From Tualatin and Sherwood to Tigard and Southwest Portland, more people are choosing to live, work and play in the Southwest Corridor. The Southwest Corridor Plan was a comprehensive vision for the investments needed to keep this area moving and support the people who live here as the area grows.
Metro created an Equitable Development Strategy with local partners to explore how a proposed light rail and other investments can support community development and improve the quality of life for people of all incomes and backgrounds.
Voters did not approve Measure 26-218. As a result, further planning and design work on a proposed MAX Light Rail line in the Southwest Corridor is on pause. The required federal Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will still evaluate updated designs, respond to comments and confirm strategies to minimize and mitigate impacts identified in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Final EIS is expected to be available in 2021. The Southwest Equitable Development Strategy continues, however.
See the TriMet project website for more details on the light rail project.