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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

Wilsonville Commuter Rail Time & Budget (Rail line is under construction)

2005 Forecast

2013 Actual



Approx 3-4000 trips/day by 2020

418,000 annual (approx 1600/day)

About 100%, indicating it is unlikely to met its 2020 goal

total cost

$103.5 million (Aug 2, 2005)

$117.3 million (2007)

$ 161.2 million


cost per ride

$25 per ride

Length of line

14.7 mile

opening date