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.
A great transit system is composed of a number of elements, each of which are distinct and have their own function, and yet need to work together. The project will include both consistent system-wide design elements and unique elements to express local context. Design of these features will take place in the coming years. This page provides some precedent examples that explore how these elements could be expressed.
The project will include major improvements to help treat the nearly 70 acres of existing impervious surface – all currently unmanaged in the corridor. The project will use a variety of stormwater solutions to mitigate runoff and integrate into existing spaces based on land conditions and context. The stormwater toolkit illustrates the variety of solutions that the project could use.