A Better Red extends MAX Red Line west to serve 10 more stations and improves schedule reliability for the entire MAX system.


Estimated project schedule

Federal Funding award
Gateway Construction
Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport Construction
Portland International Airport Construction
Westbound Red Line service begins at new Gateway North station
Red Line service begins at 10 more Beaverton and Hillsboro stations

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Some construction activities require MAX service interruptions, with shuttle buses replacing trains. Details will be provided in advance.

Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station


Crews are working on signals and switches in the existing trackway, and building a new walkway and break facility for MAX operators.

Because much of the construction takes place in the trackway, certain activities are being performed at night, when there is little train traffic.

About one-third of the Park & Ride lot is closing for construction staging.

Current activities

The following activities are expected to start the week of September 27.

  • Construction staging in the west side of the Park & Ride
  • Daytime work in the trackway. Nighttime work may begin in mid-October.



Crews are building a new track crossing, Red Line station platform, multi-use path and two new bridges:

  • Spanning existing MAX track and I-205 Multi-Use Path adjacent to Gateway Green Park.
  • Spanning I-84 and Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

Because bridge construction affects highway traffic, some work takes place at night, there will be some night and weekend closures of I-84. Bridge construction also includes daytime pile driving and some detours for people walking and rolling.

Two public areas are closed for construction staging:

  • The surface Park & Ride adjacent to the garage
  • The southern end of Gateway Green Park

Current activities

Beginning in early September and continuing through early 2024:

  • Construction activity west of the garage
  • The right shoulder of northbound I-205 is closed north of the Halsey overpass

Beginning in early September and continuing through mid-October, crews will be working at night along northbound I-205 north of the Halsey overpass, with one northbound travel lane closed at night only, while crews build an access point for construction vehicles.

Gateway Green

The south end of the park is closed through late 2024.

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Portland International Airport (PDX)


Crews are constructing a new station platform at PDX and new track adjacent to the existing track, along with a new multi-use path between the MAX station and NE 82nd Way.

Current activities

Construction is expected to start in early 2022.



Thank you for your patience during construction!