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Portland is a PR machine for light rail & streetcar

Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown

I205 Light Rail Time & Budget

Forcast data from:

Next stop: Prosperity, Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - Thursday, December 28, 2006

Actual data from:

Trimet’s railfactsheet-greenline.pdf




46,500 (2025)

7.5 million (2012) (approx 21,500/day)

Ridership must double to meet 2025 goal

cost of MAX

$557 million

$575.7 million

operating costs

opening date

Sept 2009

Sept 2009