TriMet opens 85th MAX light rail station

Posted on December 2, 2010

[IMAGE]TriMetCivicDriveMAXWEB2-2.jpg[/IMAGE] On Wednesday, TriMet and its regional partners opened the new Civic Drive MAX Station along the MAX Blue Line in Gresham, marking the 85th along the 52-mile MAX light rail system.

Plans for the station had been in the works since 1997 as the Gresham Civic Neighborhood developed. TriMet and Metro committed to building the station once there was enough density to support it. The 130-acre Civic Neighborhood site was formerly a mill.

"It's exciting to see a new MAX station and crossing improvements in the heart of this growing Gresham community," said TriMet GM Neil McFarlane. "It provides easy access to students at the Center for Advanced Learning, as well as TriMet riders who live, shop and work in the area."

The $3 million station was funded with $1.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration and $1.8 million from Oregon Metro.

"The Civic Drive MAX station will be at the heart of Gresham's Civic Neighborhood," said Metro Councilor Rod Park, whose district encompasses the Gresham area. "The station is part of a larger vision for a vibrant transit-and pedestrian-friendly neighborhood, where residents have a variety of housing and transportation choices, and where a full range of businesses can locate."

The city of Gresham will contribute $600,000 for a future plaza adjacent to the MAX station that will also serve as a pedestrian connection between the station and future development.

The new station includes pedestrian crossing improvements, new shelters, ticket vending machines, security cameras and interactive public art.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom to supply new generation metros to Greater Lyon

The binding part of the order includes the delivery of 30 metros for an amount of $152 million dollars.

Texas' TRE increases frequencies, extends service hours

The new schedule features weekday train service every 30 minutes during peak periods. For evening, mid-day and Saturday service, the frequency will be every 60 minutes.

First Hitachi-made rail vehicles for Miami-Dade unveiled

The Miami-Dade Metro contract amounts to about $300 million dollars representing a total quantity of 68 trains (136 cars).

WMATA report on running red lights calls for capping speeds, brighter bulbs

Plans to upgrade signals with LED bulbs at the following problem-spots by the end of the year: National Airport, Silver Spring, Vienna, Grosvenor, Largo, and Farragut North.

Dallas' rail-connected development driving regional growth, study says

Completed or under-construction TOD near DART stations has already generated $69 million in state and local tax revenue.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close