SW Corridor Plan challenges Metro planners

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Monday, October 07, 2013

The Portland City Council and Tigard opponents are sparring over the Southwest Corridor Plan.

The clash is similar to those experienced on two other region transit plans. One is the Portland to Milwaukie Line Rail Line, which is being built over the objections of many Clackamas County voters. The other is the Portland Streetcar extension to Lake Oswego, which is on hold because of objection from some residents along the proposed route and opposition on the Lake Oswego City Council.

The Southwest Corridor Plan is being put together by Metro, the regional elected government. It envisions a high capacity transit corridor between Portland and Sherwood, with many redevelopment projects in the cities along the way. No decision has yet been made on whether high capacity transit in the corridor will be provided by a light rail or bus rapid transit line. One early estimate said such a project could cost up to $2 billion.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

 

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