We spend a fair amount of time on this site being critical of TriMet. But fair is fair. They had a significant announcement last week that deserves some attention. The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project has generated more than $100M ($110M in fact) in contracts to minority and women-owned subcontractors.
In fact, TriMet’s contracting efforts to so-called “Disadvantaged Business Enterprises” are a model that other major entities (like ODOT) are trying to emulate.