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Plan ahead Updated: 7:41 p.m., Thu. Jul. 30, 2015

With temperatures expected to reach 100 on Friday, stay hydrated and plan ahead for delays. MAX trains slow to no more than 35 mph when temps are at least 100. WES trains slow to 30 mph in 95+ temps. Learn more

Airport MAX Red Line Project History

Airport MAX Red Line

Beaverton TC/Airport/City Center
  • Opened: Sept. 10, 2001
  • Length: 5.5 miles
  • Stations: 4
  • Construction: May 1999-Sept. 2001
  • Cost: $125 million


  • Connects airport with key destinations such as the Oregon Convention Center and Portland City Center
  • First train-to-plane transit service on the West Coast
  • Built through a unique public-private partnership
  • Funded by TriMet general fund (36%), Bechtel/CascadeStation Development Company, LLC (23%), Port of Portland (23%), and the City of Portland (18%): no federal dollars or new local taxes needed
  • Used existing transit right-of-way along I-205
  • Completed on schedule and within budget
  • Future transit-oriented development adjacent to I-205 (CascadeStation) expected to create 10,000 jobs
  • Ridership continues to grow