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WES weekday trips rose 14 percent last year to 1,325 and weekly trips jumped 14 percent to 6,625 compared with 2009.
The Portland and Lake Oswego city councils have voted to move ahead with a $458m streetcar route linking the two communities, which includes a junction with Portland’s existing streetcar network on the South Waterfront.They expect to stay in planning mode for a few more years, perhaps starting construction in 2015.
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) the 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in environmental document presentation. The federal agency recognized an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) produced for TriMet’s Portland-to-Milwaukie light-rail project.
The FTA also recognized the 7.3-mile project’s overall “comprehensive public involvement approach” and detailed web site, they said.
The $1.5 billion light-rail project is scheduled to open in September 2015.
AgentSkelly wrote:BTW, Also Tri-Met put in service those ex-Alaska Budd RDCs back in January...Are the RDCs used daily? I though Tri-Met bought them for back-up, to be used in case the DMUs required servicing.
electricron wrote:They seem to be in rotation regularly: I see them in service at least once or twice a week.AgentSkelly wrote:BTW, Also Tri-Met put in service those ex-Alaska Budd RDCs back in January...Are the RDCs used daily? I though Tri-Met bought them for back-up, to be used in case the DMUs required servicing.
The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration signed the ROD, which finalizes the environmental review process and formally recognizes the project's preferred alternative – a replacement Interstate 5 bridge with light rail.ROD = Record of Decision