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Obama- box Updated: 4:10 p.m., Tue. May. 5, 2015

President Barack Obama is coming to town! Please plan extra time for your commute on Thursday evening and Friday morning, May 7 and 8. Buses and trains systemwide may experience significant delays due to security and traffic congestion in Portland City Center and other locations. More

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


  • 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