening date for the $1.49 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line will be Sept. 12, 2015.

Oregon's largest transit agency also said that the 7.3-mile Orange Line, including the nation's largest car-free bridge over the Willamette River, is now halfway complete.

Over the past several years, a vocal group of Clackamas County light rail opponents have tried various strategies to stop the project from crossing the Multnomah County line. Wednesday's event appeared to put the final stake in any remaining belief that the plug can be pulled on the region's fifth MAX line.

Read more at OregonLive.com.