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WES Commuter Rail Project History

Photo of WES Commuter trainWestside Express Service (WES) Commuter Rail

  • Opened: Feb. 2, 2009
  • Length: 14.7 miles
  • Stations: 5
  • Construction: Oct. 2006-Sept. 2008
  • Cost: $161 million

Highlights

  • Connects Beaverton and Wilsonville andconnects to MAX Light Rail in Beaverton
  • Oregon's first commuter rail line
  • One of the few suburb-to-suburb commuter rail lines in the nation
  • Connects with other transit systems: CAT (Canby), Cherriots (Salem-Keizer) and SMART (Wilsonville)
  • Built in partnership with Washington County, Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro and the cities of Wilsonville, Tualatin, Tigard and Beaverton
  • The Federal Transit Administration approved a Full Funding Grant Agreement for the base project and agreed that other elements would be covered by a Local Options budget shared equally between TriMet and Washington County