Transit on Tap

Behind the Scenes:
Making Portland’s Aerial Tram

Tuesday, January 24
6:30–7:30 p.m.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Third Floor
2730 SW Moody Ave., Portland
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Join us as we celebrate 10 years of Portland Aerial Tram with an inside look at how this engineering marvel came to be.

Rob Barnard, the Tram’s project manager in 2005, will take us through the planning, design and construction of one of the city’s key transit links — and one of the region’s most unique features.

Tram facts:

  • Carries 10,000 riders every weekday
  • Capacity of 79 riders per cabin
  • Speed of 22.7 mph
  • Travels 3,300 linear feat from South Waterfront to OHSU


Rob Barnard
Director of Design and Construction
TriMet Capital Projects


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What is Transit on Tap?

Transit on Tap is a fun and informal talk series where expert presenters share everything transit-related, from service to history to sustainability. This is your chance to join the conversation, ask questions, or just kick back and listen — all in the company of fellow transit riders!

Each event is transit-accessible and free to attend — and also includes prizes and giveaways! However, you’ll be responsible for purchasing your food and beverages.

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