Meanwhile construction continues on the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail (PMLR) Orange Line. It is 7.3 miles long, stretching from Portland State University to Oak Grove, just south of Milwaukie. Two miles of the route are outside Portland city limits. The entire project costs $1.5 billion. About half of this comes from the Federal Government. $22.6 million comes from Clackamas County. The City of Milwaukie is spending $5 million.
And Clackamas County commissioners are facing bills for the project. Last week they abruptly cancelled a bond sale designed to cover the cost. It is reported that they will likely seek out a private bank loan or other financing options to pay the bill due to TriMet October 10.
Do you live in Clackamas County, or along the proposed rail line? What do you think of it? How will you vote on Measure 3-401?