Mayor Charlie Hales Says Crosswalk Funding Must Wait for Street Fee

Hales' budget does fund a study of light-rail to Tualatin

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Portland Mayor Charlie Hales released a proposed city budget Thursday largely free of the dramatic threats to sacred cows (and horses) that marked his last budgeting season. But Hales' proposals for the $423 million general-fund budget include one striking omission: He's not supplying the $1 million requested by City Commissioner Steve Novick to build crosswalks for pedestrian safety.Hales and Novick ...   More
 
Friday, May 2, 2014 AARON MESH

Portland Aerial Tram Getting Too Crowded, Planners Say

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Seven years after its $57 million construction, the Portland Aerial Tram faces a perhaps enviable problem: It's too crowded at rush hour to be included in future transit planning."It's near capacity during rush hour right now," says Malu Wilkinson, principal regional planner for Metro. "So adding more people that need to use that tram would be a challenge."The conundrum, first reported by Nick Christensen ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 AARON MESH

Tigard Voters Block Southwest Light-Rail Plan

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Tigard voters have thrown a spoke in the wheel of a possible new light-rail line through Southwest Portland to Tualatin. Unofficial tallies from Tuesday's special election show Tigard voters passed a ballot initiative requiring public approval for any light rail or bus rapid transit project through the city.The initiative has passed by 5,066 votes to 4,846 votes—a margin of 220 ballots—with all ...   More
 
Thursday, March 13, 2014 AARON MESH

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