Category: Milwaukie LRT

  • Name That Bridge

    TriMet is in the process of assembling a blue ribbon committee to consider names for the new Light Rail bridge (under construction) that is part of the Portland to Milwaukie project. Let’s open it up for suggestions here. [I realize there will be some sarcasm, but let’s have some serious suggestions in there too.]

  • TriMet Confirms That Orange Line Will Go Through Downtown After All, But Details Still Unclear

    Several months ago I raised my concerns about TriMet’s decision to give the upcoming Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line its own color (the Orange Line) rather than simply extending the Yellow Line south through downtown, allowing riders to travel from one end of the region to the other on a single train. Even with the Orange…

  • TriMet sues Clackamas County (UPDATED)

    TriMet has filed a lawsuit against Clackamas County, demanding that it follow through on contractual obligations related to the MLR project, specifically a few outstanding obligations concerning land near the Park Avenue station needed for the project. The County Commission is claiming that any further cooperation with TriMet on this is contingent on a popular…

  • Checking In on the PMLR Bridge

    On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to tour the construction site around the west abutment of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge through the Oregon section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. At present, most of the work is centered around the construction of the in-water piers and the two towers that rise from each. The…

  • Celebrating in SE

    It would appear the Feds are about to open up the piggy bank for their share of the Portland-to-Milwaukie Light Rail line.