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Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar

Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown




Milwaukie MAX Rail

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   Some Project Documents   

TriMet’s Project Library

FEIS (Metro Page)

Record of Decision  (local)


Clackamas IGA with Trimet


Full title: Portland-milwaukie light rail project Intergovernmental grant agreement between tri-metropolitan Transportation district of oregon; clackamas county, oregon; The clackamas county development agency; and the north Clackamas parks and recreation district

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Is Clackamas County Trading Public Safety for Light Rail?


Clackamas County Sherrif’s remarks to the

Clackamas County Commissioners about light rail and his budget



2007 Forecast

2008 Forecast







45% low- 17,000 forecast; 11,000 actual

Total Cost

$850 million (April 2007)

  $1.4 Billion (Jan 2008)

$1.495 billion


cost per ride





Length of line





opening date