Wednesday, September 09, 2009

MAX Green Line in Portland, Ore., opens September 12

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TriMet's MAX Green Line opens to the public on Saturday, September 12, and reaches a major milestone of connecting all three counties by light rail. TriMet's fifth MAX line extends from downtown Portland to Clackamas County.

Construction of the 8.3-mile line began in early 2007 and adds a second light rail alignment through downtown Portland along 5th and 6th avenues between Union Station and Portland State University, and new tracks along I-205 to Clackamas Town Center. 

There will be opening ceremonies at Clackamas Town Center and at Portland State University Urban Center. Public celebrations with entertainment and children's activities will be held at five locations along the new Green Line beginning at 11:30 a.m. Green Line opening day events for the public are underwritten in part by sponsor contributions.

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