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Thousands of Portlanders will benefit from Powell-Division transit improvements

Every day thousands of people ride TriMet bus lines 4 and 9 along the Division and Powell corridors between Portland and Gresham. To improve riders’ daily trip experience, the Powell-Division Transit and Development project will plan for a new high capacity transit line that connects Portland’s Central City and the Gresham Regional Center along the Powell-Division corridor. The project team, led by Metro, includes the cities of Portland and Gresham, TriMet, Multnomah County and Oregon Department of Transportation.

division street scene

High capacity transit service is faster than traditional bus service, and can be bus rapid transit, light rail or rapid streetcar. The planning phase runs through spring 2015. Elected officials will consider the recommended route and mode choice after the public, project team and steering committee identify and analyze transit options. In fall 2014, Portland and Gresham staff will work with residents to develop land-use visions for a small set of potential station areas.

More information about the project process and timeline is available on the Metro and City of Portland websites.  

Describe what better transit means to you

Take a survey to share what better transit means to you. The survey will close on July 30, 2014.

Learn more about the project at informal information sessions

Drop in at an informal session to talk with project staff at the Division Midway Alliance for Community Improvement, 2536 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236 on:

  • Tuesday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 10, 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Attend a steering committee meeting or open house

Monday, June 23
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; open house, 6 p.m.– 7 p.m.
East Hill Church, Office Complex Room
701 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030

Monday, September 29
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; open house, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

St Philip Neri, Carvlin Hall
2408 SE 16th Ave, Portland, OR 97214