Review the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision. Construction is expected to run from summer 2011 to spring 2015. The new MAX line will serve North Clackamas County, Southeast Portland, South Waterfront and downtown Portland.
Find the latest public involvement opportunities and project information on TriMet's project website. Go
Download the documents or find the Final EIS at a library near you.Go
Did you submit comments during the Supplemental Draft EIS 45-day public comment period? Each comment is answered in Appendix P of the Final EIS. Go
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project concluded the planning process with the publication of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (October 2010) and issuance of the Record of Decision (November 2010). The Final EIS analyzes the project in detail and establishes mitigation for significant impacts, which is confirmed and approved by the Record of Decision.Learn more
Construction is expected to run from summer 2011 to spring 2015.
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project will travel 7.3 miles, connecting Portland State University in downtown Portland, inner Southeast Portland, Milwaukie and north Clackamas County. MAX service on the alignment is scheduled to begin in 2015. By 2030, when this future light rail line will carry up to 27,400 daily rides, there will be approximately 22,000 households and 85,000 employees within walking distance of Portland-Milwaukie light rail stations.
Local jurisdictions approved the light rail's route, terminus and station locations by adopting a Locally Preferred Alternative in July 2008. TriMet will carry the project through construction, working closely with property owners, businesses and neighborhoods. Visit TriMet's Portland-Milwaukie site for the latest on the new Willamette River bridge, project updates and opportunities to participate. Go
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project is a partnership among Metro, TriMet, City of Portland, City of Milwaukie, City of Oregon City, Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
The Federal Transit Administration approved the official release of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement on May 9, 2008. This document presents details of the project alternatives and their environmental and transportation performance to decision-makers and the public to help them identify a preferred alternative. More about the SDEIS
The release triggered a 45-day comment period and a series of public meetings formally announced in the federal register Notice of Availability. Comments received from May 9 through June 23, 2008 are included in the comment report and are responded to in the Final EIS. More about the comment report
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News release: Jan. 16, 2004 - The Metro Council unanimously approved two decisions that will make way for more detailed engineering work and environmental analysis on the I-205 and downtown Portland segments of the South Corridor light-rail project.
News release: Feb. 14, 2003 - Committee unanimously recommends construction of two phases of light rail as the preferred major transit investments in the southeastern portion of the region.
News release: Dec. 9, 2002 - Signing of the South Corridor Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) signals its completion.