Safety and Security Task Force a priority for the Portland Milwaukie Light Rail project
As the planning and evaluation process for the proposed Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project is underway, there are many opportunities for interested citizens to get involved and offer input on the various impacts and benefits of a new light rail line. Among the factors along the line that would be affected by the project, safety and security has emerged as a significant issue.
As a result, the project team has decided to create a safety and security task force to address community interests and issues during the current study rather than during final design, as is typically done. The task force will give interested community members and professionals in the industry an opportunity to identify and convey safety and security issues and opportunities to the project team.
The project is looking for a balance of perspective from people along the proposed alignment. With members committed to attending each task force meeting, discussion will be lively and productive. Task force meetings are expected to occur between September 2007 and February 2008 and will be open to the public.