Design work on the Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project was paused in 2020 after voters rejected a local funding measure for multiple transportation improvements. In early 2022, Metro, TriMet and the Federal Transit Administration completed the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and issued a Record of Decision (ROD) to ensure the project is eligible for future federal funding. See Metro’s project website to access to these documents.
53rd Avenue Station is located in the Far Southwest neighborhood off SW 53rd Ave between SW Barbur Blvd and I-5. Adjacent to the wooded slopes of Mt. Sylvania, the station serves the neighborhood and the PCC-Sylvania campus. Complementing walk and bus access to the station, the site includes a proposed surface Park & Ride with up to 310 spaces and improvements on SW 53rd Ave for people walking and biking.