November 4, 2020
Voters did not approve Measure 26-218
Learn what this means for the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project
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Tigard City Council Votes to Support Route for New Light Rail Line in Southwest Corridor
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Tigard City Council approved (4-1) a Resolution supporting the Preferred Alternative (PA), the final route alignment, for a new light rail line that would serve southwest Portland, Tigard and Tualatin.
The Council also voted to approve an agreement with TriMet ensuring the light rail project be designed and constructed to meet the needs of the community and complement redevelopment plans for downtown and the Tigard Triangle
The agreement states that:
What is the Preferred Alternative (PA)?
The Preferred Alternative (PA) is the final route alignment for a new light rail line stretching 12 miles between Downtown Portland and Bridgeport Village in Tualatin. The line route features 13 potential stations and as many as seven Park & Rides with up to 3,500 parking spaces. In Tigard, the proposed station locations include 68th/Hwy 99W, Elmhurst St, Hall Blvd/Downtown, Bonita, and Upper Boones Ferry.
What happens now that the Tigard City Council approved the Preferred Alternative (PA)?
Conceptual Design Report - On Hold
Voters did not approve Measure 26-218 on November 4, 2020. This project is on an indefinite hold.
Conceptual Design Report (CDR)
The Conceptual Design Report (CDR) presents a vision for the benefits Southwest Corridor Light Rail can bring to the communities it serves. The report illustrates preliminary designs and document opportunities created by this regional investment. While also identifying challenges to be addressed in the next phase of design.
The final report is available here and will guide ongoing design efforts in the coming years.
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