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(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/05/2020) The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded the SW Equity Coalition a $1.2 million grant to fund transit-oriented development (TOD) along a proposed light-rail route in Portland, Oregon’s Southwest Corridor.  The grant was awarded as part of the FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning.  The funding will allow the coalition to take actions to address…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 07/22/2020) Portland, Oregon’s Metro Council last week approved a $5 billion regional transportation investment measure for greater Portland voters to consider on the November ballot. Known as Get Moving 2020, the measure includes plans to extend the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon MAX light-rail system from downtown Portland to Tualatin.  The measure would be the largest…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 07/09/2020) The Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon (TriMet) next month will temporarily close the Steel Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland to perform major repairs to the MAX light-rail system.  The upper deck of the 108-year-old bridge will be closed Aug. 2-29 while improved lift joints and locks, new switches and signal…

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