|Open house features TriMet service plans
In March, TriMet will host a series of open houses to review future service plans and projects, including the I-205/Portland Mall Light Rail Project and the Washington County Commuter Rail. Tuesday, March 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Portland Adventist Academy, 1500 SE 96th Avenue.
The I-205/Portland Mall Light Rail project will add light rail to 5th and 6th avenues between Union Station and Portland State University, and between Gateway Transit Center and Clackamas Town Center. The extension is part of the proposed 8.3-mile I-205/Portland Mall Light Rail project set to begin construction in mid-January 2007 and will open in September 2009. The open house will also focus on TriMets Transit Investment Plan, or TIP, a rolling five-year plan, which lays out strategies to meet the regions transportation and livability goals.
The TIP is updated and revised annually, providing a framework for TriMet in partnership with local jurisdictions to leverage investment to improve the regions total transit system. Those plans include adding more Frequent Service bus lines, expanding high capacity transit and local service, and improving amenities, information, reliability, comfort and security. For more detailed information on the I-205/Portland Mall Light Rail project, or to receive updates by email, visit www.trimet.org. Or you can contact Mary Fetsch at 503-962-6403.