Thursday, August 05, 2004

Light Rail News, 5 Aug 2004

Metro OKs funding for next light-rail project (Hillsboro Argus, Oregon) - Metro has approved a "local funding plan" for the Portland area's next light-rail project. It would run along the Interstate 205 freeway in Multnomah and Clackamas counties and through the transit mall in downtown Portland to Portland State University.

Light rail workers unveiling offbeat kiosks (East Valley Tribune, Arizona) - Light rail officials started one of their most visible information efforts Wednesday by unveiling offbeat kiosks to grab public attention. The kiosks come months before construction begins on the 20-mile Valley Metro Rail line. The only symbols of the $1.3 billion system so far are signs along the route in west Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix.


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