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Portland Transit Tunnel Concept Under Exploration

A Metro and TriMet-led discussion about future solutions for mass transit throughout Portland led to the concept of a tunnel under the Willamette River in downtown Portland. That concept has turned into an official tunnel study as Metro and TriMet explore the “feasibility of a MAX (light rail) tunnel under downtown Portland so more people can get to all the places they want to faster.”

The current issue revolves around the 1912-built Steel Bridge, which ties the Rose Quarter on the east side of the river to downtown core on the west side with only one train in each direction at a time.

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