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Plan ahead Updated: 2:33 p.m., Fri. Jul. 31, 2015

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

Westside MAX Blue Line Project History

Westside MAX Blue Line

Hillsboro/City Center
  • Opened: Sept. 12, 1998
  • Length: 18 miles
  • Stations: 32
  • Construction: July 1993-Sept. 1998
  • Cost: $963 million

Highlights

  • Connects Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland City Center
  • Funded by the Federal Transit Administration (73%), state transportation funds (12%) and local bond measure (15%)
  • Completed on schedule and within budget
  • A national model for integrating public art with transit station design
  • Includes three-mile, twin-tube tunnel under the West Hills
  • Low-floor train cars improved access for people with mobility impairments
  • Washington Park Station is deepest transit station in North America at 260 feet underground
  • Catalyst for $825 million in residential and commercial development
  • Ridership has exceeded expectations