Southwest Corridor project staff recently released a staff recommendation to the plan's steering committee about which light rail route and station options, as well as related transportation projects, should go into a detailed federal environmental review.
The recommendation refines the options described in the Proposed Range of Alternatives for Environmental Review. That document, originally released Sept. 1, defines the initial set of investments proposed to be studied in the project’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement, a 12-to-15 month study of the project's potential impacts on communities and the environment.
Read the new staff recommendation:
The steering committee discussed this recommendation at its Nov. 14 meeting.
The committee will consider the recommendation and take action at a meeting in Tigard on Monday, Dec. 12. The public is invited to provide testimony at the beginning of the meeting.
Monday, Dec. 12
Tigard Town Hall
13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard
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More than 1,600 people participated during a 30-day "scoping period" in September and October to help determine which project options should go into the detailed environmental review. Thank you to every person and organization who shared your thoughts.
Project staff shared a summary of comments received with the project steering committee at its Nov. 14 meeting.
Read what we heard:
Learn more about what's next
Are you knowledgeable about the Southwest Corridor and interested in representing a group of people along the proposed light rail line? The project is forming a Community Advisory Committee that will start meeting next year, and you are invited to apply.
This diverse group of neighbors, business owners and commuters will advise the project steering committee in the selection of the light rail route, station areas, park-and-ride size and location, and related bike, walk and roadway projects.
Completed forms must be received by Nov. 21 at 5 p.m.
See more details and the application