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.
Nestled between the historic Lair Hill neighborhood and the forested West Hills of Terwilliger Parkway, the Gibbs Street Station will provide a critical connection for the thousands of employees, patients and students visiting Marquam Hill every day. Enhanced pedestrian crossings will make it easier for South Portland residents to access Terwilliger Parkway’s natural beauty and expansive views. With a new crossing of SW Naito Pkwy and the Marquam Hill Connector, a pedestrian connection will reach from the South Waterfront to Marquam Hill. These connections will provide direct access to the light rail station, and a new public plaza.